Palm Bay, FL- On Tuesday, January 17th, Founders Forum will be hosting their first event of the year featuring Elaine Larsen, President of Larsen Motorsports and driver of Florida Institute of Technology’s Jet Dragster.

Elaine Larsen

Elaine has always had a love of racing and a need for speed. She started building cars inside a normal garage and attended her first drag race at Mid-Michigan Motorplex over 20 years ago. Through hard-work and perseverance, she and her husband Chris now own the largest jet-powered race team in the world!


This Founders Forum event will highlight Elaine’s background in drag racing, as well as Larsen Motorsports’ growing relationship with Florida Institute of Technology; where Elaine is a mentor and ambassador for STEM education, research, and innovative application.

“Elaine’s affiliation with FIT positively impacts and influences our community, and her team is challenging how the world views STEM education and its use in the future,” says Founders Forum Chairwoman Christine Thom
pson. “We’re very excited to have a discussion with this local founder!”

Please join Founders Forum as we learn about the world of drag racing, jet-fueled technology, and the possibilities Elaine and her team bring to the students of Florida Tech.

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Founders Forum

Founders Forum was established in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs within Brevard County, Florida.

Founders Forum seeks out and honors business excellence within our community. It has evolved into an educational and networking organization, where entrepreneurs can learn from and build relationships with many of the region’s most successful business leaders.