You are looking at the 2017 SuperKarts! USA ProTour national Micro Swift champion!!
There were so many people involved in helping Elliot achieve his goal.
First and foremost, thank you to Elliot's daddy and grandpap. Without you guys working tirelessly on his kart, he couldn't do what he loves.
Thank you for the success this weekend goes to Allison Racing Engines, Positive Motorsports, Andy Schlosser, Dan Schlosser, and Energy Corse North America! You guys were simply amazing.
Thanks also goes to Jason Birdsell for coaching all of us at different times through the season.
Thank you especially to Alderson Commercial Group for your amazing support and believing in Elliot. Tony, we always know you are behind us 100%.
Thank you to Ben Newman for the mental toughness coaching. You got us through the roller coaster of this weekend. You are right, HE gave Elliot exactly what he needed and a little extra today. Simply the best there is.
Thank you to Zachary Dirr at Elite Performance for preparing Elliot physically for the grueling hours spent at the track.
Thank you to Oktane Visual for keeping Elliot looking rad, and to Bell Racing USA and Leatt Protectives for keeping him safe!
Thank you to Woltjer Racing Engines for powering Elliot through the first two rounds of this championship!
Thank you to Jay Howard's Motorsport Driver Development and Vemme Kart for the support and chassis in New Orleans, the start of all this!
Thank you to BENIK Kart for the support in Sonoma.
Finally, huge thank you to all of Elliot's sponsors and supporters: Northwestern Mutual, Dale Hughes Interior Design, Y&S Designs, SOS Rehydrate, Sonja Ness, Platinum Benefit Consulting Group, London Witte & Company, LLP, RaceCraft1 Motorsports Training, Obsessive Cotton Disorder, Rich Chapman Creative, Randy Lehman, Grannie and Grandpap, Hursey's Construction, and all of his fans!!
We are excited to celebrate this accomplishment in Vegas!
Friends of Dii Member Spotlight:
Elliot Cox, Dii alumni and supporter
Elliot Cox speaks to Camp Delafield students about his achievements on and off the track.On and off the race track, Elliot Cox is a force. Elliot is a proud Dii alumni and straight "A" student at Gray Road Christian School. Elliot travels the country on the SKUSA circuit and is currently sitting in first place going into the final race of the season in August.
Elliot dreams of becoming the youngest Indy 500 winner, and he attributes his dyslexia to his success.
Elliot races to raise awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana. In 2015, Elliot partnered with his hero, the late Justin Wilson, Scott Dixon and Stefan Wilson in the "Dyslexia Doesn't Stop Me" campaign. To date, he has helped raise over $12,000 for the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.
Interested in seeing Elliot in action? Support him on July 15 and 16 at the WKA Manufacturer's Cup at New Castle Motorsports Park. For more information about Elliot and his upcoming races, click here.
When Elliot's father, Travis Cox, is not tuning his kart, he serves as the President of Dii's Board of Directors.
Elliot sets a pole and finishes second at Manufacturer's Cup - Keystone Nationals in Pittsburgh, PA last week
Elliot's very first sponsor, Dale Hughes Interior Design, has agreed to return for the 2017 season to support number 51! We would like to extend our thanks for your continued support in helping Elliot reach for his dreams!
Cox finishes Third in Ocala
Alex Powell has been the star of weekend in Micro ROK and would lead the field in a gloomy Final. Powell continued to demonstrate his dominance, leading the field early on, with a heavy challenge from the four kart train just behind. Matheus Ferreira, Elliot Cox, Brandon Carr, and Emerson Fittipaldi ran behind. Fittipaldi, who struggled to find pace all week was turning his weekend around, with a shot a victory. However back upfront it was Brandon Carr who was challenging Alex Powell's chance of victory as he would take the lead on lap 11.
Elliot Cox would trail in third, with rain on the way. Things were about to get interesting here with six laps to go and a ten degree drop in temperature. At this point with winds increasing and five to go, both Carr and Powell opened a two second gap to Ferreira in third. As the race came to a close, we watched the field space out, with rain falling. Carr`s rain legs came to life, as in just one lap the young man opened a two and a half second gap to take victory.
Powell would trail behind in second, with Elliot Cox in third. Emerson Fittipaldi made a great recovery, coming home in fourth after a challenging week. Frankie Iadevaia was able to crack the top ten with a ninth place finish as the skies opened up.
Cox Wins in New Orleans
Brandon Carr (Benik) appeared to be the major threat again in the Micro Swift division as the Saturday winner came through with the Prefinal victory. Elliot Cox (Vemme) had other plans. The lead pack was four with Frankie Iadevaia (Nitro Kart) getting away early but reeled back in by Carr, Cox and top qualifier Alex Powell (Tony Kart). Carr led the majority of the Final until two laps remaining when Cox took over the point. He held a defensive line into turn one, allowing Carr to slip past on the exit. The draft help Cox get back alongside Carr at the end of the straight, setting up for a pass at turn three. Cox came out of the corner strong, establishing a gap ahead of Carr as Iadevaia slipped past for second. Unchallenged to the checkered flag, Cox took home the victory. Iadevaia gave Nitro Kart its first SKUSA Pro Tour podium with Powell slipping past for third. A one position penalty for contact dropped Powell to fourth, moving Carr back to third. The fight for fifth went down to the wire with Caleb Gafrarar (Parolin) earning the position.
11year-old kart racer from Indy. #51. 2017 SKUSA Champion. Vemmekart USA team driver. Founder of Driving for Dyslexia. Races to raise awareness for Alex's Lemonade Stand and Dyslexia Institute of Indiana. Results and news will be posted here!