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Always a threat to stand atop the podium, GT7 Motorsports driver Dylan Tavella did not disappoint this past weekend. Competing at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, Tavella would reign supreme in the Rotax Mini Max division as he claimed the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals Rotax Mini Max national championship, his second national title in as many seasons. Showing speed and poise throughout the weekend, Tavella secured the victory with a bold last lap pass.
Dubbed as the unofficial tune up to the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, a host of talented and fast drivers would descend on the Miller Motorsports Park for the annual Rotax Summer Shootout this past weekend. Utilizing the same layout as the Grand Nationals will run in only two weeks time, drivers would be able to test their equipment in race conditions in the hot and dusty Utah desert.
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Practice makes perfect, and the number of races young Dylan Tavella has competed in just the last few years has helped to mature the New York driver. Behind the wheel, he's like a shark in the water, stalking his next prey. Off the track, he's just another 12-year old enjoying life, day by day. Racing over half his life has helped him become one of the most successful Cadet drivers in recent years, and in April he traveled from coast to coast to have successful back-to-back weekends. The trip included his first Rotax Challenge of the Americas Mini Max championship, and opened up the United States Pro Kart Series with three wins in four races on the weekend.
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Coming off his championship run at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, rising talent Dylan Tavella would trade in his Rotax powered Tony Kart to tackle the Yamaha Cadet and Mini-Rok 60 Cadet classes this past weekend. Heading to the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina for the opening round of the United Stated Pro Kart Series (USPKS), Tavella would emerge the driver to beat in the cadet karting ranks. Taking home one pole position, one second place podium result and three final victories, Tavella was also awarded a cool $1000 total for his efforts, $500 for each class.
Continuing to make waves in the karting ranks, Massapequa, New York's Dylan Tavella earned his first championship title in the Rotax Mini Max class this past weekend. Tackling the potent Mini Max category and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas (RCOA) for the first time, the young Tavella left the Simraceway Performance Driving Center in Sonoma, California with his second victory in the series and class, as well as the overall Mini Max Championship title.
After taking the Rotax Micro Max ranks by storm, GT7 Motorsports driver Dylan Tavella made a splash during his Mini Max debut. Taking on the Rotax Challenge of the Americas opening round at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, Tavella would leave victorious during his first event in the Mini Max category as well as his first visit to the ultra-fast Musselman track.
GT7 Motorsports pilot Dylan Tavella continues to roll through the 2013 kart season, adding major race wins and accomplishments along the way. Most recently, the New York resident added the Rotax Micro & Mini Invitational championship title to his already impressive resume, and the young talent now has his sights set on the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals this coming weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Continuing his breakout season, GT7 Motorsports pilot Dylan Tavella would add yet another championship title to his resume this past weekend. Heading to the NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2013 Rotax Pan-American Challenge, Tavella would leave the Micro Max Pan-American champion for the second straight year. Overcoming an early setback, the rising talent came from last in qualifying to claim the checkered flag in the final against a stacked field of 32 competitors.
Looking for major events to fill his karting calendar, Tony Kart pilot Dylan Tavella would add the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix to his emust attendf list for 2013. Competing in the TaG Cadet division against more than twenty other hungry competitors, Tavella would take weekendfs main event and stand atop the podium yet another time this season.
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Massapequa, New York - Coming off a huge weekend at the SuperKarts! USA SummerNationals, where he left with two main event victories, rising star Dylan Tavella would carry his momentum into the 2013 Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals. Taking on the ultra-competitive Micro Max division at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, Tavella would achieve his goal of becoming a US Rotax Grand National Champion. Racing at the pointy end of the field the entire event, Tavella's hard work paid off as he earned the biggest title of his young career and a trip to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals for the Micro & Mini Invitational.
Massapequa, New York - Making his first start in the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SummerNationals, rising star Dylan Tavella was the pilot to beat in the TaG Cadet category. Taking on the 9/10-mile Grand Junction Motor Speedway in Grand Junction, Colorado for the second stop of the SKUSA Pro Tour, the New York state resident bagged one pole position, two heat race wins and two final victories against a stout field of 35 TaG Cadet competitors.
Starting off his SummerNationals effort with qualifying on Saturday, Tavella clocked the quickest time to secure the pole position for the two heat races to follow. The GT7 Motorsports/Tony Kart pilot scored the first heat race victory after two failed starts forced him off the pole position. The second heat saw Tavella again take the win, running flag-to-flag and ending three tenths clear of the field. In a shortened final due to an early red flag, Tavella again went on to lead every single lap en route to his first ever Pro Tour main event win and a complete sweep of the day's events.
