Elaine Larsen

Elaine Larsen

Class of: 2023

Sport: Jet Car Racing

As one of only a handful of jet dragster pilots, only a few of whom are women, Elaine Larsen has been a pioneer in the sport. She spent 20 years racing in over 1400 races and is a two-time winner of the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Passionate about STEM advocacy, she founded Blazing Trails, a non-profit that has connected 1000’s of students with exciting, hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. She’s currently the sole testing driver for Larsen Motorsports, a research center that partners with the Florida Institute of Technology and designed to contribute to all high performance vehicles with safety innovations, aerodynamic testing, and material testing located in Palm Bay, FL.