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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 Go-Kart Klassic History - THE World Championship of Gas Flathead Karting!

 

Galletta's Karting Club - '10 Season, Event #18 - Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 2010
THE 15TH ANNUAL GALLETTA'S KARTING KLASSIC 200:

Kyle Reuter, Matt Stevens, Jeff Tetro, Chris Stevens, and Melissa Stevens took the Top-5 in the 2010 Galletta's Klassic 200!

2010 Season, Event #18 - Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 - A 14-competitor 200-lapper was in store for the 15th Annual Galletta's Karting Klassic 200-Lap Championship, which also doubles as the season Points Finale (points will be tallied during the week) and again did not disappoint as a close, competitive, fiery race with a lot of drama. At the end, however, it was the intrepid- Kyle Reuter, racing his 1st Feature at Galletta's since the 2007 Klassic, emerged from the marathon race on top in the Galletta's Greenhouse #0 kart. He became 1st visiting driver to ever win a Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic (Matt Stevens won 10, Chris won 3, and Wes won 1)! Point-leaders Chris and Matt -- while  running 2nd and 3rd late -- tangled together and had to  go to the rear, and then-leader Gary Miller Sr. started slowing down, which led Kyle - who did lead over 100 laps early before having to change karts due to a sputtering motor - to take the lead late and not look back. There were many battles and tremendous racing from 1st lap to last. Everyone at Galletta's would like to thank everyone who was at the cookout and all of the drivers, and also congratulate Kyle on a great race. Points & pics up within the next few days and videos forthcoming as I get caught up.

YOUTUBE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO:
200-LAP KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP
- 15th Annual Galletta's Klassic - 10/2/2010 -

[COMING SOON!]

Before the festivities began, Ogie observed all in attendance and was less than impressed.

PRE-KLASSIC FESTIVITIES
Per usual, before Klassic we have a get together where drivers, friends and family bring some food out and we have a cookout. Some damn good (and gre-ee-ee-easy) food was available to fuel the drivers in their 200-lap marathon race in addition to satisfying the race-watchers. Thank you to all who donated to make the cookout possible!


The 2010 Galletta's Klassic Time Trial Results & Starting Order:
The time trials run via the order of that year's point standings going into the Klassic (found on the prior page). This is done because the track (we are just a backyard speedway) does get a bit looser the more laps run, so we reward the highest seasonal point earners with a fresher track. Drivers may qualify more than one kart if they (1) own one, and (2) have qualified for at least one feature during the regular season and one is available (also, as there is a limited amount of backup karts available, if there is a dispute, the highest point scorer for the regular season is awarded the ride). Each driver that qualifies for Klassic is granted 1 time-out. However, each regular driver (that races in a majority of races during the season) is awarded the rollover timeouts that they did not use from the regular season (each regular driver has 3 time-outs). Now to the starting lineup:
 

CLICK TO ENLARGE Matt Stevens w/Galletta's #33Starting 1st:
Matt Stevens
- Galletta's #33
16.60, 16.62
(3 timeouts earned, 1 used.)

Also qualified Galletta's #3
17.36, 17.51
CLICK TO ENLARGE Melissa Stevens w/Scissors n' Fur #19Starting 2nd:
Melissa Stevens
- Scissors N' Fur #19
16.60
, 16.77
(3 timeouts earned, 0 used.)

Also qualified Scissors N' Fur #80
17.55, 17.40
CLICK TO ENLARGE Chris Stevens w/Galletta's #4Starting 3rd:
Chris Stevens
- Galletta's #4
16.67
, DNF
(3 timeouts earned, 0 used.)

Also qualified Galletta's #8
DNF, DNF

Also qualified Chrusher.com #74
17.84, 18.00
CLICK TO ENLARGE Kyle Reuter w/Galletta's #1Starting 4th:
Kyle Reuter
- Galletta's #1
17.55, 17.11
(1 timeout earned.)

