About Dakota

Dakota Ballantyne is a young up and coming 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.

  • 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