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Galletta's Kart Club is a free, not-for-profit, backyard racetrack. We operate as a weekly point series raceway (Summer Sundays) only on nominal, bare-bones donations. For a regular-season race:

Spectator =
Free. Donations welcome.
Race your own kart =
$3-5 donation to Matt, or donated goods/services.
Race a Galletta's Kart =
Veteran: $15 donation.
Rookie: $15-20 donation.
(Why? Rookies wreck more and race TWO features if they qualify!)
A copy of your own race's DVD =
$5 per DVD.
Each DVD contains the entire evening of racing from up to two camera angles (and sometimes more!).

These are not fees. The nominal Donations cover the gas and parts for 12 equalized Galletta-type racing karts, in addition to electricity for lights, water, and none of the above ever cover a tip for Matt's work for the track. Matt prepares 12 racing karts out of his own wallet every single year, always in the red, and the donations never once have covered gas and parts. We run for no profit. Why do we do it? (1) the fun of economical, equalized racing and (2) avoidance of kart tracks that only exist to make money and allow unethical biases, cheating, and fighting.

 

 

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Galletta's Karting Club "Basic Info" PageWelcome! We are a Karting Club that created an inexpensive alternative to "competitive karting." We invented and organized a race series of extremely affordable Single Wheel Drive "Gas stocker" karts for a Points championship every summer at Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Speedway. We have over twelve karts, many of which are available to be raced every weekend, so new drivers are always welcome. Hybrid between an WKA-type flat-kart kart (but far cheaper) and a yard kart (but far faster and more durable) built to race on any dirt track - backyard or racing facility - the most affordable professional, competitive karting series in the world. Pro racers who've tried it often say they have the most fun racing with us. Tough economy? Race for mere pocket change. We also record every race and make them available on DVD! Want to race? You are invited to join our economical racing club. The weekly karting club race series starts in June and lasts through October. Enjoy the site!


 

Galletta's Karting Club - 2010 Season, Event #9 - Sunday, August 1st, 2010:

Matt Stevens breaks his drought and wins Mr. Galletta's

2010 Season, Event #9- Sunday, August 1st, 2010 - In the 2010 Mr. Galletta's "10,000 Dirt Particles-To-Win" 50 Driving the Galletta's Greenhouse #33 kart, Matt Stevens, held off a strong last-lap pass attempt from Mike "MC" Howell with Chris also nearby to take his 1st win of 2010 at Galletta's Sunday. This breaks Matt's drought with his last win coming during the 2009 finale last November, and got a rare fist-pump from the usually mild-mannered master of karting. Matt became the 10th different winner of 10 features so far this season at Galletta's in 2010, making it the closest season in Galletta's Speedway History, which began in 1990, developed into point races and "Klassic" races since 1995, and further developed into website-documented point races since 2000. Points, results, pictures and videos:

 PART ONE OF TWO:

[YOUTUBE VIDEO FORTHCOMING!]

Per usual, all in-action race snapshots are screen captures directly from our weekly race DVDs, which document the entire race from two camera angles, usually are anywhere between 1-2 hours, and are only $5 each, in higher quality resolution than our YouTube vids which they are made from. Just like the donations that run all of the karts, all proceeds go back into the club (in this case the DVDRs and the website).

Randy Platt lewads Chris Stevens & MC Howell in Heat 1

Heat 1 saw Randy Platt dominate from his pole-starting position, leading all 10-laps in the Galletta's #2 and pulling away from Chris Stevens and MC Howell. Randy is doing what Tim Galletta did earlier this season, getting his own motor on a Galletta's kart until his is ready to go. With Tim it was the Galletta's #7 until his Sid Harvey's #54 was being built, and in Randy's case, his motor is on the Galletta's #2 while his kart is being built (and he has been building it with Matt and Ogre all week).

AJ Nason leads Russ Hockey, Matt Stevens and Russ Bartlett during Heat 2.

Heat 2 saw AJ Nason lead all 10-laps from his pole-starting position, but behind him several competitors passed each other back and forth looking for a heat win. Great to see Kyle Reuter out there, as he was testing the Galletta's #7 for Kelly Miller. He is credited with heat points and a qualifying spot in the feature, and he again did a great job as race starter and head flag-man. Apparently, he plots to take MC's job.

1st 10-Lap Heat Order-of-Finish:
1st. Randy Platt (Galletta's #2)
2nd. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #8)
3rd. Michael "MC" Howell (Galletta's #0)
4th. Kelly Miller (Galletta's #7)
5th. Kenny  Lindsley III (Galletta's #5)
6th. George Russell (Doe #26)
7th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #1) DNF

2nd 10-Lap Heat Order-of-Finish:
1st. Arnold "AJ" Nason (Hammerd #35)
2nd. Matt Stevens (Galletta's #3)
3rd. Russell Bartlett (Galletta's #9)
4th. Russell Hockey (Hockey #00)
5th. Kyle Reuter* (Galletta's #7)
6th. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N' Fur #19) 7th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54)
8th. Shadoe Russell (Galletta's #6)

* = Testing motor for Kelly Miller

Again we had a make-up race for drivers who missed at least one feature event. Re-capping what this is, a 5-Lap B-Main is raced, and each competitor is credited at the end of a race that they missed. This means that missing a race does not kill your chances for the season, and it keeps you alive. I prefer this method over the common method of scratching the worst showings of each driver in order to help a driver who misses. There's still racing to be done and nothing gets thrown out.

