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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 Micro Max, Mini Rok|
|Sponsors:||Argyle Jewelers, Diversified Financial Consultants, Strawberry Sports Grill, Philip Joseph Jewelers, Oakland Valley Race Park|
|Driver Coaches:||Charlie Swayne, Bob Radivoy|
|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 Rotax Pan American Micro Max Championship title to his name, Dylan has already taken 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 to 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.
"I have seen a lot of talent in my day in all types of sports, and Dylan has been truly blessed by God with his talent for racing."
17-Year MLB Baseball Player
Running with the GT7 Motorsports team aboard a championship-caliber Tony Kart chassis in 2013 under the tutelage of driver coaches Charlie Swayne and Bob Radivoy, Dylan has already been seen at the front of the pack in the ultra-competitive Florida Winter Tour series. Earning a podium result at the Florida Winter Tour Rotax opening weekend, Dylan has made a name for himself in the Rotax Micro Max and Vortex Mini Rok classes in just his third season on the national scene, and recently added a podium in Mini Rok and an outstanding win in Micro Max at the Homestead round. Dylan will complete the popular winter series with rounds at the Ocala Gran Prix before taking on the rest of a busy karting season.
With his goal of earning his first Florida Winter Tour victory now completed, Dylan will focus on becoming a United States Rotax Grand National Champion and continuing his success throughout 2013 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
2013 will see Dylan complete the prestigious Florida Winter Tour, as well as contest the Northeast regional series, Pan American Challenge Series, and the US Grand Nationals in Rotax Micro Max with his GT7 Motorsports team. Taking on 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.