Racing points championship racing from 1996-current at
Galletta's Greenhouse's Go-Kart Speedway
Sundays from June-August & Saturdays from September-October, and summer
Fridays at Oswego Speedway.
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motors all with affordable 100% stock parts at Galletta's, & 5-8hp motors
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FOR ED MAYNES (2004-07)
Ed Maynes with the Maynes #43 on 2006/09/23
- Photo by Gene Galletta, Remastered by Chris Stevens.
Fast-Eddie, Crazy Eddie
Head man of Team Maynes (several karts in his stable).
Years Racing Go-karts at Galletta's: 2004-2007.
Ed and his sons retired during the 2007 season and sold all the karts
in his stable.
(and Backyard Speedway):
Ed raced 13 features
at Galletta's, winning one, and came in 8th in the points at Galletta's.
He also ran 5 races at the Oswego Speedway's Dirt Kartway (Dirt Gas
Stocker Kart division) and won one there as well, before being wrecked
and nearly coming to blows with the OHV Outlaws. He also stormed off
during the 2006 Klassic because his sons were seen driving dangerously
Race #16: 9/23/2006 11th Annual Galletta's Klassic 150
- Ed Maynes time-trialed his potent Maynes #43 to
start 4th in the fiercest, fastest-paced, closest, and most competitive
Classic in history. Wesley Ogre Stevens (#4), Chris Stevens, (#8/#3)
Matt Stevens (#33) and Robbie Jimenez (#5) battled on equal footing
for the lead, but the event was marred early by the actions of
Team Maynes. Three drivers (Dick Dann. Gary Miller and Kyle Reuter),
two flaggers, and the property owner witnessed Ed's sons involved
in multiple wrecks - some appearing very intentional, and one
where they hurt themself. Then, when Ed was asked to talk to his
sons about the wrecks, he stormed off in a fit of irrational and
nonsensical anger, taking his sons, Jason Mills, and himself out
of the race.
Oswego Speedway Dirt Track Operator Allowed Wrecks &
- On Friday, July 7th 2006, Ed Maynes
stopped racing at the track after he was seemingly purposefully
(Even one track employee did tell us that the tape showed #57
of Mike Billion making contact to spin Maynes out and take lead)
wrecked out of a possible win while leading, and he and his family
were almost attacked and members of the OHV
Outlaws at Oswego.
Ed, Brian Bortel, and Matt Stevens all were directly involved
with accidents with Mark Miller and Mike Billion, all for the
top two spots. However, neither Mark nor Mike went to the back
as Ed, Brian, and Matt rightly did. It became apparent to the
drivers and several spectators that Mike & Mark appeared to
both be blocking and crashing into anybody who got close to them.
Team Maynes and the Outlaws then had a verbal argument in the
pits after the race, which almost got physical, until track officials
stepped in. Track Operator Jim Losurdo perversely cheered the
fights, and some believe he orchestrated them as revenge for the
disputes we had at Galletta's over motors in 2005! Team Mayes
never returned to the track. More...
at Oswego Speedway's NEW Dirt Track! - On Friday, June 30th
2006, a handful of the Galletta's Go-Kart Association ventured
to the Oswego Speedway's new Dirt
Track and put on another exhibition of our Galletta's-type
"limited modification Yard Karts", again being the biggest,
and most competitive series at the track BY FAR. Ed Maynes
won both his 10-lap heat and the 20-lap feature in his own #43
kart, fighting off challenges from Brian Bortel, Wes and Chris
Race #6 - 7/16/2006 - Ed Maynes (in his freshly
painted "hot pink" #43 making good on a dare from Kris
Pitsley) inherited the lead late and flat out controlled the rest
of the race, as nobody - not even the usually dominant Matt Stevens
- could get close to him after the following restarts. Thus making
karts painted "Hot Pink" undefeated 1-1 all-time at
Ed raced 13 features
at Galletta's, winning two, and came in 11th in the points at Galletta's
Raceway, and Ed missed a handful of races because the OHV
Outlaws in their race-altered 6.5hp motors pissed him off to the
point of not coming out to compete in the very races he loved in protest.
However, after the Outlaws quit (because the refused to run the same
motors, get tires with less digging studs, and/or run their own class)
an injured back took him out of getting a second shot at a covered
Galletta's Klassic Championship title.
race #18 - 9/24/2005: 10th Annual Galletta's Klassic 135
- Four slipped discs prevented Ed Maynes from attempting
to race the grueling 130-lapper, although he qualified for the
race with a fast time trial (which would've placed him near the
middle of the pack in his #18 kart). His son, Kenny Maynes
raced the Maynes #18 in his place, and Ed took over as head flagman
along with his son Chris Maynes.