B-Main at Oswego

5-Lap Make-up B-Main Order-of-Finish:
1st. Randy Platt (#2) Credited for 6/14
2nd. MC Howell (#0) Credited for 6/14
3rd. Tim Galletta (#54) Credited for 7/18
4th. Russ Bartlett (#9) Credited for 7/18
5th. Kelly Miller (#7) Credited for 6/27
6th. Ken Lindsley (#5) Credited for 7/18
7th. Russ Hockey (#00) Credit for 7/26
 

Now to the feature, which was decided would be a 50-Lapper to celebrate "The 2010 Mr. Galletta's 10,000 Dirt-Particles-To-win" Night. A tremendous show was in store for the event with 15 qualified racers, and 13 took the track (Jeff Tetro was shaken up during the heat and decided to just watch, while Kyle Reuter elected to be the official starter).

Early on, we saw AJ Nason showing his progress by leading nearly 40 laps of the show. Randy Platt was holding a strong 2nd in the Deuce until he badly bent the drive-wheel axle and his clutch on lap 11. Russ Hockey had to pit but initially told the starter to restart the race without him when he was asked if he wanted to use a time-out. Russ changed his mind and went back on the track after another restart, but was 1 lap down thereafter due to waving the field away. Chris Stevens was holding 2nd looking around AJ until Matt capitalized on Chris' #8 hitting a bump in turn 3 which moved Matt's #33 into 2nd. Kelly Miller then moved into 5th, and blew the motor on the Galletta's #7 while challenging Chris for 3rd. Then, MC Howell was able to make his way back into the top-4 when Matt cut Chris off in turn 2, checking the #8 up and giving MC room to move the #0 into 3rd.

Late in the feature, Matt Stevens had his hands full with MC Howell and Chris Stevens on his bumper.

MC Howell challenged Matt for 2nd, which forced Matt to make his move when AJ Nason's motor bogged on a restart and Matt powered the #33 by him in the low groove for the lead. MC followed him by on the outside when AJ tried to slingshot Matt back but did not have the power. Chris was also able to get by him later, as it seemed as if AJ's Hammerd #35 was losing power as the night went on. A late restart set up a tremendous battle. Even Russ Hockey entered the fray although a lap down, he was getting closer and closet to getting to get his lap back. And on the final lap, Matt almost fell to the same thing that enabled him to get by his brother Chris - the bump in turn 3. As the below picture shows, MC used that to pull along side Matt and actually take the lead momentarily coming out of 4, but Matt barely snipped him back side-by-side at the line, awarding Matt his 1st feature since the final show of last season in November 2009. Although it took Matt all season so far, he makes for the 10th different feature winner in 10 features so far at Galletta's! And almost all of them came down to the wire. That's racing folks.

Matt Stevens holds off MC Howell by a bumper at the line for the win, with Chris Stevens right on their tails for 3rd.

Mr. Galletta's 50-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. Matt Stevens (Galletta's #33)
2nd. Michael "MC" Howell (Galletta's #0)
3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #8)
4th. Arnold "AJ" Nason (Hammerd #35)
5th. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N' Fur #19)
6th. Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta's #5)
7th. George Russell (Galletta's #6)
8th. Russell Hockey (Hockey #00) -1L
9th. Kelly Miller (Galletta's #7; #9) DNF
10th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54) DNF
11th. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26) DNF
12th. Russell Bartlett (Galletta's #9) DNF
13th. Randy Platt (Galletta's #2) DNF
14th. Jeff Tetro* (Galletta's #1) DNS
15th. Kyle Reuter* (Galletta's #4) DNS

DNF = Did Not Finish
DNS = Did Not Start

* = Qualified & Credited with points, Elected not to run

DVDs are available of every single Galletta's Karting Club race held since mid-2005 at Galletta's (including every Galletta's Klassic since 1998, and every Oswego Kartway race between 2007-2008) and are of DVD-Quality (far superior to the YouTube videos, which are edited and compressed for time) for $5 per disc. Each disc contains between 1-2 hours of racing action, usually from two camera angles, complete and unedited. Most of the pictures on this website are lo-res screen captures from the DVDs. Contact Chris for your copy today, and he can make any copy from our archives, just ask. Here is the menu of this week's DVD volume:

And what of the points after this 50-Lapper? Matt seems to always get these bigger shows...

2010 Galletta's Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:
After 9 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010
-thru- 8/1/2010. Our complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-2009 are found on this webpage.

