Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club & Backyard Speedway 2019 – Our 24th Season!

Our 24th race season was held on a near-weekly basis from 6/23/2019 – 9/29/2019, with 24 drivers racing in 15 features & 9 different winners (not counting many make-up point heat races during and even one after the season), culminating with our 200-Lap Klassic! Every race had complete video coverage from our race tower and a helmet-cam, and all embedded on this site via YouTube to watch for free around the world.

Below is the reverse-chronological rundown of our season. For a chronological one, please go here.

2019/9/29 – 24th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting 200-Lap Klassic [+YouTube]



The top 5 drivers of 2019!

Sunday, September 29th, 2019 – The 24th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic 200 Lap 1-WD Championship of the Galaxy! Watch past Klassic Champions Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens and Kelly Miller battle it out for 200-laps with hard-charger newcomers Steve Sixberry, Nic Olivares, Zach Blanchard and several more! Plus, an unplanned Fall Bonus Point Race to boot! And we have it all here: Time Trials & The 24th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic 200! Race rundown and race videos are found here!

Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway 2019 Point Standings [Final]

All races from 6/23/2019 – 10/20/2019 – Final for the year.

m = Makeup points race run
® = Rookie/1st Season Driver

However, our fun year of racing in 2019 sadly ended in the saddest news in the history of our racing group and speedway…

Brian J. Galletta: March 13, 1977 - December 25, 2019

Brian J. Galletta: March 13, 1977 – December 25, 2019

In Memoriam of Brian J. Galletta

March 13, 1977 – December 25, 2019

With great regret and sadness we wish to pass along the unexpected news that one of the original and longest-running members of our karting class has passed away. Brian Galletta was a 1st cousin to club founders Matt and Chris Stevens, a nephew of current Galletta’s Greenhouse owners Wes and Mary Stevens, a grandson of Galletta’s Greenhouse’s founder John Galletta, and family member and/or friend to many racers and spectators to our races here over the years.

Brian had medical issues related to kidney disease — including a kidney transplant in his youth along with regular dialysis and seemingly countless related surgeries — throughout most of his life. Despite his health issues, he shook them off like they were nothing, something that always inspired us due to his bravery, cheerfulness, positivity, and unassuming toughness in the face of it. He was one of the 1st people to join our racing club in the early 1990s when it was only 1, 2, or 3 karts large, and basically only his health problems kept him away from racing on a weekly basis for decades like he wanted to.

His brother Kevin Galletta is also a long-time racer as well, and after Brian injured his legs in a fall that sadly forced him to fully retire from racing, he maintained ownership of some of his karts and motors for his sibling to run weekly. Even when he could not race, he often would help flag, count laps, and cheer his brother on (along with occasional heckling of his cousin, yours truly, Chris).

Brian always brought a smile to everyone’s face, as he had a great sense of humor and would always see the bright side of almost any situation. He won a handful of races during his sporadic career, but he was also known for having the misfortune of being in many wrecks that he, himself found humor in and enjoyed showing to everyone — so much so that he requested the site have them all posted in one place. Thus, his driver profile collects links to his victories AND his crashes (nearly all with full race videos) per his request. He really could put a smile on our faces when he would bounce up from a crazy accident with a smile and a joke.

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Brian Galletta’s Driver profile, which contains pictures and links to race videos of his triumphant wins and funny crashes — both of which he enjoyed sharing with all who cared to watch.

We at Galletta’s share profound grief and overwhelming loss with everyone who knew him — friend and family alike. He is a rare soul, and we have no doubt he is smiling down from heaven with his no worries smirk and make us smile. We will miss him greatly. God bless.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 29, 2019, 1-3 PM at Nelson Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 3-3:30 PM. More info here.

Chris Stevens

Back to the reverse chronological rundown of the 2019 season:

9/2/2019 – Labor Day Twin-25 Features won by rookies Nicolas Olivares & Greg Blanchard!


Monday, September 2nd, 2019 – We held a rookie make up race followed by a regular Twin-25 Lap Features for Labor Day ’19. And the two rookies who won the twin-25s — Nicolas Olivares and Greg Blanchard! The batch of rookies that have joined mid-summer are making big improvements weekly and any returning vets that mysteriously disappear will find that they will be hard-pressed to get any easy wins. Enjoy here!

8/25/2019 – Twin-25 Features won by rookies Zach Blanchard and Randy Baldwin!


