From 2010-2011 Nico played a pivotal role as Crew Chief on the #17 Falken Tire Porsche 911 RSR for the American Le Mans Series season. Drivers Wolf Henzler and Brian Sellers utilized their factory sponsor and enjoyed tearing up the track with a plenty of Falken tires. *Over the years Henzler and Sellers played an important role into the development of Falkens high-performance tires.
During the 2011 ALMS season, Nico’s insight into the Porsche 911 RSR performance and the hardworking crew, lead the team to make some crucial and informed decisions which would result in two 1st place finishes at Mid-Ohio and Baltimore Grand Prix. These two wins would be the first of many podium opportunities for Falken over the years.
After gaining attention to the team by their wins at Mid-Ohio and Baltimore, Speedhunters captured all the behind the scenes action of the ALMS Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway race in Monterey, California Sept 30, 2011. Due to contact with a GT-C car during the race the #17 car sustained damage to the frame and water pump and was forced to retire at the four-hour mark.
For the full article from Speedhunters.com click on the link below: http://www.speedhunters.com/2011/09/behind_the_scenes_gt_gt_team_falken_at_mazda_raceway/
To this day, Nico continues a great working relationship with Falken Tire and currently maintains the 2012 #17 Falken Porsche 911 RSR for owner Jim Edwards. Edwards is a long-time Porsche fan and collector. For one last time, Henzler had an opportunity to drive Mr. Edwards #17 Falken car in the 2015 Rennsport Reunion race at Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway in Monterey, California.
*In 2015 Falken retired their Porsche program and is no longer running in the Tudor/IMSA series.
Migliore Motorsports was founded in 2015 by veteran motorsports and road car technician Nico Castellaccio. Migliore, Italian for “The Best”, focuses on exacting preparation for racing and exotic cars. The facility, based in Lathrop, California, is currently preparing race-winning cars in IMSA’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, Porsche Club of America and the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Castellaccio himself is a proven winner with over 20-years of experience tuning street and track cars with victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, 25 Hours of Thunderhill, American Le Mans Series, Canadian IMSA Cup, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series, Grand-Am and IMSA championships.