The Embry-Riddle Jet Dragster is the result of the combined efforts of Embry-Riddle students, who helped design the car, Embry-Riddle professors, and the staff of Larsen Motorsports.
The state-of-the-art dragster is powered by a General Electric J/85 engine. The car burns two gallons of a combination of Jet A and biofuel per second under power and uses a total of 25 gallons per 1/4 mile pass. The chassis is made of chromoly, and the body is made of aluminum and fiberglass. The car weighs 1,350 lbs. with fuel and driver.
Elaine Larsen, president of Larsen Motorsports, has more than a decade of drag-racing experience. Elaine and her husband, Chris, currently live in Daytona Beach where the Larsen Motorsports High Performance Vehicles and Research and Development Center is located.
Marisha Falk is the driver of the Embry-Riddle Jet Dragster. She is one of an elite group of women in the world currently driving jet-powered dragsters. She is a graduate of Embry-Riddle with a B.S. in Aeronautical Science and a Master of Business Administration.
Learn more about Elaine, the Jet Dragster, and their schedule of appearances.