Sunday, August 25th, 2019 – Rain unfortunately set us back last weekend (and it was really a shame, as the track looked to be in better shape than it had been for maybe over a year). But it certainly held up reasonably well this week as well, as we had some nice, even racing in store! Again had a handful of rookies but… oh so scarce on vets. Sometimes it’s work, sometimes it’s family, sometimes… well sometimes it’s kind of… something else… haha. With only a few vets, the rookies have been getting a lot of track time in and two of them picked up feature wins! More here!

8/11/2019 – Twin-25 Feature, 10-Kart Battle Royale SWEPT by Matt Stevens; Steals both from bro, Chris! [+YouTube]

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 – Oswego, NY – In what was the most populated race in the past year (and could have been the most in a few seasons if just a couple more vets just simply showed up), 10-drivers started and battled it out. And the racing was close and fun to behold. A LOT of side-by-side racing and more passes than usual. A handful of rookies that joined the club last weekend are getting the hang of it, and it made for some exciting race footage! However, the more things change, the more they stay the same, as win machine Matt Stevens stole BOTH features from his point-scoring, but win-starved brother Chris! TWO race videos (Tower Cam and Helmet Cam) with an edited video containing both cameras synched. Read more on this page!

8/4/2019 – All-Rookie Nite! Twin-15s & Another Flying Kart! [+YouTube]


Sunday, August 4th, 2019 For some reason, ZERO regular veteran drivers showed up this week. While this would normally be a pretty big bummer, we had SIX 1st-timer rookies ready for action, so an all-rookie night it is! And they put on an entertaining show, with some good racing and a few funny incidents that include ANOTHER kart-hop accident right in front of our camera for the 2nd race event in a row. We may have gotten a few new regulars joining the veterans… that is… if the regular vets show up! Complete edited video with some contrast fixes and a 2nd camera from the rear turn and updated points are now up. More here!

7/21/2019 – Man Run Over during Twin-25s as Stevens Bros. Sweep [+YouTube]


Sunday, July 21st, 2019 – Our Mr. Galletta’s Speedway (AKA 10,000-**cks-To-Win) was won by GKC founders Chris and Matt Stevens. For Matt, this makes 3-events-in-a-row where he won the 2nd of a Twin-25 in the #74 kart. Chris however, finally snapped a 21-month-and-8-days winless streak by taking the 1st checker of the night in the #4 kart. To judge how long that’s been, his-1-year-old daughter Celeste either didn’t even exist yet, or was just conceived around the time of his last feature win — the 2017 Klassic 200! Oh, and two rookies got into a scary wreck when Tony Hemingway literally kamikaze drove over fellow rookie Andy Hook in turn 1. Ouch! But look… why read my typing about it when you can just go and WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE?

7/14/2019 – 3rd Set of Twin-25s Go To… [+YouTube]

20190714_210720 Galletta's Karting - Matt Stevens and Josh Arnold win!

20190714_210720 Galletta's Karting - Matt Stevens and Josh Arnold win! Sunday, July 21st, 2019 – After a week off for the fireworks of Independence day, the racing resumed at Galletta’s. And twin-25s made for another two winners: In the 1st feature, Josh Annold led all 25 laps from pole position in his #93 in a race that saw almost no passing. In the 2nd, Chris Stevens led almost the entire race until the Galletta’s #78 slipped off the track into some grass which enabled his brother Matt Stevens to capitalize and scoot by his brother in the Galletta’s/ #74 for the win. MORE INFO, POINTS & FULL RACE VIDEOS HERE.

6/30/2019 – Steve Sixberry & Matt Stevens Take Twin-25s [+YouTube]


Sunday June 30th, 2019 – Two very competitive 25-lap features went to Steve Sixberry and Matt Stevens, although neither had it easy. But don’t take my word for it — go ahead and watch the video and view the point standings on this page here to find out!

6/23/2019 – Our 24th Annual Season Opener’s Twin-25 Wins Go To…


Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 – Our 24th Annual Season Opener had been postponed three weeks week for several reasons — late growing/selling season in the greenhouse, track not ready, karts not ready, driver availability was spotty, Father’s Day, and the weather (needless to say all the rain), all played their part in the delays. But conditions wound up being excellent for some Twin-25s that finally kicked off our 2019 Season on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019! Complete Tower-cam race video and helmet-cam race videos will be forthcoming! Stay tuned on this page for complete race video and points!


