WHY KARTING?

It's reasonable for those relatively new to auto racing to ask, "Where does racing go-karts fit in this world?"

The answer is this: it virtually defines the success of any given driver in professional motorsport.

Karting is so important to racing that one could randomly point to any driver in F1, NASCAR, IndyCar, major league sports car racing - you name it - and for certain that driver began racing karts somewhere between the ages of 6 and 12.

Think about that.

In big-picture terms, karting is no different than Little League baseball. How many Major Leaguers did not play baseball at a young age?

Karting teaches all the fundamentals - esoteric as they may be to those not intimately knowledgeable of the sport - that must become second nature as a driver rises through the ranks: racecraft, emotional control, chassis set-up, car control skills, racing "wheel-to-wheel," team dynamics, safe driving (no, that's not an oxymoron), instantly and always changing situational awareness, money management (that means you, Mom and Dad!), communication skills… all those things you need to succeed are seeded, nurtured, practiced and learned in karting.

With very few exceptions, aspiring pro drivers who don't have a karting background begin their careers (Caution! Arcane racing metaphor ahead!) with 50lbs of extra ballast and a slowly deflating right-rear…

And that's how karting fits into the world of professional racing.


ANOTHER TOUGH BREAK FOR NICHOLAS D’ORLANDO AT THE US OPEN IN LAS VEGAS
November 19, 2016

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Nicholas d’Orlando and the J3 Competition team made their way to the bright lights of sin city last week for the US Open finally at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The Hartsdale, NY was looking for better luck this time around as Nicholas raced at the Rio in last year’s US Open in the Mini Max category but the dice did not roll in his favor as he had some bad luck with engine failure in the final prior to turning one competitive lap. Ending Nicholas’ championship hopes after leading the points going into the race which saw him ultimately finish up third in the Championship. 

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NICHOLAS D’ORLANDO LOOKING TO TURN SNAKE EYES INTO A JACKPOT AT THE SKUSA SUPERNATS IN LAS VEGAS
November 17, 2016

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It has been a season full of excitement so far for Nicholas d’Orlando and his J3 Competition team as they will make their way back to the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip this weekend to take part in the 20th edition of SuperSunday, the biggest day in North American karting, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This event will have over 450 drivers competing from around the world.

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