MICHAEL D'ORLANDO PUTS UP A FIGHT AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
May 22, 2018
Only a week after announcing the partnership with UFC Gym - Mamaroneck, USF2000 rookie Michael d'Orlando brought the fight to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in only his second race of the Mazda Road to Indy series, at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. It would be a weekend of overcoming obstacles but the 16-year-old rookie from Hartsdale, NY dug deep, showed perseverance, and never tapped out!
MICHAEL D'ORLANDO PARTNERS WITH UFC GYM FOR 2018
May 9, 2018
Michael d'Orlando is back on the road again this week as he heads to the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda series at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. And as the young rookie from Hartsdale, New York prepares for on-track action, d'Orlando and his management team are happy to announce a partnership with UFC Gyms in Mamaroneck, New York and White Plains, New York for the remainder of 2018. The program, under the leadership of owner Dean Bellantoni, will be an important part of d'Orlando's training between race weekends and is just the beginning to help the rising star to "TRAIN DIFFERENT®" in pursuit of a successful future in open-wheel racing.
NICK D'ORLANDO RETURNS TO EUROPEAN COMPETITION WITH FACTORY TEAM KART REPUBLIC
May 2, 2018
Nicholas d'Orlando returned to the world stage of karting at the WSK Super Master Series and the FIA European Championship Series, in Sarno, Italy after a three-month lull from competition. Thanks to mother nature's wrath of snow in northern Italy early last March that resulted in the cancelation of a WSK Super Master series race, 15-year-old d'Orlando hasn't been a part of European competition since the World Championships in England last fall. So to get back into the Euro-groove, d'Orlando spent these past few weeks traveling back 'n forth from New York to Sarno to get reacquainted with his new Kart Republic X30-Senior machine.
MICHAEL D'ORLANDO MAKES USF2000 DEBUT
March 23, 2018
It was a celebration, an inauguration, a new beginning, and then back to business for Michael d’Orlando, the young race car driver from New York, as his car racing program got underway with the completion of his first race in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Overcoming travel weather related obstacles, schedule changes, last minute planning, and other coordination challenges, d’Orlando would leave the comfort of the karting paddock for the Mazda Road to Indy (“MRTI”) series to begin his open-wheel career in earnest. Due to the late decision to participate in the USF2000 series, the expectations were set to simply gain experience in the car and to work on learning the program with a new team, Team Benik. These expectations were simple and all were achieved or exceeded.