 
CLICK TO ENLARGE Gary Miller w/Galletta's/Miller #24Starting 5th:
Gary Miller Sr.
- Miller #24
17.12
, 17.17
(2 timeouts earned, 0 used.)
CLICK TO ENLARGE George Russell w/Galletta's #6Starting 6th:
George Russell
- Galletta's #6
17.16, 17.13
(3 timeouts earned, 1 used.)
CLICK TO ENLARGE Tim Galletta w/Sid Harvey's #54Starting 7th:
Tim Galletta
- Sid Harvey's #54
17.23
, 17.43
(3 timeouts earned, 0 used.)
CLICK TO ENLARGE Randy Bobandi Mandi Platt w/Murder #187Starting 8th:
Randy Platt
- Murder #187
17.90, 17.31
(3 timeouts earned, 0 used.)

Also qualified Galletta's #2
17.12
, 17.48

CLICK TO ENLARGE Jeff Tetro w/Galletta's #9Starting 9th:
Jeff Tetro
- Galletta's #9
17.37
, 17.67
(3 timeouts earned, 0 used.)
CLICK TO ENLARGE Shadoe Russell w/Doe #26Starting 10th:
Shadoe Russell
- Russell #26
17.44, 17.67
(3 timeouts earned, 0 used.)
CLICK TO ENLARGE AJ Nason w/Hammerd #35Starting 11th:
AJ Nason
- Hammerd #35
18.34, 17.48
(3 timeouts earned, 0 used.)
CLICK TO ENLARGE Jeff Johnson w/ Galletta's #7Starting 12th:
Jeff Johnson
- Galletta's #7
18.34, 17.48
(2 timeouts earned, 0 used.)
 
CLICK TO ENLARGE Collin Miller w/Chrusher.com #74The Pace Kart:
Collin Miller
- Chrusher.com #74
DNF, DNF

(1 timeout earned, 0 used.)

Also qualified Galletta's #0
17.70
, 17.80

 

Qualified, but elected to flag:
Mike "MC" Howell
- Galletta's #5
17.56
, 17.56
(2 timeouts earned, 0 used.)

 

Unused karts!
Arrive-and-drive karts OPEN FOR ANY AND ALL DRIVERS.
At Galletta's, we allow for drivers to have a backup if they (1) own the kart and (2) qualify the kart. Whenever a backup is available, any regular driver can claim it for a points penalty if their starter kart breaks. For this Klassic, the penalty is 4xs regular (10 pt. x's 4 = 40 pts.)

Galletta's #0 = Open Backup for claim (Qualified by Nobody)
Galletta's #2 = Open Backup (Qualified by Randy)
Galletta's #3 = Qualified/Claimed as Matt's Backup
Galletta's #5 = Open Backup for claim (Qualified by MC)
Galletta's #8 = Qualified/Claimed as Chris' Backup
Chrusher.com #74 = Open Backup for claim (Qualified by Chris)
Scissors-n-Fur #80 = Qualified/Claimed as Melissa's Backup

Point Rewards for Klassic:
Lap Led = +1 pt.
Lap in 2nd/3rd Place = +0.5 pt.
Finish 200 laps with no timeouts/kart-changes = +20 pts.

Point penalties for Klassic
(4x's regular season penalty):
Refuse going to rear = -40 pts.
Refusing Passing Flag/Black Flag = -40 Pts.
Kart Change = -40 pts.
Pass During Caution = -40 pts.
Entering pits unsafely = -40 pts.

Shots of the starting lineup of the 15th Annual Galletta's Karting Klassic 200!

The largest Galletta's Klassic field in 3 years, and also the closest and most competitive from first to last ever.

CLICK TO ENLARGE CLICK TO ENLARGE

The pace kart and all eleven competitors wave to the camera tower. The top 3 point scorers (Chris, Matt and Melissa Stevens) scored the 3 fastest time trials, proving that having a higher point total and getting an initial shot at the track helps, as the track was dry (amazingly considering the rain that we had during the week, but the tarps did their job TOO well) did get slower as the time trials went on. Matt and Melissa actually had the same exact time in their 1st time, and had to use the 2nd for a tie-breaker, while Chris actually only got one time due to crashing into the tower in turn one on his second time due t the said dry track. Kyle Reuter, racing his 1st Galletta's feature since the 2007 Galletta's Klassic, qualified 4th. The track was properly watered for the start of the 200-lapper.

Doe flips!

