Aaron Telitz
Aaron  Telitz
Belardi Auto Racing
9 USA
9
Aaron Telitz
rank
7
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
13
Race Wins
10
Birthday
Dec 13, 1991
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 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.

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
2018 Indy Lights 4 0 1 1 4 0 1
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

RAF = Running at Finish

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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

  • 2017
    • Finished sixth in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season with bookend victories (at the season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla., and in the finale at Watkins Glen), one pole and a total of four podium finishes
    • Claimed three Tilton Hard Charger Awards (St. Petersburg Race 2, Toronto Race 1 and Mid-Ohio Race 2)
    • Earned a coveted Mazda Road to Indy ring after competing on all three levels of the ladder.
  • 2016
    • Won the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with six victories, 10 pole positions and 13 total podium finishes in 16 races
    • Earned a Mazda scholarship and prize package worth $601,700 toward his 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign
    • Named BBS Rookie of the Year
    • Claimed the second consecutive Pro Mazda title for Team Pelfrey.
  • 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
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