Meet Elliot Cox
Elliot Cox, number 51, is an eleven year- old kart racer from Indianapolis, Indiana. Elliot's dream is to become the youngest winner of the Indy 500.
Elliot began driving his kart as soon as he turned five, in the fall of 2012. His grandfather took him to buy his first kart, and from the time his foot touched the pedal, he was hooked.
Elliot had his first win at New Castle Motorsports Park at the age of five, and has continued to win races, stand on the podium, and collect points championships as his career has progressed.
Elliot's major accomplishments include:
*2019 SKUSA, Great Lakes Mini Swift Champion.
*2018 Route 66 Sprint Series points Champion, Mini Swift Class
*2018 KRA points Champion, Junior Sportsman 1 Class
*2018 KRA points Champion, Junior Sportsman 2 Class
*2017 Superkarts! USA points Champion, Micro Swift Class
*2017 KRA points Champion, Junior Sportsman 2 Class
*2016 Route 66 Sprint Series points Champion, Yamaha Rookie Class
*2016 Route 66 Sprint Series points Runner-Up, Micro Swift Class
*2016 United States Pro Kart Series points Runner-Up, Yamaha Rookie Class
*2016 Superkarts! USA 3rd place in points
*2014 WKA Manufacturer’s Cup points Runner-Up, Kid Kart Class
*2014 Whiteland Raceway Park points Champion, Whiteland Raceway Park
*2013 Rookie of the Year, Whiteland Raceway Park
Off the track, Elliot is an honor roll student, and he is excited to start 7th grade at Hoosier Academy in Fall 2019. He races to raise awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, and also has volunteered with A Kid Again. Elliot speaks in schools and at camps with the Joseph Maley Foundation, in order to educate other kids about Dyslexia and spread the message that Dyslexia doesn't stop him.
In 2014, Elliot hosted a lemonade stand at the Graham Rahal Foundation Drivers Golf Tournament, where he raised over $1500 for childhood cancer research. In the last 5 years Elliot has raised approximately $12,000 for childhood cancer research, by hosting lemonade stands near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Elliot has participated in Dyslexia awareness campaigns and radio ads with the late Justin Wilson, who was Elliot's hero, Scott Dixon, and Stefan Wilson. He proudly sports a sticker on his kart for the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana to raise awareness for kids with Dyslexia, just like him. Elliot has been involved in a feature news story on RTV 6, and he was featured on the front page of the Indianapolis Star on Indy 500 Sunday 2019, and the cover of South Magazine, highlighting his passion for racing and giving back to kids in need.
In 2018 Elliot founded Driving for Dyslexia to raise awareness and funds, and advocate for people with Dyslexia, using motorsports as a platform. Please visit Driving for Dyslexia for more details of upcoming events and how you can get involved. In Elliot's first event he raised over $18,000 for children with Dyslexia. Elliot also hosted a pull-up challenge at the end of the year, where he did 160 pull-ups in only 15 minutes to help raise an additional $2,500. In 2019 Elliot hosted his second Driving for Dyslexia event, which brought in $34,400! To date, Elliot has helped to raise approximately $55,000 for the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, through his Driving for Dyslexia Campaign!
Elliot proudly supports these charities: