Dakota Ballantyne Racing
Dakota Ballantyne Racing
Dakota Ballantyne Racing
Dakota Ballantyne Racing
Dakota Ballantyne Racing

South Australian Solo Speedway Rider

  1. ADELAIDE SPEEDWAY SEASON RAPIDLY APPROACHING
    28 Sep, 2019
    ADELAIDE SPEEDWAY SEASON RAPIDLY APPROACHING
    The 2019/20 summer Speedway season at Adelaide’s Gillman Speedway is rapidly approaching with the opening meeting — featuring the Jack Young Solo Cup and the Gillman Sidecar Championship — only seven weeks away, on Saturday, 9 November. Before that, however, the track will stage its annual Classic Championships meeting on Saturday 26 October. The Classic meeting marks the transition from the winter practice meetings to the full-on summer international meetings, and gives fans the chance to
  2. GILLMAN SPEEDWAY PRACTICE UPDATE 8 Sept
    11 Sep, 2019
    GILLMAN SPEEDWAY PRACTICE UPDATE 8 Sept
    Last Sunday Gillman speedway hosted a practice day despite the possibility of a postponement due to weather conditions. The day ran awesomely with there only being a short shower with a 30 minute break to allow the track to dry. Personally I thought the way that the Gillman speedway crew ran the day was brilliant! This allowed the solos to get 2-3 minutes on the track to practice all sorts of things, including a few starts and some extra laps. Thank you so much to the crew down at Gillman
  3. ANOTHER GILLMAN WINTER MEETING CANCELLED
    06 Aug, 2019
    ANOTHER GILLMAN WINTER MEETING CANCELLED
    The second of the two winter meetings scheduled for Gillman Speedway, on Saturday 10 August 2019, has been cancelled, again due to a lack of nominations. The only nominations received were: Six 500cc Solos — Dakota Ballantyne and Fraser Bowes (SA), Patrick Hamilton (Vic), Aden Clare, Dayle Wood (NSW), and Bailey Viner (Qld)  Two Sidecars — Tom Adams/Katelyn Silvy and Chris Bichard/Michael Bell Five 125cc Junior Solos — Lucius Payne, Harry Sadler, Jake Fleet, Aiden Gray and Ashley
  4. UPDATE ON UK TRIP
    18 Jul, 2019
    UPDATE ON UK TRIP
    The last few days have been great, travelling to Sheffield, Wolverhampton and Leicester to have a ride around.  It’s been awesome to have so much practice and bike time here.  I cannot thank the team at Jhi Speedway enough for everything they have and are doing for me. Onto Redcar tomorrow. Joe Hughes International Guadagnino Contracting  Sauna King ecowaste solutions pty.ltd. D & D Mechanical & 4WD Race Team Penrite Oil Penrite 10 Tenths Racing Starplex Gawler Highline69 Speedway Web Design
  5. THIRD PRACTICE - SHEFFIELD
    15 Jul, 2019
    THIRD PRACTICE - SHEFFIELD
    Last night I was lucky enough to get a few laps under my belt at Sheffield Speedway. I can’t thank Morgan and Julie enough for organising the ride. I loved the track - it’s super fast. Onto Wolverhampton tonight. Photo: Andy Garner. JHI Speedway  Guadagnino Contracting Sauna King Ecowaste Solutions Pty Ltd. D & D Mechanical  Penrite Oil Penrite 10 Tenths Racing Starplex Gawler Highline69 Speedway Web Design SJR Signs Inc Ardross Tyre Service MPG Roger Webster
  6. SECOND PRACTICE IN THE UK
    14 Jul, 2019
    SECOND PRACTICE IN THE UK
    It was good to get up to Leicester Leicester Lions Speedway Team yesterday. It was good fun to learn a new track once I got the hang of it! Next ride: Sheffield speedway tonight for a practice. Photo credit: Les Brewin Guadagnino Contracting  Sauna King Starplex Gawler Ecowaste Solutions pty.ltd. Penrite Oil Penrite 10 Tenths Racing D & D Mechanical & 4WD Race Team SJR Highline69 Speedway Web Design Ardross Tyre Service MPG  Signs inc Roger Webster
  7. NICE SPEEDWAY CHALLENGE
    11 Jul, 2019
    NICE SPEEDWAY CHALLENGE
    I was lucky enough to pick up a ride at an individual meeting here in the UK at the Isle of Wight. The NICE challenge is an event where all riders are supplied an engine (JAWA 2 valve) to showcase how individual skill and knowledge can separate the field. Unfortunately tonight I had a bit of bad luck, my first and second race I had an incident with the air fence (crashed) excluding me for stopping the race both times. Third heat came and I made an excellent start from gate 4 to lead for 3/4
  8. FIRST PRACTICE IN ENGLAND
    10 Jul, 2019
    FIRST PRACTICE IN ENGLAND
    Hey everyone, I’ve taken advantage of my month holidays from university and I’ve flown to England to get some well needed practice in as there is not a lot happening in Australia this winter. A massive thank you to the crew at JHI Speedway for helping me get the bike into a rideable state in such a short time. I really appreciate their help, without them I wouldn’t have been able to get my first practice in. First practice here in England at Somerset Rebels Speedway - thank you heaps for
  9. FIRST GILLMAN WINTER MEETING CANCELLED
    10 Jun, 2019
    FIRST GILLMAN WINTER MEETING CANCELLED
    The first winter meeting at Gillman Speedway, scheduled for Saturday 15 June 2019, has been cancelled due to a lack of nominations. Only six nominations were received, all 500cc Solos — Fraser Bowes and Dakota Ballantyne (SA), Patrick Hamilton (Vic), Aden Clare and Dayle Wood (NSW), and Bailey Viner (Qld). There were no Sidecar or Junior nominations. The next speedway meeting, subject to nominations, will be on Saturday afternoon, 10 August 2019.
  10. GILLMAN PRACTICE DAY 2nd JUNE
    05 Jun, 2019
    GILLMAN PRACTICE DAY 2nd JUNE
    I had an awesome day down at Gillman Speedway on Sunday getting some practice laps in. I also got my second bike dialled in on the day in preparation for my first Winter Series race meeting on the 15th June.  I look forward to getting back into the competition environment in preparation for the racing season commencing from September. Photo: Judy Mackay Thank you to all that are backing me: Sauna King Starplex Gawler Penrite Oil Penrite 10 Tenths Racing D & D Mechanical & 4WD Race Team SJR
  11. EXPENSIVE PRACTICE DAY IN MILDURA
    28 May, 2019
    EXPENSIVE PRACTICE DAY IN MILDURA
    Early Sunday morning (6am to be exact) I made to Mildura speedway to spin some laps and work on set ups, as I was trying some different things before race season starts. Unfortunately my day ended prematurely with my primary chain breaking from becoming too hot, which in turn snapped my clutch cable, destroyed my engine sprocket and my chain guard. Although this occurred, I did get 1 and a half great sessions in on the track and am feeling extremely confident in the changes I’ve made to reach
  12. WINTER MEETINGS AT GILLMAN SPEEDWAY
    17 May, 2019
    WINTER MEETINGS AT GILLMAN SPEEDWAY
    Adelaide’s Gillman Speedway has scheduled two Saturday afternoon winter meetings, both featuring interstate 500cc Solo Teams racing with Junior Solo team racing and Sidecar support events. The meetings will take place on 15 June and 10 August, with away matches scheduled for Olympic Park Speedway, Mildura on the following Sunday afternoons. The Gillman meetings will starts at 2pm. The spectator admission price is $20 for everyone 16 years and older, with under 16 free. Entry is by the eastern
Dakota Ballantyne

