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The Galletta’s #4 has had many drivers, but Chris Stevens has racked up the most wins in it.

Galletta’s Greenhouse / OswegoSushi.com – R&C Sushi LLC / Chrusher.com Racing Team #4: Originally a Manco yard kart purchased new for the club new the 1990s and rebuilt several times in the 1990s by Wes and Matt Stevens. Although it was occasionally rented out from time to time, it has mostly been driven by Matt Stevens, Wes Stevens and Chris Stevens–the latter two being its primary drivers.

Ogre's ribcage gets crushed! Ow! He's all better now, but has retired from racing!

Wes had success in the #4, but also had the kart’s worst moment in this rib-crushing crash!

Wes Stevens had good times in the kart when he won the 2006 Galletta’s Greenhouse Klassic 150 and the controversial 2008 Oswego Speedway Kartway Gas Stocker Kart Classic, but also had bad times, as he was violently flipped in the kart by a rookie and injured in the 2007 Galletta’s Klassic. Chris then resumed using it as his primary backup kart [after as a rental, beginner rookies started wrecking it too much (which is typical, and completely the reason they don’t win and nothing to do with the actual kart)]. Chris has since picked up many wins in the kart, and finally scored an elusive Galletta’s Klassic 200 win in it in 2017.

Notable wins in the Galletta’s #4 [Remember, Every race has complete YouTube videos]

2017 Klassic 200 WIN!

10/13/2017 – Chris Stevens wins 22nd Annual Klassic 200 win in #4 [+YouTube Video]

9/23/2006 – Wes “Ogre” Stevens wins 11th Annual Klassic 150 in #4! [+YouTube]

Chris, Wes, and Matt Stevens sweep top 3 spots 2 years in a row at Oswego Kartway Classic!

9/4/2008 – Wes Stevens STEALS Oswego Kartway’s 1WD-FH Classic 50 in #4 +YouTube

8/18/2006 – Wes Stevens wins 1st 40-lap Oswego Speedway Dirt Mixed-Motor Classic 40 in #4!

Feature Wins in the Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing #4

[Last updated after 2020 Season]

Aug 30, 2020 8/30/2020 – 15-Karts/Twin 25s Won by Nicolas Olivares and Chris Stevens [+YouTube]
Aug 16, 2020 8/16/2020 – A Sudsy 45-Lap Feature Event – The Revenge of the #4! [+YouTube]
Jul 21, 2019 7/21/2019 – Man Run Over during Twin-25s as Stevens Bros. Sweep [+YouTube]
Oct 13, 2017 2017/10/13 – 22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting Klassic 200 [+YouTube Video]
Sep 16, 2017 2017/09/16 – Chris Stevens Survives Exciting Rookie-filled 10-kart/45-Lapper [+YouTube]
Aug 12, 2017 2017/08/12 – Twin-25s won by Tim Galletta & Chris Stevens [+YouTube Race Videos]
Jul 08, 2017 7/8/2017 – Adam “AJ” Lytle & Chris Stevens make it 6-Winners-for-6-Races this season! [+YouTube]
Jul 17, 2016 7/17/2016 – Chris Stevens Inherits 3rd Win in a row, Even His Wife & Kid Won’t Applaud!
Jul 10, 2016 7/10/2016 – Chris Stevens Again Emerges on Top After Leaders Drop off for 2nd Week in a Row! +YouTube
Jul 02, 2016 7/2/2016 – Chris Stevens Survives a Bumpy 21st Annual Independence Day 45! +YouTube
Aug 07, 2015 8/7/2015 – Matt and Chris Stevens steal each others wins at Masters of Oswego Karting Twin-Feature Night! [+YouTube Video]
Jul 26, 2015 7/26/2015 – 20th Annual HarborFAST Championship won by Chris Stevens! [+YouTube Video]
Sep 27, 2014 9/27/2014 – Chris Stevens wins the “Welcome Back Karters!” 40 in the Chrusher.Com/Galletta’s/R&C Sushi #4 +YouTube
Jul 28, 2013 7/28/2013 – Chris Stevens wins the 10-kart “Chrusher’s Declaration of Bestism 40” in the Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi LLC #4!
Jul 07, 2013 7/7/2013 – Chris Stevens wins 3rd Straight Feature at 18th Annual Independence Day 45! +YouTube
Jun 30, 2013 6/30/2013 – Chris Stevens Sweeps the Twin-35s in his Galletta’s Greenhouse #4 & the #0! +YouTube
Aug 13, 2012 8/13/2012: “Awww Yeah, Son” – Raindate Twin-30s won by Chris & Ran +YouTube
Aug 06, 2012 8/6/2012: “Brotherly Love” – Raindate Twin-30s won by 1-2 in NY State Karting, Matt & Chris Stevens! +YouTube Videos!
Sep 11, 2011 9/11/2011 – Chris Stevens wins a Fiery 50-Lap/9-11 Memorial! +YouTube
Aug 24, 2010 8/24/2010 – Chris Stevens Utterly Dominates Special Tuesday Night 55-Lap Feature! (+YouTube)
Aug 09, 2009 8/9/2009 – Chris Stevens wins the 10-kart “The Runs 45” lap Feature! (+YouTube)
Sep 04, 2008 9/4/2008 – Oswego Kartway Classic swept by Wes, Matt & Chris Stevens, take top-3 in largest class for 2nd year in a row in Final Appearance! (+YouTube Videos of ALL CLASSES!)
Aug 21, 2008 8/21/2008 – Wes “Ogre” Stevens triumphs at Oswego Kartway’s final race before Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend ’08! (+YouTube of ALL Classes)
Nov 04, 2007 11/4/2007 – Chris Stevens wins the Gary Miller & Wes Ogre Stevens Retirement 45 (Galletta’s ’07 Race #18; +YouTube)
Sep 23, 2006 9/23/2006 – 11th Annual Klassic Championship – 150-Laps/16 Karts | Wes “Ogre” Stevens wins! +YouTube
Aug 18, 2006 8/18/2006 – Wes “Ogre” Stevens wins the 1st ever Oswego Speedway (Kartway) 40-Lap Feature at in History in the mixed-motor Gas Stock Kart Division!
Jul 30, 2006 7/30/2006 – Wesley “Ogre” Stevens wins HarBOREmess ’06 Championship (12-karts, 40-Laps) +YouTube
Oct 31, 2005 10/1 – 10/16/2005 – 16-kart Four Feature Fall Series won by Matt Stevens, Jason Mills & Wes Stevens +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
Oct 31, 2000 2000 Season Recap & 5th Annual Klassic 80-Lap Oswego Dirt Karting Championship
Nov 28, 1999 1999 Season & the 4th Annual Galletta’s Kart Klassic 80

