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Born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Telitz began his racing career in karting in 1998. He remained in karting until 2012. In 2014, Telitz moved into open-wheel racing, competing in the U.S. F2000 National Championship with ArmsUp Motorsports. He claimed a win and six podiums in 14 races, ending fourth in the season standings. Telitz returned to the series in 2015, moving to Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. He got a win and 11 podiums in 16 races, finishing third in the final classification.

In 2016, Telitz moved up the Road to Indy ladder, graduating into the Pro Mazda Championship with Team Pelfrey.[1] He collected six wins and six second place finishes in 16 races, claiming the championship over teammate Patricio O'Ward.

Belardi Auto Racing signed Telitz for the 2017 Indy Lights season, and he scored a second-place finish in the Freedom 100.[2] He stayed with the team for the following year.[3] Also during 2018, Telitz tested an IndyCar for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.[4]

After not finding enough funding to remain in open-wheel racing for 2019, Telitz was contacted by Jimmy Vasser in late 2018 to compete for his WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team for the four endurance championship events, starting with the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona with co-drivers Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo and Jeff Segal. As part of the deal, Telitz would accompany Vasser's IMSA and IndyCar teams to all other events in hopes of moving to the IndyCar operation.[5] He started off the season with a second place at Daytona.[6]

Telitz still found his way into open-wheel racing during 2019; however, as he signed with Belardi for the Freedom 100 which was derailed with a broken half shaft.[7] A month later, he returned to Belardi for his home event at Road America.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Telitz is a painter and during his 2018 season sold paintings to pay for crash damage.[3]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2014 U.S. F2000 National Championship ArmsUp Motorsports 14 1 0 1 6 246 4th
2015 U.S. F2000 National Championship Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing 16 1 0 3 11 348 3rd
2016 Pro Mazda Championship Team Pelfrey 16 6 10 4 13 421 1st
2017 Indy Lights Belardi Auto Racing 16 2 1 1 4 271 6th
2018 Indy Lights Belardi Auto Racing 16 0 1 1 5 316 6th
2019 Indy Lights Belardi Auto Racing 7 1 1 2 2 133 9th*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD AIM Vasser Sullivan 3 0 0 0 1 76 18th*

* Season still in progress.

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

U.S. F2000 National ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2014 ArmsUp Motorsports STP
16
STP
12
BAR
5
BAR
2
IMS
3
IMS
11
LOR
1
TOR
6
TOR
3
MDO
7
MDO
2
MDO
7
SNM
2
SNM
4
4th 246
2015 Cape Motorsports
Wayne Taylor Racing
STP
2
STP
2
NOL
2
NOL
16
BAR
1
BAR
4
IMS
3
IMS
2
LOR
3
TOR
6
TOR
5
MDO
3
MDO
3
MDO
2
LAG
4
LAG
2
3rd 348

Pro Mazda ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2016 Team Pelfrey STP
2
STP
1
ALA
2
ALA
2
IMS
7
IMS
2
LOR
5
RDA
1
RDA
1
TOR
1
TOR
1
MOH
2
MOH
3
LGA
2
LGA
5
LGA
1
1st 421

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2017 Belardi Auto Racing STP
1
STP
5
ALA
13
ALA
5
IMS
6
IMS
13
INDY
2
RDA
11
RDA
5
IOW
9
TOR
5
TOR
2
MDO
8
MDO
5
GMP
15
WGL
1
6th 271
2018 Belardi Auto Racing STP
DNS
STP
9
ALA
8
ALA
4
IMS
3
IMS
2
INDY
6
RDA
5
RDA
3
IOW
7
TOR
4
TOR
3
MDO
7
MDO
7
GTW
5
POR
6
POR
2
6th 316
2019 Belardi Auto Racing STP
STP
COA
COA
IMS IMS INDY
9
RDA
3
RDA
5
TOR
1
TOR
6
MDO
8
MDO
6
GTW POR POR LAG LAG 9th* 133*

* Season still in progress

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2019 AIM Vasser Sullivan GTD Lexus RC F GT3 Lexus 5.0 L V8 DAY
2
SEB
9
MDO DET WGL
9
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
LGA
PET
18th* 76*

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 22, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Telitz thrilled with second place in Freedom 100". IndyCar on NBC. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Kallman, Dave. "Indianapolis 500 hopeful Aaron Teltiz sells paintings to stay on track". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Pruett, Marshall. "Telitz finding unique ways to pay off crash damage". RACER. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Kallman, Dave. "Sports cars might not be the detour they seem for Indy hopeful Aaron Telitz". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  6. ^ Glendenning, Mark. "AIM Vasser Sullivan tie validates Telitz's IndyCar ambitions". RACER. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Tough Going for Belardi Auto Racing in the Freedom 100". Indy Lights. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "Telitz returns to Belardi Indy Lights team for Road America". RACER. Retrieved June 14, 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Santiago Urrutia
Pro Mazda
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Victor Franzoni