“A season full of highs and lows prepares Elliott for 2011”
Article By: Race Tech Development
October 6, 2010 – Entering the 2010 season, Californian pilot Austin Elliott was looking to take advantage of track knowledge and the support he had compiled around him to have a breakout season. Working with some of the top karting companies and tuners that North America has to offer, Elliott did not disappoint as he went on to score multiple pole positions and victories as well as many top five results in several different racing series.
Focusing on not just one series, Austin Elliott Racing would see battle in the International Karting Federation (IKF) Region 11 Super Series, IKF 2-cycle Sprint Grand Nationals and the NorCal Gold Rush Series. Feared by his competitors, Elliott went on to score six main event victories, five pole positions and one series championship as he looks to continue to build momentum and add to his successes.
“The 2010 racing season has been a good one for me,” expressed Elliott from his home in California. “Our goal this season was to go out and have a chance to win at every race we entered. I think we did a pretty good job at that. A few times we faltered but the very next event would see us come back stronger than ever. I am looking forward to finishing the season strong and continue winning in 2011.”
Not all was well in the 2010 racing season as Austin Elliott had some trouble at the opening race day of the IKF Sprint Grand Nationals. Competing in the Junior Super Sportsman Lite class, Elliott had a disappointing qualifying result that would see him mired back in the ninth position. Looking to overcome the fifth row starting spot, Elliott ran into trouble throughout the day and would come home in the eighth position. Showing his maturity at a young age, Elliott and his crew turned it around for the remainder of the weeklong event as they overcame their troubles to garner three podium results and be in the running for the race win in all three classes.
After dominating the IKF Region 11 program earlier in the year, Elliott just needed to take the green flag at the final event to claim the championship but he was much more determined than that. Working with national level tuner Wesley Boswell, Elliott went on to claim the pole position and heat race win. Looking to put an exclamation mark on the season, the Shingle Springs, California resident went on to dominate the main event by winning by more than two seconds, setting the fastest lap of the event and out running local track champions.
As a young competitor that is still learning, Austin Elliott showed that he can learn a track quickly and develop throughout a weekend. On more than ten occasions this season, Elliott either improved or remained in the same position from his morning qualifying sessions. A feat in itself, Elliott was also able to win on five different racing circuits. Providing the necessary feedback to his tuners and mechanics, Elliott and his crew were able to improve on their equipment throughout the day to have a shot to stand atop the podium whether it was a runaway victory or he battled hard until the last corner. While most young drivers just concentrate on driving, Elliott plays a vital role in ensuring that his kart is in working order. Learning throughout the year, Elliott showed initiative in learning the ins and outs of his machine and understanding setup changes and how they work.
While the 2010 season has been a successful one, Austin Elliott will look to add to his already impressive resume with a few remaining events. With a Cal Speed club race in Fontana, California at the end of the month, Elliott will then shift his focus to the biggest karting event in North America as he will do battle at the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals.
The 2010 racing season would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the sponsorship and support from The Door & Window Stop, Fresno Tap Recyclers, RDS Race Cars & Chassis, SNAP Fitness, STAT Medical Billing, CS Tactical, Fine Line CAD Services, Wesley Boswell, Kartel Motorsports, P1 Engines, Grand Products, Race Karts, Inc., Race Media Group (RMG) and all family and friends who have helped Austin get to this point.
For more information on Austin Elliott and Austin Elliott Racing, please visit them online at www.AustinElliottRacing.com or contact Sandra Booher at 916.716.3721 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . For information on press releases or other media services offered by Race Tech Development, please contact Mike Maurini via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com or 317.270.8723.
Press release prepared by: Race Tech Development
Photo courtesy of: Race Media Group – Kristin Lanzarone