Meet the Drivers: #09 Kevin ‘KO’ Orlando

AMY SPERO PHOTO | Kevin Orlando alongside his No. 09 modified car.

Name: Kevin Orlando

Age: 24

Division: Modified

Top 3 Sponsors: Mom and Dad, RP Landscaping, Prototype Race Fab.

Car Number: 09

Kevin Orlando will never forget his first win. It came in 2005 at Riverhead Raceway in what was only his sixth race. “Your first win is always the best win,” Orlando said.

Orlando got his start at Riverhead 14 years ago when he raced Go-Karts. In 2005 he raced in his first adult race and placed eighth while racing in his father’s charger car. He now races in the modified division, where he’s 22nd in the point standings.

Orlando said Riverhead Raceway is a challenging track.

“If you can race at Riverhead, you can race anywhere,” he said.

When he’s not racing Orlando enjoys working on cars and hanging with his friends. His parents and girlfriend Christina have been the biggest supporters in his career, he said.

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