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.
We race exclusively with limited-modified 5hp Briggs and Stratton flat-head motors all with affordable 100% stock parts at Galletta's, & 5-8hp motors at Oswego.
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On Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at Galletta's Greenhouse's at John J. Galletta Memorial Karting Speedway, Jason "The Hammer" Mills won his 3rd career feature, and in dominant fashion. The 11-kart, 45-lap feature was his first win in only his second race back since returning from nearly two years away from the sport. More about this particular race can be found here. It was the first feature race won in the Galletta's #2 kart since it was beautifully rebuilt before the 2008 Oswego Kartway Classic (the last race before they banned our affordable 1-WD gas flathead class for a gas, 2-WD OHV class where only the track can work on your motor if its not up to snuff).
Here's some of our action to the race that Jason dominated, compressed to lo-res and just a few race & crash highlights on YouTube.
Jason Mills with the Mills/Maynes #38 at the '06 Klassic 150 on 2006/09/23 - Photo by Gene Galletta, Remastered by Chris Stevens.
Name: Jason Mills
Name: The Hammer, The Jackhammer, The Iron Hand, Jackknifin' Jason.
Karts: Team Maynes #38. Occasionally Galletta's Go-Karts Rental #6, #0, or #2.
Jason taking some wild (and humorous) rides in the Galletta's #6 on 7/15/2007.
Years Racing Go-karts at Galletta's: 2002-current. Jason races when he can, but also has a family to take care of on limited income, which makes his race schedule inconsistent and sporadic. When he does make a show however, he is always one of the hardest-chargers and his experience makes him capable of winning any race he enters. This is, of course, one of the strengths of racing at Galletta's -- we have several potent racing karts available for nothing but a nominal gas-and-parts fee, making a good, competitive race possible just about any weekend all summer and fall! Jason is one of the drivers who proves this!
Jason crashing & smashing in the Galletta's #6 in the 2004 Klassic, finishing 2nd on track (to Matt Stevens). He also finished 2nd at the 2005 Galletta's Klassic, again only to Matt, a tremendous feat unequalled by any other visiting competitor in Galletta's Klassic history.
Career highlights: One of the longest-running currently active vets at Galletta's. Has won a feature in the Galletta's #6 and #2. Always a hard-charger, runs a strong groove and always difficult to pass. Finishes well in any race that he doesn't break. Fearless competitor, but work interferes in his race schedule. Led a large portion of the 2005 Klassic and was contending for the lead before dropping out in 2006. Finished 2nd in both the 2004 and 2005 Klassic (2nd only to Matt on track in both). Jason is one of the most experienced and skilled drivers at Galletta's, and he returned to racing after nearly two years away from the sport.
Chris' kid-friendly/family-friendly comic strip named Towner (with over 10 years of comics):