Dakota Ballantyne is a talented Australian Speedway Solo racer, who in 2015 stepped up to race the nationally renowned 500cc speedway solo open class at age 16.

Motorsport has played a significant part in the shaping of Dakota since he started at age 6. His determination and passion to be the best he can, has allowed him to improve his results over the past two years since progressing into opens. Dakota’s mindset on achieving his goals and having success has not been altered by set-backs that he has faced, alternatively he accepted defeat and learnt from it.
 
Achievements:

  • 2014 Victorian Championship - 1st 85cc 
  • 2014 South Australian Championship - 100 -150  2st & 200 - 250cc 4st - 1st 125cc
  • 2014 Solo South Australian Championship - 3rd 250cc
  • 2014 MSA People's Choice Award
  • Selected for the 2015 MSA Elite Rider Program
  • 2015 represented Australia in the FIM Youth Cup 250cc Speedway - placed 12th in the world out of 42 competitors
  • 2016 became a Senior rider
  • 2018/19 Gillman Speedway Champion
DAKOTA BALLANTYNE RACING

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UPCOMING

Saturday: 12 October, 2019
Riverland Speedway. SA.
MEETING CANCELLED
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​Saturday: 09 November, 2019   
Gillman Speedway. SA.
Solo & Sidecar Championship (Incorporating Jack Young Cup)


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