Welcome! We are a Dirt Go-Karting Club that races for a Points championship every weekend from June-thru-October since the early 1990s, counting points since 1996, and online since 2005! We race gas-only stock 5-horsepower class at Galletta's Greenhouse's not-for-profit/race-at-your-own-risk Go-Kart Speedway on Summer Sundays and Fall Saturdays, and a gas-only, stock motor racing Yard Kart series summer Thursdays or Fridays at Oswego Speedway's Clay Dirt Oval. Always looking for new, experienced teen drivers or serious adult racers to join us!
Galletta's Go-Kart Speedway 2006 Race #6 results:
Sunday, July 16th, 2006 (Two 10-lap Heats and 40-lap Feature)
The racing got off to a great start on a warm and muggy evening at Galletta's. The track was ready to roll early, and although the track was a little loose, we had very few problems as all of the drivers were experienced enough to cause too many unforced error accidents. The previous week saw Matt Stevens (founder/champion racer/head mechanic of Galletta's Go-Karts) get shorted around $50-60 in rental fees. This is particularly disgusting considering all the time that Matt puts into the karts and track, and repairing the karts usually comes out of his wallet with or without rental money. From now on, rental fees are given only to Chris Stevens (yours truly) Matt Stevens, and/or Wes "Ogre" Stevens. Kris Pitsley is no longer in charge of collecting rental/entrance fees due to missing rental funds. Now to the action...
(LEFT) Heat #1 was led off by Dick Dann (in his son Nick's #02), Fast Freddy Collins (in the Galletta's #2) and Barrelin' Brian Bortel (in his own #15). Brian wrecked into Fred to bring out the caution on lap one via wrecking, and Fred hopped into the Galletta's #7 as the #2 needed some repairs. (RIGHT) Wesley "Ogre" Stevens took Heat #1 in his Galletta's #4 followed by Bortel, Chris "ChrusherComix" Stevens (in his Galletta's #8) and the Werewolf Wildman Freddy.
(LEFT) Heat #2 was led off by Rick Maynes (in his Maynes #9), Jason Mills (in his own #38), Robbie Jimenez (in the Galletta's/Pitsley #5) and Gary Miller (in his own #24). The racing was fast and furious in this heat, which saw two-wide racing sometimes four karts deep and saw Ed Maynes (in his Maynes #43) and Gary Miller get together on one occasion for a yellow. (RIGHT) Jason Mills took the lead early on and won the heat nearly half a straight in front of second place Matt Stevens (in his Galletta's #3). Probably the most competitive heat we've had this year from top to bottom.
(LEFT) The sixth feature of the 2006 racing season started off with Rick Meynes and Dick Dann taking them away. The battles were fast and furious throughout, extremely close and competitive from start to finish. Rick Meynes and Jason Mills however, both dropped out with nagging/reoccurring chain/sprocket problems. Robbie Jimenez was the dominant factor early on, as he took the lead and led 32 laps before carb troubles parked the #5 late. Ed Meynes (in his freshly painted "hot pink" #43) then inherited the lead as Rob hopped into his backup, the Pitsley #05. (RIGHT) However, late in the race, Barrelin' Brian Bortel caused a massive pileup on a restart, when he plowed then-2nd place Chris "Chrusher" Stevens (in the Pitsley/Galletta's #10 because a tire blew on his #8), spinning the both of them in front of oncoming traffic. Several karts were involved in the incident, which was entirely Bortel's fault. Chris had warned Brian on a previous restart that he had witnessed Brian wrecking Fred two times and nearly wrecked Dick Dann and Matt Stevens on separate occasions. The warning was that if Brian didn't keep his kart in line and was involved in one more tangle, he would be disqualified. Well, that was the one tangle, and Brian lost three positions via disqualification, scoring him in back of Chris and Fred, both of whom he wrecked. (NOTE: If you cannot see the above flash file, then please view this animated GIF instead).
(LEFT) A snapshot of the actual cause of the accident. (RIGHT) Eddie Meynes controlled the rest of the race, as nobody really could get close to him after the following restarts. Matt Stevens (who already jumped into the Galletta's #1 after his Galletta's #3 was parked with a leaking head gasket) held 2nd late, but a slow-leaking drive-wheel tire slowed him enough for Gary Miller (in the Galletta's #0 because his own #24 has been sub par of late) and Ogre to get him late. Other than Brian's accident, the race was a great one! Some say that hot pink will now be en vogue due to Ed's 1-for-1 victory in it!
