Racing points championship racing from 1996-current
Galletta's Greenhouse's Go-Kart Speedway
Sundays from June-August & Saturdays from September-October, and summer
Fridays at Oswego Speedway.
We race exclusively with limited-modified 5hp Briggs and Stratton flat-head
motors all with affordable 100% stock parts.
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FOR BARRELIN' BRIAN BORTEL (2004-07)
At Galletta's Greenhouse Backyard Speedway on July
9th, 2006, Brian Bortel (#15) plowed his way to a
dominant win, his first (and only win) at Galletta's, as funds prevented
him from competing weekly! He has been a dominant force since buying
a Chris Stevens bought/Matt Stevens-tuned motor.
Oswego Speedway's Dirt Track (now known as Oswego Kartway) on Friday,
August 4th, 2006, Brian Bortel
(#15) won the 1st Heat followed by Matt Stevens (#3), Robbie Jimenez
(#5) Eric Raponi (#83) and others. Ogre (#4) was broken in the pits.
At Oswego Speedway's Dirt Track (now known as Oswego Kartway) on Friday,
July 14th, 2006, Brian
Bortel (#15)won his 1st Career Feature in
a 5hp flathead vs.6.5hp OHV karts - using a brand-new motor purchased
for him off eBay by Chris Stevens and Galletta's-tuned by Matt Stevens.
However, a majority of the Galletta's 5hp flathead Go-Karting Club took
the week off from racing at Oswego
Speedway due partially to the lack of drivers available to race this
week and partially bickering, fighting, wrecking, and a general lack of
peace that took place the prior week. (This wound up being Bortel's
lone win at the track, as wrecks, arguments, fights, and rising track
entry funds forced Brian out.)
Brian acquired his name by barrel-rolling every kart that he raced with
between 2004-2006. He also has been known to deliver elbow drops to
opposing drivers that get into him, though the activity is banned and
extremely frowned upon. Thankfully, it only happened once (but one too
many times for Kelly Miller's taste).
The Barrel Roll & Bionic Elbow Drop of 2005: DO NOT WRECK INTO BRIAN!
know? That although Brian once crashed with and also dropped an
elbow upon Kelly Miller of the Galletta's Go-Kart club, there were no
hard feelings, as he bought an old racing go-kart off of him a few years
later, but then in turn sold to Chris in the 2007-08 off-season, who
in turn sold it to Randy
Bobandi Platt in 2010. Henceforth - after a few rebilds -
it became... THE BOBAMBI-KILLA'/PLATT-NUM/PLATTITUDE/MURDER #187!
(Above) Jason Mills (Galletta's
#6) leads Rookie Barrelin' Brain Brian Bortel (Galletta's #0) early
in the2004 Galletta's Go-Kart Championship
100-Lap Klassic, the 9th Annual Championship race held at
Galletta's Greenhouse held on a beautiful Sunday, September 26th, 2004.
2004-2007. Retired in 2008 due to absolutely no extra funds to race anymore
despite his love for his kart and racing in general. Sold his kart in
the 2009 off-season to an unknown buyer who probably has no idea that
they had a kart once raced (and won) at Oswego Speedway's Dirt Track,
and that still could be raced at Galletta's Backyard Speedway and
(I'd be willing to bet money), it rots in a backyard somewhere in Central
Oswego Kartway (then known as the Oswego Speedway Dirt Track) when
the (1) Kartway moved to Thursdays, further impacted by (2) the outrageously
higher fees at Oswego - which in turn via Oswego's rule changes forced
higher costs to Galletta's races as well - just flat priced him out.
forced him to retire from Galletta's, as Galletta's adapted our rules
to compete at Oswego Speedway's Dirt Track. Unable to afford the changes,
he sold his kart. Then, Oswego booted
the whole class anyway. Thanks, Oswego Kartway! (Bunch
of overrated, self-important, cocky Assholes!)
Several different Galletta's Karts in 2004, but just the Barrelin' Bortel
#15 from 2005-07.
Crew Chief: Himself, with occasional assists from Matt Stevens.
Mottos: "Brakes? Who needs f***ing brakes?!"
"I felt that f***er goin' over, so I thought to myself, 'Here I
go again, living up to my name!'"
"I was gonna' lay out that f***ing cu*t!
F***in' bi*** better get the f*** out of my face."
"The f***er got into me, I had to f***in' break free, so I f***in'
hit him. The f***er!"