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

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20190630_215822_thumb Sunday June 30th, 2019 – Two very competitive 25-lap features went to Steve Sixberry and Matt Stevens, although neither had it easy. Sixberry had to come from the back to take the 1st feature, while in the 2nd, an under-the-weather Matt started on the pole (from finishing last in the 1st) and had to hold off challenges by his brother Chris and points leader Adam Lytle. Sixberry and Lytle have been controlling the season thus far! Want to see how? Great. Just like 99.9% of every race in ou can watch the video here to find out!


8-Lap Rookie & Refresher Heat

A heat was run for two rookies and the returning veteran, former feature winner Gary Miller Jr., to shake off some rust. Heats are also scored for bonus points, and occasionally (when multiple drivers who have missed at least one points event that year), makeup race.

START:
1. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [Rookie]
2. Gary Miller Jr. (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
3. Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta Boys #28) [Newbie Rookie]

Unedited Race Footage from the Heat Race

FINISH:
1. Gary Miller Jr. (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) = 8th in 6/23/2019 Twin 25s.
2. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [Rookie] = Banked for 7th in 7/14/2019 Twin-25s.
3. Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta Boys #28) [Newbie Rookie] = 9th in 6/23/2019 Twin 25s.

NOTE: Makeup races can only be done without asking in the summer and more than one driver in need of them. After that, I do not have the time to add the points up due to work, and won’t be counted unless specifically requested by a driver who has missed at least one event and needs it. That being said, I am counting Gary and Tony as a make-up race and Andrew as banked points for either last in the 1st race he misses, or if he misses none, 18 points (2nd for heat) at year’s end.

Twin 25 #1

Remember: All video recorded races are counted for points (scale is seen here). In addition to the finishing order points, the top 3 get 1, 0.5 and 0.5 bonus points per lap respectively on top.

START:
1. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [Rookie]
2. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com/Chrusher.com #4)
3. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
4. Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
5. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
6. Gary Miller Jr. (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
7. Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta Boys #28) [Newbie Rookie]
8. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)

Unedited footage of the 1st Feature:

F1 Laps:
01. 5, 4, 1
02. 5, 4, 1
03. 5, 4, 1
04. 5, 4, 1
05. 5, 4, 1
06. 5, 4, 1
07. 5, 4, 1
08. 5, 4, 1
09. 5, 4, 1
10. 5, 4, 1
11. 5, 4, 1
12. 5, 4, 1
13. 5, 4, 1
14. 5, 9, 33c
15. 5, 9, 33c (Caution 28 spin, 4->78)
–. (Caution 0, 78 crash)
16. 5, 9, 33c
17. 5, 9, 33c
18. 5, 9, 33c
19. 5, 9, 33c
–. (Caution #5 off track)
20. 9, 1, 33c
21. 9, 1, 33c
–. (Caution #1 out, broken drive wheel)
22. 9, 33c, 0
23. 9, 33c, 0
24. 9, 33c, 0
25. 9, 33c, 0

FINISH:
1. Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
2. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
3. Gary Miller Jr. (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
4. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #4 / #78)
5. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [Rookie]
6. Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta Boys #28) [Newbie Rookie]
7. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
8. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
   RETCON MAKEUP POINTS:
9. 1st in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Nicolas Olivares (Galletta’s #1)
10. 2nd in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Greg Blanchard (Galletta’s #5)
11. 3rd in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Randy Baldwin (Galletta’s #7)
12. 4th in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Zachary Blanchard (Galletta’s #28)
13. 5th in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Shane Evans (Galletta’s #6)
14. 3rd in 9/2/2019 makeup heat: Bob Failmezger (Galletta’s #0) [R]
15. 4th in 9/2/2019 makeup heat: Riley Baldwin (Galletta’s #9) [R]
16. 5th in 9/2/2019 makeup heat: Andrew Failmezger (Galletta’s #2) [R]

NOTE: Makeup Points for this race are closed after 9/2/2019 event.

