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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 - '10 Season, Event #17 - Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2010:

Shadoe Russell wins the 9/24/2010 karting race in Oswego, NY with the Russell #26 kart!

2010 Season, Event #17 - Friday, September 24th, 2010 - We knew one of these days it was going to happen due to his progression from his shaky rookie campaign, and it finally did - Shadoe Russell led all 45 laps from his pole starting position en route to his 1st career feature win in his Rubbin' Is Racin' #26! Doe did, however, have an escort, as Melissa Stevens did a masterful job of blocking everyone from Doe in 2nd place to ensure Doe sealed the deal. Another tight, close, clean, bumper-to-bumper 45-lap feature with 9 drivers was likely the regular season finale, as the 2010 Points Champion shall be decided in this upcoming weekend's 15th Annual Galletta's Karting Klassic 200-Lap Championship -- the largest and longest-running kart race in the known area -- which determines the overall ironman karting champion of Oswego County. No twelve-different, ten-minute herd-on/herd-off sprints...  this is a massive point-scoring, 27-mile marathon with some of the most experienced karters in the area. Talent, equipment, patience, strategy, and a little luck will get you the championship. Money nor location does not. If you race one kart race all year, make it this one. Videos forthcoming as I get caught up.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
2010 Season, Season-Ending Event #18 - Saturday, October 2nd, 2010; Approx. 2pm is:
THE 15TH ANNUAL GALLETTA'S KARTING KLASSIC KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP
200-LAP (APPROXIMATELY 27 MILE) INVITATIONAL MARATHON TO DECIDE UNDISPUTED OVERALL CHAMPION OF OSWEGO DIRT  KARTING! Cookout is an option, please come forth to us with plans on what you want to bring or donate to the cookout. If nobody comes forth (paper plates, hot dogs or hamburgers), no cookout.

Galletta's Go-Kart KlassicThe 15th Annual Galletta's Karting Klassic 200 of 2010 : Will be on -- unless weather or inability for multiple regulars to race forces a change -- be on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010, with a cookout and time-trials starting in the early afternoon and the 200-Lapper starting as soon as the qualifiers and the drivers are all set to go. We prefer Saturday so we can make it a long day-and-night without work or school the next day and avoid NFL football Sunday. If you'd like to be involved in the cookout, either donate some money for food or bring the food on race day, per usual for our Klassic Cookout. Please let Chris and Matt know if this date is an absolute no-can-do, because it looks to be the best date for our schedule due to Matt and Melissa's every-other-Saturday bowling schedule and NFL on Sundays. More below.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO 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 HEAT EVENTS:


Randy Platt (#187) & Chris Stevens (#74) duke it out in the 1st heat.

1st 10-Lap Heat Finish:
1st. Randy Platt (Plattitude #187)
2nd. Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com #74)
---. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Engn. #04) *
3rd. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
4th. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n' Fur #19)
5th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta's #7)

* = Point Credits for 6/20/2010 Feature.
DNF = Did Not Finish
.

Chris almost got Randy on a restart, but Randy held him off and pulled away fror the heat win.


Larry Phillips (#04) held off George Russell (#6) and Tim Galletta (#54) for the 2nd heat win.

2nd 10-Lap Heat Finish:
1st. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Engn. #04)
2nd. George Russell (Galletta's #6)
3rd. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54)
4th. Matt Stevens (Galletta's #33)
---. Jeff Johnson (Galletta's #7) *
---. Randy Platt (Chrusher.com #74) * DNF

* = Point Credits for 6/20/2010 Feature.
DNF = Did Not Finish
.

Larry Phillips has had a very poor year, but Matt and Randy may have got the kart back into shape for Klassic as he was able to win his heat.

Ogie... devious as ever!

Ogie instructs Carlee in the ways of devious evil, then flips you -- the viewer -- off.

45-LAP REGULAR SEASON FINALE FEATURE EVENT:

We put a twist on the handicap start for the regular-season final. Because we have had a base core group of around 8-10 skilled veteran drivers all year, the handicap has changed little once most of the competitors acquired a feature win. And traditionally since 2005, once a driver secured at least 1 feature win, then we threw wins out and went by points-per-race invert. This race, however, we decided to mix it up (we sometimes do this if the starting handicap is pretty much the same for a few weeks in a row) and went with total wins handicapped in the back because although we are close in points, a handful of drivers scored more wins than others Tim (3 wins) Randy (2 wins) and George (2 wins) had more wins but less points-per race (hence they started in front of some with less wins), but it made no difference for Matt (3 wins) because whether you handicap by points or wins, he starts in the rear. This enabled Melissa (1 win) and Chris (1 win) to get a slightly better starting position. However, again, Doe (0 wins all-time) and Larry (0 wins this season) are still handicapped up front, and the racing is so close that passing is at a premium. With few driver errors made due to the experienced competitors, mechanical failure is often the difference between 1st and last this season.

Close racing!

Melissa Stevens (#19), Larry Phillips (#04), Chris Stevens (#8), Matt Stevens (#33), George Russell (#6), and Tim Galletta (#54) display just how close the racing in this year early in the 45-lap feature at Galletta's. Right out of picture frame ahead of them is Shadoe Russell (#26) and right behind them is Randy Platt (#187).

Doubtful anybody else could race better. ;)

Shadoe Russell (#26) led every lap of the 45-Lapper, but that doesn't mean the race was boring by any means. Behind his rear bumper, battles were furious (yet clean) from 2nd to 7th. Larry Phillips was strong early until gunk in the carburetor slowed him to a near-standstill. Melissa Stevens (#19) had her hands full in staying near Shadoe while holding off challenges from Chris Stevens (#8), Matt Stevens (#33) and George Russell (#6).

