Galletta's Karting Club 2009 Vol 12 - Twin 35s Night on 8/31/2009




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Published on Sep 4, 2009


The preeminent Karting event in Central New York is coming. The 200-Lap Gallettas Klassic is in mid-September, and people are trying to get in practice in order to qualify for the event. Everybody knows that if you have not won a feature at Gallettas grueling track with specialized, equalized 1WD Gas Flathead-type, iron-man racing go-karts, you have not truly won a karting event. 25-40 lap Classics that only have 5-10 minutes of green flag racing just dont cut it for a real test of kart racing talent and abilities.

First on tap this evening was a 10-Lap Rookie Qualifier Heat. It was won by George Russell, followed by Josh Herscha, Shadoe Russell, and Jeff Tetro.

13 karts lined up for the 35-lap features. Eight regular veterans and five rookies with 3 or less races experience. Regular season race start single file, and are handicapped via inverting wins and points-per-race, with rookies in the back until they learn the feel of the karts, learn not to spin or wreck, and learn the fastest lines on the track and race under the "3-cautions-and-your-out" rookie rule until they get the hang of it. The race was, as usual, highly competitive, and only a few rookie wrecks could slow the intense action.

August 31st, 2009 35-Lap #1 Finish:
1st. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
2nd. Buddy Cottom (Galletta's #5)
3rd. Matthew Stevens (Galletta's #33)
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #4)
5th. Larry Phillips (L&K Small Engine #04)
6th. Melissa Stevens (Stevens #80)
7th. George Russell (Galletta's #2)
8th. Shadoe Russell (Galletta's #1)
9th. Tim Galletta (Galletta's #7)
10th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #6)
11th. Fred Collins (Galletta's #9)
12th. Josh Herscha (Galletta's #0)
13th. Gary Miller (Miller #24)

2nd Feature was veterans inverted from the first feature, rookies in the back. This, again, was a grueling, bumper-to-bumper race with a few rookie rumbles breaking up the action.

August 31st, 2009 35-Lap #2 Finish:
1st. Fred Collins (Galletta's #9)
2nd. Chris Stevens (Galletta's #8)
3rd. Buddy Cottom (Galletta's #5)
4th. Matthew Stevens (Galletta's #3)
5th. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
6th. Melissa Stevens (Stevens #80)
7th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #6)
8th. George Russell (Galletta's #2)
9th. Tim Galletta (Galletta's #7)
10th. Gary Miller (Miller #24)
11th. Josh Herscha (Galletta's #0)
12th. Shadoe Russell (Galletta's #1)
13th. Larry Phillips (L&K Small Engine #04 DNS)

More details, pictures, points, and DVD of this race (the full 2 hour show - high quality, uncompressed - for only $5 each) check this webpage:

Chris leads the points, but Matt, Buddy, and Melissa are close. Plus, with the MASSIVE point scoring monster that is our Gallettas Klassic 200 - the Gas Flathead Karting Championship Race of the Planet - anything can happen!

(C) Copyright 2009 Chris Stevens
Edited, Narrated, and Produced by Chris "ChrusherComix" Stevens ( http://www.chrusher.com/ )
Cameras by Rungnapha Stevens and Gene Galletta


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