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The Galletta’s #5 has a long history of impressive wins, including Klassics… and some VERY close calls with even more Klassic wins!

The Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing Kart #5 is a Single-Wheel-Drive Racing Kart built in the year 2000, and is one of the most successful karts in the fleet. It was built from scratch by Wesley James “Ogre” Stevens and Matthew Stevens.

It was originally driven primarily by Christopher Galletta Stevens from 2000-2003, who piloted it to the 2000 and 2001 Galletta’s Greenhouse Klassic wins along with the 2000 and 2001 Galletta’s Greenhouse Track Championships right out of the gate. When Chris switched to the #8 as his primary kart, it became a rental. It has won many feature races at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway with drivers such as Chris Stevens, Kyle Reuter, Rob Jimenez, and Joe Sereno behind the wheel.  Although it ran several races at Oswego Kartway with different drivers at the helm, it never won a race there. It was rebuilt in 2006-07 to be lower to the ground to race at Oswego Kartway and to be less prone to flipping.

List of all tagged races won by the Galletta’s #5 kart.

Sep 04, 2015 9/4/2015 – Kyle Reuter leads all 50-Laps in 11-Kart Labor Day Triumph! +YouTube
Jul 25, 2014 7/25/2014 – 19th Annual Har-bored-Fest Avoidance 50 won by Kyle Reuter in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5! +YouTube
Jul 19, 2014 7/19/2014 – Randy Platt returns to win 45-Lapper in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5! (& Chris gets CRUSHED!) +YouTube
Jul 12, 2014 7/12/2014 – Matt Stevens wins Fast 40-Lapper in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5! +YouTube [+ Jeff S. YouTuber ATTACKS!]
Jul 21, 2013 7/21/2013 – Joe Sereno wins the 10-kart “Full Moon 45? in the Galletta’s #5 +YouTube
Sep 07, 2012 9/7/2012 – “The “Now THAT’S What I Call Racing!” Twin 30s go to Matt Stevens & Joe Sereno! +YouTube
Aug 26, 2012 8/26/2012: “Anything Joe Can Do Chris Can Do Better” Twin-30s
Aug 08, 2012 8/8/2012: “One More For Tim” – Mid-Week Twin-30s Joe Sereno & Chris Stevens win! +YouTube
Jun 12, 2011 6/12/2011 – Joe Sereno & Melissa Stevens Win the Twin-30s! +YouTube
Oct 10, 2010 10/10/2010 – Matt Stevens & Randy Platt Win The Fall Fury Twin-30s in “CRAPPY ROOKIES & CRAZY KOOKS” End of 2010! [+YouTube]
Aug 23, 2009 8/23/2009 – Galletta ’09 Family Reunion 15-Kart Races Won by Brian Galletta & Matt Stevens (+YouTube)
Oct 24, 2008 10/24/2008 – Nick Dann & Chris Stevens win at “Rumor Has It Oswego Booted Your GaYlletta Asses Out” Twin 30s Night! [+YouTube Videos]
Aug 17, 2008 8/17/2008 – Twin 30s go to Buddy Cottom (Hot Stock) & Chris Stevens (Box Stock) at Galletta’s!
Aug 19, 2007 8/19/2007 – Kyle Reuter wins 15-kart/45-lapper in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5! (+YouTube)
Sep 03, 2006 9/3/2006 – Rob Jimenez wins 11-kart/50-Lap Labor Day ’06 race! +YouTube
Oct 31, 2003 2003 Season & 8th Annual Klassic 100 [+YouTube Video!]
Sep 29, 2002 2002 Season & 7th Annual Karting Klassic 90 [+YouTube Video!]
Oct 24, 2001 2001 Season & 6th Annual Oswego Karting Klassic Championship

Some of the best races for the Galletta’s #5 kart, including wins by several drivers


9/26/2015: Kyle Reuter dominates Klassic in #5… until 1 lap to go….

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9/4/2015– Kyle Reuter leads all 50-Laps in 11-Kart Labor Day Triumph! [+YouTube]


7/21/2013– Joe Sereno wins in the #5 +YouTube


7/19/2014– Randy Platt returns to win in #5! +YouTube


7/12/2014– Matt Stevens wins in #5! +YouTube

9/3/2006: Rob Jimenez wins his 1st career feature!+YouTube

2000 Points Title & Klassic 80 SWEPT by Chris Stevens in the #5

Chris won the 2001 Galletta's Klassic & clinched the points standings!

2001 Klassic & Track Tile Swept by Chris Stevens in the #5

[Page last updated after the 2018 season]