Enjoy each of over two decades worth of our competitive point-racing seasons with these over 200 race pages by clicking on the picture to each season. Each season will have its own list of pictured race descriptions, point standings, driver profiles and complete races on embedded YouTube videos to each race (as early as the 2002 Klassic and complete season videos dating back to mid-2005). This is exhaustively done, and I really hope you appreciate the work we put into the site and the hundreds of races we show you for no charge, just… all I ask is please don’t use ad-blockers to help cover the site and server costs (which it never does)! Thanks! -Chris

2018 Season Index

23rd Season – 2018: Was a shortened season due to a lack of active weekly competitors. While we had 39 different drivers, due to most of them not racing weekly, we were forced to reduced to the usual 15-20 feature races to only 8. But after a long season of poor driver attendance, the drivers *finally* came through for the 23rd Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart 200-Lap Klassic Points Championship was held, 10-drivers strong! And, to show driver prowess — only FIVE cautions!

Matt Stevens dominated the season with 5 feature wins (Kevin Galletta, Josh Arnold and Kelly Miller each won 1), but was almost swept in both the Points AND Klassic titles when his winless-in-’18 brother — and decades-long constant rival — Chris Stevens led most of the race stealing a large amount of leader bonus points. However, Matt caught his fuel-conscious brother Chris off-guard in the latter stages to barely block the steal, seal Chris’ 1st winless season, and held on to win his 13th Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway Klassic (His brother Chris has 7, while Wes Stevens, Kyle Reuter, and Kelly Miller each won 1). While Chris technically was winless in points races, he won the exhibition race (between he, Matt and Kelly Miller) held for Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer Doug Didero, but it was not counted for points (in hindsight, seeing how sparse our season was… it should have).

The final order of this year’s Klassic could not have been more cut and dried, as it was also the final order of the point standings as well, with Matt, Chris and impressive rookie-of-the-year Steve Sixberry sweeping the top 3 in each. Read more about every race of 2018 and watch all of the complete race videos here!

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2017 Season Index

22nd Season – 2017: Lasted from June 17th through October 13th, 2017, and was one of ups and downs. It started slowly due in part to weather and inability to get the track ready for our usual opener. After that, we had great difficulty keeping enough drivers on the track on a weekly basis. Half of the season was cancelled due to nothing other than not enough butts in kart seats. In the end, we did have 34 drivers racing in 17 features, but this number was inflated by both double-feature nights and many one-race-and-done racers. Only 4 of 34 drivers raced in every event, 21 of 34 drivers were rookies (most raced only once let alone even half the season), all 14 year record lows. And our 22nd Annual Galletta’s Go-Karts 200-Lap Klassic Championship was postponed after nearly a month of poor driver attendance & lousy weather. But the racing itself–when it happened– was exceptional. The story of the competition was the top 3 in points AND the Klassic as well: Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, and Josh Arnold 1-2-3 DOMINATED the season, and because several regular veterans quit halfway into the season, 4th place wasn’t even close in either. Of the three who traded wins all year, Chris Stevens–despite not being the fastest kart at any point all season–benefitted by not wrecking a single time and staying in the top-3 all year, holding on to sweep both the Points Title and the Klassic by outlasting every other racer on a single tank of gas during the 200, a feat that he has somewhat made his specialty of late. Every race, with rundowns, points, and complete race ideos found here!]

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2016 Season Index

21st Season – 2016: From from Sunday, June 12th, 2016 through Saturday, September 24th, 2016, 30 drivers racing in 14 feature events won by 7 competitors (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Kelly Miller, Josh Arnold, Keith Raymond, Kevin Galletta and Adam Lytle) for our 21st Points Season at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway. And for the 1st time in history, a driver challenged Chris and Matt Stevens’ vice-grip stranglehold on 1st and 2nd the point standings! Kelly Miller was lap for lap, pass for pass, point for point, win for win dead even with the brothers all season long, and the three leap-frogged each other every week leading up to our 21st Klassic to decide it all. Would Kelly become the 1st visiting driver to ever sweep the Points and Klassic titles? Or would the class-founding brothers retain 1st and 2nd for the 21st straight year? Well, why not see what went with our 200-Lap Klassic! Here are all the season pages, complete with all of our uploaded YouTube videos!


