Galletta's Karting Club races every weekend behind Galletta's Greenhouse in Oswego, NY. We are a not-for-profit, free-of-charge dirt backyard speedway that races 1-WD gas flathead motors on simple, affordable "racing-modified" go-karts, which cost around $300-500 each instead of WKA/NKA-type karts which cost 10 times as much for a slight bit more speed and performance on a flat track, and they can't even run on most backyard speedways. We usually race 8-15 karts in 30-200 lap races all summer and into the fall. We're always welcoming new drivers to join the club! Come on out!
This week's race had an anonymous stalker from Oswego Kartway ( a track we used to race at) mocking us on our web-board who threatened to attack us with a pointed shovel. But never mind that, We had a great 9-kart, 60-lap race. The points race is tighter than it has been in years, and we have a staggering 9 different winners in 10 races so far this season! You cant make the racing tighter and more competitive than that!
Melissa Stevens won her first race of 2009, her third of her 3-year career racing:
August 3rd, 2009 60-Lap Finish: 1st. Melissa Stevens (Stevens/Galletta's #80) 2nd. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00) 3rd. Buddy Cottom (Galletta's #6, 1, 2, 5) 4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #4) 5th. Matthew Stevens (Galletta's #3, 7) 6th. Larry Phillips (L&K Engine #04) 7th. Dan Woodard (Woodard #5W) 8th. Fred Collins (Galletta's #9) 9th. Gary Miller (Miller #24, Galletta's #0; DNF)
The points are TIGHT! 2009 Dirt Gas Flathead Karting Championship Series (6/8/2009 -thru- 8/3/2009): 1st. Chris Stevens | 1,210 pts. | 1 win 2nd Matt Stevens | 1,169 pts. | 2 wins 3rd. Buddy Cottom | 1,163.5 pts. | 1 win 4th. Melissa Stevens | 1,095.5 pts. | 1 win 5th. Gary Miller Sr. | 1,012.5 pts. | 1 win 6th. Russ Hockey | 953.5 pts. | 1 win 7th. Larry Phillips | 858.0 pts. | 1 win 8th. Fred Collins | 669.0 pts. | 1 win 9th. Jason Mills | 482.5 pts. | 1 win 10th. Nick Dann | 460.5 pts. | 1 win 11th. thru 27th. (see website: http://gallettasgreenhouse.com/gokarts/ )