Additional Highlights in the Galletta’s #4 Kart

8/12/2017 – Tim Galletta & Chris Stevens win [+YouTube Race Videos]

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9/27/2014 – Chris Stevens wins in the #4 +YouTube

9/16/2017 – Chris Stevens wins [+YouTube]

7/8/2017 – Adam “AJ” Lytle & Chris Stevens win [+YouTube]

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7/2/2016– Chris Stevens Survives a Bumpy 21st Annual Independence Day 45! +YouTube

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7/10/2016– Chris Stevens Again Emerges on Top After Leaders Drop off for 2nd Week in a Row! +YouTube

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7/17/2016– Chris Stevens Inherits 3rd Win in a row, Even His Wife & Kid Won’t Applaud!+YouTube

8/7/2015- Matt and Chris Stevens steal each others wins at Masters of Oswego Karting Twin-Feature Night! [+YouTube]

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7/26/2015- 20th Annual HarborFAST Championship won by Chris Stevens![+YouTube]

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7/28/2013– Chris Stevens wins in the Galletta’s/ Chrusher.com/ R&C Sushi LLC #4! +YouTube

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6/30/2013– Chris Stevens Sweeps the Twin-35s in his Galletta’s Greenhouse #4 & the #0! +YouTube

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7/7/2013– Chris Stevens wins 3rd Straight Feature at 18th Annual Independence Day 45! +YouTube

Fun Facts: The red with yellow number #4 was painted to look after one of Matt and Chris’ favorite Supermodifieds, the Doug Didero/Skip Matczak #4 (which was a clone of the #3 and only seen with that number in 1997 Oswego Classic 200) that dominated the Speedway and won 3 track championships and a Classic 200 in the mid-1990s. Chris added flames inspired by Generation One Transformers Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime.

Sponsors: While every kart built/rebuilt and owned by the Stevens family for racing at Galletta’s Backyard Speedway is technically a Galletta’s Greenhouse Team kart, primary driver Chris Stevens picked up additional sponsors–well, not really, because it’s just him. Chrusher.com is Chris’ sequential artist/graphic novelist/cartoonist home site (that also hosts this entire website itself), and oswegosushi.com is the home of Chris and his wife’s R&C Sushi Bar LLC at SUNY Oswego from 2011-up (and formerly also Oswego Price Chopper’s Sushi from 2011-2015). Shameless plugs, yes, but hey… advertising is advertising.