Eau Claire, Wis. (WEAU) - A student at UW-Eau Claire is putting the pedal to the medal to make his dream of becoming an Indy car driver a reality.
This week Aaron Telitz won a $200,000 driver development scholarship at the 2013 Skip Barber Race Series Championship Shootout.
Telitz says he got his start right here in Eau Claire at the Midwest Karting Association racetrack. He started racing go-karts at age seven.
He says after he mastered the basics he started winning races and his career took off from there.
“It doesn’t matter where you're from if you work hard enough and you really want it you can achieve your dreams,” Telitz said.
Telitz says he is still finishing up his college degree at UW- Eau Claire but the scholarship money will go toward his 2014 race campaign in the USF 2000 Championship.