Nicholas d'Orlando

Nicholas d'Orlando

Age: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 135lbs

American racer, Nicholas d’Orlando, is a 14 year-old phenom who has been karting for over 9 years. The Hartsdale, NY native has proven to be one of North America's top young karting talents, with the skills, focus and dedication needed to compete and win at the highest level.

Nicholas' career began in 2008 when he stepped into a Comer 50 Kid Kart and the next four years he would hone his skills to compete at the national & international level. But it was in 2013 that Nicholas’ set the stage for his successful career. He scored the United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals Micro Max Vice-Champion title, subsequently earning his spot on Team USA for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Micro & Mini Invitational.

That success was followed up with two more very impressive years of multiple national and international titles, podiums and dominating performances, making him one of North America’s best karting talents. Moreover, his success broke records and set a new bar when his Florida Winter Tour Vortex TaG Cadet Championship podium would have him stand just two steps beside his brother, Michael – an honor never shared by brothers before at the event.

In 2015, Nicholas’ dominating performance at the US Rotax Grand Nationals would once again make the history books by having the first ever brothers share the US Rotax Mini Max National Champion title, after [brother] Michael earned the honor in 2014. Nicholas was, without a doubt, the US’ top driver in the Mini ranks.

2016 saw Nicholas graduate to the Junior category and he would not waste any time showing he was ready for the challenge and higher level of competition. Adapting very quickly to the faster speeds against the older and aggressive competitors with an impressive showing at the Florida Winter Tour including pole position qualifying efforts, heat race wins, and a podium finish.  He continued to impress with victories in WKA Manufacturer’s Cup events, multiple Gear Up F1 Series events, and top-5 showings in the USPKS series. And to top it all off, he would close out the year at the Superkarts! USA Super Nationals in Las Vegas, NV with a third place podium finish at the world renowned competition.

Now, in 2017, Nicholas’ began the season in the US Junior classes but he and his d’Orlando Racing squad knew it was time to step it up a notch. Nicholas will make the move to join his brother Michael in European competition, where he will compete in the CIK European Championship events in the OK (senior) category.

Nicholas’ natural talent, outgoing personality and his success at every level he’s competed thus far has earned himself the reputation and consideration as one of North America’s top drivers. Stay tuned to as he rises up the ranks in the world’s top competitions.


May 2, 2018

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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.

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January 12, 2018

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To start off the new year, the drivers at d’Orlando Enterprises have submitted their own Year in Review of 2017, in lieu of a typical press release. Enjoy the read and Happy New Year!

2017 started out for me, Nick d'Orlando, at the Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup series, in the Rok Junior class, with my team of J3 Competition on the CompKart chassis. The tour didn’t go as planned but we made the right decision that it was time to move to some European racing. This would be my first time competing in Europe, and also a first for J3 in the WSK & CIK-FIA series. But it wasn’t an easy adjustment since I was coming from US competition as one of the oldest and biggest drivers in the Junior classes, to now be racing at the highest level in the world as one of the youngest & least experienced drivers in the OK Senior class.

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    Nicholas d'Orlando






    White Plains, New York


    Hartsdale, New York










    Michael and Sherri d'Orlando



    Years Racing:


    2016 Racing Divisions:

    Rotax Junior MAX, Vortex Junior ROK, X30 Junior

    2016 Racing Series:

    Florida Winter Tour, US Open, US Rotax Max Challenge, Superkarts! USA Pro Tour


    Kart Republic

    Favorite Part of Racing:

    Going fast and winning

    Personal Racing Sponsors:

    adidas Motorsport/Fyshe USA, Focused Project Management, Mom & Dad, Iona Prep

    Racing Goals:

    Formula One

    Personal Goals:

    Being the champion in all that I can

    Favorite Vehicle:

    F1 Car

    Favorite Movie:


    Favorite Food:


    Favorite Color:


    Favorite Dessert:


    Favorite TV Channel:

    Cartoon Network

    Favorite Drivers:

    Ayrton Senna

    Most memorable moment:

    Second place in second ever Rotax Junior race

    Biggest Rival:

    My brother

    Race you would like to win the most:

    Worlds & SuperNats


    Soccer, Lacrosse, Football


    2015 US Rotax Grand National Mini MAX Champion, 2015 FWT Mini ROK Vice-Champion, 2014 FWT TaG Cadet 3rd place, 2014 Canadian Karting Championships Vice Champion Mini MAX, 2013 Team USA member for Rotax Grand Finals Micro & Mini Invitational, 2013 US Rotax Grand National Micro MAX Vice-Champion, most improved swim team, 2009 OVRP series Kid Kart runner up


    7th - Iona Preparatory School

    Future Goals:

    F1 driver