Speedy recognizes young Hoosier for 2017 SuperKarts! win

Speedy recognizes young Hoosier for 2017 SuperKarts! win

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:54 am

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2018) — State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) recognized Elliot Cox for winning the 2017 SuperKarts! USA ProTour national championship in the Micro Swift class. 

Cox is 10 years old from Indianapolis and has been racing since 2012 after his grandfather took him to buy his first kart. As a racer, Cox promotes awareness for childhood cancer and dyslexia by speaking on dyslexia awareness campaigns and radio ads. So far, he has raised $8,500 for childhood cancer research through Alex’s Lemonade Stand and $13,000 for the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.  

“Elliot is a remarkable young person who has a passion for helping people,” Speedy said. “It’s encouraging to see him take his talent of racing to raise awareness and money for two worthy causes. Elliot has a bright future ahead of him. With aspirations of becoming the youngest Indianapolis 500 winner, I look forward to seeing him on the race track.”

For more information on Senate Concurrent Resolution 38, visit iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 90,

serving portions of Marion County.

 

PICTURED: State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) congratulates Elliot Cox on his 2017 SuperKarts! USA ProTour national championship win before the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Cox has been racing karts since 2012, and has raised more than $20,000 for childhood cancer research and the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.