Aaron Telitz began his climb of the motorsports ladder at the age of seven racing go karts in Eau-Claire, Wisconsin. After winning numerous karting championships, he made the transition to cars in 2011 by winning a $20,000 scholarship through the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout. Telitz competed in twelve races in the 2012 Skip Barber Summer Series where he earned five victories and four additional podium finishes in twelve starts.
With his success from the Summer Series, Telitz went to the 2012 Skip Barber Championship Shootout, where he earned a $10,000 racing scholarship. He then took second place in the 2013 Skip Barber Winter Series and was selected as a Team USA Scholarship candidate. Telitz won the 2013 Skip Barber Championship Shootout, taking the $200,000 Mazda Scholarship into the 2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Telitz finished third in the 2015 USF2000 championship with a victory and 11 total podium finishes. Telitz won the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires earning his third scholarship, this time to the top of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder.
Education: University Wisconsin Eau Claire – Geography Information Sciences
Hobbies: Racing, golf, snowboarding, wakeboarding, Star Wars and painting landscapes
Racing Goal: My main two racing goals are to win the Indianapolis 500 and be a champion of the Verizon IndyCar Series
Racing Hero: James Hunt
Fitness: I try to run a few times a week and mix in some weight training on days when I don't run.
Interesting Note: I grew up on a fishing resort in northern Wisconsin and my first jobat 8 years old (I still do this while I am home) was cleaning fish for resort guests. I can filet a bluegill in 25 seconds.
Snapshot: I'm just a small-town kid who took a shot on my dream job and so far have gotten very lucky.