Massapequa, New York - Continuing his assault on the 2013 karting season, up-and-coming pilot Dylan Tavella would travel to the Lone Star state this past weekend. Taking on the third and fourth rounds of the Texas ProKart Challenge at the Gulf Coast Kartway in Katy, Texas, Tavella would battle many top drivers in his first ever event in Texas. Tavella would tackle a stout TaG Cadet category and post some impressive results in the SKUSA sanctioned event together with his tuner Charlie Swayne.
Hitting the track Saturday for round three, Tavella would start his event off strong with a second place effort in the dayfs qualifying session. With two heat races on the docket, the Massapequa, New York resident stole the show as he claimed wins in both. Battling tough competition in the TaG Cadet class, Tavella was able to wrap up his first karting event in Texas with the dayfs main event victory.
Massapequa, New York - With the annual Florida Winter Tour ending in March and the cold winter months finally breaking in his home state of New York, up and coming superstar Dylan Tavella would head south for some wheel-to-wheel action. With several national events held at the new Mooresville Motorplex (MMX) facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, Tavella would see action on three separate occasions at the new facility, as he would compete in some regional karting events as a tune up for his national campaign.
Competing this past weekend at the debut of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), Tavella would step behind the wheel of a Yamaha powered Tony Kart, his first attempt in the Yamaha Cadet division. Looking to attain success early, Tavella was quick out of the blocks and was instantly one of the quickest drivers on track.
Massapequa, New York - Completing his first series of the 2013 karting season, Dylan Tavella continued to post some impressive results during the finale rounds of the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT). Taking on the tight and twisty Ocala Gran Prix facility in Ocala, Florida for back-to-back weekends in both the TaG Cadet and Rotax Micro Max categories, Tavella has laid the foundation for what is sure to be a successful rest of the year.
Hitting the track for the first weekend of competition, Tavella would continue to show speed in his GT7 Motorsports/Tony Kart entry in the Vortex TaG Cadet class. Qualifying just 0.022 seconds shy of the pole time in the third place for Saturdays competition, the Brookville, New York resident placed fourth and fifth in the subsequent two heat races. When the dust had finally settled during the always-racy finals, Tavella finished his day with a solid top-ten result with his seventh place finish.
Massapequa, New York - Starting out his 2013 karting campaign with a podium at the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT) Rotax opener in January, rising karting star Dylan Tavella added his first win of the season this past weekend. Taking to the Homestead Karting Complex for back-to-back events, the GT7 Motorsports/Tony Kart pilot made a trip to podium presentations during both event weekends. Working with Bob Radivoy and new coach Charlie Swayne, the trio proved to be a potent combination in the Vortex TaG Cadet class as well as the Rotax Micro Max category.
Hitting the track for the Formula Kart portion of the 2013 FWT schedule February 16-17, Tavella would compete against of stiff field of 31 entrants in the racy Formula Vortex TaG Cadet class. Saturday's events would see the ten-year-old post the second fastest time during the morning qualifying session. Falling back to eighth in the first heat race, Tavella then placed third in the second wheel-to-wheel action. Starting the day's final from the front row, Tavella stuck with the leader and engaged in a racy battle for the win. Settling for second at the stripe, Tavella scored his first TaG Cadet podium finish in 2013 and would add a solid fifth place result in Sunday's final.
Massapequa, New York - After a breakout year in 2012, ten-year-old Dylan Tavella recently began his 2013 karting campaign. Taking on the demands of the ultra-competitive and popular Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT) for the opening Rotax weekend, the up-and-coming driver would be near the top of the time sheets of the Rotax Micro Max class throughout the event. The GT7 Motorsports/TonyKart entry proved potent, as Tavella battled back from adversity on multiple occasions and left with a podium trophy in hand.
Taking on the Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) in Jupiter, Florida for the first off three Rotax weekends with the FWT, Tavella was quick from the get-go. With qualifying sessions for Saturday and Sunday's wheel-to-wheel action both taking place on Friday afternoon, Tavella would need to be on his game to start near the front of the field. Clocking third fast in the first official on-track session, which set Sunday's grid, the Brookville, New York resident would be back on track later in the afternoon and post fifth out of 43 drivers.
Massapequa, New York - Taking on the international competition of the Pan American Rotax Max Challenge at The Track at Centennial, GT7 Motorsports pilot Dylan Tavella would leave the Micro Max champion. Mastering the 0.8-mile, 21-turn Englewood, Colorado facility, Tavella would take the competition by storm in his GT7/Tony Kart to take the prestigious Micro Max title.
