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

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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 – The 24th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic 200 Lap 1-WD Championship of the Galaxy!

Schedule of events:

2019/9/28 – Time Trial Session #1 & 2019/9/29 – Time Trial Session #2

Our 24th Annual Galletta’s Klassic Time Trial session was held over two days. Saturday the 28th was our original ideal date for the 200, but afternoon showers forced us to reschedule to Sunday the 29th. But we got the 1st round of Time Trials out of the way on Saturday when the weather was good. We almost thought we made the wrong choice until heavy showers rolled through shortly after the conclusion of the1st round. Before the 200 on Sunday, three additional drivers timed into the field to total 12 karts and make for our biggest field in a handful of seasons!

Kart – Driver
Lap 1
Lap 2
#74 – Matt Stevens
00:16.29
00:16.34
#4 – Chris Stevens
00:16.30
00:16.14
#33c – Greg Blanchard
00:18.12
00:21.62
#28 – Zach Blanchard
00:17.00
00:16.73
#7 – Steve Sixberry
00:16.88
00:16.18
#6 – Tony Hemingway
00:17.32
00:17.00
#78 – Andy Hook
00:17.69
00:17.21
#80 – Melissa Stevens
00:17.09
00:17.00
#43 – Kevin Galletta
00:16.59
00:16.80
#1 – Nicolas Olivares
00:16.47
00:16.63
#5 – Travis Bartlett
00:16.95
00:17.20
#9 – Kelly Miller
00:16.68
00:16.58

STARTING GRID FOR THE 2019 200-LAP KLASSIC!

At Galletta’s, outside line is the quicker line.

Outside Row
Inside Row
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1st. Chris Stevens – Galletta’s #4
00:16.30 | 00:16.14
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2nd. Steve Sixberry – Galletta’s #7
00:16.88 | 00:16.18
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3rd. Matt Stevens – Galletta’s #74
00:16.29 | 00:16.34
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4th. Nicolas Olivares ® – Galletta’s #1
00:16.47 | 00:16.63
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5th. Kelly Miller – Galletta’s #9
00:16.68 | 00:16.58
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6th. Kevin Galletta – Galletta’s #43
00:16.59 | 00:16.80
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7th. Zach Blanchard ® – Gallettas #28
00:17.00 | 00:16.73
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8th. Travis Bartlett ®® – Galletta’s #5
00:16.95 | 00:17.20
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9th. Tony Hemingway ® – Galletta’s #6
00:17.32 | 00:17.00
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10th. Melissa Stevens – Galletta’s #19
00:17.09 |  00:17.00
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11th. Andrew Hook ® – Galletta’s #78
00:17.69 | 00:17.21
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12th. Greg Blanchard ® – Galletta’s #33c
00:18.12 | 00:21.62

® = Rookie at Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway.
®® = Rookie at Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway AND 1st time on track!

NOTES:

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    The starting grid of this year’s 200!

    Galletta’s Team Karts #0, 2, 3, 8, 33, 80 were at trackside and did not start, so are available as emergency backups — although Chris owns the #8, Matt owns the #3 and 33, and Melissa owns the #80. And yes, if you own more than one kart, one can be your backup or you can rent it out. Your choice.

  • Klassic rules follow regular season rules with the exception of the following:
    1. Each entrant is allowed one repair timeout. Each regular season feature winner is allowed extras (depending on how many features they won). If your kart is too damaged to continue, you are allowed to enter a backup kart under the following conditions in section #2.
    2. Backup kart use will count as a loss of one lap per kart change and a -10 point penalty. You must also transfer the same amount of fuel as your starter kart had.
    3. Karts can refuel after the 1st race stoppage after lap 150, but a 12 ounce bottle is all that is allowed. Karts that refuel must go to the back, but if everyone refuels, nobody loses a spot. However, those who do not refuel, start in front of those that did.
  • You can regain a lost lap by passing the entire field. [You can also do this if you don’t refuel when everyone else does on the 3/4ths race stoppage for refueling (via going to the front by default, then starting in the back on the lead lap without taking on gas)].
  • As usual, on-track tightening of bolts, checking gas, releasing tire pressure, fixing a decorative panel and/or greasing chains are no penalty if they are done on-track during a race stoppage. Pitting for any other reason (a major repair — fixing a chain, tire change, adding air pressure, pull cord repair) means you’ll have to go to the back.

Chris Stevens GoPro Helmet Cam of the Klassic 200

Chris Stevens completed his 1st season with the R&C Sushi Bar LLC at SUNY Oswego helmet cam. Here is the complete unedited footage from the entire race (except for two spots, including the end, when the battery twice died and needed replacement during the race).

LAP-BY-LAP SCORECARD

At Galletta’s, during regular season races (Summer features consisting of at least a few veterans and regular drivers) and the Klassic 200 have bonus points. Leader gets 1 bonus point per lap, 2nd and 3rd get a half-point per lap. (Heats, Makeup features, and Fall Bonus Point races do not get scored for bonus points.)

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Due to work, watching our kids, and seasonal activities, I have been unable to count the laps, add up the points and post the finalized point standings or narrated Klassic video for this year yet. But I’ll work on them VERY soon.

In the meantime…


10/20/2019 – Fall Twin-25 Makeup Features for Fall Bonus Points

Kelly Miller was unable to race all summer, but brought a few friends up to race a rare post-Klassic Fall race event. Due to Chris and Aou being at work, there was nobody available to volunteer to video-record the event (despite someone being right there and demanding points scored for a single lap every race, who has a near-identical camera to mine AND I bought new SD cards for), so the only evidence of its existence was documented by Matt.

1st 25-LAPPER START:
1st. Travis Bartlett (#5)
2nd. Andrew Hook (#78)
3rd. Kelly Miller (#9)
4th. Matt Stevens (#3)
5th. Dennis Richmond (#33c)
1st 25-LAPPER FINISH:
1st. Travis Bartlett (#5)
2nd. Kelly Miller (#9)
3rd. Matt Stevens (#3)
4th. Andrew Hook (#78)
5th. Dennis Richmond (#33c)
2nd 25-LAPPER START:
1st. Andrew Hook (#78)
2nd. Kelly Miller (#9)
3rd. Matt Stevens (#3)
4th. Travis Bartlett (#5)
5th. Dennis Richmond (#33c)
2nd 25-LAPPER FINISH:
1st. Kelly Miller (#9)
2nd. Matt Stevens (#3)
3rd. Dennis Richmond (#33c)
4th. Travis Bartlett (#5)
5th. Andrew Hook (#2)

Since none of the drivers (except Matt) raced every race in the regular season, we will count this as makeup point Fall Series races. Judging by weather and driver availability, it may be the only one of ’19.

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!