Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Club, located in Oswego, NY, is a go-kart racing club that specializes on racing as professionally as we can for as economically as possible. In the early 1990s, we developed a style of kart racing that is different, but no less competitive than any national karting organization. Our biggest difference is affordability. Our club is free to join and race in, and the only thing anybody pays for is gas and parts. We are the largest and longest-running dirt karting class in the local area, as we were founded in the early 1990s and our average feature is 45-Laps usually consisting of 10-15 karts, with a 200-Lap "Klassic" Championship at Summer's end deciding an Annual Points Champion. We race homemade 1-Wheel-Drive racing karts that can race on professional karting tracks and backyard speedways alike. We have karts rebuilt from used racing chassis, used yard karts and some built from scratch. We have ONE class to ensure a true overall track champion, and not have several smaller classes of divisional champions with no clear winner. We race used 5hp Briggs Flathead motors fueled by pump gas, sped-up by hand-shaved heads and select racing cams, and regulated by stock Fun Power-type carburetors instead of expensive pre-fabricated 2-WD chassis powered by high-priced methanol-fueled motors. On our own backyard oval speedway, we turn clockwise with our top speeds approximately 45-50MPH. Although we all run in the same division, in addition to a minimum weight requirement, we have something unique to our inclusive class -- a weight-to-power-allowance scale to allow heavier drivers more horsepower via stronger racing cams and more powerful gear ratios, a system proven to be successful as we have the tightest competition and most varied winner's circle locally over the last few years. This way our one class is bigger than the higher-priced karting classes, because heavier and lighter drivers can race equally and having the same chance of winning as the next guy. Racing experience, starting position, and a little bit of luck usually decides the outcome, and money and kart price play no role. To ensure this, we have an expert motor builder -- club co-founder Matt Stevens - who oversees that all of the motors are legal, equalized, and competitive, and does so for no cost - just to have people to race with! Join us and find out what many people, including semi-pro drivers from local racetracks say - we have the most fun and spend the least money of likely any competitive motorsport class in the world! The club races every Sunday afternoon all summer starting on the first Sunday in June annually in back of Galletta's Greenhouse and running every wekend until the weather stops us in the Fall. We race qualifiers and a 45-Lap feature most weeks, but change up to occasional Twin-30s or the occasional 55-Lapper. All races count for points and are tallied at the end of each season to determine the track champion. The season concludes with the 200-Lap Galletta's Karting Klassic in late-September or early-October. Our club is free to watch and free to join, and runs 100% off donations of the racers. You can race a Galletta's Team Kart for a nominal gas & parts donation, or race your own. We will help you either way, whether it be using a Galletta-kart or building one for yourself. We're not in this to make money and we're not in it to further a career in racing. We are in this to have fun racing with friends and family and be mini-superstars on our lil' website for as little money as humanly possible. And can your $1,000-$7,000 methanol racing kart go over 20 miles reaching speeds between 30-50MPH per lap in one race on one tank of pump gas? No? Well, we can. Join us! Enjoy the site!

6/12/2011: Twin-30s Night!

Joe Sereno & Melissa Stevens win the twin 30-lappers at Galletta's Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway on 6/12/2011!

JUNE 12TH, 2011: Twin 30s were in store for week two of the Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Club Season. We like them because we handicap the first race via points/wins and invert the finish for the 2nd, always leading up to some excitement. We also like them early in the season to establish more winners and points scored for the season standings. Rookie Joe Sereno won his first feature in his 2nd race he's ever entered in the Galletta's Greenhouse #5 kart, while Melissa Stevens took her Scissors-n-Fur #19 back into victory lane in the second 30-lapper. Both features were close and action-packed! Details, pictures, points, and YouTube video below!

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Oswego Dirt Karting Club - Galletta's 2011/6/12 - 30-Lapper #1

Oswego Dirt Karting Club - Galletta's 2011/6/12 - 30-Lapper #2

All picture captures & video clips are directly taken from our weekly DVDs.