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
[Hyperlinked Borders have Driver Profile]

Years Pro at Galletta's

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Feature

Events

Features

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

All-Time Galletta's Feature Wins

1st

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt Stevens
(Galletta's #3, 33) t

15th

1,318.0

131.80

9

10

3

1

95

2nd

Chris StevensChris Stevens
(Galletta's #8, 4, 5)

15th

1,249.0

124.90

9

10

2

0

53

3rd

George Russell in Galletta's #2George Russell
(Galletta's #2, 6, Doe #26) @ t

2nd

1,130.0

113.00

8

10

0

1

1

4th

Melissa Gabel Stevens profileMelissa Stevens
(Scissors n' Fur #19, 80)

4th

1,123.5

112.35

9

10

1

1

4

5th

Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta
(Sid Harvey's #54, Galletta's #7)
@

2nd

1,086.5

108.65

8

10

0

1

1

6th

AJ Nason in #89Arnold "AJ" Nason
(Hammerd #35, Galletta's #6) @

1st

1,040.0

104.00

8

10

2

0

0

7th

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey
(Hockey Racing #00) @@@t

4th

909.5

90.95

7

10

0

0

3

8th

Jeff Tetro (in Galletta's #1)Jeff Tetro
(Galletta's #9, 1, 0 ) @@

2nd

863.0

95.89

6

9

0

1

1

9th

Michael A. Howell (AKA MC) in Galletta's #0 KartMichael "mc" Howell
(Galletta's #0) @@

3rd

844.0

93.78

6

9

1

1

1

10th

Russ Bartlett
(Galletta's #9, 6, Doe #26) @@@

1st

840.5

84.05

6

10

0

1

1

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11th

Shadoe Russell in Galletta's #1Shadoe Russell
(Doe Racing #26, Galletta's #6) @

3rd

785.0

78.50

8

10

0

0

0

12th

Randy Platt in Galletta's #5Randy Platt
(Galletta's #2, 5, 6) @

2nd

783.5

97.94

5

8

2

0

0

13th

Dick Dann profileDick Dann
(Dann #86) @

5th

512.0

85.33

4

6

0

0

4

14th

Kelly Miller driving the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 kart (7/2010)Kelly Miller
(Galletta's #7) @

6th

429.9

107.48

3

4

0

1

1

15th

Jared Halstead
(Galletta's #0, 9) @

1st

400.0

133.33

2

3

0

1

0

16th

Chad Leroy (in Galletta's #2)Chad Leroy
(Galletta's #5, 2, 1)

1st

282.5

94.17

3

3

0

0

0

17th

Rob Clarke in Galletta's #1Rob Clarke
(Galletta's #1) @ t

2nd

265.0

66.25

2

4

1

0

0

18th

Gary MillerGary Miller Sr.
(Galletta's #0, #4) L

6th

248.5

124.25

2

2

1

1

6

19th

Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary Miller Jr.
(Miller #24, Galletta's #5)

5th

192.0

96.00

2

2

0

0

1

20th

Jesse Vivlemore (Galletta's #5)Jesse Vivlemore
(Galletta's #0, 5) @

3rd

184.0

61.33

1

3

0

0

0

21st

Chris Carroll
(Galletta's #9) @

1st

181.0

90.50

1

2

0

0

0

22nd

Todd Halstead
(Galletta's #1) @

1st

174.0

87.00

1

2

1

0

0

23rd

Kenny Lindsley in the Galletta's #5Kenny Lindsley III
(Galletta's #5) @>

2nd

163.0

81.50

1

2

0

0

0

24th

Pace Kart Driver - Collin Miller - Galletta's #0 (Time Trialed 7th!)Collin Miller
 (Miller #24, Doe #26)

1st

110.0

55.00

2

2

0

0

0

25th

David Latulip (in Galletta's #5)Dave Latulip
(Galletta's #5)

1st

104.0

104.00

1

1

1

0

0

26th

Larry PhillipsLarry Phillips
(L&K Small Engine #04)

3rd

98.5

98.50

1

1

0

0

1

27th

Justin Lamb (in Galletta's #6)Justin Lamb
(Galletta's #6, 1)

1st

85.0

85.00

1

1

0

0

0

28th

Kyle Reuter in the Galletta's #7Kyle Reuter
(Galletta's #7)

3rd

76.0

76.00

1

1

0

0

3

 

Key:
@ = Used Make-Up Races
T = Used Time-Outs
L = Raced Light in handicap kart

 

Notes:
Scoring: Point scoring scale is found on our rules page, heats are bonus points, and more bonus points are awarded for each lap run in 1st place (1 point per lap) and 2nd & 3rd place (0.5 points per lap).
Starts: Regular season race starts are handicapped via inverting (a) feature wins and (b) points-per-race. 2nd of a Twin-30 start is inverted from the 1st finish. Klassic is started via time-trials.


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Galletta's Greenhouses
60 County Route 20
Oswego, NY 13126-6512
(315) 343-0879 or (315) 343-4281

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