On the very 1st lap, we had an odd crash involving Melissa Stevens dropping immediately to the rear and Shadoe Russell crashing into her, hopping a tire, and then flipping when he hit the inside wall. It was a rather funny flip that Doe boy requested, and here it is above.

For most of the 200-lap race, fuel consumption is a key unless one if planning to refuel (which was only allowed after the 1st caution flag after lap 130). The pace of the first few laps was very slow, as polesitter Matt Stevens was taking it very easy, followed by his brother Chris in 2nd. In the fifteen year history of the event, Matt traditionally falls to the rear of the field, and over the past five or so seasons, Chris traditionally hangs out in the top 3 whereas he used to drop to the rear with his brother.

Kyle Reuter took advantage of this and charged into the lead early. Gary Miller Sr., also decided that it would be wiser to charge into the lead and forced Kyle to set a faster pace than all the rest of the competitors.

George Russell, the most pleasantly surprising driver in the 2009 Klassic 200, took a major turn for the worse in 2010. Here he is in one of his several wrecks on the day -- spinning out all by himself and clobbering the inside wall -- often blaming it on other drivers and too many obstacles off of the track. Huh?

 

The race also went over 100 laps without a caution, and during this period, Gary, recovering from an early stall, came from the back and pushed Kyle and himself to a half-track lead over 3rd-running Chris Stevens. Kyle and Gary also put Jeff Johnson, Shadoe Russell, and George Russell a lap down..

A small controversy erupted when the lapped blocker kart of George Russell got loose in turn two and came out a bit high. When this happened, he fell off the track and was also tapped by Tim Galletta while he was already off the track. George was upset believing Tim should have gone to the rear, however, George was a lapped kart (down 1 lap and running 9th) and Tim was on the lead lap (running 4th at the time), and it was incidental contact.

After a restart, Kyle Reuter started developing a problem in the Galletta's #1, and it appeared that the throttle cable at some point slipped, as he quickly dropped from 1st to the rear and then stalled. Kyle then chose to use a time-out, accept a kart-change point penalty and change karts into the Galletta's #0.

This was the ultimate battle. Race leader Gary Miller was developing fuel pickup trouble and starting to show signs of slowing. Chris Stevens, with a healthier tank of gas, was challenging Gary and waiting for an opportunity to get the pass and lead his first Klassic lap since the 2006 Klassic. Matt Stevens had slowly worked his way to the front and began challenging Chris, while Kyle Reuter also was able to make his way back from the rear with the Galletta's #0 and catch the leaders putting him in position to be a factor in the outcome.

Gary Miller leading, Matt and Chris Stevens bump and both stall fighting for 2nd, leaving 4th place Kyle Reuter to inherit 2nd late!

This animation shows the fateful incident that ultimately decided the outcome of the race. With Gary Miller in 1st, and Chris Stevens challenging him for several laps waiting for an opportunity to pass, Chris' #4 came out of turn 4 a little high and Matt Stevens decided to make his move and pull his #33 alongside his brother (and the only other active previous winner of the Klassic). In turn 1, Matt kicked out the rear of the #33 into Chris and they brushed wheels. Oddly enough 10-Time Klassic winning Matt and 3-Time Klassic-winning Chris BOTH STALLED after the contact (later discovered to likely be the #33's head gasket started leaking and the #4's kill switch frayed and shorted out).

Meanwhile, Kyle Reuter -- who simply could not believe his good luck -- had just caught up to the top-3 and was able to take 2nd place after the brothers stalled in front of him. This put the odds heavily in favor towards an all-new 1st-time Klassic winner, as there was less than 25 laps remaining with a full field and both Chris and Matt had to go to the rear. What a climatic incident and the reason why you never, ever give up in a Galletta's race, especially the 200-lapper!

