Galletta's Go-Karts, Speedway, & Racing Club, Oswego, NY, USA

Home Page
WTF is a Galletta's Gas Stockers 1-WD Kart and why do you go the wrong way?!?
Basic info & stats about us and our racing club
Our Proboards Web Forum
Free Video Clip Page
All-Time Points & Win List
Hysterical History
Rules & Regulations
How to build oe for around $300-$700
Directions & Google Map
2010 Season2009 Season
2008 Season
2007 Season
2006 Season
2005 Season
2004 Season
2003 Season
2002 Season
2001 Season
2000 Season
1990s SeasonsE-Mail us

PRICES:
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.

 

 

Share |

 
ALL-TIME STATS:
Galletta's All-Time Points.
Oswego All-Time Points.

2-Track All-Time Points
All-Time Win Stats
All-Time/All-Stars


 
Sponsored links:
 


 

 

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 #13 - Sunday, August 29th, 2010:

Shadoe Russell may have led 43 laps, but Matt Stevens led the last 2 en route to his 3rd Feature win of 2010! Plus, a new foe emerges...

2010 Season, Event #13- Sunday, August 29th, 2010 - Shadoe Russell led 43 laps right out of the gate Sunday, most of them by a rather large margin. However, there were 45 laps to be scored, and after a late-race restart with a lap to go, Matt Stevens pulled the Galletta's Greenhouse #3 kart outside of Doe's #26 and was able to steal a near-perfect race away from the impressive Doe-Boi-Fresh. Plus, a wild ride when last week's winner Chris Stevens caught AJ Nason's wheel, went airborne and then blew through a freaking tire-wall! Awesome! Plus, startling revelations occurred in the post-race footage! Details, points & pics/vids forthcoming.

REMINDER - Next Weekend's race will be Monday for Sunday's Oswego Speedway's International Classic 200, since many Galletta's competitors -- including Chris, Matt, Rungnapha and Melissa --  go there every Labor Day Sunday. See you next Monday!

UPDATE - Next race -- originally scheduled for Monday because of Sunday being the Oswego Speedway's International Classic 200 -- is re-scheduled to Sunday because the Oswego Classic was rain delayed to Monday! Confusing, I know, but it's how we roll, son.

 

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PART 2 IS FORTHCOMING!]

Per usual, other than posing pictures, all in-action race snapshots are screen captures directly from our weekly race DVDs, which document the entire race from usually two camera angles, usually are anywhere between 1 - 2 & 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). Every regular season race has been videotaped since mid-2005-and-up, and every Galletta's Karting Klassic has been videotaped since 1998-and-up. Order any DVD directly from Chris (email, phone, in-person, mail) anytime.

10-LAP HEATS / 5-LAP RETCON B-MAIN:

Larry Phillips holding off several competitors in the 1st heat before a tire blew, but AJ led every lap of it from the pole.

10-Lap Heat 1 Finish:
1st. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
2nd. Mike MC Howell (Galletta's #0)
3rd. George Russell (Galletta's #2)
4th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54)
5th. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #8)
6th. Larry Phillips (L&K Small Engine #04)
 

Larry Phillips holding off several competitors in a heat race.

Shadoe dominated the 2nd heat early until he and Russ Hockey wrecked with him on a pass attempt after a restart. Jeff took it from there.

10-Lap Heat 2 Finish:
1st. Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #9)
2nd. Melissa Stevens (SNF #80)
3rd. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
4th. Matt Stevens (Galletta's #3)
5th. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
6th. Randy Platt (Platt #187) DNF
 

Doe dominated the heat early until Russ Hockey wrecked with him after a restart.

Doe-boy showed how strong his kart is in his make-up race win.

Again, the "Make-Up Race" is a 5-Lap "Retcon" race where drivers who missed a previous feature can still get credit for both a feature event and points for it. They are scored at the end of the race they missed and credited for those point positions. Here is the result:

5-Lap B-Main Handicap Start:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
3rd. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
4th. MC Howell (Galletta's #0)
5th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #9)
6th. George Russell (Galletta's #2)
7th. Randy Platt (Platt #187)
8th. * Larry Phillips (L&K #04)
* - Did Not Start

5-Lap B-Main Order-of-Finish:
1st. Shadoe Russell (#26) for 8/8/2010
2nd. AJ Nason (#35) for 8/24/2010
3rd. Russ Hockey (#00) for 6/20/2010
4th. Jeff Tetro (#9) for 6/7/2010
5th. MC Howell (#0) for 6/7/2010
6th. Randy Platt (#187) for 6/7/2010
7th. George Russell (#2) for 8/8/2010
8th. *Larry Phillips (#04) for 6/14/2010
* - Did Not Finish

45-LAP FEATURE EVENT:

Shadoe Russell again started on the pole and again domina-f***ing-ated all and pulled away from AJ and the rest of the field, backing up his trash-talking done to AJ on Facebook all week. Behind Doe-Boy, the battles were found everywhere. The above picture shows Melissa Stevens in her patented middle-groove holding back 5-hard-charging competitors.