Above is this race's menu. For a DVD copy of this race, please email or call Chris Stevens and ask for Galletta's Karting Club 2011 Volume #2. Each disc is chock full of between 1 to 3 hours of racing, often from multiple angles and are only $5 each (discounts available for multiple copies). We accept PayPal or cash, and can either ship or arrange for pickup.

 

Race Results

The first 30 lapper started handicapped via (1) career wins and (2) points-per-race this season thus far.

A shot from our 2nd feature.

Starting Lineup for 1st 30-Lap Feature:

  1. Joe Sereno (Galletta's Greenhouse #5) {R}
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta's Greenhouse #7) {R}
  3. AJ Nason (D&S Roofing #35)
  4. Randy Platt (Platt-num #28)
  5. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey #54)
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  7. Chris Stevens (Galletta's Greenhouse #4)
  8. Matt Stevens (Galletta's Greenhouse #3) [1 Win]
    {R} = Rookie

Close, evenly-matched racing at Galletta's Greenhouse Backyard Speedway. You CAN spend a few grand on one kart and a few hundred on fees to get a 25 cent sticker on other local tracks if you want, though. We'll just keep doing it for a few hundred dollar karts and star in our DVDs and YouTube videos - for FREE!

Rookie Joe Sereno started on the pole and quite frankly went unchallenged. He pulled away from his brother and fellow rookie Justin Galletta and recorded his 1st career feature win in only his 2nd time out, duplicating an effort by Jared Halstead last year. AJ Nason stalled in turn 2 early and watched for the remainder of the race.:

Final Order Of Finish  for 1st 30-Lap Feature:

  1. Joe Sereno (Galletta's Greenhouse #5) {R} [30 Laps Led; 1 Win]
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta's Greenhouse #7) {R}
  3. Matt Stevens (Galletta's Greenhouse #3)
  4. Randy Platt (Platt-num #28)
  5. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey #54)
  6. Chris Stevens (Galletta's Greenhouse #4)
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  8. AJ Nason [D&S Roofing #35) [DNF]

    RETCON RACE CREDITS:
  9. [RETCON from 6/19/2011 - Jason Platt (Galletta's #2)]
  10. [RETCON from 7/5/2011 - Chris Doviak (Galletta's #9)]
  11. [RETCON from7/10/2011 - Jeff Tetro (Galletta's Greenhouse #9)]
  12. [RETCON from 7/24/2011 - Brian Galletta (Galletta's Greenhouse #1]
  13. [RETCON from 8/29/2011 - Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta's Greenhouse #0)]

NOTES: ZERO CAUTIONS! And exhibition in solid, clean racing.

Another shot from our 2nd feature of the night - a TREMENDOUS race from start to finish!

Another shot from our 2nd feature of the night - a TREMENDOUS race from start to finish!

The 2nd feature was started with an inverted finish from the 1st. AJ Nason retired his Nason Motorsports #35 due to a sputtering motor (likely carb or 2-hung-low header), and hopped into the Galletta's Greenhouse #1 for the 2nd feature. The Galletta's #1 led the vast majority of the 2010 Klassic 200-Lapper with Kyle Reuter behind the wheel.

Matt Stevens again in his low-groove. As close as we are, passing is at a premium, and often staying out of wrecks and making patient stragety and talented moves mean the difference between 1st and last.

Nason led 26-laps until he was pressured by Matt Stevens, and spun out directly into him. As you can see the Galletta's #7 driven by Justin Galletta also hopped a tire, bending a sprocket, which netted Justin a DNF.

AJ and Matt meet again in the back turn face to face while AJ is trying to hold on to the lead. I sense a trend here.

Melissa took the final 4 laps and the race finished as follows:

Final Order Of Finish  for 2nd 30-Lap Feature:

  1. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [4 Laps Led; 1 Win]
  2. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey #54)
  3. Randy Platt (Started Platt-num #28; Finished Galletta's Greenhouse #2)
  4. Chris Stevens (Galletta's Greenhouse #4)
  5. Matt Stevens (Galletta's Greenhouse #3)
  6. Joe Sereno (Galletta's Greenhouse #5) {R}
  7. Justin Galletta (Galletta's Greenhouse #7) {R}  [DNF]
  8. AJ Nason (Galletta's Greenhouse #1) [26 Laps Led; DNF]

