Dave has raced some of the Galletta's Greenhouse Team Karts in the past, but owns and drives primarily the DS Humphrey's #81 (a converted yard kart) and the DS Humphrey's #54 (a converted old style racing kart formerly owned by Dick Dann and Tim Galletta).
All-Time Points Placement:
Click here to see where Dave ranks in the All-Time Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Speedway Point Standings.
Dave clinched both the 2012 Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Speedway's Annual Visitor's Track Title along with the 2012 Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Club & Backyard Speedway Annual Rookie of the Year in the 2012 Klassic 200.
8/4/2013 - Dave Spanfelner Plows Through Dominates Traffic to win "Mr. Oswego Karting 10,000-Rocks-To-Win" 45-Lapper in the D.S. Humphrey's #54!
SUNDAY,AUGUST 4th, 2013, OSWEGO, NY - The "Mr. Oswego Karting 10,000-Rocks-To-Win" 45-Lapper was utterly dominated by Mr. David Spanfelner in the D.S. Humphrey's #54! Dave blasted from 4th to 1st at the drop of the green flag and held off countless pass attempts from point-leaders Matt and Chris Stevens and plowing through deftly avoiding a wreck involving lapped traffic in front of him en route to leading all 45-laps for his most dominant win - a perfect sweep of a heat win and leading every lap of a feature. More to come very, very soon, so come back later! No... wait... it's done! Go there NOW!
6/19/2013: Dave Spanfelner and Brian Galletta take the Mid-Week Twin Features!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2013 - Sunday, June 16th saw a muddy track prevent the 2nd of 3 regularly-scheduled Sunday races for the 2013 season. So for the 2nd time in this young season, we ran a mid-week special rain-date event! Dave Spanfelner won the 1st Twin-30 in his DS Humphrey's #54. Then Brian Galletta stormed by his brother Kevin to take the 2nd feature, which was shortened to 24 laps by starter Wesley TrOgre Stevens due to dark (despite Chris and Matt's protest to finish the last 6). These two also won the last Twin-30s, the DS Humphrey's 2012 Fall Finale! (Behold! Buddy the Galletta's Greenhouse patrol cat got in the pic, too! Ogie's gotta' be gettin' jealous.) Sorry we were behind due to the shortened race week, but rest assured... more pictures and points are here!
SATURDAY, November 10th, 2012: Ten karts - including a handful of new DS Humphreys invitational rookies - battled for seventy laps in the first ever DS Humphreys sponsored Fall Twin-35s race on 11/10/2012! Brian Galletta took the 1st feature in his brand-new #13 (his 2nd win of 2012), while Dave Spanfelner picked up his 1st career feature win in his DS Humphreys #54. The page also covers two other Fall Bonus Series races - a pre-Klassic shake-down (9/24/2012) and a post-Klassic rained out race 10/13/2012. PAGE & POINTS ARE FULLY UPDATED!
Retirement from Galletta's Karting Club:
Spanfelner, whom many of us here called him Uncle Dave, somewhat controversially retired from Galletta's Karting Club due to differences of opinion with the website's coverage (apparently he missed the wink and nod fun of the race articles pointing out that Dave likes to bump people when they pass him and felt that it was a slam - it was not intended as one. The whole site is filled with such) and a long-standing problem with race scheduling, which he also somewhat mostly blamed on the webmaster (although Matt Stevens is the one who says when the races start, Chris usually is 95% of the time ready to go as soon as Matt is). He felt that we should've started on a certain time every single week and if people were late, then they can't race. While punctuality makes sense in almost everything, when we are a backyard club that struggles to have 8-12 guys who know how to race and start without 3-4 of them, it makes things trickier than that. We'll lose people. It's happened before. He argued that we'd gain more than lose, but we aren't a pay track with established base... we're just friends and relatives racing in our back yard). Dave then sold his Galletta-type karts and joined a Heavy Clone division at Oswego Kartway, which he raced for a few years before retiring from that as well. We (along with mostly everyone here) were always perplexed -- and both disappointed and somewhat angered -- as to why Dave got so angry and retired, and wonder if that truly was the only reason.
Galletta's Greenhouse Gas Flathead Dirt Karting Club & Backyard Speedway
60 County Route 20
Oswego, NY, USA
(315) 343-0879 or
(315) 343-4281 (Ask for Matt or Chris only!) Directions
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