Elliot wins two more championships to finish the season. First place in Yamaha Jr. and first place in the Hartman Cup at Whiteland Raceway Park!
National Karting Alliance
· November 4 ·
If you’ve been around #sprint #karting nationals in the past few years, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Indiana shoe Elliot Cox. But did you know that this young driver not only lives with dyslexia, he is using his racing as a medium to raise awareness and funds to help support people with dyslexia all over the country?
Dyslexia is a language based learning disability that affects word recognition, spelling, and decoding. While dyslexia makes some things difficult for people like Elliot, he feels it’s an advantage on the track. “Naturally thinking in pictures makes it easier for me to learn a new circuit.” said the young driver.
Elliot started an organization called #drivingfordyslexia in remembrance of his hero Justin Wilson. (an @indycar driver who also lived with dyslexia) Elliot is determined to carry on Justin’s mission of helping kids with dyslexia see that it doesn’t have to stop them from achieving their dreams.
Elliot and his mission are an inspiration to all of us at #nka, and we hope it inspires others to share their stories of how #kartracing helps them overcome things in life.
#preserve #grow #protect #nkaonline
The 11-year-old with a plan to be the youngest Indy 500 winner ever!
"Visual ability is extremely important to the success of an athlete. Not only does vision steer and guide body movement, the link between the skill and visual capacity of an athlete influences his/her sport performance. Through assessment, analysis and training, we are able to personalize plans for improved athletic performance through vision, visual processing and translate that to improvement in their sport. Dr. LaPlaca's passion and knowledge for Vision, Sports and Technology uniquely position him to be on the leading edge of an emerging sports vision training/enhancement field."
12 year-old kart racer from Indy. #51. 2017 SKUSA Champion. CRG Nordam team driver. Founder of Driving for Dyslexia. Races to raise awareness for Alex's Lemonade Stand and Driving for Dyslexia. Results and news will be posted here!