THE 2005 SEASON FOR THE GALLETTA’S DIRT GO-KARTING CLUB:

The starting grid of the 2005 Galletta's KlassicFinal battles of the tremendous Galletta's 2005 Klassic!

A few shots from the start and finish of the 10th Annual Galletta’s Kart Klassic

2005 Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic 125!

2005 Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic 125!

The 2005 Season was our biggest yet with a staggering 50 drivers running in 28 feature events won by 10 different drivers (Matt, Chris and Wes Stevens, Gary Miller Sr., Mark Miller, Mike Billion, Ed Maynes, Jason Mills, Neil Gosch, and Barrelin’ Brian Bortel). Although it started on a down-note, as in the offseason as Dan Murdock — an impressive rookie from 2004 — was killed in a tragic automobile accident during the winter. We were looking forward with racing with him for years, as he was a good racer and even more he was genuinely great kid, and completely senseless to lose his life so young. We dedicated the 2005 Klassic in his honor, as the 2004 Klassic was his last race.

This year became the very 1st one where we covered every single race on our brand new website, and around mid-season we video recorded every single race and made DVD-R copies available to anybody who asks (years later, we also uploaded EVERY SINGLE RACE to YouTube for anybody around the world with internet to view). Impressive ’04 rookies such as Ed Maynes and Mark Miller returned, although Miller brought a group of drivers (such as Mike Billion, Neil Gosch and Eric Raponi who all had extreme speed and power out of the box with little to no track time) with stock 6.5hp OHV motors into weekly races, and while we loved racing them, the very clear motor power discrepancy led to many drivers in smaller, stock 5.0hp flathead motors getting angry and feeling disrespected. As the season progressed, box stock motor rules were loosened and shaved heads were allowed on the flatheads to even up the power. While it happened, it was short-lived, as the OHV clan also started altering their motors and speeding up more, which further upset the 5hp drivers more. In the end, only Matt Stevens could compete with the OHV group, as they were dominating everyone else and the controversy led to the OHV group taking themselves out of competition entirely a couple weeks before Klassic (which saddened us greatly because we missed their passion and competition), but we simply wanted everyone to run the same motor to keep things fair and equal, not have an open class which would make the prices go up, drivers chasing new motors, speeds inconsistent and potentially unsafe. Shortly after this, one of the drivers/friends in this OHV “Outlaw” group became deeply involved in building a dirt track in back of the Oswego Speedway and swore he’d get back at us for allegedly kicking his friends out (which, we never did, we just asked for same engines and they left on their own accord).

Unfortunately, the 6.5hp OHV vs. 5.0hp Flathead engine controversy took away from what was an extremely competitive and intense racing season. With 10 winners (although 3 of whom used the OHV motors to get their wins), the racing was really good, and newbies like Gary Miller Jr., Kelly Miller, Brian Bortel, Eddie Scruton, Fred Collins, Rob Jimenez and Josh Schute amongst others added some more talent to our weekly racing poo, and Rob’s mom Kristina Pitsley and stepdad Ken Pitsley helped immeasurably with the officiating, track work and kart work (if only we could keep Kristina from fighting with people and we could really have a smooth show!). Matt Stevens, however, beat everybody no matter what motor they had, and won 12 feature events and the Klassic 125 en route to yet another clean sweep of the track points title and Klassic Championships.

THE 2005 SEASON FOR THE GALLETTA’S DIRT KARTING CLUB:

2005 Complete Season Tallies:

2005 Fall Series: 

#22 – 10/31/2005
#21 – 10/16/2005
#20 – 10/08/2005
#19 – 10/02/2005
[New Recap w/ YouTube Videos! ]
(Summer, Klassic & Fall Races Combined)


2005 Klassic
Championship:
Ed Maynes and Amanda Hall starts off the 2005 Klassic 125 Race Start!
Race #18: Klassic 135
September 24th, 2005


2005 Regular Season:

9/18/2005
Gary Miller Sr. wins 12-kart Non-Winner’s Feature as Galletta’s Karting Score Tower Unveiled! And Bortel ATTACKS Kelly Miller!
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9/10 – 9/11/2005
Matt Stevens sweeps both the mixed-motor race and the 5hp-only races as the OHV Outlaws Quit After Verbal Blowup Over Engines!
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9/05/2005
Mark Miller wins 14-Kart/40-Lapper w/6.5hp OHV Outlaw #007!
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Galletta's vs. Outlaws!
8/28/2005
Chris Stevens wins vs. biggest field in Galletta’s History (18-karts/40-Laps)!
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2005 Summer Series Part 2:

