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

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20190623_211508-YouTube-Th 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! Complete Tower-cam race video and helmet-cam race videos are here!

Offseason News & Notes


Visitor’s Points Fund:
For the 2019 season, R&C Sushi Bar LLC will be sponsoring a Visitor’s Points Fund. Each racer will be required to put a minimum of $1 per race into the purse. we will also do a weekly 50/50 with spectators and drivers (50% to the ticket winner, 50% to the points fund). At year’s end, after the regular Summer season and Klassic 200’s final points have been tallied, the top visiting drivers will be awarded winnings. However, if we don’t have enough drivers committed, we’ll drop the plan.

Double-File Starts:
For races with 8 or more drivers, we will do double-file starts (based on driver vote). All restarts are still single-file.

New Offseason Race Video Uploads:
As most readers know, nearly every race in our history (dating back to mid-2005) has been video recorded and uploaded to our site, sometimes years after the race. If you can think of a race with the Galletta’s Karting Club (both at Galletta’s or Oswego Kartway), chances are that we have the COMPLETE race video, it is on this site and free to view, just look it up in our archives! If we recorded it, it’s probably there! But sometimes we can’t find some (RARELY… mainly just pre-2005 races and pre-2003 Klassics). But when we do locate them, we put up years after the fact.

New videos this offseason are:

New Kart Profile Pages:
In addition to every race page and driver profile that we’ve always had on our website, we recently completed kart profiles, which can be accessed via the top banner menu! Yes, each kart in the Galletta’s Fleet has a long history and feature wins. So while some people look at them like people looked at the Millennium Falcon — like a piece of junk — they are all fast and have a proud history of wins… with competent drivers. Are you one? Show us.

NEW! Complete Helmet camera angle by Chris Stevens – Sponsored by R&C Sushi LLC!


New GoPro Helmet Cam:
R&C Sushi Bar LLC is sponsoring a GoPro helmet-cam angle for the weekly race video, on whatever kart Chris Stevens is driving. This week is the #8 in the 1st feature, and the #4 in the 2nd feature. R&C Sushi is sold at select locations on the SUNY Oswego campus every weekday when school is in session from late-August to mid-May since 2011! Now for…

The 24th Annual Season Opener at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Speedway


1st 25-LAP FEATURE START:
1. Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
2. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
3. Josh Arnold (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
4. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com/Chrusher.com #8)
5. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
6. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [New Rookie!]
7. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)

Unedited race video from the event.

FINISH:
1. Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
2. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
3. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
4. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com/Chrusher.com #8)
5. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [New Rookie!]
6. Josh Arnold (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #2 / #6)
7. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
    BONUS RETCON MAKEUP POINTS:
8. 6/30/2019 – ® Gary Miller Jr. (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
9. 6/30/2019 – ® Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta’s Bros. #28)
10. 7/21/2019 – ® Nolan Goessl (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
11. 8/4/2019 – ® Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
12. 8/4/2019 – ® Shane Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
13. 8/4/2019 – ® Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5 #9)
14. 8/4/2019 – ® Jesse Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
15. 8/4/2019 – ® Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
16. 8/4/2019 – ® Kirstie Potter (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)
®  = Rookie

— Makeup Points Closed for this race after 8/4/2019 All-Rookie race. —

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Steve Sixberry finally captured that elusive 1st regular feature win during the start of his 2nd full season at Galletta’s (although he technically began in late 2017) after leading all 25 laps of the 1st feature in the Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing #9.

2nd 25-LAP FEATURE START:
1. Josh Arnold (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
2. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com/Chrusher.com #4)
3. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com/Chrusher.com #74)
4. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
5. Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
6. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [New Rookie!]
7. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)

Unedited race video from the event.

FINISH:
1. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
2. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com/Chrusher.com #4)
3. Josh Arnold (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
4. Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
5. ® Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [New Rookie!]
6. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com/Chrusher.com #74 / Galletta’s #1)
7. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
    BONUS / EARNED MAKEUP POINTS:
8. 6/30/2019 – ® Gary Miller Jr. (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
9. 6/30/2019 – ® Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta’s Bros. #28)
10. 7/21/2019 – ® Nolan Goessl (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
11. 8/4/2019 – ® Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
12. 8/4/2019 – ® Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
13. 8/4/2019 – ® Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
14. 8/4/2019 – ® Shane Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
15. 8/4/2019 – ® Jesse Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
16. 8/4/2019 – ® Kirstie Potter (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)
®  = Rookie

— Makeup Points Closed for this race after 8/4/2019 All-Rookie race. —

®  = Rookie

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Adam Lytle was able to get past the two sputtering (half-throttle) karts — the #4 of Chris Stevens and #6 of Josh Arnold — to dominate the 2nd feature for his tenth career feature win at Galletta’s. Adam is the all-time leader in visitor points and wins (seen here, last updated after each completed season).

2019 Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway Point Standings

After 6/23/2019 event:


Complete Unedited Video Playlist

I usually edit the race videos (when time permits me between two kids, my job and other non-racing hobbies). However, whether I do or do not get a chance to edit, I also upload the raw footage, available exclusively here. If the above embedded video playlist does not work, please feel free to view on YouTube here.


Next Race

Next karting race in the Town of Oswego: 6/30/2019 Twin 25s!

6/30/2019 – More Twin 25s!