Aaron Telitz
Aaron  Telitz
Belardi Auto Racing
Aaron Telitz
rank
06
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Dec 13, 1991
9 USA
Website aarontelitz.com
Hometown
Rice Lake, WI
Residence
Birchwood, WI

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 2016 Pro Mazda Championship series presented by Cooper Tires for Team Pelfrey

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

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

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

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.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Indy Lights 16 2 1 9 12 58 15
2016 Pro Mazda 16 6 10 15 16 180 16
2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 1 1 14 15 15 15
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 1 0 8 11 51 12

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Bellardi Auto Racing

Belardi Auto Racing is owned by Brian Belardi, a former collegiate football player who has focused his competitive juices into auto racing.  Located  near Indianapolis, the Belardi team campaigns cars in the Indy Lights and USF2000 National Championship in support of the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder system.

Belardi is a tough competitor. A former defensive back at the University of Colorado, he had his eyes set on a NFL career before being sidelined with injuries, Belardi understands what it takes to compete at the highest levels of sports.  As a former driver, Belardi also understands the specific needs of racer that is in pursuit of a championship.

 

Team Website belardiautoracing.com
First Start
March 29, 2014 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
May 24, 2014 (Lucas Oil Raceway)
First Pole
April 11, 2015 (New Orleans)

Aaron's Road to Indy

  • 2015
    • Finished third in the hard-fought Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda title chase with a victory, five seconds and five third-place finishes for a total of 11 podiums in 16 races… earned the Replay XD Move of the Race at Barber Motorsports Park
  • 2014
    • Finished fourth and 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
    • Earned the USF2000 “Spirit Award” presented to a driver or team who embodies the heart of a champion as they strive to reach their goals
    • Won a Team USA Scholarship, taking three pole positions and winning a heat and a semi-final race in the British Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch
  • 2013
    • Posted the fastest time at the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy test -- first official outing in a USF2000 car
    • Won Skip Barber Championship Shootout and the 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 stest lap of the night at Malibu Grand Prix
    • 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