2015 Season Index

20th Season – 2015: Our 20th Season was a relief from 2014’s barren finish. Due to a few groups of rookies joining, we had 42 different drivers racing in 20 feature events won by 8 different feature winners (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Adam Lytle, Keith Raymond, Melissa Stevens, Kyle Reuter, Eric Woolworth and Tony Cimilluca). The season was extremely competitive from start to finish, and it came down to a tremendous battle in the Klassic 200 between Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens and Kyle Reuter — arguably the best three lifetime karters in Oswego (anybody who has a beef with this? Show us what you got. Show up, put up, or shut up, thanks! We know why some never come, we know.). Chris and Kyle were the only two leaders in this year’s event, with them trading the lead due to lapped traffic and empty fuel tanks. But late in the race, when Reuter passed the fuel-starved Chris Stevens, and Matt Stevens broke in a crash, Chris refueled and shocked all with a slingshot pass past Reuter on the final green-white-checker for the the most climatic win in the Galletta’s Klassic history, and clinched his clean sweep of both the 2015 200-Lap Klassic and the 2015 Points Championship! One of our most exciting seasons in our history, capped by a fantastic Klassic finish, and probably the most exciting in our history! All of our complete race videos are available for viewing on our complete season index found here.


2014 Season Index

19th Season – 2014:  Our 19th Season had 26 drivers compete in 15 feature events won by a staggering 8 different competitors (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Adam Lytle, Kevin Galletta, Brian Galletta, Kelly Miller, Eric Woolworth, Kyle Reuter), but it did not end well. The season was tragically cut shorter than others due to low driver attendance by midsummer, a problem that caused self-inflicted wounds by making even gung-ho veteran drivers quit. Matt Stevens swept the driver-starved Klassic 200 (where he and Chris battled for over 80 straight green flag laps) and sadly short Season Points Championship, but it was perhaps our least-fulfilling season in well over a decade due to inconsistent and sparsely populated driver competition, despite the empirical fact that we had 20 karts on site all with near identical time trial speeds. The fact that it was the least-populated Klassic in THIRTEEN years, founders Matt and Chris Stevens worried all winter that without a new crop of drivers in 2015, we were left seriously doubting the future of the Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Club . More on the complete YouTube Videos & Race Index.


2013 Season Index

18th Season – 2013: The 2013 season was eventful, as 38 competitors raced in 24 features won by a staggering 12 different drivers (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Eric Woolworth, Brian Galletta, Adam Lytle, Brandon “Tumor” Matott, Dave Spanfelner, Kevin Galletta, Joe Sereno, Ryan Palmer and Justin Galletta!)! And the most shocking surprise was the Klassic 200, where Kelly Miller became only the 2nd visiting driver (Kyle Reuter being the 1st) and 5th overall (counting Matt, Chris and Wes Stevens) to win a Galletta’s Klassic 200, having a duel for the ages with the ’13 track champion Chris Stevens and Oswego’s All-time winner/points earner Matt Stevens, where lapped traffic and kart wear took it’s toll and changed the outcome and made the finale an extremely exciting one. In fact, possibly the best 3-kart Klassic duel to date. The complete season is on YouTube video playlist and race pages, so go here for more. = 7/29/2012 - 11-Kart/45-Lapper

2012 Season Index

17th Season – 2012: Had 39 drivers racing in 27 feature events that were won by 9 different savvy competitors (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, David Spanfelner, Brian Galletta, Melissa Stevens, Joe Sereno, Randy Platt, Tim Galletta and Justin Galletta). Matt Stevens was the performer of the year as he took the 2013 Points Title, but the Klassic would have a controversial finale. The founding brothers of Matt and Chris Stevens battled back and forth in the late stages of the Klassic, neither having an edge and only passing each other via lapped traffic. The controversy came when Chris got passed by Matt when a lapped kart got in his way, Chris backed off rather than hit the traffic and Matt passed them both. Chris dogged his bro down until the same lapped traffic came up, and Matt bumped the lapped kart out of the way, knocking him into Chris’ way which then brought out the caution and prevented Chris from getting his brother back. Chris was furious, and Matt, exhausted, put himself in the back, leaving Chris was able to pull away for the uncontested win. Several people protested that Chris won, and Chris himself vacated the win, which their “uncle” (and Galletta’s Mascot) Ogie Stevens took credit for it all. The complete race videos, race results and points info are found here.