8/21/2005
Matt Stevens wins 15-Kart/50-Lapper as Tempers Fly over OHV Outlaw Revenge Wrecks
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The Track that inspired the Oswego Kartway... the Galletta's 2005 Season Continues...
8/14/2005
Chris Stevens finally wins one in ’05 as Some New Guy Wrecks & Gets Mad (Hope He Never Runs a Track… Hmm…)! 13-Karts/40-Laps!
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The Track that inspired the Oswego Kartway... the Galletta's 2005 Season Continues...
8/03/2005
Matt Stevens wins 12-Kart/Mixed Motor 40-Lapper in his 5hp kart!
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The Track that inspired the Oswego Kartway... the Galletta's 2005 Season Continues...
7/31/2005
Rookie Mike Billion wins 8-Kart/40-Lapper in his 5.5hp6.5hp tank!
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2005 Season at Galletta's Greenhouse Motorsport Speedway
7/24/2005
Matt Stevens wins 15-Kart Mixed-Motor 40-Lapper in his 5hp!
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2005 Season at Galletta's Greenhouse Motorsport Speedway
7/17/2005
Ed Maynes Inherits 16-Kart win after Mike Billion Wrecks Leader Chris Stevens (Twice)!
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2005 Summer Series Part 1:

2005 Season at Galletta's Greenhouse Motorsport Speedway
7/10/2005
Mark Miller wins in his Oddly Powerful 5.5hp 6.5hp tank!
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Galletta's Greenhouse Go-Karting Club - 2005 Season: 5hps Mediums vs. 5.5hp OHV heavies
7/03/2005
Rookie Neil Gosch wins in mysteriously Powerful 5.5hp 6.5hp OHV kart! Hmm…
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Mark Miller won then6/26/2005 show in hos souped-up #007 OHV tank!
6/26/2005
Rookie Mark Miller wins 15-Driver Race in his secretive 5.5hp 6.5hp OHV kart!
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Matt Stevens wins the 6/19/2005 feature in his trusty ol' #3!
6/19/2005
Matt Stevens wins Mixed-Motor Race in his 5hp kart!
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Mark Miller starts 2005 with a dominant victory! in his mysteriously powerful #007 OHV tankmobile!
6/12/2005
Rookie Mark Miller Leads OHV Outlaw Invasion & Dominates 14-Kart Field in his 5.5hp 6.5hp kart!
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Eddie Maynes wins the 6/5/2005 opener!
6/05/2005
Ed Maynes wins 10th Annual Opener in his Quick 5hp kart!
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Galletta's Klassic!


Galletta’s Stock Dirt Go-Kart Racing League 2005 Total Points:

Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway TOTAL 2005 Points Standings
(29 races from 06/05/2005 thru 10/31/2005)
The All-Time Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway Points are located on this page.
The 2005 Regular Season Points & 11th Annual Klassic recap is on this page.

All motors are box stock 5hp gas flathead engines w/ shaved heads unless noted = ^.

 

Rank

 

Name & Go-Karts Piloted
(This year)
* = Championships ^ = 5.5hp handicap engine

 

Total Points (Place)

 

Average Points
Per
Race

 

Races (of 29)

 

Wins
*=Winless
Racers win

Win %Percentage

1

 

Matt Stevens Profile******Matt “Supplement Boy” Stevens
#3, #1

3919.5

145.17

27

12

44%

2

 

Chris Stevens***Chris “The Chrusher” Stevens
#8 (^4), #0, #1

3396.0

130.62

26

3

33%

3

Wes StevensWesley “The Ogre” Stevens
#4, #5, #6

3115.0

111.25

28

2

14%

4

Rob Jimenez bioRacin’ Rob Jimenez
#5, #0, #7

2737.0

114.04

24

0

0%

5

Gary Miller Sr. in his #24Gearin’ Gary Miller Sr.
#24, #0
(* = non-winners-only Feature win)

2298.0

114.90

20

2*

10%

6

Fred Collins bio“Flyin’ Fast” Freddy Collins
#2, #7, #5, #1

1779.5

98.86

18

0

0%

7

Mark Miller 2005 (No Bio)Mark Miller
#00/007 (^15)^^

“The Cheatin’ Outlaw”

1640.0

109.33

15

4

27%

8

Josh Schute bioJosh “Porky Jr.” Schute
#7, #6, #5

1603.0

100.19

16

0

0%

9

Mike Billion - 2005 (No bio)Mike Billion
#57 (^15)

“Cheater’s Sidekick”

1594.0

106.27

15

1

7%

10

Jason Mills bioJason “The Hammer” Mills
#83b, #6, #0, #1

1523.0

108.79

14

1

7%

11

Eddie Maynes bio“Fast” Ed Meynes
#18

1334.5

102.65

13

2

15%

12

No picture currently available (Check driver's all-time point standings)Ken “The Enforcer” Pitsley
#7, #0, #1 (^1 OHV)

792.0

79.20

10

0

0%

13

Barrelin' Bortel's bioBarrelin’ Brian Bortel
#15, #5
* = Non-Feature-Winner’s Win

771.0

96.38

8

1*

13%

14

Kenny Mayne bioKenny “The Kid” Meynes
#20, #18

763.0

95.38

8

0

0%

15

Eddie Scruton - 2005 Klassic (No profile)“Tiny” Eddie Scruton
#12, #6

692.0

115.33

6

0

0%

16

No picture currently available (Check driver's all-time point standings)Neil “Win or Bust” Gosch
#44 (^^8)

