Nick Dann - Dann #68 & Galletta's #7 Gas Stocker Karts
Nick Dann with his Dann Destroyer #68 & the Galletta’s #7 Gas Stocker Karts (May 2008 pic by Chris Stevens).

Name:
Nick Dann

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, 2012, and….?

Career highlights:
Three feature wins at Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway and
One feature win at Oswego Speedway Kartway (Gas Flathead Division).
Places in the upper-echelon of both All-time Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway Points and
All-Time Oswego Speedway Kartway Gas 1-WD Points.

Galletta's Karting Club Website Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club
(and Backyard Speedway):
Nick’s Positioning in the
Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway All-Time Points & Wins List 
from 2000-to-last-completed-year, the only class in the history of the track.
Nick Dann in Dann #68 and Galletta's #7
Unpaid logo - The Oswego Kartway used these logos and banners on their website and printed materials for the 2008 season, and never paid ChrusherComix Studios for them!
oswegospeedway.com
Oswego Speedway Dirt / Oswego Kartway
(1-WD Gas Stock Dirt Kartway Division):

Nick‘s Positioning in the
Oswego Speedway Kartway 1-WD Gas All-Time Points & Wins List
 from 2006-2008, the largest class in the history of the track.

Tricky Nicky Dann's profile

NICK DANN’S COMPLETE GALLETTA’S RACE ARCHIVE & CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:


2017

Nick and his dad Dick came back for a 2017 race, his 1st since 2009! Hopefully they’ll be back for more in the future.

Aug 27, 2017 2017/08/26 – 08/27 – WILD crash during 17-Driver Double-Header Weekend; Josh Arnold & Matt Stevens Victorious! [+YouTube]

2009:


A 15-kart event on 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. Full YouTube race AND Highlight videos below:

Jul 27, 2009 7/27/2009 – Flippin’ Freddy Collins & Nick Dann win 15-kart Twin 30s to become 8th and 9th different winners in 10 features thus far in ’09! (+YouTube)
Jun 22, 2009 6/22/2009 – Jason “The Hammer” Mills Dominates 11-kart/45-Lapper in Galletta’s #2! (+YouTube)
Jun 14, 2009 6/14/2009 – NCC News Report Night Twin-30s won by Gary Miller Sr. & Matt Stevens! (+YouTube)
Jun 07, 2009 6/7/2009 – The 14th Annual Season Opener, 45-Laps/10-Karts won by Matt Stevens (+YouTube)

2008:

Galletta's November 2nd, 2008 race winner - Nick Dann!

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!

Nick Dann & Chris Stevens win the Twin 30s at Galletta's on 10/24/2008

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.

Nick Dann wins his 1st feature of his 3-year karting career!
OJuly 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). 

Melissa Gabel & Dick Dann win on 10/19/2008 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.
Nov 02, 2008 11/2/2008 – Nick Dann wins the “Look Ma, I didn’t need an OHV Animal Motor to win! I just needed to be a good driver is all!” 45-Lap ’08 Finale in Galletta’s #7! [+YouTube]
Oct 24, 2008 10/24/2008 – Nick Dann & Chris Stevens win at “Rumor Has It Oswego Booted Your GaYlletta Asses Out” Twin 30s Night! [+YouTube Videos]
Oct 19, 2008 10/19/2008 – Melissa Gabel & Dick Dann win the Cold As F*** Fall Bonus Point Twin-30s [+YouTube Vids from October 19th, 2008]!
Aug 14, 2008 8/14/2008 – Oswego Kartway 2008 DVD Volume #13 by Galletta’s Karting Club (+YouTube All classes) Matt Stevens wins!
Jul 18, 2008 7/18/2008 – Chris ‘Cerebral Chrusher’ Stevens wins 10-kart “Friday Night 45” +YouTube
Jul 06, 2008 7/6/2008 – Ryan Coleman bulldozes a win in the 9-Kart Independence Day 50, his 2nd win in a row in Galletta’s #9! +YouTube Videos
Jun 22, 2008 6/22/2008 – Ryan Coleman & Matt Stevens win the Twin 30s! (11-karts) +YouTube Video
Jun 15, 2008 6/15/2008 – Matt Stevens Survives Pileup to win 11-kart/50-Lap Father’s Day ’08 Race! +YouTube Vid!
Jun 08, 2008 6/8/2008 – 13th Annual Galletta’s’ Karting Speedway Opener – The 12-kart CLAY HAS ARRIVED 45! +YouTube
May 08, 2008 5/8/2008: Oswego Kartway DVD 2008 Volume 1 – Matt Stevens still All-Time Oswego Dirt’s winningest kart driver! +YouTube

2007:
Nick of Time wins!...but time-travel to win a heat is low!

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.

