d’Orlando Enterprises LLC, also known as DELLC, is a Driver Management, Marketing, Event Planning and Activation company with specific focus in the amateur and professional motorsports industry from go-karting through IndyCar. DELLC provides our clients with unique and remarkable motorsport related experiences and opportunities to host networking, appreciation and other events for their clients, vendors or partners to build stronger business relationships and grow visibility and/or awareness. Our B-to-B network provides our customers with additional opportunities to expand their business.
DELLC was formed in 2018 as a natural evolution of d’Orlando Racing Corp. [“DRC”], originally formed in 2009, to meet the ever-growing needs of a developing driver’s career and to leverage the unique network and knowledge obtained over a decade of experience. DRC is the home of two of North America’s top drivers in driver development programs and United States open wheel racing series. Located in Hartsdale, New York, competing with powerhouse teams throughout North America, both d’Orlando pilots have extensive resumes to their credit with over a decade of racing experience starting in go-karting and now in race cars.
With racing in their blood and the sound of fast cars piquing interest at an early age, the d’Orlando boys quickly rose through the ranks of karting from regional, national and international competitions throughout North America, to the world championship level competitions in Europe. Now these top-notch drivers are traveling North America in pursuit of similar results in open wheel car racing.
ROAD TO INDY – COOPER TIRES USF2000 CHAMPIONSHIP
Michael d’Orlando is one of the United States’ top motorsports talents making his mark on the open wheel car racing scene around North America. After a nine year career in karting, working his way up to the world championship level, Michael made his move into race cars in 2018.
The 20-year-old American from Hartsdale, NY began kart racing at the age of six, at Oakland Valley Race Park in Cuddebackville, NY. He earned an extensive resume at the national and international level, including multiple championship titles. The culmination of his karting career was capped off as a factory team driver for the world-renowned Birel ART racing team based in Italy.
Michael transitioned from karts to cars, in a limited capacity, in 2018 when he competed in only four events of the Road to Indy Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship series. In 2019, he competed in only four events in the F4 United States Championship series.
Finally making the move to a full-season of competition in 2020, Michael joined Indianapolis-based Cape Motorsports, the most decorated race team in the Road to Indy. His first season was drastically delayed and condensed due the COVID-19 pandemic, but ultimately his results earned him 4th place overall in the 2020 USF2000 Drivers’ Championship, including his first victory, just slightly behind the highly experienced top-3 competitors. In 2021, Michael was a front-runner in almost all weekend events, bringing home 3 wins, 5 pole positions, 8 podiums and 2 USF2000 qualifying track records, ultimately earning the 2021 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Vice-Champion title.
Michael continued to develop his skills and gain valuable experience under the continued direction of Cape Motorsports by returning to the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship in 2022. He finished an impressive season with 14 top-five finishes, eight podiums including four wins, five pole positions, three fastest race laps, tied for the most races lead, and the driver with the most laps lead all season, including a weekend sweep of the Lucas Oil Freedom 75 oval race for the second year in a row. These accomplishments earned him the 2022 Cooper Tires USF2000 Champion title, with a scholarship worth $406,925 to advance up a step to the Indy Pro 2000 series in 2023. At this time, Michael and his d’Orlando Enterprises LLC partners continue their efforts to try to develop the remaining budgets required to prepare for and compete in Indy Pro 2000 next year.
- 2022 Road to Indy Cooper Tires USF2000 Champion
- 2021 Road to Indy Cooper Tires USF2000 Vice Champion
- 2020 Road To Indy Fourth Overall Driver Championship
- 2017 Top-15 CIK FIA World Championships, Kristianstad, Sweden
- Factory Team Driver for Birel ART racing team, Lissone, Italy
- 2014 Nominated #1 cadet driver in North America by both Kart360.com and KartRank.com
- SuperKarts! USA Pro Tour Vice-Champion
- Florida Winter Tour Vice-Champion
- 2x Florida Winter Tour Champion
- 2x US Rotax Grand Nationals Vice-Champion
- US Rotax Grand National Mini MAX
- 2x Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Grand Finals Team USA member
ROAD TO INDY – COOPER TIRES USF2000 CHAMPIONSHIP
Nicholas d’Orlando began his motorsports career at the age of five in a kid kart at Oakland Valley Race Park, located just 1.5 hours north of his hometown of Hartsdale, NY. His karting career escalated from kid karts to the regional, national and international levels over the course of eleven years, earning multiple championship honors and culminating as a factory team driver for the world championship team Kart Republic in Europe.
Upon the completion of his karting career in 2018, Nicholas spent the following two years with limited race car experience, as he supported his older brother, Michael from the sidelines due to budget restrictions. For his rookie year in 2021, he joined forces with Florida-based Team Pelfrey in the Formula Race Promotions F1600 Championship series. His performance was nothing short of incredible with 12 victories, 18 podiums and a track record. It was series domination with a 50% winning percentage and an incredible effort to bring home more wins in a single season than any other driver in the series' 27-year history.
Moving up to the Road to Indy driver development program in 2022, Nicholas began the year in the USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires series and then ultimately made another move up the ladder in the second half of the year to the Cooper Tires USF 2000 Championship. His USF2000 results include an impressive four top-10 results in only four event weekends with no prior testing or experience in the Tatuus USF-22 race car.
Nicholas’ success in karting broke records with his older brother, Michael. In 2014 the brothers took two steps on the podium at the FWT Vortex TaG Cadet Championship, and then again when Nicholas’ earned the 2015 US Rotax MiniMAX National Championship title just two years after Michael earned the same honor. They are the first siblings to share these honors. In 2021, with his move into USF2000, the brothers made history again as the first siblings to compete in the Road to Indy. Now, Nicholas is setting his sights on adding to that list, with his focus on the pursuit of another championship in the 2023 Cooper Tires USF2000 series, after Michael earned the title in 2022.
- 2021 Formula Race Promotions F1600 series Champion
- 2018 Lucas Oil Racing School Scholarship Shootout Top-10 Finalist
- 2018 Factory Team Driver – Kart Republic
- 2016 - 2017 Factory Team Driver - CompKart
- 2016 SuperKarts! USA Super Nationals – 3rd Place
- 2015 US Rotax Grand Nationals MiniMAX Champion
- 2015 Florida Winter Tour Vice Champion - MiniROK
- 2015 Florida Winter Tour MiniMAX Championship - 3rd Place
- 2014 Florida Winter Tour Tag Cadet Championship – 3rd Place
- 2014 Canadian National Champion - MiniMAX
- 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Team USA member
- 2013 New York State MicroMAX Vice-Champion
- 2013 US Rotax Grand Nationals MicroMAX Vice Champion