Cooper Tires USF2000 - Aaron Telitz

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Driver Info
Aaron Telitz
Biography of Aaron Telitz

Aaron Telitz began his climb of the motorsports ladder at the age of seven racing go karts in Eau-Claire, Wisconsin. After Winning three track championships competing in the Midwest Karting Association Aaron moved on to road racing karts nationally in 2005. He was quickly recognized as a top kart road racer in the country winning races in the CIK shifter class as well as the TaG class. When his kart road racing career ended he had accumulated five wins at the K.A.R.T (Karters of America Racing Triad) National Championships, two wins WKA (World Karting Association) Daytona World Championships, and two wins at the WKA Mid-Ohio National Championships.

Aaron made the transition to cars in 2011 by winning a $20,000 scholarship through the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout. He used his scholarship to compete in twelve races in the 2012 Skip Barber Summer Series. In his first Skip Barber race held at the famous Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Aaron started last in the 17 car field and made his way to the front to win his first ever car race. He went on to win four more races along with four other podium finishes in his twelve starts in the series.

With his success from the Summer Series Aaron went to the 2012 Skip Barber Championship Shootout held at Road Atlanta. Although Aaron did not win the top prize he did come away with a $10,000 racing scholarship. Aaron then competed in the Skip Barber Winter Series claiming 2nd place. He then joined WISKO Race Engineering for the 2013 F1600 Championship Series. Aaron Claimed one win, two pole positions, and five other podium finishes on his way to 3rd in the championship. Aaron was also selected as a Team USA Scholarship candidate in 2013. Aaron returned to the Skip Barber Championship Shootout in 2013 and this time came away with the win! He claimed the $200,000 Mazda Scholarship. Aaron will be competing in the 2015 USF2000 Championship series presented by Cooper Tires for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing

Hobbies: Racing, golf, snowboarding, wakeboarding, Star Wars

Snapshot: I’m pretty easy going and have the sense of humor of a 14-year-old. An average series of radio transmissions before a race usually includes a full dialog of a scene from Super Troopers. I am also a diehard Packer fan. Gosh I love the Packers.

Racing goal: My main two racing goals are to win the Indianapolis 500 and be a champion of the IndyCar series.

Racing hero: James Hunt

My fitness routine includes: I run three times a week. I also include some weight training and CrossFit training.

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I try to get as calm as possible sitting in the car before a race.

The one talent I wish I had: I wish I had Jedi powers.

An interesting note about me: I grew up on a fishing resort in northern Wisconsin and my first job at eight years old (I still do this while I’m home) was cleaning fish for resort guests. I can filet a bluegill in 25 seconds.

2014: Earned rookie of the year honors in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, with six podium finishes, 11 top-10 finishes and a victory in the “Night Before the ‘500” at Lucas Oil Raceway…won a Team USA Scholarship, taking three pole positions and winning a heat and a semi-final race in the British Formula Ford Festival.

2013: Posted fastest time at the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy test -- first official outing in a USF2000 car ... won the Skip Barber Championship Shootout and the $200,000 MAZDASPEED scholarship to compete in the 2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda ... selected as a finalist for the Team USA Scholarship ... placed third in the F1600 Championship Series ... finished second in the Skip Barber Racing Winter Series.

2012: Finished fifth at the Skip Barber Championship Shootout ... set fastest lap of the night at Malibu Grand Prix, May 3 ... competed in 12 Skip Barber Racing Summer Series races, claiming five wins and four additional podium finishes.

2011: Placed fourth in the Skip Barber Racing Karting Scholarship Shootout ... competed in karting on the SKUSA Pro Tour.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 1 0 8 11 51 12
Total 14 1 0 8 11 51 12
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing

Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing was formed in 2010 as a partnership between two successful racing entities. With leadership from brothers Nicholas and Dominic Cape, and along with Wayne Taylor and his organization in Indianapolis, the team campaigns cars in the Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda. The Cape brothers have recorded multiple USF2000 championships and have fielded a team every year since the series’ inception in the early 1990s.