FORMULA RACE PROMOTIONS (FRP) F1600 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Nicholas d’Orlando is a 17-year-old race car driver from Hartsdale, NY, with over 10 years of experience in karting. His resume proves to be one of North America's top young motorsports talents, with the skills, focus and dedication needed to compete and win at the highest level.
At the age of five, Nicholas' began his motorsports career in gokarting at Oakland Valley Race Park in Cuddebackville, NY. In what began as a family endeavor, the passion has grown into a full blown career, and up the ladder as a driver for world-renowned race teams. His karting success includes multiple national championships which ultimately lead to the pinnacle of competitive karting in Europe, as a factory team driver for both CompKart USA and the world championship Kart Republic Factory Race Team.
Nicholas’ success in karting also broke records with his older brother, Michael. In 2014 the brothers took two steps on the podium at the FWT Vortex TaG Cadet Championship podium, and then again when Nicholas’ earned the 2015 US Rotax MiniMAX National Championship title, the year after Michael earned the same honor. They are the first siblings to share these honors.
After waiting patiently for the past two years, with very limited testing, Nicholas d’Orlando will begin his pursuit of a successful race car career. For 2021, d’Orlando will join forces with Florida-based Team Pelfrey in the Formula Race Productions F1600 Championship series (aka: Formula Ford).
- Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Team USA member
- US National Champion MiniMAX
- US National Vice-Champion MicroMAX
- Florida Winter Tour Tag Cadet Champion
- SuperKarts! USA Super Nationals – 3rd Place
- Factory Team Driver – CompKart
- Factory Team Driver – Kart Republic
NICHOLAS D'ORLANDO IS THE 2021 FRP F1600 SERIES CHAMPION
October 22, 2021
In his car racing season debut, it was no small feat to bring home 12 victories, 18 podiums and a track record in the Formula Race Promotions F1600 series. 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. Congratulations to NICHOLAS D’ORLANDO - the 2021 Formula Race Promotions F1600 series Champion!
THREE MORE STEPS ON THE PODIUM FOR NICK D'ORLANDO AT AUTOBAHN IN FRP F1600
September 29, 2021
The podium results continue for Nicholas d’Orlando in the Formula Race Promotions F1600 series, and after the last round at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL his count now stands at 16, including ten victories. The 18-year-old Hartsdale, NY native faced some difficult competition at Autobahn but his tenacity and consistently make him the top driver of the field as he is still sitting top of the charts in the Drivers’ Championship. With only one more race weekend left, d’Orlando is looking to solidify his first series championship in his short car racing career.
Hartsdale, New York
Chocolate Mousse cake
Most memorable moment:
National Champion – 2015 US Rotax Grand Nationals
Soccer, Racing games on PlayStation, Indoor Karting
Awards & Honors:
2018 Kart Republic Factory Team Driver
2017 CompKart USA Factory Team driver (USA & Europe)
2016 SKUSA SuperNationals – Tag Junior – 3rd Place
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