660.0

82.50

8

1

0%

17

Jim “JR” Pitsley #1, #0

615.0

102.58

6

0

0%

18

Bob Piazza - 2005 race (No bio)Wreckin’ Bob Piazza
#11 (Placed on 4 week Wrecking Probation)

598.0

85.43

7

0

0%

19

Shane Miller (No bio)Shane Miller
#32 (^7)

590.5

84.36

7

0

0%

20

Duke "It's My Fault!" Patterson - 2005 Klassic (No bio)Duke “It’s My Fault” Patterson
#1, #0

568.0

142.00

4

0

0%

21

The Late Thomas MurrayTom Murray Jr.
#29, #6, #7

507.5

101.50

5

0

0%

John Fellows - 2005 Race (No Bio)John “Fast-Flip” Fellows
#14b (^3)

406.00

81.20

5

0

0%

23

Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary Miller Jr. #24, #6

337.5

84.38

4

0

0%

24

Kelly Miller driver profileKelly Miller “Washes Out”
#0

243.0

81.00

3

0

0%

25

Eric Connors #6, #1

213.0

71.00

3

0

0%

26

Jim Losurdo - 2005 race (No bio; Oswego Kartway Operator)Stubborn” Dimbo Jimbo Losurdo *
#0
(*Helped create the Oswego Kartway after he failed miserably at Galletta’s Speedway)

210.0

70.00

3

0

0%

27

Dan Woodard - 2005 race (No bio)Dan “Looks like Pat Abold” Woodard
#61

171.5

57.17

3

0

0%

28

Kenneth “The Cop” Auyer #1, #0

166.0

83.00

2

0

0%

29

Adam Barlow - 2004 Klassic (No bio)Adam “Accidents Keep Finding Me” Barlow
#1

151.0

75.50

2

0

0%

30

Rob Garrison #1, #6

130.0

65.00

2

0

0%

31

Brian Osetek #6

122.0

122.00

1

0

0%

32

Shawn McKeown #6

111.0

111.00

1

0

0%

33

Stu “Mark’s Cheat Coach” Feiske #53, #6

98.0

49.00

2

0

0%

34

Aaron “Flipmaster” Vanvorst #2

95.0

95.00

1

0

0%

35

Kenny Ray Vanvorst #1

90.0

90.00

1

0

0%

36

Andy “Hit-The-Wall” Schute #6

88.0

88.00

1

0

0%

37

Chris MaynesChris Meynes
#14a

77.0

77.00

1

0

0%

38

Richard “Dickie” Degroff #7, #1

77.0

77.00

1

0

0%

39

Phil Hall #6

77.0

77.00

1

0

0%

40

Eric Raponi #83 (No profile) Eric Raponi
#83a (^1?)

73.0

73.00

1

0

0%

41

Mike Cleary #6

73.0

73.00

1

0

0%

42

Jerry Martin #6

70.0

70.00

1

0

0%

43

David “The Living Dead” Philips #1

70.0

70.00

1

0

0%

44

Mike “The Headband” Simoneau #5

69.5

69.50

1

0

0%

45

“Craftless” Cody Collins #7

69.0

69.00

1

0

0%

46

Howard Degroff #6

65.0

65.00

1

0

0%

47

William “Dirty Old Bill” Hardy #2

61.0

61.00

1

0

0%

48

“I Quit & Cry” Joe Crisafulli #6

61.0

61.00

1

0

0%

49

Some guy named Bob #2

53.0

53.00

1

0

0%

50

Some guy named Zach #6

47.0

47.00

1

0

2005 Complete Season Tallies:
10th Annual Galletta's Klassic 130 - 9/24/2005
2005 Fall Points Tally

2005 Fall Series: 

#22 – 10/31/2005
#21 – 10/16/2005
#20 – 10/08/2005
#19 – 10/02/2005
[New Recap w/ YouTube Videos! ](Summer, Klassic & Fall Races Combined)

2005 Klassic
Championship:
Ed Maynes and Amanda Hall starts off the 2005 Klassic 125 Race Start!
Race #18: Klassic 135
September 24th, 2005

Gary Miller leads a group of karts in the 1st non-winner's race
Race #17 – August 18th, 2005
(Non-Winner’s Race)

2005 Summer Series Part 2:

Race #16 – September 11th, 2005
(Final Night of 6.5hp OHV Class Motor Allowed with 5hp Flathead Class Motors in same race (After this, they must be split point classes)

Miller & Woodward
Race #15 – September 5th, 2005

Hard-charging mixed-motor race in 2005
Race #14 – August 28th, 20052005 Summer Series Part 1:

August 21st, 2005 – #13
August 14th, 2005 – #12
August 7th, 2005 – #11
August 3rd, 2005 #10
July 31st, 2005 – #9
July 24th, 2005 – #8
July 17th, 2005 – #7
July 10th, 2005 – #6
July 3rd, 2005 – #5
June 26th, 2005 – #4
June 19th, 2005 – #3
June 12th, 2005 – #2
June 1st, 2005 – #1

Galletta's Klassic!


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