David Elliott

While there are a lot of children that have followed in their parent’s footsteps in motorsports, when they actually get to compete against each other, it’s even more special.

Elliott started his career in a Canadian Vintage Modified (Hobby Car) in 1988 and captured four championships along the way during his 14 year career before moving into the seat of a Late Model in 2002.  With a Flamboro championship, Elliott is after a title at Delaware, “We’ve run well here before, but haven’t been able to do it consistently.  We’re out to prove that we can be a championship team here.  There are so many cars that can win here on every night, so it’s tough, and you have to run well every night.  We also had one of our highlights here at Delaware when we finished second to Ron Sheridan in the Great Canadian 200.”

He continued, “We also have a Late Model championship at Flamboro, and the first Vintage Modified title was pretty special.”

David’s competed against his father Gary Elliott in the Modifieds for a number of years, and has as well in the past few seasons in Late Models.  He spoke about racing with his father, “That has been beyond words.  I didn’t appreciate it as much until I started racing Late Models and he was still racing a Vintage Modified, but now I look forward to every time we get to do it.  We’ve only had one serious issue on the track, and while it was a little tense in the shop for a few weeks, we got over it.”

Elliott’s team is backed by Penzoil, Selectronic Technical Services, and ATD Hydraulic and Mechanical.

One thing is for sure, Elliott will be in the mix to win career feature number one at Delaware in 2012, and if it were to happen on Labour Day weekend, he would have a new career highlight for sure in the Great Canadian 200.

David Elliott