Daniel (thanks to ANDRA and Cope Racing) received his licence at the age of 8 at the Perth Motorplex. Daniel suffers from a mild case of autism and being able to jump into a JD and race is a dream come true for him. Following in the footsteps of his uncle Dom Zito in super sedans and best friends Jeff Cutajar and Peter Kapiris in Topdoor slammers. Daniel Carranza-BatDan Racing, racing to raise awareness to autistic children
Rookie Daniel made quite an impression around the traps since licensing at the Motorplex in February then returning to Perth to run at the Western Nationals all the time gaining experience. Since then he and the BatDan Team have travelled and competed at the X Champs in Sydney and headed to the Winters standing 7th in the points.