Meet Elliot Cox
Elliot Cox is a fourteen year- old racer from Indianapolis, Indiana. Elliot's dream is to become the youngest winner of the Indy 500. He is a team Driver for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Development, in their USF Juniors/Formula Development program. He is also an MPG Motorsports/ Will Power Kart Team Driver.
Elliot began learning to race 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 accomplished 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:
*2022 Track record at Homestead Motor Speedway for F4 Cars
*2022 Winner, Yacademy Winter Series Homestead Race 2, USF Juniors
*2022 3rd place in points, Yacademy Winter Series, USF Juniors
*2021 Whiteland Raceway Park Champion, KA100 Senior Class
*2020 Whiteland Raceway Park Champion, KA100 Junior Class
*2019 SKUSA Great Lakes Mini Swift Champion
*2019 Whiteland Raceway Park Champion, Yamaha Junior Class
*2019 Whiteland Raceway Park Hartman Cup Champion, Yamaha Junior Class
*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, Micro Swift Class
*2014 WKA Manufacturer’s Cup points Runner-Up, Kid Kart Class
*2014 Whiteland Raceway Park points Champion, Kid Kart Class
*2013 Rookie of the Year, Whiteland Raceway Park
Off the track, Elliot is an honor roll student, and is in 9th grade. He races to raise awareness for Driving for Dyslexia, and also has volunteered with A Kid Again and Alex's Lemonade Stand. 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 September 2021, Elliot was the featured "Kid in the Spotlight" guest on "TODAY with Hoda and Jenna." He was featured on the front page of the Indianapolis Star on Indy 500 Sunday 2019, as well as the covers of South Magazine and Dystinct Magazine, highlighting his passion for racing and giving back to kids in need. He has been featured in several local Indy news stories on WTHR, Fox 59, and WRTV-6, featuring his Dyslexia advocacy and his racing career. Elliot has also participated in Dyslexia awareness campaigns and radio ads with the late Justin Wilson, who was Elliot's hero, Scott Dixon, and Stefan Wilson.
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 helped raise over $18,000 for children with Dyslexia. Elliot also hosted a pull-up challenge at the end of that 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! Driving for Dyslexia became a stand-alone 501(c)3 in January of 2020 and has continued to host events and create partnerships to help others like Elliot, who have Dyslexia. To date, Elliot has helped to raise approximately $170,000, through his Driving for Dyslexia Campaign!
Elliot Founded Driving for Dyslexia at the age of 10!