Racing points championship racing
Greenhouse's "Racing Yard Kart"/Go-Kart Speedway
Every weekend from June-October at Galletta's, and weekly all summer at Oswego
Speedway's Dirt Kartway.
We race exclusively with limited-modified 5hp Briggs and Stratton flat-head
motors all with affordable 100% stock parts at Galletta's & Oswego
to make the most affordable karting league in the world - Racing yard karts,
AKA Single-Wheel-Drive Gas Stockers!
Nick Dann with his Dann Destroyer #68 & the Galletta's
#7 Gas Stocker Karts (May 2008 pic by Chris Stevens).
Years Racing Go-karts at
Galletta's: 2006-2009. Nick took the 2010 season
off due to work and the fact that he claims that he will not be able to
compete until he gets back into shape, and plans to be back in 2011,
7/27/2009, the first 30-lap feature saw Nick Dann emerge as the winner
of the first 30-lapper in the Galletta's #0. Here he poses with his dad
and fellow Galletta's Karting veteran, Dick Dann. It was his 3rd feature
win at Galletta's and 4th overall in the 1WD Gas Flathead division. Highlights
Since it was so cold,
we skipped our usual Fall Challenge Twin-30s for a regular 45-Lapper
on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008. And it was
Wavin' Nicholas Dann who passed both Larry Phillips and Gary Miller
after they broke chains, and then held off the Chris and Matt Stevens
to get his 2nd Feature win in two Feature races in the Galletta's #7,
after going winless for 3 years before now!
On Friday, October
24th, 2008, we held twin-30s as they are very popular with all active
drivers because it gives a reset and a chance for potentially two winners
per night. On a special Friday Night show (to avoid the predicted rainfalls
on the weekend), Chris Stevens won the first 30-lapper in his trusty
old Galletta's #5, and Nick Dann won the second; his first feature ever
at Galletta's to add to his first feature ever at Oswego earlier in
the year, and it comes in the Galletta's #7.
4th, 2008 at Oswego Kartway, Wavin' Nick Dann
(AKA "Chris Griffin" in the Dann #68) led every lap from his
handicap pole sitting position to win his first feature race of his
three year karting career! Nick was followed by is dad, Dick Dann (Dann
#86); Chris Stevens (Galletta's #8); Matt Stevens (Galletta's #33);
Wesley Stevens (Galletta's #4); Russ Hockey (Hockey #00); and Gary Miller
(Miller #24). All people familiar
with Galletta's Karting Club were thrilled for Nick, as
he had one stolen from him earlier in the season
when he was spun out by a large man who "doesn't care" and
calls us "whiners" despite the fact that he himself whines
and will only race people if he has a gas Animal motor vs. a limited-mod
gas stocker 5hp.
Dick Dann passed Larry Phillips late
in the race to win the 2nd 30-Lapper on
October 19th, 2008 (Melissa Gabel won the 1st 30-Lapper, although
Dick was in 2nd for most of that race as well). It was the 1st time
that the Dann #68 kart (usually driven by his son Nick)
visited victory lane at Galletta's, although Nick did score an Oswego
Kartway win earlier that year on. More here.
Winner of the 2006-07 Funniest
Visiting Karter. Won a heat in 2007, waving bye-bye to Matt and Ogre
Stevens. However, due to him using time-travel to defeat them (see pictures
for evidence), he earned the name, "Nick-Of-Time." The pictures
are on his computer background and screensaver.
Wavin' Nick Dann, Nick Of Time, Chain-Lube Man
"I AM.... CHAIN-LUBE MAN!!!"
"Hey Matt, what're you doing to my mom?!"
"...that's what she said!"
Team Dann (#02 #68). Driven Galletta's rentals
in past. Won in the Galletta's #7.
An old shot of Nick before his Dann #68 was rebuilt.
Pre-Klassic Photo- Photo by Gene Galletta, Remastered by Chris Stevens.
Nick's kart has since been rebuilt several times.
Did you know? Fun Facts:
- That Nick's dad, Dick
has brought a lot of visitors to the Galletta's Go-Karts website, just
from people doing Google image searches for "Dick."
- His kart, the Dann Racing #68, formerly
numbered #02, was a many-times-rebuilt yard kart, heavily modified for
racing. Dick had the kart much longer and lower to the ground compared
to its early days.
- Also, when Nick retired from regular racing,
his former Dann Racing #68 was purchased and raced by AJ
Nason during the 2010 Season, re-numbered #35. It was then further
rebuilt by Matt and Wes Stevens.
- In addition, AJ Nason then sold the kart
to Billy Ruggio, who re-numbered it to its original
- professional cartoonist, graphic novelist & affordable website designer:
Please buy Chris's new children's
book (co-created and written by Robert Buchanan)
named, Tee and Wee: Health and Nutrition for Young Earthlings, ON
or get a sneak-preview.
comic strip named Towner (with over 10 years of comics):
Chris' 2007-and-up Graphic Novel, Chrusher - End Cycle:
Chris's 1988-1999 teen-to-adult comic book named "ChrusherComix"
(with over 19 years of comics):