July 14th, 2006 40-lap Feature Final order or finish:
Ed "Hot Pink" Meynes #43
Gary Miller #0/#24
Wes "Ogre" Stevens #4
Matt "Mush" Stevens #1/#3
Rob Jimenez #05/#5
Chris "Crush" Stevens #10/#8
Fred Collins #2/#7
Barrelin' Brian Bortel #15*
Gary Miller Jr. #6
Dick Dann #02
Jason Mills #7/#38
Rick Meynes #9
[* = Brian Bortel lost three points positions due to causing multiple accidents
(unintentional, but still negligent contact causing other karts to wreck). He finished 5th on track.]
VIEW THE DVD! DVD is available for $5.
All pics are internet-reduced, low-resolution screenshots from the DVD.
Below are screenshots of the menu & Ed's hot pink paintjob (It'll sizzle your retinas on your big screen TV)!
Galletta's Go-Karts 2006 Volume 5 DVD includes the entire July 16th, 2006 event
(Two heats and Feature from two cameras in the pits and the race-tower).
Only $5 (or trade for other camera angles of our racing here or Oswego)!
2006 Volume #5 DVD:
Contains the July 16th, 2006 races at Galletta's. Two camera angles of each race (two heats and a feature). Price $5.
2006 Galletta's Go-Karts Point Standings
After 6 feature events from 6/11/2006 thru 7/16/2006:
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Event
Name & Go-Karts Piloted (this season)
* = Track Championships
Matt "The Boy" Stevens #3, #6, #1*******
Chris "Chrusher" Stevens #8, #10, #5***
Ed "Hot Pink Power" Meynes #43
Rob Jimenez #5, #05
Wesley "Ogre" Stevens #4, #6, #05
Fast Flyin' Flippin' Freddy Collins #2, #7
Rick Meynes #9
Jason Mills #38, #0, #6, #7
Gary Miller Sr. #24, #0
Barrelin' Brian Bortel #15
Dick Dann #0, #1, #02
Josh Schute #05
Howard Seabrook #28, #1
Nick Dann #6, #1, #02
Kenny Meynes #18
Phil Hall #7
Billy Kuykendell #1
Andy Ouderker #16
Derek Woodworth #6, #0
Oscar Berry #7
Brandon Carvey #7
Brad Jones #6
Dalton Crouch #05
Gary Miller Jr. #6
Jim Jelliffe #7
Each heat and feature is started in a handicap order, reversed from points-per-event (low-to-high).
Inexperienced drivers with less than 10 races and wreck-prone drivers start in the back regardless of points (The Seabrook rule). Points are scored based on finishing positions in heats and features (with bonus points for each feature lap in the top 3 spots).
Oswego Speedway Exhibition #4
Friday, July 14th 2006:
On Friday, July 14th 2006, a majority of the Galletta's Go-Kart Club took the week off from racing at Oswego Speedway due partially to the lack of drivers available to race this week and partially incidents that took place last week (last week's report and also the the rules section for past disputes we have had with racing with a certain group of 5.5-8hp OHVs). But we were still well represented by Brian Bortel, who defeated the larger-motored OHV clan with his powerful new stock 5hp motor (that Chris won for him on eBay and Matt tuned up for him a few weeks back) making him undefeated in his last four races (two heats and two features at Oswego and Galletta's). More info to the Oswego Speedway's dirt track is found on their official site here. We plan to be back next week if we can arrange for enough drivers and transportation to go, but some will not race there anymore due to the OHV clan because they do not obey rules. Again, Oswego Speedway races originally were not counted in our above Galletta's Speedway point standings in 2006 (because we did not have videotapes to score), but later on, we did go back and score every event our club raced at Oswego and added them up here. Also, we have been told directly by an Oswego Speedway track official that Kristina Pitsley - a volunteer scorekeeper/flag-woman at Galletta's Kartway and the mother of Galletta's Kart Club racer Rob Jimenez - has been banned from Oswego Speedway until she pays up past dues that she owes to the track and agrees to stop fighting.
More Galletta's Go-Karting flips, crashes and tight racing carting highlights on: YouTube, and the complete and high quality races found on this site and YouTube can be purchased in our Galletta's Go-Kart DVD store!
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60 County Route 20
Oswego, NY 13126-6512
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