Meanwhile, Kyle Reuter, now in the Galletta's #0, made short work of the slowing leader, and blew by Gary Miller after a couple laps in the back stretch and turn. Chris also decided to accept a points penalty and jump into his backup, the fast but seemingly unlucky Galletta's #8, while Matt used his 2nd and final time-out in an attempt to try and figure out what was wrong with the #33. The race resumed with him believing it was either a dirty carb (which he cleaned) or an electrical problem (shorting kill switch like the #4), but the following day he discovered the true culprit, a leaking head gasket losing him tons of compression. Despite this, he felt that his backup, The Galletta's #3 was not up to the challenge of coming from the back with around 20 laps remaining, so he again tried is #33 after a carb cleaning. This was his final time-out, but if anybody ever deserved the time-outs, it's Matt, who is the man responsible for all of the karts and the track. Some mildly retarded people refer to the use of time-outs and kart changes (in addition to turning right instead of left) as Gayletta's, but we refer to such people as cowardly simpleton rednecks who don't realize that this is a sport where we place fun and competition 1st, so we take the idea of time-outs from every sport outside of racing, and kart changes as a way to keep good competitors on the track.

Matt and Chris had little time to lose and made it through competitors at an alarming rate. They bobbed and weaved, picking off competitors one by one. The battle intensified however, around the lapped traffic #6 kart of George Russell, and the lead-lap #9 kart of Jeff Tetro. Matt, Chris and Jeff passed each other repeatedly - with some very exciting bumping and grinding racing - behind George.

However, Matt emerged past George first, and then had limited time to track down Gary and Kyle. This set up another needless controversy that erupted late as Matt Stevens passed Gary very closely in turns 3 & 4, and a light tire rubbing (much lighter than Gary has done many times to many people) set Gary Miller off into one of his patented tirades, where he abruptly left the track, angrily pointing, screaming and yelling at the man who stored and repaired his kart for a full 3 years. Chris and Tetro battled back and forth, but the lapped #6 of George Russell prevented Chris and Tetro from coming even close to catching the leaders by blocking them both exceptionally well by driving very dirty.

196 caution: Chris, Tetro, George

George cut off every pass attempt that lead-lap Chris and Jeff attempted on him, despite the fact that he was a lapped kart. Starter Michael "MC" Howell had warned George so many times (and George and Shadoe had both threatened to punch both MC and his dad Eric in the face earlier in the season both publically and via facebook), so at this point MC just gave up and let him do whatever he wanted, letting the scorers settle the score via the videotape.

Chris did eventually get a good run and passed first get Jeff and then George (who hooked his tire to prevent the pass and failed -- which seems intentional now after what happened the prior weekend between George and Chris) and make it up to third place, but a caution thrown on lap 196 saw George and Jeff go back in front of Chris. This was a most difficult portion of the race to score because of George Russell's angry refusal to allow lead-lap drivers past him when he clearly did have enough to stay with any of the leaders.

196 restart: George, Tetro, Chris... Um... WTF?!

Again... this is where it gets nonsensical.  Jeff, unfortunately was caught in the storm and accidentally passed under green in the confusion of what George was causing, and unknowingly did an illegal pass under caution because of George's angry and disrespectful disobedience of the flagger. As a result, George and Jeff had to be docked -20 points for passing under the yellow/not obeying the starter, and unfortunately, Jeff was intentionally of fault, but received the penalty because of George. It was either give Jeff a -20 pt. penalty and let him keep 3rd place, or score him in 4th. We went with giving him 3rd with the points dock. And Chris? He legally made it to 3rd place, but finished 4th. How? 

Chris got passed by two karts in caution (the 1-lap George and lead-lap Tetro), both of whom Chris had passed right before an inadvertent caution was thrown (after #6 apparently purposefully hooked the #8's tires as #8 passed him, then the #6 bounced between the #8 and #9. All three karts kept going, but George Russell's tirade made starter Mike Howell believe he brought out the caution) which further convoluted the finish. Chris initially thought that since the caution was thrown due to the #6, 8, and 9 brushing tires, that all three would be placed in the back of the pack. However, when Chris was the only one that went to the back, he asked starter Mike Howell, he said that the caution was accidental and everyone should get their spots back. Chris was not allowed back in line by the #6 and 9, with George in particular was belligerent. It was determined that the only way to count this without fully disqualifying the #6 and #9 was to give #8 and #9 both 3rd-place point credit and penalize the #6 and #9 the traditional penalty for passing under caution. Tetro was then able to get George late, but Chris was stuck behind him for the remainder of the race.