16th Annual Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 Start

2011 Season Index

16th Season – 2011: 25 competitors entered 21 feature events that were won by 8 different drivers (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Tim Galletta, Melissa Stevens, Justin Galletta, Joe Sereno, Randy Platt and Jeff Tetro). Now while Matt Stevens won the track title and garnered the most wins (6), it was his big brother Chris Stevens that broke a decade-long dry spell to win his 1st Galletta’s Klassic since 2001 (and the 1st since it became 200 laps). And what more, he proved what many thought was impossible! Chris managed to run all 200 laps on one tank of gas while holding off his brother Matt (who had to refuel late after leading a fast-paced race battling with 2010 winner Kyle Reuter early on). It was one of the most strategic gambles in Klassic history to date, as if there were a few more laps, Chris would’ve been down to fumes with Matt ready to pounce on the lead. This is one of many reasons why the racers at Galletta’s feel you get more PURE RACING experience in our karts than any pay track’s 5-10 minute/20-50 lap races. 200 laps on a single 5hp Briggs stock gas tank… and WIN. Try that in any other karting division and get back to us, son. Complete YouTube Race Videos, results, driver profiles, points and pictures of every race found here…

2010 Season Index

15th Season: 2010: So it finally happened! Actually, TWO things! First, while we had a usual great season consisting of 29 drivers in 21 feature races, they were won won by a SHOCKING 15 different drivers (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Melissa Stevens, Tim Galletta, George Russell, Shadoe Russell, Randy Platt, Arnold “AJ” Nason, Jeff Tetro, Mike “MC” Howell, Russ Bartlett, Gary Miller Sr., Kyle Reuter, Kelly Miller and Jared Halstead), with Chris Stevens surviving it all to achieve his 2nd track championship in a row. That shows parity amongst the karts! But the Klassic was the story of the season, as secondly, a visiting driver won a Galletta’s 200-Lap Klassic! Kyle Reuter became both the 1st non-founding/visiting driver to win a Galletta’s Klassic, and the 1st to win a one after climbing into a backup kart (The Galletta’s #0) after his starter kart the (Galletta’s #1) broke down around mid-race. While Kyle has countless Quarter-Midget and methanol flat-kart wins and championships under his belt, he said that this was, “the most fun I’ve ever had in a go-kart. WIth other classes, there’s a stress of the kart’s performance and sponsors… here, it’s just the pure fun of the race.” We agree, which is why we do this instead of dropping a few grand for stressful, expensive pay track racing. Kyle and the 14 other winners this season also proved an important point — Matt does not rig the karts for his (or his brother’s) advantage. In fact, if anything, he gives anybody the chance to race in a kart with equal or better power than his own. You just have to be a good enough driver to win it. This season, Kyle and the many other winners proved it can be done, and shut the critics up in more ways than one. Yet, why do so few show up still? More, including points, profiles, and complete race videos via YouTube here…

2009 Season Index

Our History at Oswego Kartway

14th Season – 2009: Our ’09 season was the 1st in 3 years without Oswego Speedway’s dirt track as our second “away” track escape, as our karting class were barred from the Oswego Kartway in the off-season due to differences with the track operator, further punctuated by members from the track mocking our family, family business, names, careers, and even threatening us with physical violence. But that does not mean that we didn’t have a fun and action-packed season at our “home” track (as we did for 10 years before Kartway existed anyway). These numbers speak for themselves: A startling 48 drivers raced in 22 feature events, with 12 of them winning features (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Russ Hockey, Melissa Stevens, Buddy Cottom, Gary Miller Sr., Larry Phillips, Fred Collins, Jason Mills, Nick Dann, Brian Galletta, and Dick Dann). This is a single class, not a dozen classes of 3-10 drivers with only a one or two people dominating it. This large number in different winners shows how equal our racing division is, which some naysayers complained that the brothers rigged it for themselves (patently false… if you are a good driver, you can win and compete for championships in our class, period. Chris Stevens finally broke his brother Matt’s Points Title domination, winning his 1st Track Championship in nearly a decade, but Matt Stevens again showed that he is the toughest man to beat in a go-kart in Oswego, NY, as he took the Galletta’s 200-Lap Klassic once again. Full race videos (via YouTube), race results, points and driver profiles are all available here…

2008 Season Index

13th Season at Galletta’s – 2008: Between Galletta’s and Oswego Kartway, we race a combined 27 drivers racing in a combined 27 events won by 10 different drivers (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Russ Hockey, Melissa Gabel, Buddy Cottom, Dick Dann, Nick Dann, and Gary Miller Jr.), but it again was Matt Stevens winning the Track Championships on both, and technically, he won both Oswego Classic 50 and Galletta’s Klassic 200 (although he needed to beat a very game Buddy Cottom tod do so), but there was a mystifying controversy to the Oswego one at least.

3rd Season at Oswego Kartway – 2008: 
 For the 3rd straight full season, the Galletta’s Greenhouse 1-WD Gas Flathead Racing Club raced two tracks. We started in May at Kartway where Matt Stevens again proved he is capable of taking a kart with less horsepower and beat larger karts that used stock Animal engines (forced in our group by decree of the track operator), and he won the Mixed Motor Gas Stocker Point standings at Kartway (which they erased from their website, so you’ll only see it and full race videos to every division here).

