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FLATROCK MOTORCLUB CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH MICHAEL D'ORLANDO AT 2024 XPEL GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA


Westel, Tennessee (June 6, 2024) - Flatrock Motorclub is delighted to announce it will continue to partner with American INDY NXT by Firestone racing talent Michael d’Orlando at the 2024 XPEL GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA this weekend. As part of the agreement, d’Orlando’s #3 car will once again feature the special Flatrock livery which made its debut in Detroit last weekend.

Flatrock Motorclub is committed to supporting home-grown racing stars of the future and with d’Orlando currently the only driver on the entire 22-car grid of the 2024 INDY NXT by Firestone series that is not committed for a full season, this partnership provides significant backing to the highly-talented INDY NXT by Firestone driver.

Last week saw the launch of the partnership between America’s newest premium racing facility and the young New York racer, who is currently racing with the Andretti Cape INDY NXT team - formed especially for the 2024 season via a technical partnership between the multi-time INDY NXT by Firestone championship team Andretti Global and Cape Motorsports. 

The Detroit race weekend proved to be one of mixed emotions for d’Orlando who impressed in securing 5th place on the grid in Saturday’s Qualifying session. During the race itself on Sunday, he quickly raced into fourth position and was heading for a podium finish before an unfortunate spin as he sought to overtake championship leader, Jacob Abel, sent him to the back of the pack. A brave recovery drive meant he was able to climb back into a vital 20-point scoring 10th place finish, capping off a hugely eventful weekend for the Flatrock Motorclub-backed driver.

The young New Yorker now sits seventh in the INDY NXT by Firestone drivers’ championship following the race in Detroit and will be looking to climb back up the rankings with a successful drive this weekend in Wisconsin.

Located on 640 acres of parklike grounds near Elkhart Lake and known as America’s ‘National Park of Speed’, the iconic Road America track is one of the fastest road racing courses in the world. Road America’s track is over 4 miles in length and affectionately called the ‘Center of Road Racing in North America’ by the motorsport community. This affection is mirrored in the yearly attendance figures for the XPEL GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA which attracts over 100,000 fans annually.


The 2024 XPEL Grand Prix at Road America will commence this Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 8. The Indy NXT by Firestone schedule is below:

Friday, June 7: 2:50pm - 3:35pm ET Practice 1

Saturday, June 8: 10:00am - 10:45am ET Practice 2

Saturday, June 8: 2:30pm - 3:00pm ET Qualifications

Sunday, June 9: 1:05pm - 2:20pm Race

Broadcast of all Indy NXT by Firestone events can be found on the Indycar app, Indycar Radio and Sirius XM, with race day events broadcast on NBC's streaming service, Peacock.


To stay up to date on Michael d'Orlando, check out his website at www.michaeldorlando.com and follow his social media on Instagram (dorlandoracingmichaeldorlandoofficial), Facebook (Michael d'Orlando Racing), Twitter (dorlandoracing and michaeldOrland1), and on LinkedIn.


About Flatrock Motorsports Park & Motorclub: 

Flatrock Motorsports Park & Motorclub stands at the forefront of motorsports innovation, offering an unmatched experience for enthusiasts worldwide. With its 3.5-mile track featuring thrilling elevation changes, the Motorclub promises high-speed excitement amidst breath-taking scenery.

 

Future phases at Flatrock Motorsports Park will introduce a host of amenities, including premium garages, trackside villas, and a state-of-the-art paddock, ensuring an immersive experience for members and visitors alike. Ambitious plans for the park's expansion include the development of a Grand Prix track, a landmark hotel, campgrounds, and a natural amphitheater, further solidifying Flatrock's position as a premier destination for motorsports and entertainment.

Looking ahead, Flatrock has ambitious plans for the park's future phases. This includes the development of a 2.7-mile F.I.M and FIA Grade II certified Grand Prix track. The park will also feature a landmark hotel and destination restaurant, campgrounds, a brewery, a winery, additional lodging options, a retail center, and a natural amphitheater constructed with Crab Orchard stone. This amphitheater will serve as a venue for major motorsport races, live concerts, and special events throughout the year, providing a diverse range of entertainment experiences.


Flatrock Motorclub invites you to embark on a journey where adrenaline meets elegance, promising unforgettable moments on and off the track. Join us in shaping the future of motorsports luxury.

To discover more about the Flatrock Motorclub, please visit www.flatrockmotorclub.com


About INDY NXT by Firestone:

Indy NXT by Firestone (previously known as "Indy Lights") is the official development series and the primary support series for the NTT INDYCAR series. Wholly owned and operated by Penske Entertainment Corp, the Indy NXT series participates in 14 race events spanning 12 weekends across the USA and Canada.


About d'Orlando Enterprises LLC: d'Orlando Enterprises LLC, also known as "DELLC", is a driver management, marketing, event planning and activation company with specific focus in the motorsports industry. We develop unique and remarkable VIP experiences, behind the scenes access, and other entertainment opportunities for partners and corporations at race events across the country, including the Indy500.

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