Starting off official competition with qualifying on Friday, Tavella would walk away with the pole position, bettering his fellow drivers by 0.348 seconds. With the coveted inside front row starting position secured for the three-heat race flight format, Tavella would be in good shape heading into the wheel-to-wheel competition.
Massapequa, New York - Coming off a strong showing at the 2012 US Rotax Max Grand Nationals, GT7 Motorsports team driver Dylan Tavella will be back in the seat of his GT7/Tony Kart Micro Max this weekend. Taking on the Pan American Rotax Max Challenge at The Track at Centennial in Englewood, Colorado, Tavella will be one of the drivers to beat in the competitive and challenging Rotax Micro Max category.
After just missing the podium at the US Nationals back in August, the karting hot shoe will be looking for a little redemption come this weekend. Showing his blazing fast speed, Tavella nabbed the coveted pole position for the premier US Rotax event against a stacked field of 22 competitors. Competing this weekend in an international field, Tavella will look to take top honors and come home the Pan American champion. Working with tuner and coach Bob Radivoy, the powerful duo has what it takes to rise to the top.
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports team driver Dylan Tavella had his eyes set on the US Micro Max Championship this past week. Taking on the 2012 Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals at the Jet Karting of Michiana Raceway facility near South Bend, Indiana, Tavella posted some impressive results, including pole position in the stacked Micro Max field. Battling changing weather conditions at the northern Indiana track left Tavella without the national title, but the karting hot shoe still posted some impressive results at the premier US Rotax event.
Earning a win at the gear up event for the US Rotax Grands earlier this summer, Tavella entered as one of the favorites in the Micro Max division. Taking on a field of 22 competitors, Tavella would put his GT7 Motorsports prepared Tony Kart near the top of the time sheets in every one of the unofficial practice sessions. Looking like the driver to beat, the ten-year-old solidified that notion by scoring the pole position during Thursday's wet qualifying session. Back on track later that day for the first of three heats, Tavella would endure another wet session as rain continued to fall at the northern Indiana facility.
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports team driver Dylan Tavella is set to continue his winning ways this week. Scoring win after win in the past few months, Tavella will look to top it off with the 2012 Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals Micro Max title. Descending upon the Jet Karting of Michiana Raceway Park (MRP) facility this week for the premier US Rotax event, Tavella will certainly be one of the favorites this week to take the title.
Scoring six wins in six starts in his Rotax Northeast Region, Tavella has been busy tearing up the Micro Max ranks. Also earning a significant win at the Rotax Summer Shootout, held at the same MRP facility in early July as the gear-up event before the Nationals, Tavella will definitely be one to watch once karts hit the track. His first attempt at the US Rotax Nationals saw the talent take an impressive tenth place finish in the final in 2011, quite the feat for a rookie driver. Now in just his second season on the national karting scene, Tavella has been impressive all year long. Looking to culminate his Rotax Max season with the ultimate title, Tavella is primed and ready to do just that come the main event.
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports team driver Dylan Tavella has been busy scoring win after win. After closing out a busy Florida Winter Tour season, which saw the rising star contest both the Mini Rok class and the Rotax Max weekend in the Micro Max category, Tavella hasn?t let down. Turning his attention in the recent months to his Rotax Max Challenge regional series, Tavella has been on a tear, scoring six wins in six starts in the Northeast Region in the hotly contested Micro Max division.
Taking to the familiar surroundings of Oakland Valley Race Park (OVRP) near Cuddebackville, New York for the first two rounds at the end of April, Tavella left with both feature victories. Continuing his winning ways at the New Jersey Motorsports Park event weekend in mid-May, Tavella added another two victories to his 2012 tally. The beginning of June would see Tavella at the F1 Boston facility, again scoring both wins to make it six-for-six in the Northeast Rotax Max Challenge.
Guelph, ON - Autosports Media Group, along with GT7 Motorsports pilot Dylan Tavella, are proud to announce the launch of Tavella's newly designed website, www.DylanTavella.com. With Tavella recently wrapping up the prestigious Florida Winter Tour Rotax Micro Max championship with a fourth place finish in the overall point standings, the launch of his new site comes as Tavella makes his name known in the cadet karting ranks.