 Again, although the Doe was fiercely dominating all in 1st, everyone else was fighting like a pack of crazed dogs for 2nd place. Only pros can race open-wheels this close, and anybody who doubts the collective skills of the regular drivers at Galletta's Karting Club is welcome to come and try racing with us. What we lack in ultra-expensive equipment -- by choice -- we make up for in pure competitive racing from 1st place to last. 

When AJ Nason's RF tire went flat while running 2nd around mid-race, several drivers started passing him. However, with so many drivers fighting for the same spot, there could be trouble. So, when Chris Stevens' Galletta's #4 LR hooked AJ's RF, it sent Chris hopping airborne and crashing into the tire barriers against a tree, while it knocked AJ straight into Randy Platt, eerily reminiscent of a wreck that occurred the very same weekend three years earlier and dubbed the "Worst Crash Ever Taped At Galletta's Backyard Karting Speedway" for our YouTube video, but fortunately not as wild as that one. AJ and his #35 was OFTN. Somehow through this mess and some skillful passes afterwards, Matt Stevens somehow slowly but surely emerged in 2nd place, crafty as always, always waiting to strike in his patented low groove that many people try but only he has mastered.

Shadoe had again pulled away, and by the time Matt Stevens passed Mike Howell for 2nd, Doe was ahead by an insurmountable margin. However, with three laps to go, George Russell spun out putting Matt Stevens on Shadoe for a restart. This proved to be Doe-Boy's downfall, as in trying to unseat Matt as master of the low-groove at Galletta's, he left the faster upper groove wide open and Matt passed him for the lead with a lap to go, ruining Doe's nearly perfect bid for his 1st feature win and securing Matt's 3rd of the season (and 97th since the 2000 season at Galletta's). The win hog! Doe-man plots to lead every lap next time, but it was a great run nonetheless. Meanwhile behind them there was almost a tie for both 3rd and 5th, as Tim Galletta snipped MC by a smidge at the line, and directly on their bumpers Chris and Melissa Stevens were also side-by-side, but the camera could not tell conclusively who had the edge (Melissa thought she had it, while Chris thought that either he had it, or it was a dead heat), so a tie was awarded for 5th. In fact, the camera could also not tell who took 3rd, but both MC and Tim agreed that the #54 barely got a partial bumper by the stripe first.

45-Lap Feature Handicap Start:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
3rd. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Egn. #04)
4th. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
5th. Mike MC Howell (Galletta's #0)
6th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #9)
7th. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
8th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54)
9th. George Russell (Galletta's #2)
10th. Randy Platt (Platt #187)
11th. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #4)
12th. Matt Stevens (Galletta's #3)

45-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. Matt Stevens (Galletta's #3)
2nd. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
3rd. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54)
4th. Mike MC Howell (Galletta's #0)
T-5th. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #4, #8)
T-5th. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
7th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #9)
8th. George Russell (Galletta's #2)
9th. Randy Platt (Platt #187, Galletta #5)*
10th. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00, #04)*
11th. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35) *
12th. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Egn. #04) *

* = DNF; Did Not Finish

WOT IN THA FOCK?!

The DVD exposes a new enemy for Matthew and the rest of the Galletta's Karting Club members...

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:

Oswego Dirt Karting 2010 Vol. #12 (8/24 - 8/29/2010 at Galletta's)

2010 Galletta's Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:
After 13 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010
-thru- 8/29/2010. 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

2010
Total Points (Place)

2010
Average Points Per Feature

2010
Events
Entered

2010
Features
Raced

2010
Heat Wins

2010
Feature Wins

2000-10 Galletta's Feature Wins

1st

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

15th

1,880.0

125.33

13

15

3

3

97

2nd

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

15th

1,860.5

124.03

13

15

3

1

54

3rd

Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta
(Sid Harvey's #54, Galletta's #7, 4)
@

2nd

1,633.0

108.87

12

15

0

2

2

4th 

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

4th

1,567.5

104.50

13

15

1

1

4

5th

George Russell in Galletta's #2George Russell
(Galletta's #2, 6, 7, Doe #26) @@ t