Galletta's @ Oswego Kartway on 5/30/2008

2008 Oswego Kartway Index

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

Oswego Kartway Classic Champs

While we had 14 feature events won by 7 drivers (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Wes Stevens, Dick Dann, Joe Hayden, Dave Melfi, and Nick Dann), after many arguments, late in the season we split the two gas kart motors into separate divisions, which ended the conflict for the drivers but yet seemed to increased it for the track operator. Matt Stevens dominated the ’08 Kartway Classic (Gas Flathead 1-WDs), but last lap controversy had Wes Stevens take it (under a presumed yellow) and Chris Stevens take 3rd to sweep the pedestal spots for the 2nd year in a row. The track operator then saw that it to be the karting class’ last race at the track that we were a part of since (even before) it started. Season rundown, final points TONS of FULL race videos from ALL karting divisions at the Kartway AND Galletta’s, and the confusing ending to the ’08 Classic video found here…

Oswego Speedway Classic Kart Track Champs!

2007 Season Index

2nd Season at Oswego Speedway Kartway: 2007 & 12th Season at Galletta’s: 2007: Was by far one of our busiest, most competitive and talent-stacked. Between the Oswego Kartway (back then simply known as the Oswego Speedway Dirt Track) and our Galletta’s track, 57 different drivers ran a combined 28 features, but the dominant factor all season on both tracks was Matt Stevens, as he won 14 of the 28 Mixed Motor gas stocker features on the two tracks while 8 other drivers (Chris Stevens, Kyle Reuter, Dick Dann, Melissa Gabel, Ryan Coleman, Eric Raponi, Gary Miller Sr., and Joe Hayden) divided up the rest of the HARD fought victories. Again there was controversy between OHV and FH motors racing in the same class, and while Matt was the man to beat in a flathead, the OHVs were proving to be too powerful for anyone else to touch. That was until the Kartway’s 1st Classic, a 15-kart/50-Lap event for the mixed-motor 1-WD ‘Gas Stocker’ class, where a few drivers battled it out in an exciting race, but Chris Stevens emerged on top on lap 50 to avenge himself for getting wiped out several times earlier in the season by one of the OHV Outlaw karts in the race. It also contained one of the scariest wrecks in our history (and one that has garnered by FAR the most hits on YouTube of our hundreds of videos; albeit bloodthirsty YouTubers wanted more violence apparently). However, Matt Stevens defeated a VERY talented cast of characters (including his brother Chris, Kyle Reuter, Ryan Coleman, Buddy Cottom and Mike “MC” Howell amongst others) to win both track Championships and the 12th Annual showing of the Galletta’s Klassic 200, sweeping both track titles in the division (the other classes at the pay track weren’t even keeping points then)! The only true downer to the season was Wes ‘Ogre’ Stevens’ bone-busting crash in the ’07 Klassic, which forced him out of weekly competition. More (including detailed race descriptions and hundreds of race videos) can be found here.

2006 Season Index

Inaugural Oswego Speedway Dirt Season!

1st Season at Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Track: 2006: In our 1st season at Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Track (later renamed Oswego Kartway), we went with the understanding that our class would have our own division not be forced to race methanol karts and turn clockwise (as most race divisions used methanol and turned counter-clockwise with 2-Wheel Drive live axles, where we are gas fueled and 1-WD). While we got that, oddly enough, the track operators would not let us have our own Galletta’s-style division with 1-WD gas flatheads and forced us to run with the 1-WD gas OHVs (remaining themselves “Outlaws”), and we somewhat had a repeat of the same argument that we had last season: “You have too much power!” vs. “You are too light!” We ran 7 events, and with 2 wins, Matt Stevens won the 1st and only Track Championship at the Kartway, as the other divisions didn’t keep even track of wins or points. Wes Stevens, Chris Stevens, Brian Bortel, Mike Billion (OHV), and Mark Miller (OHV) also won features, with Wes winning a 40-Lap “Bumpy Track Classic” (the 1st and only one there in ’06) where every methanol division refused to run due to the track being less than ideal. “Yard Karts” – 1, “Methanol Karts” – 0.

