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Dylan tavella

Fast Facts:

Born: April 24, 2002
Residence: Long Island, New York
Parents: Philip and Shirley
Hobbies: Playing all types of sports, ATV-ing, Football, Swimming
Years Racing: 9
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

Meet Dylan Tavella

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.

In 2016, Dylan 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 represented his country at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Italy.

Returning to the Junior ranks in 2017, Dylan Tavella was instantly one of the drivers on everyones radar. Flexing his muscles early, the New Yorker claimed race wins in the WKA Manufacturers Cup, the United States Pro Kart Series as well as the Superkarts USA Pro Tour. Tavella's biggest accomplishment came in SKUSA competition when he was able to secure the X30 Junior National Championship and claimed the National #1 plate for the 2018 season.

Looking to now make the transition from karts to cars, Tavella will enter the United States F4 Championship Powered by Honda with Miller Vinatieri Motorsports.

"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."

Bob Radivoy

Former Driver Coach

Current Prospective:

Running as an independent aboard a championship-caliber Tony Kart chassis in 2017 and under the tutelage of Iron Rock Motorsports, Dylan Tavella ran his this consecutive season in the Junior divisions of karting across the United States. Claiming multiple race wins, championships and fast lap awards, Tavella capped of his winning season by claiming the SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) X30 Junior National Championship and #1 plate.

Ending his full-time karting career in November of 2017, the New Yorker will now shift his focus to the United States F4 Championship powered by Honda as he teams with the potent Miller Vinatieri Motorsports squad. As a rookie in the series, Tavella will look to gain the skills and experience needed to challenge from race wins and podium results in the second half of the season. With a solid team around him and a management program that is second to none, Tavella is on the fast track to motorsports success, similar success to had been garnered in karting.


"The kid is a Terminator (machine). He is so consistent on the track that he reminds me of a young Nick Neri."

Gary Willis

Former Driver Coach

A look to the future:

2018 plans are currently underway as Dylan Tavella will look to continue his motorsports success. Set to compete in the United States F4 Championship Series, Tavella will partner with Miller Vinatieri Motorsports.

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