7/16/2017 – Keith Raymond wins 1st Feature, 2nd Rains out [+YouTube]

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 – Keith Raymond [full pic] became the 1st 2-feature winner this season as he passed a loose-but-fast rookie Nicholas Cassano and held off a few other competitors for his 2nd win in 3 feature this season (last week he was delayed and showed up after the races were done and everyone had gone home). Good, clean racing on a nice track, as the “OgreMobile” is back in action and the track can be graded and rolled for the 1st time since the opener! The racing has been VERY close this year — very few passes along with very few walk-away wins and with 6 winners in 7 features this season thus far. Race Page & Complete YouTube Race Videos Here.


25-Lap 30-Lap #1 Start: 
1. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [Rookie]
2. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
3. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
4. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #74)
5. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
6. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

Rookie Nicholas Cassano stormed off to an early lead, pulling away from the rest of the pack. Nick is vastly improving in just his third weekend racing!

Matt Stevens spun early on trying to get into the slower, but less congested lower groove.

Nicholas Cassano was fast but kept getting loose in the turns. One loose lap lost him the lead to Keith Raymond (and Josh Arnold lost a chain in the melee), and then he lost control and hit the outer retaining tires. After that Keith Raymond became the 1st driver to win two features this season thus far, as he held off Chris and Matt Stevens for the win.

Unedited Video Playlist

Twin 30-Lapper #1 Scorecard:

LAP
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Notes
1c
2
0
33c
74
93
4
19
1
2
0
33c
74
93
4
19
2
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
3
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
4
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
5
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
6
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
7
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
8
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
9
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
10
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
11
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
12
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
74 spin
13
2
0
93
4
33c
74
19
14
2
0
93
4
33c
74
19
93 (w/2)
15
0
2
4
33c
74
5
19
93->5
16
0
2
4
33c
74
5
19
17
0
2
4
33c
74
5
19
2
18
0
4
33c
74
5
2
19
33c out
18b
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
19
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
20
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
21
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
22
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
23
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
24
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
25
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
26
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
27
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
28
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
29
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
30
0
4
74
5(93)
2
33c
19
Points
82
78
74
70
66
62
59
1st Plc.
16
0
0
0
14
0
0
2nd/3rd
Place
(14)
7
(15)
7.5
(23)
11.5
(2)
1
(3)
1.5
(2)
1
0
Penalty
0
0
0
-5
0
0
0
Total
105
85.5
85.5
66
81.5
63
59

SCORING NOTES: Due to Feature #2 raining out, we counted cautions in the 1st (and only) feature so we wound up with 30 laps instead of 25 and scored it as a 30 lapper instead. If we raced the 2nd, we would not have counted cautions, but a 25 lapper is not very many points.

25-Lap 30-Lap #1 Finish: 
1. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #74)
4. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93, Galletta’s #5)
5. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [Rookie]
6. DNF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
7. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)


2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

After the 6/17/2016 – 7/16/2017 Races:

Place
Last
Week
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
Total
Points
(Place)
Avg.
Points
Per
Feat.
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win
%
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at
Galletta’s
All-Time
Feature
Wins
Last
Race
1st
1st
Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4) tt
661.5
94.50
7
1
14%
0/0
22nd
81
16-Jul
2nd
2nd
Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5) tt
629.5
89.93
7
1
14%
0/0
3rd
2
16-Jul
3rd
3rd
Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 74, 9, 6)
628.5
89.79
7
1
14%
0/0
22nd
134
16-Jul
4th
5th
Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
559.5
79.93
7
1
14%
0/0
6th
8
16-Jul
5th
4th
Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
540.5
90.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
6
8-Jul
6th
6th
Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
448.0
64.00
7
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
16-Jul
7th
7th
Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s #1, 2) m ®
346.0
69.20
5
0
0%
0/0
®
0
16-Jul
8th
10th
Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0)
268.5
89.50
3
2
67%
0/0
4th
6
16-Jul
9th
8th
Randy Platt (Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
10th
9th
Mike Patak (Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
11th
11th
Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
12th
12th
Stephen Perez (Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
13th
13th
Griffin Miller (Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul

Key:
®=Rookie;
*=Makeup Feature Raced;
T=Timeout Used for Kart Repair
C=Timeout Used for Kart Change

HANDICAP FOR NEXT RACE:

  1. Nicholas Cassano ®
  2. Mike Patak
  3. Randy Platt
  4. Kelly Miller
  5. Adam Lytle (1 win)
  6. Kevin Galletta (1 win)
  7. Matt Stevens (1 win)
  8. Josh Arnold (1 win)
  9. Chris Stevens (1 win)
  10. Keith Raymond (2 wins)
  11. Melissa Stevens
  12. [Not On List] Returning Vets
  13. [Not On List] Rookies