    RETCON RACE CREDITS:
  9. [RETCON from 6/19/2011 - Jason Platt (Galletta's #2)]
  10. [RETCON from 7/5/2011 - Chris Doviak (Galletta's #9)]
  11. [RETCON from7/10/2011 - Jeff Tetro (Galletta's Greenhouse #9)]
  12. [RETCON from 7/24/2011 - Brian Galletta (Galletta's Greenhouse #1]
  13. [RETCON from 8/29/2011 - Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta's Greenhouse #0)]
  14. [R] Josh Hartley (Galletta's Greenhouse #9) - Credit from Retcon Race held on 9/11/2011
  15. Kyle Reuter (Galletta's Greenhouse #1) - Credit from Retcon Race held on 9/11/2011

2011 Point Standings as of 6/12/2011 

Position

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

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Feature

Events

Features

Heat Wins

2011 Feature Wins

Career Feature Wins (2000-up)

Years Pro at Galletta's

1st

Joe Sereno in the Galletta's #5 (2011)Joe Sereno
(Galletta's #5, 1)

337.5

112.50

2

3

0

1

1

(R)

2nd

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt Stevens
(Galletta's #33, 3)

328.5

109.50

2

3

0

1

99

16th

3rd

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

319.5

106.50

2

3

0

1

5

5th

4th

Justin Galletta in the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 (2011)Justin Galletta
(Galletta's #7)

316.5

105.50

2

3

0

0

0

(R)

5th

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

314.0

104.67

2

3

0

0

54

16th

6th

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

306.0

102.00

2

3

0

0

3

3rd

7th

Randy "Bobandi" Platt in Platt-num #28 (2011)Randy "Bobandi" Platt
(Platt-num #28, Galletta's #2, 0)

292.5

97.50

2

3

1

0

3

3rd

8th

AJ Nason in Racin' Nason #35 (2011)Arnold "AJ" Nason
(Nason #35, Galletta's #1)

283.0

94.33

2

3

1

0

1

2nd

9th

Jason Platt in the Galletta's #2 (2011)Jason Platt
(Galletta's #2)

147.5

147.50

1

1

1

0

0

(R)

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 scoring page in addition to 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 2000-2010 GALLETTA'S WINS & POINTS STANDINGS, TALLIED AFTER EACH COMPLETED SEASON

 

Rookie  Joe Sereno leapfrogs into the lead after his impressive feature win in seasoned veteran fashion! Matt Stevens has been passing the most drivers (what else is new?), but has also wrecked a lot more than usual as well. Oddly enough, in an unusual twist, 1st and 2nd place in the points may have been involved in the most cautions so far this year and still maintain a lead! On a side-note, three drivers - a vet and two rookies - were scheduled to make it and had rides waiting for them had a change of plans at the last moment, keeping our kart count down more than it usually is (but still more than most local karting divisions). And the batch of 7-10 rookies that were so pumped and gung-ho about racing here after our season finale 200-Lapper (and drove in two non-point  rookie exhibition races) have not yet shown up on race day, despite the fact that they bought not one, not two, not three... but four Galletta-type 1-WD hybrid racing karts in the offseason! I sense Gary Miller Sr. is up to his ol' two-face, lyin' backstabbin' mealy-mouthed gossip -mongering (as usual) and turned total strangers against us. Thanks, Gary! You backstabbing son of a b****!


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Location & Sponsor

John J. Galletta Memorial KartwayGalletta's Backyard Go-Kart Speedway is a 0.133887 mile dirt oval with 20-degree banked turns. It is located behind Galletta's Greenhouse in Oswego, NY, and can be seen from outer space! The single-wheel-drive gasoline-fueled flathead motor karts take the track between 15-17 seconds per lap which averages over 30 mph (approximately 45-50 mph top speed in the straights). Our speeds are comparable to alcohol/methanol-fueled karts that cost 8 times as much because we use mostly stock parts and gas on a large track; leading to more karts, more competition, and more fun. Our class is usually the largest and most competitive in the area. Thanks to Google Earth for this Spring 2006 photo. 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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