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

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Sunday, August 4th, 2019 – 20190804_213817-Vic-PicFor 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! Within the next 1-2 days, we’ll have a complete edited video with some contrast fixes, a 2nd camera from the rear turn and updated points! For the meantime, enjoy this above unedited video from the regular tower camera angle.


15-Lap Rookie/Makeup Feature #1:

START:
1. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
2. Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
3. Kirstie Potter (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)
4. Shane Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
6. Jesse Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)

FINISH:
1. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
2. Shane Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
3. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5 #9)
4. Jesse Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
5. Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
6. DNF – Kirstie Potter (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)

15-Lap Rookie/Makeup Feature #2:

START:
1. Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
2. Jesse Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
3. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
4. Shane Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
6. DNS – Kirstie Potter (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)

FINISH:
1. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
2. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
3. Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
4. DNF – Shane Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5. DNF – Jesse Evans (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
6. DNS – Kirstie Potter (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)

DNF – Did Not Finish
DNS – Did Not Start

SPECIAL SCORING NOTE:
Upon further review, we have decided to grant the drivers of this race as tagged on to the end of the 6/23/2019 Opener, but with special bonus points for the twin 15-lappers instead of the 11th-16th place points!

Unedited Tower Camera

2019 Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway Point Standings

After 6/23/2019 through 8/4/2019 events:


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

Handicap Starting Order for Next Race

Pos.
Driver
Wins

Avg. Points
Per
Event

All-Time Wins
1st
Tony Hemingway
0
51.38
0
2nd
Nolan Goessl
0
51.50
0
3rd
Andrew Hook
0
55.69
0
4th
Zachary Blanchard
0
35.00
0
5th
Shane Evans
0
37.00
0
6th
Greg Blanchard
0
39.00
0
7th
Nicolas Olivares
0
40.00
0
8th
Jesse Evans
0
34.00
0
9th
Gary Miller Jr.
0
54.63
1
10th
Adam Lytle
1
74.13
10
11th
Josh Arnold
1
74.88
6
12th
Chris Stevens
1
76.00
84
13th
Steve Sixberry
2
69.13
2
14th
Matt Stevens
3
72.81
145
Returning Veterans
Newbie Rookies
Kirstie Potter
0
31.00
0
Melissa Stevens
0
50.00
8

Our starting order looks complicated, but it’s really extremely simple. Order is inverted by:

  • (1st) 2019 Wins,
    (2nd) 2019 Point Average, and
    (3rd) when no wins in 2019, (3a) prior season wins and (3b) All-Time wins.
  • Returning vets not yet raced in current season are inverted by (1) All-Time Wins, (2) All-Time Point Average in back of current season’s competitors.
  • 1st timer Newbie Rookies inverted by weight and/or choice (some are more comfortable in the back until they get the hang of it).
  • Returning rookies are handicapped based on experienced drivers judging their ability to race close and hold a line without getting into others and causing a wreck. This is for EVERYONE’S safety, as many pileup wrecks have occured when drivers started up front when they were not experienced enough to yet. Once deemed that they can, they enter the regular inverted via wins/PPR handicap. It’s as simple as holding a line, not crashing into others, and not routinely spinning out.
  • All drivers have a choice of starting in the rear until get the hang of it (usually the best choice for newbie rookies).
  • Anybody is welcomed to start in the rear and take 1 slow lap for points and pull off. All that is required is (1) a kart available and (2) a helmet.