We simply cannot explain George Russell's actions and are at a loss for words at his actions. George was the surprise of the 2009 Klassic running strong and (mostly) clean in the top-5 all day and finishing 3rd, while this year he was involved in several cautions with a handful of different drivers (and some all by himself), going a lap down and blaming everybody around him except himself. He was apparently angry that he got lapped (nobody's fault but his own), and then further angered that Kyle Reuter and Gary Miller would not let him by to get his lead lap back, then his anger was topped-off by falling off the track in turn 2 and believing that lead-lap Tim Galletta pushed him (which the tape proved that he did NOT, that George was off the track and Tim brushed him after George was already crashed). We are saddened by George Russell's activity, as he almost single-handedly ruined a great race. We're used to Gary Miller Sr.'s angry and verbally abusive tirades, but not George. What surprised us further is that the following weekend,  George and Doe did not make the trip up for the final race of 2010 (a Fall Bonus Point race) on the following Sunday, but the very next day, George demanded to make the trip up to pick up his motor (that was on the Galletta's #6) and his son's #26 kart, both of which we stored for no charge to make things easier for our racers (something we always do). We had noticed him being very angry, and complained of someone having road rage and crashing into his truck en route to us. What happened after this was simply amazing to us, and quite hurtful to us. And it is all documented on this webpage.

Meanwhile, 10-time Galletta's Klassic champion Matt Stevens had one restart with four laps to go to try and catch Kyle (who had the 2006 and 2007 Galletta's Klassic 200 experiences under his belt), but Reuter got a tremendous start with the Galletta's #0 and was unchallenged the rest of the way!

And so it was that Kyle Reuter was able to restart extremely well and maintain a 2 kart advantage on 10-Time Klassic-Winner Matt off to win his 1st Galletta's Klassic - again, becoming the 1st non-founding winner of the annual championship event. Kyle was both in shock and disbelief, yet joy as he knows just how difficult it is to win a feature at Galletta's, especially the biggest one of the year! His 3rd Galletta's Klassic and first in three years paid off with an exciting and hard-earned win, one of the most fun races of Kyle's entire racing career! Both Matt and Chris figured that someone someday was eventually going to snap their then 14-year Galletta's founders undefeated Klassic streak, and if anybody was going to do it, Kyle is a talented enough driver to show to all of the onlookers that it can be done.

Kyle Reuter wins the 2010 Klassic (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Kyle Reuter becomes the 1st driver other than the Galletta's Karting Club Founders -- Matt Stevens (10 Wins from 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009), Chris Stevens (3 Wins from 1999, 2000 and 2001) and Wes Stevens (1 Win from 2006) -- to win the Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 Lap race. In addition, he also became the 1st driver to come back from the rear using a back-up kart to win (started the race with the Galletta's #1 kart and finished the race in the Galletta's #0 kart), and the 1st driver to ever win a Klassic with the Galletta's #0 (The kart's highest previous finishes were Chris Stevens [2nd in 2002] and Mike "MC" Howell [2nd in 2007]). It was his third Galletta's Klassic (he previously scored 8th place in 2006 and a 5th place finish in 2007). Congratulations to Kyle on winning one of the most exciting races in Galletta's history and becoming the 1st visiting (non-founding) driver to win our biggest single race of our season! Our only wish is that he races more with us!

The 15th Annual Galletta's Klassic 200 Final Order Of Finish:

   ---200 Laps---
1st. Kyle Reuter (Galletta's Greenhouse #1 and #0) [139 laps led] mku
2nd. Matt Stevens (Galletta's Greenhouse #33) [9 laps led] tt
3rd. Jeff Tetro (Galletta's Greenhouse #9) */puc
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta's Greenhouse #4 and #8) mku
5th. Melissa Stevens (Scissors-n'-Fur #19) *
6th. Arnold "AJ" Nason (Nason Motorsports #35) *
   ---199 Laps---
7th. George Russell (Galletta's Greenhouse #6) puc/pfi
  ---198 Laps---
8th. Shadoe Russell (Russell Racing #26) t
   ---Did Not Finish---
9th. Gary Miller Sr. (Miller Racing #24) [53 laps led]
10th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta's Greenhouse #7)
11th. Randy Platt (Platt Racing #187)
12th. Timothy Galletta (Sid Harvey's #54)

