60 County Route 20 Oswego, NY, USA
(315) 343-0879 or
Racer and website designer Chris ChrusherComix's other websites:
Chris' Graphic Novel:
Chris' Comic Book:
Chris' Comic Strip:
Chris' Children's Book:
Other racing websites:
Where we've attended countless races and race dirt go-karts in the Summer:
VOTE FOR CHRIS' SITE:
Chris & Au's MySpace
Galletta's 2007 Race #14 : 9/3/2007 45-Lapper: On September 3rd, 2007, Matt "Furlong" Stevens regains his usual form and wins the Galletta's 2007 Labor Day 45, a special yearly Monday race. Kyle Reuter led most of the 16-kart race in the Galletta's #5, but broke with 1 lap remaining. 2nd place went to the driver of the Galletta's #8, Chris "ChrusherComix" Stevens who has been in Kyle's shoes many times before, including earlier this year. Matt has won 50% of the Features that he has entered this season: 5 of 10 Oswego Speedway Features, and 7 of 14 Galletta's Features. Considering the amount of skilled drivers - anywhere between 6-16 karts per race - that is a staggering record.
2007 Volume #15 DVD:
Contains the September 3rd, 2007 races at Galletta's. 1 hour & 50 minutes!
Read below for a preview of this disc's contents:
All pictures and video clips are low-resolution captures from the Galletta's Go-Karts 2007 Season DVD Volume #15. Around 2 hours long, 2 widescreen camera angles, and only $3 each! Contact me!
Here is a picture of the close racing during the 1st heat. It was won by Ryan Coleman in the Galletta's #9.
Here is one clip of a wreck where Nick Dann and Ken Lindsley Sr. wrecked and collected Dick Dann. Another angle (and a higher quality version of this one) are on the Galletta's 2007 DVD Volume #15.
After a caution in heat 1, Ken Lindsley Sr. didn't see the yellow flag and then drives over Chris Stevens' drive-heel and leg!
A shot from the 2nd heat, which was won by Matt Stevens in the Galletta's #33.
Ed Maynes ran his 2nd race of 2007. However, he got collected in a small mishap during the 2nd heat here and retired. (2008 edit: For good.)
The 14-kart Feature began early, a trend we'd like to keep up from here on out! SBS driver Ryan Coleman drove a great race in the Galletta's 9-Lives and probably would have been able to score a top 3-5 position if the track held up. Here is a video clip of the close feature battles that take place every week!
A familiar battle took place at Galletta's Go-Kart Speedway. For much of the latter half of this year, it has been a 3-way-battle between Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, and Kyle Reuter. We see the trio battling it out again this weekend, this time with Kyle holding off Matt and Chris until a caution on lap 44 set up one last restart. On that restart, Kyle hit one bump too many and his drive-wheel system gave way, enabling Matt to inherit the win, and Chris to take 2nd. Ogre, running 3rd on the last lap, almost spun out, then angrily pulled off the track before the finish line robbing himself out of 2-4 positions. This enabled Nick Dann to get his career best finish, and sets up his plot to dominate the planet from his go-kart seat. He will make you pay.
Kyle and several of the visiting drivers were highly frustrated - and understandably so - as several ruts in turn 1 took a few of their karts out of competition for the night. The track is being graded and smoothed out this week, and we'll again look into getting clay for the turns - though nobody will deliver it to us no matter how many people or times that we call, so any help would be appreciated. However, this by itself can't completely solve the problem, when inexperienced drivers drift or slide their rear-ends and floor it into and through the turns - especially before the racing even begins. This not only digs potholes into the track and breaks the drive-wheel setups, but it also enables Matt and Chris to have way more power in the straights because they do not do this *NOTE: crafty veteran secret exposed.* We'll now stop allowing practice for anybody other than a rookie 1st-timer, cut down the warm-ups to 1-3 laps each before the race begins, and no throttling going into the turns during warm-ups (Old rules that we'll re-institute). More of this subject on the message board here.
Galletta's '07 Labor Day 45 (9/3/2007) - Final Order Of Finish:
Key: DNF = Did Not Finish; DNS = Ran Heat but Did Not Start Feature.
The next race is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th, 2007 with drivers expected to arrive between 5:00-6pm. Usually we race on Saturdays in the Fall because we watch NFL on Sundays (both of our teams will be done around 4pm), but some of our regular competitors have prior obligations conflicting with a few of our dates and our teams should be done by 4pm. If the chance of rain is greater for Sunday instead of Saturday, we'll try to race Saturday instead, so ask Matt. Next weekend will probably be a Saturday (9/15) race, and we are aiming the 12th Annual Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic 175 to be on a Saturday in late-September/early October (meaning the most available regular drivers available will be the selected date). Schedule for all of September 2007 will be on this message board thread and updated when needed. Now here are the newly updated...
Galletta's Go-Kart Club 2007 Point Standings
(for the 2007 Stock/gas 5hp Championship of Oswego County)
After 14 events from 6/3/2007 to 9/3/2007:
Name & Go-Karts Piloted (Pictures are clickable profiles)
^ = Timeouts used
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Event
Matt "Furlong" Stevens (Galletta's #33, #0, #3) ^^
Oswego Speedway 2007 Super Yard Kart Classic 50: On August 30th, 2007, Chris "ChrusherComix" Stevens won the Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend's Dirt Supermodified Yard Kart Classic 50, his 1st Feature at Oswego since 2006, and his 3rd overall feature of 2007 in his Galletta's #8. His father Wesley Ogre Stevens took 2nd in the Galletta's #4, and his brother and head mechanic Matt Stevens got 3rd in his Galletta's #33. This makes the three originators of Oswego-area Yard Kart racing taking 1-2-3 in the first ever Oswego Yard Kart Classic! View more on this race here. More->
Oswego Speedway Yard Kart Classic 50 (8/30/2007) Final Order Of Finish:
Matt "The Whole F'n' Show" Stevens (Galletta's #33)
Joe Hayden (Hayden #5)
® Kenny Lindsley Jr. (Galletta's #2)
Mike "MC" Howell (Galletta's #6)
® Ryan Coleman (Galletta's #0)
Eric Raponi (Raponi #83)
Lee Bartlett (Lee #924)
Oscar Berry (Berry #11)
® Anonymous New Guy I (Unknown #?)
® Shadow Russell (Galletta's #7)
® Buddy Cottom (Galletta's #1) DNF
® Melissa Gabel (Galletta's #3) DNF
® Anonymous New Guy II (Unknown #?) DNF
Kyle X. Reuter (Galletta's #G5) Did Not Start - ran in Methanol class
Key: DNF = Did Not Finish, ® = Rookie/Newbie/1st-timer.
Chris and his wife Au after the win. Chris wanted Matt to pose as well, but he was nowhere to be found. Picture courtesy of LocalTrax.com and XtremeFotoz.com!
2007 Volume #14 DVD - The Oswego Yard Kart Classic from Oswego Speedway:
Contains both angles of the August 30th, 2007 races from Oswego Speedway's Dirt track on Classic Weekend to decide the Oswego Gas Super-Yard Kart Champion! 1 hour & 47 minutes!
Navigate the rest of the site:
Visit, join, and post in our Message Board, or post right here, right now, lads or lassies!: