NAME: KELLY, Elliot
DATE of BIRTH: 22 January 2004
PLACE of BIRTH: Eaglescliffe
BIKE SIZE: 500cc
LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENTS: Elliot romped
to his first nine-point maximum in the Cubs opening fixture of 2017, a
challenge match against Sunderland Stars. He then went on to achieve a podium
finish in the Redcar round of the British Junior Championship, finishing third
after winning all four of hisqualifying races on 15 July, and accomplished his
debut NJL maximum with nine points from three rides in the Cubs 17:19 home
defeat against Northside on Thursday, 27 July.
2017 Redcar Cubs 'Rider of the Year'.
A local lad from Yarm, Elliot quickly showed his potential when winning the Northside
Amateur Championship 125cc Novice class in 2015 and has made outstanding progress over
the past two seasons in the Northern Junior League with his local team, the Redcar Cubs,
and has formed a potent combination with his regular race partner, Alex Goldsbrough.
Elliot already benefits from a professional set-up, well supported by his Grandad,
Edward Sturman, who has had the biggest influence on his speedway and acts as mechanic
and driver, as well as providing many of the necessary off-track tasks including liaising
After finishing on the rostrum in each of the final three rounds of the 2017 British
Youth Championship 125cc support class and ending the season as
'Rider of the Year' - having doubled his average!
2018 witnessed another significant stride forward when, following several successfull
practice sessions aboard full-size 500cc equipment, Elliot announced that his
second-place finish in the final of the Glasgow round of the British Junior Championship -
which he qualified for with a four-ride, 12 point maximum - would be his last
on a 125 and he would thereafter be 500-mounted in subsequent rounds.
In December '18 Mildenhall handed Elliot a perfect early combined Christmas/Birthday
present by announcing that he would be making his National League debut as a Fen Tigers
rider at the start of the 2019 season.
Elliot is very appreciative of the sponsorship support he receives and would like to
thank each and every one of the generous companies, groups and individuals for their
assistance in helping him strive to fulfill his potential and reach his future ambitions.