2nd

1,566.5

104.43

11

15

0

1

1

6th

AJ Nason in #89Arnold "AJ" Nason
(Hammerd #35, Galletta's #6, 9) @@

1,373.0

98.07

10

14

3

0

0

7th

Randy Platt in Galletta's #5Randy Platt
(Platt #187, Galletta's #2, 5, 6) @@@

2nd

1,301.5

108.46

8

12

2

1

1

8th

Michael A. Howell (AKA MC) in Galletta's #0 KartMichael "mc" Howell
(Galletta's #0, 9) @@

3rd

1,274.5

91.04

9

14

1

1

1

9th

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

3rd

1,264.0

84.27

11

15

0

0

0

10th

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey
(Hockey Racing #00, L&K #04) @@@@ t

4th

1,197.5

92.12

9

13

1

0

3

 

11th

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

2nd

1,004.0

100.40

7

10

1

1

0

12th

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

1st

990.0

90.00

7

11

0

1

1

13th

Dick Dann profileDick Dann
(Destroyer 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, 9) @ t

6th

429.9

107.48

3

4

0

1

1

15th

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

400.0

133.33

2

3

0

1

0

16th

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

6th

357.5

119.17

3

3

1

1

6

17th

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

3rd

336.5

84.13

3

4

0

0

1

18th

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

2nd

282.5

94.17

3

3

0

0

0

19th

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

2nd

265.0

66.25

2

4

1

0

0

20th

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

21st

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

3rd

184.0

61.33

1

3

0

0

0

22nd

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

1st

183.0

61.00

3

3

0

0

0

23rd

Chris Carroll
(Galletta's #9) @


 

181.0

90.50

1

2

0

0

0

24th

Todd Halstead
(Galletta's #1) @

174.0

87.00

1

2

1

0

0

25th

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

2nd

163.0

81.50

1

2

0

0

0

26th

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

104.0

104.00

1

1

1

0

0

27th

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

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 (3 per driver per season)
L = Raced Light in handicap kart
= Rookie (less than 1 season at Galletta's)

 

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.


VISIT THE 2000-2009 GALLETTA'S WINS & POINTS STANDINGS, TALLIED AFTER EACH COMPLETED SEASON

NOW YOU CAN COMMENT ON EVERY RACE ON GALLETTA'S KARTING CLUB'S WEBSITE!
Just sign in via your Twitter, Facebook, BlogSpot, Yahoo or other Social Networking ID and post:

 

Galletta's Greenhouse's Karting Club Facebook Comments

<- PREVIOUS RACE | NEXT RACE->


Galletta's Go-Kart News & Message Board! Comments, questions, and additional info with Galletta's Kart Club drivers, fans, friends, family and officials can be found on our message boards and -- more active with updates -- our Facebook Group:


JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP FOR UPDATES

Our karting club's home track is located in back of::
Galletta's Greenhouse of Oswego NY (Official website)
Galletta's Greenhouses
60 County Route 20
Oswego, NY 13126-6512
(315) 343-0879 or (315) 343-4281

Need directions? Here they are!

 

Website by ChrusherComix Studios - Graphic Art, Comics, and Website Design:
WWW.CHRUSHER.COM - The home of ChrusherComix Studios!Cartoonist/Graphic Artist, Chris Galletta Stevens
TEE AND WEE CHILDREN'S BOOK

Chrusher: Graphic Novel


Galletta's Greenhouse Gas Flathead Dirt Karting Club & Backyard Speedway
60 County Route 20
Oswego, NY, USA
13126-6512
Telephone:
 (315) 343-0879
or
(315) 343-4281
(Ask for Matt or Chris only!)
Directions

ChrusherComix Google website search:





Galletta's on:
 YouTube
YouTube

2009 DVD store
2008 DVD store
2007 DVD store

2006 DVD store

CHRUSHERCOMIX STUDIO PROJECTS
ON SALE NOW:

 
Chrusher: End Cycle #1 (PG-13)
ChrusherComix Online Comic Book Store on IndyPlanet.com


Towner Comics:
The Complete

Collection Book
$15.99
 

Galletta's & Oswego 1-WD Gas Karting Clubs
Galletta's & Oswego Yard Kart Club on MySpace





Google Map

Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic
 


 Subscribe

Bookmark and Share
 

 
Free Mario Cart Mario Win MySpace Cursors at www.totallyfreecursors.com
 


Creative Commons License
This website is created, designed, and maintained by ChrusherComix Studios/Christopher Galletta Stevens, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. All material on this website - including artwork, pictures, statistics, descriptions, interviews, videos, and text - is TM & © copyright 1996-2010 by Christopher Galletta Stevens (unless otherwise noted) for the Galletta's Karting Club, and cannot be used without permission from the author. All Rights reserved.
ChrusherComix Studios can be for commissioned for website design and graphic artwork for low-prices. This website is designed to be viewed under 1024 x 728 screen resolution. Other resolutions may skew the page.