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|Born:||April 24, 2002|
|Residence:||Long Island, New York|
|Parents:||Philip and Shirley|
|Hobbies:||Playing all types of sports, ATV-ing, Football, Swimming|
|Karting Team:||GT7 Motorsports|
|Karting Classes:||Rotax Mini MAX, Vortex Junior ROK|
|Sponsors:||Anti3 Protect Series, Verde Speed Resources, Philip Joseph Jewelers, Argyle Jewelers, GT7 Motorsports, Diversified Private Wealth, Oakland Valley Race Park, Iron Rock Motorsport, A.G.C Machine Corp|
|Master Tuner:||Charlie Swayne|
|Assistant Coaches:||Daniel Moffet, Bob Radivoy, Phil Pignataro|
|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 & 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 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 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 Grand Nationals. Capping off an incredible year, Dylan earned the title of Rotax Pan American Micro MAX champion in September.
2013 was a breakout year for the young talent. Starting off a successful 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 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,
"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."
Running with the GT7 Motorsports team aboard a championship-caliber Tony Kart chassis in 2014 under the tutelage of Master Tuner Charlie Swayne and Assistant Coaches Daniel Moffet, Bob Radivoy, Phil Pignataro, Dylan will run as a rookie in the potent Rotax Mini Max class, while also tackling Mini Rok and Yamaha Cadet in series across the US. Already claiming the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas title and three victories in the United States Pro Kart Series, Dylan will look to continue his momentum as he enters the second half of the 2014 karting season.
With one championship already secured, Dylan will focus on becoming a repeat United States Rotax Grand National Championship title and continuing his success throughout 2014 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
2014 will see Dylan complete at select events in the prestigious Florida Winter Tour, as well as contest the entire Rotax Challenge of the Americas series on the West Coast. Dylan will also see action at the Pan American Challenge, Rotax Summer Shootout and the US Grand Nationals in Rotax Mini Max with his GT7 Motorsports team. Adding this year the United States Pro Kart Series and the SKUSA Pro Tour, this grueling schedule will pit Dylan against some of the toughest grids in all of karting. Having what it takes to make it to the top, 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 in Formula 1 or NASCAR.