Nov 28, 2007 2007 Season Recap: 12th Galletta’s Season & 2nd Oswego Speedway Dirt Season DVDs! [+ Complete YouTube Playlists]
Nov 04, 2007 11/4/2007 – Chris Stevens wins the Gary Miller & Wes Ogre Stevens Retirement 45 (Galletta’s ’07 Race #18; +YouTube)
Oct 06, 2007 10/6/2007 – Matt Stevens Begins ’07 Fall Frenzy Series where he left off Summer Series – WINNING! +YouTube
Sep 03, 2007 9/3/2007 – 16-Kart/45-Lap Labor Day Race, Reuter breaks leaving Matt Stevens taking of 12th of 24 Oswego’s 2 track’s Features! +YouTube
Aug 19, 2007 8/19/2007 – Kyle Reuter wins 15-kart/45-lapper in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5! (+YouTube)
Aug 12, 2007 8/12/2007 – 21-Driver field! Matt Stevens Victorious in Rain-Shortened 35-Lapper! (+YouTube)
Jul 29, 2007 7/29/2007 – Matt Stevens profusely beaten after dominant 13-Kart/40-Lap win in Galletta’s #0 +YouTube
Jul 22, 2007 7/22/2007 – Matt Stevens Passes Chris Stevens & Kyle Reuter on Final Laps To Win 11-Kart 50-Lapper (+YouTube)
Jul 15, 2007 7/15/2007 – Hysterical Go-Kart Flips & 13-Kart/50-Lapper won by Matt Stevens (+YouTube)
Jul 01, 2007 7/1/2007 – 1st Female Winner at Galletta’s: Melissa Gabel steals it late! +YouTube
Jun 24, 2007 6/24/2007 – Kyle Reuter passes Matt Stevens for the 12-Kart/50-Lap Win! +YouTube
Jun 17, 2007 6/17/2007 – Matt Stevens Storms Through the 14-kart field for Feature Triumph! +YouTube
Jun 15, 2007 6/15/2007 – Oswego Speedway Mixed-Motor 10-Kart Win goes to Matt Stevens! +YouTube
Jun 10, 2007 6/10/2007 – Chris Stevens Impressive in 14-Kart/45-Lap Win! +YouTube!
Jun 03, 2007 6/3/2007 – Gary Miller Sr. wins 12th Annual Opener (15-karts, 45-laps) +YouTube

Nicknames:
Wavin’ Nick Dann, Nick Of Time, Chain-Lube Man

Chain-Lube Man!
“I AM…. CHAIN-LUBE MAN!!!”

Mottos:
“Hey Matt, what’re you doing to my mom?!”
“…that’s what she said!”

Karts:
Team Dann (#02  #68). Driven Galletta’s rentals in past. Won in the Galletta’s #7.
Nick in 6/2007
An old shot of Nick before his Dann #68 was rebuilt.

2006:


2006/09/23 Pre-Klassic Photo- Photo by Gene Galletta, Remastered by Chris Stevens. Nick’s kart has since been rebuilt several times.

Dec 31, 2006 2006 Recap | 11th Point Season & Annual Klassic 150 [+YouTube Season Video Playlist]
Dec 31, 2006 2006 Season & 11th Annual Klassic 150 Recap & DVD Store [+Complete Season On YouTube!]
Nov 26, 2006 9/30 – 11/26/2006 | ’06 Post-Klassic Fall Bonus Points Series (9 Features – Kyle Reuter, Matt Stevens, Dick Dann and Josh Schute score wins!) +YouTube
Sep 23, 2006 9/23/2006 – 11th Annual Klassic Championship – 150-Laps/16 Karts | Wes “Ogre” Stevens wins! +YouTube
Sep 16, 2006 9/10 – 9/16/2006 – Matt Stevens in the BRAND NEW Silver Bullet #33 sweeps the Pre-Klassic Events (+ Oscar Berry Flips!) +YouTube
Sep 03, 2006 9/3/2006 – Rob Jimenez wins 11-kart/50-Lap Beat Midnight on Labor Day ’06 race! +YouTube
Aug 27, 2006 8/27/2006 – Chris Stevens wins 13-kart/40-Lap “Bicker-Fest Forty” feature! +YouTube
Aug 25, 2006 8/25/2006 – Mark Miller wins Oswego Speedway (Kartway) Mixed-Motor/Gas Stocker Kart ’06 Finale (+ ’06 Final Point Standings)
Aug 20, 2006 8/20/2006 – Matt Dominating Oswego’s 2 Kart Tracks with 7th Win! (50-Laps/10-Karts) +YouTube
Aug 13, 2006 8/13/2006 – Matt Stevens wins 13-kart/50-Lap Feature win at Galletta’s, following up his Oswego Kartway win! +YouTube
Aug 06, 2006 8/6/2006 – Chris Stevens ties Billy Kuykendell at the stripe to sweep this week’s features on both Oswego Tracks! +YouTube
Aug 04, 2006 8/4/2006 – Chris Stevens Triumphs at Oswego Speedway’s 15-kart Mixed Motor Dirt Feature
Jul 30, 2006 7/30/2006 – Wesley “Ogre” Stevens wins HarBOREmess ’06 Championship (12-karts, 40-Laps) +YouTube
Jul 23, 2006 7/23/2006 – 11-Kart, 40-Lapper goes to Winningest Oswego Karter, Matt Stevens +YouTube
Jul 09, 2006 7/9/2006 – Brian Bortel wins 14-kart 40-Lapper (+ Oswego Speedway Dirt UFC Fight Night Near-Brawl on 7/7/2006) +YouTube
Jun 18, 2006 6/18/2006 – Gary Miller Sr. Leads all 50-Laps in 14-Kart Feature! +YouTube

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, and even driven by Kyle Reuter in the 2011 Klassic.
  • – In addition, AJ Nason then sold the kart to Billy Ruggio, who re-numbered it to its original number… #02!FUN FACTS PART II:
  • The kart was then sold to Eric Woolworth, who kept it #02.
  • The kart was then sold to someone (Scott Hill or something? He never raced so we don’t know him at all) who stupidly left it in his yard and it got stolen. This is one reason why we now make it a policy to buy all Galletta’s style karts if the owner is done racing and wants to sell.

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