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.


MICHAEL D’ORLANDO: REFLECTION ON 2016, A RETURN TO BIREL ART AND MOVING UP THE RANKS
January 12, 2017

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It’s another karting year in the books and on to the next one! Now, as we look back at the 2016 racing season, Michael d’Orlando saw a year that had its share of successes, challenges and major changes all of which contributed to one of his most dynamic years of development as a driver and athlete. The experience both in North America, Europe, and the Middle East transformed Michael from a great North American driver to a World Class driver and athlete.

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NICHOLAS D’ORLANDO RETURNS TO COMPKART AND TAKES IT INTERNATIONAL
January 12, 2017

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With the holidays complete and the new year underway, 2016 would be a season to remember for Hartsdale, New York’s Nicholas d’Orlando. The 2015 Mini-Max National Champion would exceed all expectations in his Junior rookie campaign, after making some big adjustments and adapting to some big changes throughout the year. Now, after closing out 2016 with an impressive podium result at the SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals 20 in Las Vegas, he is setting his sights for 2017.

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