Dylan Tavella is one of karting's up and coming talents and his future is bright in the world of motorsports. Read More
|Born:||April 24, 2002|
|Residence:||Long Island, New York|
|Parents:||Philip and Shirley|
|Hobbies:||Playing all types of sports, ATV-ing, Football, Swimming|
|Karting Classes:||Rotax Junior MAX, Vortex Junior ROK, X30 Junior|
|Sponsors:||Anti3 Protect Series, Philip Joseph Jewelers, Argyle Jewelers, Diversified Private Wealth, Oakland Valley Race Park, A.G.C Machine Corp|
|Master Tuner:||Mike Doty|
|Favorite Track:||Oakland Valley Raceway Park|
With several major national and regional wins to his name, Dylan Tavella is a rising star in the world of professional karting. Getting started at the tender age of six at the Long Island Karting Association (LIKA), Dylan has impressed right from the start. With countless wins, several track records and the elusive 2011 Monaco de Trois-Rivieres Micro MAX victory as well as the 2012 and 2013 Rotax Pan American Micro MAX Championships and 2013 US Rotax Micro MAX title to his name, Dylan took the cadet karting ranks by storm and continues to make waves as a smart, calculated driver in the ultra-competitive sport.
Getting started in the sport in 2008 with the LIKA club, Dylan was winner right from the start. Moving to regional competition in 2009 and 2010, Dylan had a breakout year in 2011. Taking on the challenging national and international scene, Dylan contested the Florida Winter Tour as well as the US Rotax Grand Nationals with an impressive tenth place finish. Adding to his Monaco victory in Canada, Dylan also earned the Oakland Valley Race Park Rotax Micro MAX championship in 2011, and was Vice-Champion in the Cadet class.
In 2012, Dylan placed an impressive fourth in the overall Florida Winter Tour Rotax Micro MAX championship standings after earning double podiums in the opening round. Dylan was dominant in his regional Rotax MAX Challenge series in 2012, and continued to impress with a win in the Rotax Summer Shootout and a fourth place finish at the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals. Capping off an incredible year, Dylan earned the title of Rotax Pan American Micro MAX champion in September.
2013 was another successful year for the young talent. Starting off his season with wins and podiums in the ultra-competitive Florida Winter Tour, Dylan went on rack up even more wins in Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) competition. Earning arguably his biggest titles yet in his storied career, Dylan became the 2013 United States Rotax Micro MAX National Champion. Earning his invitation to compete at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, the young gun was victorious at the Micro & Mini Invitational while on the world stage. Combined with his back-to-back Pan American Championship title, Dylan earned the trifecta of Rotax titles in 2013. Also adding the Streets of Lancaster win to his list of accomplishments, 2013 was one for the record books for the karting standout.
In 2014, Dylan garnered even more success. Contesting the new United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), the young gun claimed two championship titles in the series. Adding Rotax Challenge of the Americas Mini MAX title to his ever-impressive resume, Dylan also earned a second consecutive US Rotax National Championship, this time in the stout Mini MAX category.
Moving to the competitive Junior ranks, Dylan contested a full season of karting in the Florida Winter Tour, ROK Cup USA, Rotax MAX Challenge, United States Pro Kart Series and SuperKarts! USA competition. Highlighting his rookie junior season, Dylan earned a ninth place result at the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals and was the pole position winner at the inagural US Open of Las Vegas series finale.
With only a few major races left in 2016, Dylan has already had a stout season of results in his second junior year, showing his true diversity on multiple engine platforms. Winning at the Florida Winter Tour, United States Pro Kart Series and the US Open of New Orleans, as well as sweeping the final wins at the SuperKarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals, Dylan backed that up with his third United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand National Championship title, this time in the Junior MAX class. Also named to Team USA for his accomplishments, Dylan will represent his country at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Italy this October. He will then end his 2016 season competing for both the US Open Junior Rotax MAX and the X30 Junior in the SKUSA Pro Tour championship titles in Las Vegas in November.
"Dylan is a absolute pleasure to work with at the track. You ask him to do something and he does it like a true professional."
Former Driver Coach
Currently running as an independent aboard a championship-caliber Tony Kart chassis in 2016 under the tutelage of Master Tuner and Driver Coach Mike Doty, Dylan will run his sophomore season in the potent Rotax Junior MAX, X30 Junior and Vortex Junior ROK in series across the USA. Already claiming the 2016 United States Rotax MAX Challenge Junior National Championship title, and multiple victories in national level event, Dylan will look to continue his momentum as he enters the latter part of the 2016 karting season.
With one championship already secured, Dylan will focus on argulably the top karting events in the world: the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, US Open finale and the SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals, as he continues his success throughout 2016 and beyond.
"The kid is a Terminator (machine). He is so consistent on the track that he reminds me of a young Nick Neri."
Former Driver Coach
2017 plans are currently underway as Dylan Tavella will look to continue his success in the karting ranks across North America and beyond. Competing at the most prestigious events and series to fine-tune his race craft and prepare for the future levels of motorsport, Dylan will certainly be a threat for more wins, poles and championships in every race he enters.
A natural talent with an undeniable passion for the sport, Dylan represents the future of motorsports in North America. A well-rounded young man and mature beyond his years, Dylan is poised to become a star of the sport, with aspirations of racing karts in Europe before becoming a professional racer.