   ---Qualified; Did Not Start---
13th. Collin Miller (Chrusher.com #74 - Pace Vehicle Driver)
14th. Mike "MC" Howell (Galletta's Greenhouse #5
- Official Starter)

   ---Open Karts Unused---

15th. OPEN SEAT (Galletta's Greenhouse #2 - Unclaimed)
16th. OPEN SEAT (Galletta's Greenhouse #5 - Unclaimed)
17th. OPEN SEAT (Chrusher.com #74 - Unclaimed)
18th. OPEN SEAT (Galletta's Greenhouse #3 - Claimed by Matt Stevens)
19th. OPEN SEAT (Scissors-n'-Fur #80 - Claimed by Melissa Stevens)


   ---Karts Not In Attendance--
20th. Russell Hockey (Hockey #00) Could Not Attend - Medical Reason
21st. Larry Phillips (L&K Small Engine #04) Could Not Attend - Family
22nd. Dick Dann (Dann Racing #86) Could Not Attend - Racing Elsewhere

Key:
t = Timeout used (No penalty; earned during regular season attendance)
* = Completed 200 laps without pitting or kart change (+20 pt. reward)
mku = Multiple Karts used = -40 pt. penalty
puc = Passed under caution (-20 pt. penalty)
pfi = Passing Flag Ignored (-20 pt. penalty)

Klassic Notes:
201 Laps Run (175 green; 26 caution)
Most Laps Led: Kyle Reuter (139); Gary Miller Sr. (53); Matt Stevens (9)
Most Laps in 2nd/3rd: Chris Stevens (185); Gary Miller Sr. (99); Matt Stevens (58)
Most Cautions: George Russell (Um, Lost track after 5 or 6 or 7 of them...)
Most "Pull-of-the-track-angry-during-the-race": Gary Miller Sr. (1)

Eventually we will have a Klassic race with twenty drivers. It could have happened this year, but family issues, a hospitalization, a money-prize at a pay track running the same day, a no-show, a few rookie-in-training that aren't ready yet, a few drivers who can't afford the gas money, and finally countless wimpy local karters who ignore our group stopped it from happening this year. Maybe next? We hope! Now for the...

2010 Galletta's Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship FINAL Point Standings:
After 18 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010
-thru- 10/2/2010.
Our complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-2009 are found on this webpage.

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted in 2010)
[Hyperlinked Borders have Driver Profile]
t = Timeouts used

Years Pro at Galletta's

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Feature

Events

Features

Heat Wins

2010
Feature Wins

Galletta's Feature Wins 2000-10

Galletta's 2010 Klassic Win/Enter

1st

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

15th

2,977.5

141.79

18

21

3

1

54

0/1

2nd

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt Stevens
(Galletta's #3, 33, 7) ttt

15th

2,977.0

141.76

18

21

5

3

97

0/1

3rd

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

4th

2,696.5

128.40

18

21

1

1

4

0/1

4th 

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

2nd

2,511.0

119.57

17

21

1

3

3

0/1

5th

George Russell in Galletta's #2George Russell
(Galletta's #2, 6, 7, Doe #26) @@ tt

2nd

2,505.0

119.29

16

21

2

2

2

0/1

6th

Shadoe Russell in Galletta's #1Shadoe Russell
(Doe Racing #26, Galletta's #6) @@ t

3rd

2,245.5

106.93

16

21

0

1

1

0/1

7th

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

2nd

2,197.5

115.66

13

19

3

2

2

0/1

8th

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

2,036.0

119.76

12

17

3

1

1

0/1

9th

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

2nd

1,878.5

125.23

10

15

1

1

1

0/1

10th

Michael A. Howell (AKA MC) in Galletta's #0 KartMichael "mc" Howell
(Galletta's #0, 9, 5)
@@

3rd

1,555.5

103.70

10

15

1

1

1

0/1

   

11th

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey
(Hockey #00, L&K #04, Miller #24) @@@@@ t

4th

1,387.5

92.50

10

15

1

0

3

0/0

12th

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

1st

990.0

90.00

7

11

0

1

1

0/0

13th

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

6th

893.5

178.70

5

5

1

1

6

0/1

14th

Kyle Reuter in the Galletta's #7Kyle Reuter
(Galletta's #0, 1, 7)

