Driver PR: Ayrton Dalmaso, ACT Titles

Ayrton Dalmaso went into the Kartshed Canberra ACT State Titles as one of the hot favourites for the Cadet 12 class. Dalmaso, already a current state title holder, was looking to take out his second state title in his career at the Canberra Kart Club over the weekend. Young Ayrton will head to Bolivar to take on Australia’s best the following weekend and looked to build momentum at the circuit of Mark Webber.

Dalmaso in the Brodburger backed entry started the weekend in strong fashion showing great pace in timed practice, putting him out the front for qualifying. Young Ayrton was the first out the gate, had clear air and was able to set strong lap times in the battle for pole position. Dalmaso under his Haak Race Engines power put himself on pole position in a strong showing, with his Parolin entry performing well and confidence high for the young driver.

Ayrton Dalmaso (12) does battle with Kobe McInerney for the lead (pic – Five Lights Photography)

Heat one and Dalmaso’s confidence was high. The Alpha Motorsport backed entry achieved a clean get away and was able to put himself in a strong position. Young Ayrton put in smooth and consistent laps in the early stages in his Parolin entry, with second and third Joseph Belardo and Kobe Mcinerney stalking the race leader. Dalmaso in his Haak Race Engines power was able to open a slight margin on his rivals. With good finishing speed, young Ayrton to took heat one and continued his strong start to the weekend.

Dalmaso started heat two with lightning speed, staying in the lead with Belardo and Mcinerney slotting in behind in the early stages. Mcinerney mounted a challenge on lap four taking the lead but young Ayrton was able to make the move straight back on lap five. The Alpha Motorsport backed driver was able to show strong pace and pulled away from the rest of the field. Under his Haak Race Engines power the Cadet 12 ace was able to lead the rest of the race and take the win by two and half seconds in another strong performance.


Heat three and Mcinerney got the jump off the start and led over Dalmaso in the opening lap. Young Ayrton in his Brodburger backed entry didn’t waste any time taking the lead back during lap two and put his head down trying to increase the margin. The Haak Race Engines driver had another emphatic display leading the rest of the race and making it three from three on Saturday. Young Aryton had a great day under his coach, multiple time state and national champion Matthew McLean.

Dalmaso was off pole position for Sunday with nerves high. Sunday came and the nerves high with Dalmaso having his second state title well within his sights, starting off pole position for the final. The Alpha Motorsport backed driver got a clean get away but was an immediate battle with Mcinerney. In one of the finals of the day Dalmaso and Mcinerney had multiple different lead changes and battles with the title looking it could go either way, at any point. Mcinerney made a move for the lead on the penultimate lap and looked as though the title was his. Young Ayrton in his Haak Race Engines power dug deep and made a last gasp last lap move taking the lead and taking out his second state championship in dramatic fashion!

Ayrton’s mum Christie was over the moon for her young son. “I’m so happy for Ayrton, this is one meeting he really wanted to win”. Ayrton was very grateful to take out his second state championship. “I couldn’t do it without all the people around me”.

Young Dalmaso will take to the track this weekend at the third round of Australian Kart Championship at Bolivar looking for another strong result.