Race #7 - 7/17/2005 - Ed Maynes (Maynes #18)
inherited the lead with four laps remaining to win the highly
controversial, hot, humid, and overcast afternoon July 17th 50-lap
event. Raindrops started falling as Ed crossed the finish line,
but that was far from the whole story in this hectic and hotly
contested race, which involved Mike Billion purposefully wrecking
Chris Stevens out of the lead with four laps to go, but also maliciously
wreck him a second time while coming up through the field after
that, breaking Chris' #8's steering column (and almost injuring
Race #1 - 6/05/2005 - Ed Maynes (in his own
#18) stormed from 8th to 1st in just two laps to take a commanding
lead in the opening week of the 2005 racing season... and outstanding
performance that proclaimed Ed was out for vengence after his
disappointing breakdown while leading the 2004
Matt Stevens (in his Galletta's #3) was on Ed's tail,
but didn't have enough to get him.
Ed Maynes came out
to race at Galletta's well into the 2004 season when one of his best
friends Jason Mills invited him out. He loved it, and did extremely
well in the Galletta's #2. Ed would then become one of the very first
drivers to bring their own karts to the track, rather than just race
Galletta's Greenhouse house karts. This led to a new era of people
bringing their own karts all of the time, and expanded the club's
already fun and deep competition! Ed won three features in this rookie
season, and shared rookie-of-the-year honors.
(in his Galletta's #8) time-trialed
into the coveted outside pole position, but it was Ed Maynes
(in his #18) on the inside pole that took the lead and lapped half
of the field of competitors within the first quarter of the race.
This surprised everybody, as the usual strategy is to take it easy,
save the kart, the track, and fuel for the marathon endurance race.
Ed Maynes in his green
#18 completely dominated the first portion of the race, not only leading,
but pulling away, putting a few karts down one lap, and one kart down
at least two. He led the first 41 laps without one challenge, as several
of the other drivers chose to try and save their karts, while Ed's
was try to lap everybody. But, did his strategy
One of the fastest drivers
to collect a win in Galletta's Go-Kart history.
Several career wins at Galletta's.
Still leads in visitor wins
years after his self-imposed retirement.
Fast and a hard-charger,
Ed is always a Feature & Klassic
contender (if he stays for the finish, that is. Perhaps his biggest
weakness is getting frustrated after a wreck or spin, and early,
angry exist were first called "Doing an Ed Maynes",
but after Ed left, Gary Miller not only took the mantke, but he
did the angry temper tantrum exit even more, and it is now known
as "Doing a Gary Miller.").
Dominated the early-going
of the 2004
Galletta's Klassic 130, lapping several competitors during the
first 20 laps, but he raced so hard during the first half of the
130-Lap event that he broke while leading comfortably and could
not recover in time, only finishing 4th. According to the tapes,
his sons were freakin' pissed!
One win at Oswego Speedway
Dirt Track's Gas Stock Karting Division in 2006.
He, like many others, refused to go back to the Oswego Kartway after
track operators allowed some drivers to use larger (and even race-modified)
OHV motors, intentionally wreck then not go to the back after a
wreck, and even fight with people just because they were "buddies"
with the operators. This may have, unfortunately, taken Ed's heart
out of racing anywhere, as he cut down his racing after this.
Always fast and competitive,
but would often take weeks off for unknown reasons, therefore taking
himself out of points title contention, as he would be at or near
the top if he did not do this. Often quiet, sometimes mild-mannered,
sometimes fiery, he takes himself out of serious contention with
his mood swings. Again, he retired in 2007 despite the fact that
he is always fast and always a threat to win any race he enters.
[2010 Update: However, teammate
Jason Mills did admit that Ed was exprimenting with racing cams
in 2004-2006, when no other driver in our club was doing so - in
2007, we allowed only HEAVIER drivers (those over 200 lbs.
at least) race cams, years before Ed was allegedly using them, and
Ed was possibly the lightest driver on our track - which, in hindsight,
may explain his illogically quick rise to instant feature win competitor
and exceptional win percentage beyond the normal learning curve
that 99% of new drivers in our historical
roster have had.]
Ed Maynes only
ran 2 races in 2007 despite racing for much of the 2004-2006 seasons
and compiling several wins and a lot of top-5 finishes. However, he
got collected in a small mishap during the 2nd heat here and retired
for the year. He then sold this kart. Everyone at Galletta's wants him
and his team to race a full-time basis and hopes he returns....
after he (1) gets a hold of his temper, (2) stops cheating, and (3)
stops diddling girls that maybe he shouldn't be diddling legally and
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