3rd

745.5

372.75

2

2

0

1

4

1/1

15th

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

596.0

149.00

3

4

0

0

0

0/1

16th

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

1st

564.0

112.80

5

5

0

0

0

0/1

17th

Dick Dann profileDick Dann
(Destroyer Dann #86) @

5th

512.0

85.33

4

6

0

0

4

0/0

18th

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

3rd

482.0

68.86

5

7

1

0

1

0/0

19th

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

0/0

20th

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

400.0

133.33

2

3

0

1

1

0/0

21st

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

2nd

282.5

94.17

3

3

0

0

0

0/0

22nd

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

2nd

265.0

66.25

2

4

1

0

0

0/0

23rd

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

0/0

24th

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

3rd

184.0

61.33

1

3

0

0

0

0/0

25th

Chris Carroll
(Galletta's #9) @


 

181.0

90.50

1

2

0

0

0

0/0

26th

Todd Halstead
(Galletta's #1) @

174.0

87.00

1

2

1

0

0

0/0

27th

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

2nd

163.0

81.50

1

2

0

0

0

0/0

28th

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

104.0

104.00

1

1

1

0

0

0/0

29th

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

85.0

85.00

1

1

0

0

0

0/0

 

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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Pre-Klassic Notes
(Written the week prior to the 2010 Klassic):
The Klassic is the largest point-earner of the year and when combined with all Pre-Klassic Summer races decides the yearly points title after its completion (although the Klassic and Points champion can be different, only two times before has the Klassic winner also not been the Points Winner 2006: Matt Stevens won Points and Wes Stevens won Klassic; while in 2009: Chris Stevens won Points and Matt Stevens won Klassic. All other years were swept by Matt Stevens [1996-98, 2002-2005, and 2007-08] or Chris Stevens [1998-2001]). It is the annual points finale, although post-Klassic races (Also called Fall "Bonus Point" races) count for your All-Time points, they do not count in the year's points. Nobody has ever toppled Matt Stevens from any Points or Klassic series that he has entered in his life other than his brother Chris (1999-2001 Galletta's Points Titles and Klassics, the 2007 Oswego Speedway Kartway Classic - Gas Stocker Kart Division, and the 2009 Galletta's Points Title) and his dad Wes (2006 Galletta's Klassic and 2008 Oswego Speedway Kartway Classic - Gas Flathead Kart Division... although that one was via a controversial flagging error on the last lap, which later became our last lap ever on their track). Hence, if you only race one race at Galletta's all season, make it the Klassic 200 to prove your mettle against the best. No money can beat their experience in equalized karts and no karting league anywhere can be more affordable and fair than at Galletta's.

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!

- Free Admission as always.
- Cookout food will be available for a nominal donation fee to the track (to cover gas, kart parts, food, water, and electricity).
- Time Trials scheduled to begin at 2pm. 200-Lapper will begin as soon as time-trials are completed (approximately 3-4pm).
- Some of the 15-20 Galletta karts are available for racing with a donation and qualification.
- All karts are Galletta-Type clockwise-turn single-wheel-drive racing karts -- powered by Briggs & Stratton gas flathead motors with 1990s style "Fun Power" carburetors, shaved heads and select race cams -- that top out near 50 MPH at the end of the front straight and around 35 MPH in the turns. Any kart that meets these qualifications can enter.
- Rain-Date option #1 will be Sunday, 10/3/2010 at 4:00pm, with following rain-date options to-be-announced.

Discuss on our group.

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 -- 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.

All rules used in regular-season Galletta's races apply for Klassic, except for the following notes for Klassic 200.
- All drivers with any prior karting experience in any karting division are invited to join.
- The order of time-trials shall be the same as your total 2010 points, after that your arrival time.
- For time trials, each driver will be allowed 3 laps (warm-up, Lap 1, Lap 2) with their primary kart. Also, all drivers that have entered at least 10 Galletta's features during the season (or Top-12 of points) may enter a back-up to qualify if one is available (and if in dispute, time-trials wins the ride). Top-5 in points may enter a 3rd kart if available (using a back-up is only allowed if the driver's starter kart has a mechanical failure that requires an extended time-out to repair, and said driver will receive a 20-point penalty for the switch).
- Each driver who enters the Klassic but did not enter a regular-season Galletta's event has 1 repair time-out. Each driver who entered at least 1 Galletta's event during 2010 has the carry-over from regular season (each had 3 time-outs at season's beginning and a used time-out is counted as a "t" next to their name in the chart).