Unedited wreck footage of the 1st Feature. After the leaders bunched up on a restart, Gary Miller Jr. got sideways and Chris Stevens crashed into him. Everyone was okay.:

Twin 25 #2

START:
1. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #74) :-O NOT FAIR!
2. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [Rookie]
3. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)
4. Gary Miller Jr. (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
5. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
6. Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
7. Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta Boys #28) [Newbie Rookie]
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)

Unedited footage of the 2nd Feature:

F2 Laps:
01. 74, 5, 78
02. 74, 5, 78 (#5 off track, no caution?)
03. 74, 78, 0
04. 74, 78, 0
05. 74, 78, 0
06. 74, 78, 33c
07. 74, 78, 33c
08. 74, 78, 33c
09. 74, 78, 33c
10. 74, 78, 33c
–. (Caution for? Who???)
11. 74, 78, 33c
12. 74, 78, 33c
13. 74, 78, 33c
14. 74, 78, 33c
15. 74, 78, 33c
16. 74, 78, 33c
17. 74, 78, 33c
18. 74, 78, 33c
19. 74, 78, 33c
20. 74, 78, 33c (33c Banzai)
21. 74, 33c, 78
22. 74, 33c, 78
23. 74, 33c, 78
24. 74, 33c, 78
25. 74, 33c, 78 (Bonus Lap?)

2nd 25-Lapper FINISH:
1. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #74) :-O NOT FAIR!
2. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
3. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)
4. Gary Miller Jr. (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
5. Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
6. Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta Boys #28) [Newbie Rookie]
7. Andrew Hook (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [Rookie]
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
   RETCON MAKEUP POINTS:
9. 1st in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Nicolas Olivares (Galletta’s #1)
10. 2nd in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Greg Blanchard (Galletta’s #5)
11. 3rd in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Randy Baldwin (Galletta’s #7)
12. 4th in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Zachary Blanchard (Galletta’s #28)
13. 5th in 8/11/2019 makeup heat: Shane Evans (Galletta’s #6)
14. 3rd in 9/2/2019 makeup heat: Bob Failmezger (Galletta’s #0) [R]
15. 4th in 9/2/2019 makeup heat: Riley Baldwin (Galletta’s #9) [R]
16. 5th in 9/2/2019 makeup heat: Andrew Failmezger (Galletta’s #2) [R]

NOTE: Makeup Points for this race are closed after 9/2/2019 event.

2019 Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway Point Standings

After 6/23/2019 through 6/30/2019 events:

The season is proving to be competitive thus far and we hope it continues! Adam Lytle and Steve Sixberry have both had an amazing start to the season, leading the points and taking 3 of the 1st 4 feature wins. Matt Stevens finally broke out of the winless crowd in ’19, but started on the pole and was pressured the whole time, so not as dominant as he has been his whole career. Chris Stevens’ feature winless streak is still going strong — his last victory was the 2017 Klassic 200 minus the non-point 3-kart exhibition for Doug Didero last season. Driver attendance has been good, but we are literally a couple of drivers away from having a good 10-12 kart races every week. If we can all get on the same page, the racing, as good as it’s been, will be even better!

Handicap order for next race

DRIVER
POINT AVG.
RACES
WINS
Gary Miller Jr.
54.63
4
0
Andrew Hook
60.00
4
0
Josh Arnold
66.50
2
0
Chris Stevens
69.25
4
0
Matt Stevens
67.38
4
1
Adam Lytle
74.13
4
1
Steve Sixberry
71.25
4
2
Tony Hemingway
48.50
4
0
Melissa Stevens
48.50
4
0
Returning Veterans
–.–
Newbie Rookies
–.–

Handicap order at Galletta’s goes by inverting the following in order of importance:
(1) Current Season Feature Wins, then by (2) Current Season Points-Per-Race. Tiebreakers after that are (3) All-Time Wins, then (4) All-Time Points-Per-Race, and if STILL a tie, finally, by (5) Weight.


7/7/2019 – Father’s Day 75 Cancelled due to Not Enough Drivers Matt and Melissa Stevens Scheduling

We usually have a race on Father’s Day Weekend at Galletta’s, but Matt and Melissa Stevens cancelled the race in favor of sitting in the same spot for roughly 3 hours at Breitbeck Park to watch fireworks with the kids. Next week should resume to normal scheduling! Hope to see you all then!