11th Season at Galletta’s: 2006: 35 different drivers raced in 18 feature events in ’06 and while 9 drivers won (including Chris Stevens, Wes Stevens, Rob Jimenez, Ed Maynes, Gary Miller Sr., Billy Kuykendell, Kyle Reuter and Brian Bortel and a tie between Chris and Bill), it was Matt Stevens took 8 of those himself en route to another Track Championship and Galletta’s Klassic Victory! More here, including points, driver profiles, and FULL race vids to the whole season!

2005 Season Index

10th Season –  2005: 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 Brian Bortel). ’05 was the season that we created this website, and around mid-season we video recorded every single race (w/DVD-R copies available locally, then years later uploaded EVERY SINGLE RACE to YouTube for anybody around the world with internet to view). Unfortunately, an extremely competitive and intense racing season was marred by the 6.5hp OHV vs. 5.0hp Flathead engine controversy that began when Mark Miller brought a group of drivers with bigger motors into weekly races. While we loved racing them, the very clear motor power discrepancy led to hard feelings between them and the drivers that used smaller, stock 5.0hp flathead motors. Matt Stevens, however, improvised and 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. Plus… a somewhat oddly angry driver who tried out our club (and friends with the 6.5hp OVHs), began creating a little dirt track behind Oswego Speedway, with rumors of allowing us our own division next season. Sounds like fun… right? Full Race Index Page & YouTube Race Videos here…

2004 Season Index

9th Season – 2004: Another excellent season, one of our biggest with a STAGGERING 47 drivers entering an impressive 33 events, with FINALLY a breakthrough in multiple fashions with 9 different competitors (Ed Maynes, Dan Murdock, Jason Mills, Mark Miller, Brian Galletta and Matt Frey joining Matt, Chris and Wes Stevens) in Victory Lane! Another dimension was added to our division was realized when a handful of drivers (such as Ed Maynes and Mark Miller) started bringing their own karts. While Maynes came closer than anyone to usurp Matt or Chris from Klassic dominance (he almost lapped the field before suffering multiple mechanical problems), it was Matt Stevens who again emerged winner of both the Klassic and Seasonal Points Titles. Once again, the entire Klassic video is available (along with all driver and points info) on this page…

2003 Season Index

8th Season –  2003: Only 14 events were held in our disappointingly sparsely populated 2003 season, because even though we had 28 different drivers, most of them only races in a few races each after last year’s crop of very promising rookies just flat out quit early in the season, wrecking karts before they did. In the end we only had three different winners (Matt, Chris and Wes). Without Brian Galletta helping us out by bringing several friends to join in as late-season rookies, we may not even have had a Klassic! In the 8 kart/100 lapper, Matt was able to get a late-race pass on his brother when Chris’ foot fell off a wet gas pedal while leading, which secured Matt a sweep the Klassic and Track Championship Points Title yet again. Klassic video, full driver points and pics are available here!

2002 Season Index

7th Season – 2002: Had 14 drivers racing in 18 feature events, with a batch of rookies giving us some good competition. A batch of eager rookies led by Tom Culeton, DJ Barnes, Dan Lupa, and Dan Allnut joined during the ’02 Galletta’s Season and Klassic. Culeton proved to be the best visiting driver at Galletta’s SuperYard Karting Speedway to that date, as he won two events and led the Klassic early in 2002. In fact, he was the 1st visiting driver to outright win a feature at Galletta’s Go-Kart event in years! But it was Matt Stevens who took the 20012 Track Championship and Klassic 80, holding off his brother in both points and the Klassic. Season review, driver points and full Klassic YouTube video available here.

2001 Season Index

6th Season – 2001: In 2001, we raced 22 regular season point events and amongst the 15 drivers trying out the racing were big track guest-stars! We raced with brother Oswego Speedway Limited Supermodified drivers Fran Rowe, Cameron Rowe and Gordon Smallidge, Supermodified driver Randy Ritskes, Super Stock driver Joe Miller, in addition to Syrell Supermodified team members Eric Syrell, Sean Stevens, and Brian Galletta. Cam helped Matt create stagger on the karts, which in past seasons, we had absolutely none. This increased the speeds about one second on our box stock 5hp karts. Cam also won a feature (becoming the 1st visitor to ever do so in our 1990-2001 history). More driver points and info here…

2000 Season Index

5th Season – 2000: After 33 feature races, Chris Stevens again emerged from the 2000 season as the track champ and Klassic champ with 15.5 feature wins (including 7 straight), this time in the newly built Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing #5 kart. Matt Stevens tried a new kart in the Klassic, the Galletta’s Greenhouse #6, and while winning 9.5 features, he was unable to repeat the success of the #3 for beat Chris in the new #5. Wes “Ogre” Stevens also garnered wins, but to date, no “visiting” driver has won a feature at Galletta’s yet, as Chris. Matt and Wes all live and work on the same property. More info here…

Chris Stevens wins his 1st Klassic in 1999 in the Galletta's #2 !