- Caution laps count unlike regular-season races. - When wreck occurs and the yellow flag comes out, the field must stop at the start/finish line and wait for the race to resume. Red flag means all motors must stop their engines. A wrecked kart, if it can continue, must go around the track to the rear.
- Caution laps are scored top 3 just as regular season (1 point for 1st, 0.5 point for 2nd or 3rd).
- If a lead-lap kart approaches, the kart in danger of being lapped MUST choose a solid line -- either [option #1] a high line to contest for your spot or [option #2] a low line to surrender your spot. If a kart disobeys the flag, bobs, weaves, swerves, cuts off or crashes into a lead-lap kart, they may receive the black flag and be disqualified.
- If you are lapped, you do NOT officially go a lap down until the entire field puts you a lap down. For example, if the 1st-place kart laps you but 2nd or 3rd does not, you may fight for that position. You may stay in your position, however driver courtesy may be asked (during a caution, a lapped kart may ask every lead-lap kart if they may pass them back and regain their status on the lead lap, but must drive around the track to go to the rear during caution; or reverse, lead-lap drivers behind may ask if you will allow them past or if you wish to continue racing for their spot). Only the drivers who have put a driver a lap down can decide to allow a driver back on the lead lap, PERIOD, and no lap-restoring passing will be allowed otherwise.
-Refueling is only allowed after the mid-way point of the Klassic at a lap pre-determined by track officials and drivers before the race begins (In past years it has been 110, 120, or 130). After agreed-to pre-determined lap, there will be a mandatory stop where each driver -- from last to first -- will be asked if they will refuel, and if they refuel, they must go to the rear. Obviously, this does not matter if every driver in line chooses to refuel. However, this only becomes interesting once one driver wishes to NOT refuel and gamble (which makes each driver in front decide between gambling on 1 talk of gas and keep their spot or go to the rear with new fuel).
- Refueling amount is still to be determined before race time by race officials and drivers.

Donations/Rental:
For your own kart, no fee is necessary, but a donation of any amount (but at least $10-15) would be appreciated for Matt's hard work, especially if he has worked on your kart.

However, there is a nominal donation to cover renting a kart for Klassic, which is 4-times as long as a regular Galletta's Feature (most nights we run 10-lap heats and 45-lap feature, or twin 30 features and no heats). The money goes 100% to gas, parts, and the intensive labor of keeping all of the karts operational and competitive. They are:

1. For a regular-gear Galletta's kart = $35 (should be $15 x 4 = $60)
2. For medium-power-gear Galletta's kart = $40 (should be $18 x 4 = $70)
3. For power-gear kart = $45 (should be $20 x 4 = $80)

There are 19 currently active Galletta-type karts. They are:
- The standard karts (#00, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 19, 24, 33, 35, 74, 80, 187) are all regular-gear with Dyno 94-SS cams. These karts are our stock karts for light-to-medium weight drivers, with weight applied for underweight drivers. The rest are handicap karts.
-  The #0 has a Dyno 98-5 road-course cam for a medium-to-heavy weighted driver with weight applied for underweight drivers.
- The #5 and #8 karts are - for a limited time - testing medium-power-gears for light-to-medium-weight drivers. Weight applied for underweight drivers.
- The #7, #9 and #04 are power-gear karts for heavier drivers. Weight applied for underweight drivers.
- The Dann #86 is a prototypical kart with its own gearing.

The karts are tested and maintained to be as close as possible in terms of time-trial speed also taking driver weight into consideration. Most weeks, they are VERY close -- doubly so for Klassic -- barring mechanical failure or wrecking them.

News: We lengthened the #1 and #5 and fixed the balance on them, so they have more leg room and better handling now, and in addition, the #1 now has Matt's newest, most expensive motor on it.

He is full-time working on them. Matt has gone through all of the motors (head gaskets, spark plugs, heads, carbs all cleaned, handling all straightened) all week.

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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.

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