The fresh, new design features an eye-catching layout with clean, crisp features. Complete with full bio, all official new releases, stunning photography and even downloadable Dylan Tavella desktop wallpaper, www.DylanTavella.com has all the features to allow friends, family, fans and partners to keep track of the budding career of this karting hot shoe. Visitors can also sign up to receive Tavella's newsletter to stay on top of all the happenings of his promising motorsports career.
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports, along with team driver Dylan Tavella, will head to the familiar surroundings of Oakland Valley Race Park near Cuddebackville, NY as they take in the opening weekend of the Northeast Regional Rotax Max Series. A very busy opening three months to the 2012 season was followed by some quiet testing at OVRP to prepare for the next stage of the 2012 calendar. Running in both the Florida Winter Tour Formula Kart weekend in the Mini Rok class and the Rotax Max weekend in the Micro Max class, Tavella has already clocked loads of miles, laps and podiums to kick off his third year of competition.
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports, along with team driver Dylan Tavella, completed their best ever weekend of Mini Rok racing in his rookie season in the TaG Cadet class. The third year racer from New York kept himself at the fast half of the field over the double-header weekend of action at the Ocala Gran Prix circuit. Tavella improved with each session and grabbed two top-ten finishes on the weekend to close out the first half of the winter racing program. Working with tuner Bob Radivoy and driver coach Gary Willis, Tavella also had support from Sargeant Motorsports engine tuner Daniel Lambert who worked with the GT7 squad for the weekend.
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports, along with team driver Dylan Tavella, struggled to make the most from a brilliant day of Friday qualifying. Mechanical gremlins and on-track contact spoiled what was shaping up to be a stellar weekend of Rotax Micro Max racing. Running at the front in the 38-kart field in the early stages of the event, Tavella looked to be the driver to beat as the weekend kicked off with official practice and qualifying on the Friday. Working with tuner Bob Radivoy and driver coach Garett Grist, the nine-year-old racer ran strong all weekend as he learned the track and worked on the Tony Kart cadet package.
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports, along with team driver Dylan Tavella, will make a return trip to the Homestead Karting Complex this weekend to take on the Rotax Micro Max class of the Florida Winter Tour. Tavella made his first start at Homestead this past weekend in the Florida Winter Tour Formula Kart calendar of races. Tavella competed in the very tough Vortex Mini Rok class, a new program for the up and coming cadet racer. The GT7 Motorsports team used the TaG weekend as a warm up and test for the Rotax weekend. This was especially important for Tavella who had never turned a lap at the challenging South Florida venue. Working with tuners Bob Radivoy and Gary Willis, the nine-year-old racer ran strong all weekend as he learned the track and worked on the Mini Rok package.
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports, along with team driver Dylan Tavella, will look to keep their momentum moving forward as Tavella makes his first trip to the Homestead Karting Complex located just outside Miami, Florida. Tavella's last outing in the Florida Winter Tour was the Micro Max weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway were the New York state driver scored double podiums while running at the front throughout the event. Tavella and tuner Bob Radivoy will use this weekend of Vortex Mini Rok racing as a tune up for the Rotax Max program taking place at Homestead the following weekend. Tavella has been adjusting well to the new Tony Kart cadet package that he debuted at the opening round of the FWT in the Mini Rok class. The nine-year-old racer is building a strong resume very quickly and will be joined by fellow GT7 drivers in the Mini Rok class. Heading to Homestead for the first time can be a tough challenge but Tavella is confident he and his GT7 Motorsports team can rise to the challenge..
Massapequa, New York - GT7 Motorsports, along with team driver Dylan Tavella, rocked the podium in the opening weekend of the Rotax Micro Max championship as he took third place in both the Saturday and Sunday A Main finals in the stacked 42-kart field. The nine-year-old racer from New York City was all business all weekend long as he worked with the GT7 Motorsports crew to stay near the top of the time sheets throughout the three-day, double-header event. In fact, Tavella kept his new Tony Kart Cadet ride inside the top four in all six official competition sessions. Working with tuner Bob Radivoy and driver coach Garett Grist, Tavella kept himself in a position to win throughout the weekend.
Massapequa, New York - The GT7 Motorsports Team, along with team driver Dylan Tavella, completed their first weekend in the 2012 Florida Winter Tour Formula Kart Vortex TaG Cadet class. Tavella, from New York City, New York has been busy in the off-season as he looks to make his mark in his second full season of national karting competition. The 2012 season began with a switch to the Tony Kart chassis along with extensive pre-season testing. Tavella used the opening weekend of the annual winter racing series as a tune up for the Rotax Micro Max program in which he has his sights set squarely on a class championship.