Nicholas d'Orlando

Nicholas d'Orlando


 

Instagram: @nickdorlando

Twitter: @nickdorlando

DOB: April 9, 2003

Hometown: Hartsdale, New York

Team: Velocity Racing Development


Hobbies: Literally anything to do with cars; currently a part of a large group of car enthusiasts based near Charlotte NC where I attend school. I currently drive a 2012 MK6 Volkswagen Golf R.

Favorite sports to watch: I am an Arrow McLaren IndyCar fan and I do not pay much attention to sports outside racing. I will however watch all of the big UFC fights.

Favorite sports to play: Part of my training is boxing at UFC Gym Mamaroneck, so I am quite interested in that. I also enjoy casually playing soccer, but am not that great…

Interesting note about me: I usually answer this question by saying I race cars so I’m not really sure.

Ties to race cities: My only ties include winning races at Barber Motorsports Park and Road America

Charities: I occasionally work with local charities either at home or at race events and my brother and I have a started a foundation with our family called Hammer Down for Hope Foundation.

Training preferences: I currently train mostly with UFC Gym Mamaroneck as a result of our strong partnership. UFC Gym Mamaroneck has worked with me and my brother for years and has continued to support us to the best of their ability, treating us as family and supplying quality equipment and top end trainers.

Bucket list items: Flying a plane, driving the autobahn, trying some Rally Racing.

Favorite food: Pasta is going to have to be my favorite food. There's just so much variety and so many great options.

Guilty food pleasure: Chocolate cake. Not a very guilty pleasure but its definitely not helping me keep in shape.

Best meal I can cook by myself: I actually can cook a decent variety of things. However, I do a mean toast.

Racing goal: My racing goal is to be a fulltime NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver.

Racing hero: My racing hero would have to be Daniel Ricciardo. I’ve met Daniel and we even shared a track together, just the two of us as I was asked to drive a Ricciardo kart for one of his promotional days for his karting chassis. Getting to know him a little bit then showed me how true his personality really is, and he is a genuine passionate guy.

 

Career results:

2021

  • Formula Race Promotions F1600 Champion with Team Pelfrey, claiming 12 wins, 18 podiums, four pole positions, 10 fast laps in 24 races

2020

  • Sideline Support of brother Michael d'Orlando in USF2000

2019

  • Sideline Support of brother Michael d'Orlando in F4 US

2018

  • CIK FIA European Karting Championship factory driver for Kart Republic