George Russell usually complains that everyone hits him and don't go to the rear, but what about this?

On one lap of wheel-to-wheel racing between the #33, #6, and #8, the #6 made contact with the #8, which enabled George, Matt and Randy Platt to get the pass on Chris. If Chris wasn't a 20-year veteran of racing these type karts and knows how to save them, he probably would have spun off the track in turn 4. [Chris was infuriated, because these are OPEN WHEEL race vehicles, meaning RUBBING DOESN'T MEAN RACING --- RUBBIN' MEANS WRECKING. And wrecking CAN MEAN PAIN. This isn't NASCAR, where drunk redneck hick fans too liquored up to know what a wreck feels like financially or physically think it's cool to bump because millionaire machines have top-of-the-line safety features. Wrong. We race courteously, or find somewhere else to race. Don't complain if a little bumping occurs next week, George.] When trying to get back up to 3rd a few laps later, Chris made contact the #187, and then momentarily losing control, crashed with Tim Galletta. On a restart, George spun the #6 and Randy made contact enough to warrant going to the rear. The racing, still bumper-t0-bumper, finished with a bang as Chris gave Matt some of his own medicine and gave the outside-in slingshot to his brother and tied him at the stripe, which is usually what Matt does to everybody else. Everyone agreed however, it was a truly great race, and other than the #04's mechanical failure, a perfect way for all to gain momentum going into next weekend's 200 lapper!

45-Lap Feature Handicap Start:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Engn. #04)
3rd. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n' Fur #19)
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #8)
5th. George Russell (Galletta's #6)
6th. Randy Platt (Plattitude #187)
7th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54)
8th. Matt Stevens (Galletta's #33)
9th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta's #7)

45-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n' Fur #19)
TIE-3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #8)
TIE-3rd. Matt Stevens (Galletta's #33)
5th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54)
6th. George Russell (Galletta's #6)
7th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta's #7)
8th. Randy Platt (Plattitude #187) DNF
9th. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Engn. #04) DNF

DNF = Did Not Finish

"HAHAHA! Winning... so easy a CAVE-DOE can do it! AHAHAHAHA!"
Ogie again manipulates the outcome yet again. Ogie is becoming quite the menace publically, whereas before he meddled privately!

This week's DVD menu

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 final regular-season point tally for the 2010 season, and contrary to the demands of Gary Miller Sr. (who raced very little this year), we will time-trial in the order of total points so that the highest-point scorers are rewarded with the freshest track. And contrary to the ideas of George Russell, it is the one time during the year that we do not handicap the start. The reason? It's the 200-lapper and it is to decide the Championship. What do you think we counted the points for all season?

2010 Galletta's Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:
After 17 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010
-thru- 9/24/2010.
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

Chris StevensChris Stevens
(Galletta's #8, 4, 5, 74)

15th

2,397.0

119.85

17

20

3

1

54

2nd

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt Stevens
(Galletta's #3, 33, 7) t

15th

2,383.0

119.15

17

20

4

3

97

3rd

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

4th

2,194.5

109.73

17

20

1

1

4

4th 

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

2nd

2,175.5

108.78

16

20

1

3

3

5th

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

2nd

2,113.0

105.65

15

20

2

2

2

6th

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

2nd

1,851.5

102.86

12

18

3

2

2

7th

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

3rd

1,837.5

91.88

15

20

0

1

1

8th

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

1,562.5

97.66

11

16

3

1

1

9th

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

4th

1,387.5

92.50

10

15

1

0

3

10th

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

2nd

1,359.0

97.07

9

14

1

1

1

 

11th

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

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

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

3rd

482.0

68.86

5

7

1

0

1

15th

Gary MillerGary Miller Sr.
(G-Mill #24, Galletta's #0, #4) L

6th

439.0

109.75

4

4

1

1

6

16th

Kelly Miller driving the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 kart (7/2010)Kelly Miller
(Galletta's #7, 9) @ tt

6th

429.9

107.48

3

4

0

1

1

17th

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

400.0

133.33

2

3

0

1

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

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

1st

263.0

65.75

4

4

0

0

0

21st

Jeffery Johnson (in Galletta's #7)Jeffery Johnson (Galletta's #7) @

235.0

78.33

2

3

0

0

0

22nd

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

23rd

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

3rd

184.0

61.33

1

3

0

0

0

24th

Chris Carroll
(Galletta's #9) @


 

181.0

90.50

1

2

0

0

0

25th

Todd Halstead
(Galletta's #1) @

174.0

87.00

1

2

1

0

0

26th

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

2nd

163.0

81.50

1

2

0

0

0

27th

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

104.0

104.00

1

1

1

0

0

28th

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

85.0

85.00

1

1

0

0

0

29th

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 full 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.


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THE OSWEGO DIRT KARTING KLASSIC 200 IS COMING!

Galletta's Go-Kart KlassicThe Galletta's 200-Lapper is by far the largest, longest-running, and most prestigious karting event known of -- please let us know if you can find one that not only runs 200 laps (equaling over 20 miles), but also with 9-15 competitors, many of whom have raced for many years -- so all local karters with the talent, confidence and balls have at least entered one or more. WKA, clone, methanol, gas, no matter, this is a marathon of racing skill, and as undisputed small-track Oswego Champion karter Kyle Reuter once said, "it is not easy to win at Galletta's. It is a lot harder than most people think and you have talented drivers out there." Kyle himself raced two Galletta's Klassics (2006 and 2007), and also called Galletta's the "street cred" of karting. Talent, patience, a good kart, smart driving, and a little luck all have to line up to win this one. There is nothing to prove except yourself against the best.

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

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