1999 Season Index

4th Season –  1999: Chris Stevens finally broke his little brother Matt’s three-year unbeaten streak in 1999 with the Galletta’s #2 kart when he was able to win both the Track Points Title and the Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic, although he battled all year with his bro Matt and dad Wes, who also acquired wins. Kart count improved to 4 karts (when the Galletta’s #1 became the 1st “built 100% from scratch” kart). Jesse Vivlemore, Ray Castaldo, and Brian Galletta joined us for a few races as well. Not a lot of pictures, but we do have videos (although most are yet to be uploaded). More info here…

1996 Season & Klassic!

1996 Season Index!

Matt dominates the 1998 Klassic in his Galletta's #3!

A young whippersnapper named Matt Stevens dominated 1996-98.

1st Three Seasons – 1996-98: The early years had No videos, but some grainy pictures and fuzzy memories listed here. Two brothers in their early 20s Matt and Chris started racing two yard karts (a converted Manco kart numbered #3, and a converted Thunder Island kart numbered #1), which later became three (a converted Manco yard kart numbered #4) leading to their dad Wes Stevens, the occasional friend (Jesse Vivlemore, Ray Castaldo, Dan Boyce) and/or some of their cousins (Brian and Kevin Galletta) occasionally joining in. Matt and his trusty #3 kart swept the 1st THREE Points Titles and 80-Lap Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassics in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

The Origins!

The Early Years: 1980’sOur karting club is named not just because it is hosted and sponsored by Galletta’s Greenhouse, but because founder John Galletta wanted to make a karting track in the late 1970s and never finished it. Then, his grandsons Matt and Chris Stevens — fans of Oswego Speedway Supermodified racing and veterans of vicious sledding and pedal cart wars in their childhoods — built one in the early 1990s, which amazed Mr. Galletta shortly before his passing in 1996. This is the tale with some hyperbole and humor thrown in (to throw off the small but weird group of trolls that our racing division picked up in ’06-’09).


Drivers all-time stats at two of Oswego, New York’s Dirt Karting Tracks: Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway (2000-2018), and the Oswego Kartway [1-WD Mixed Motor Gas Division] (2006-2008). You can scroll the chart left, right, up and down to see all 357 different drivers on record. NOTE: 2019 season points are not added to this total until season end and pre-2000 Points & Wins are currently lost in storage.

Live YouTube Race Video Feed

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Complete Season Playlists on YouTube

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Full Seasons: [COMING SOON]

24th Season:

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23rd Season:

22nd Season:

17th Annual Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Klassic Championship 200 - 10/6/2012

21st Season: 2016


20th Season: 2015


19th Season: 2014

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18th Season: 2013

17th Annual Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Klassic Championship 200 - 10/6/2012

17th Season: 2012

16th Annual Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 Start

16th Season: 2011

15th Season: 2010

14th Season: 2009

2009 (History & Banishment from Oswego Kartway)

13th Season at Galletta’s: 2008 

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

3rd Season @ Oswego Kartway: 2008

12th Season at Galletta’s: 2007

2nd Season at Oswego Speedway Kartway: 2007

11th Season at Galletta’s: 2006

1st Season at Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Track: 2006

10th Season: 2005

9th Season: 2004

8th Season: 2003

7th Season: 2002

6th Season: 2001

5th Season: 2000

Chris Stevens sins his 1st Klassic in 1999 in the Galletta's #2 !

4th Season: 1999

Matt dominates the 1998 Klassic in his Galletta's #3!

3rd Season: 1998

2nd Season: 1997

1996 Season & Klassic!

2nd Season: 1996

The Early Years: 1980’s!

Ready to race? So are we! Navigate our site to see full race descriptions, driver profiles, and watch videos to all of our races since 2005 and all of our season and Klassic 200 rundowns from 1996! Enjoy the site! It’s what it was built for!

I am Christopher Galletta Stevens, the Galletta’s Karting Club co-founder, racer, documentarian, statistician, video producer, video narrator and webmaster. I have written all of these pages and put up all of these pictures and videos for your enjoyment (and mine… none of us get paid for doing this, so if I didn’t enjoy doing it, this site wouldn’t exist). I hope you come back often to get entertained, and heck… maybe even join us! Real drivers race with us. See you on the track!