Larsen Motorsports Featured on ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ July 13



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Jay Leno, center, and Florida Tech driver Elaine Larsen, right, at Orlando Speed World Dragway in February. The two raced as part of an upcoming episode of the CNBC show, “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

photo courtesy of Florida Institute of Technology

Palm Bay-based Larsen Motorsports and Florida Institute of Technology jet dragster driver Elaine Larsen will be featured on the July 13 episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the television show from the former Tonight Show host and well-known automobile enthusiast.

The episode featuring Larsen Motorsports is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 13 on CNBC.

During a February visit to Larsen Motorsports’ facilities in Florida Tech’s Research and Development Center in Palm Bay, Leno and his crew talked with company founders Elaine and Chris Larsen and filmed workers, including several interns enrolled at Florida Tech, performing their jobs. That included welding and composites shaping.

Also during his visit, Leno and Elaine Larsen raced at Orlando Speed World Dragway.

“It was an honor to be a part of the show,” Larsen said. “Racing Jay was fun, but showing him our shop and introducing him to the students was an amazing opportunity.”

Jay Leno’s Garage is Leno’s first prime-time show since he stepped away from the host’s desk in February 2014. The series covers all things automotive, from classic cars and restoration projects to road tests and investments.

Leno travels the country to find “the car world’s most radical rides and highlight the passion and the stories behind them,” according to the network.


About Larsen Motorsports

Larsen Motorsports is a multi-team national professional racing organization specializing in turbine powered, high-performance vehicles. LMS teams attend over 25 premium events annually including races, trade shows and corporate promotions across the United States and Canada. A key objective of the company is to help introduce motorsports career opportunities to talented young individuals within the motorsports industry. For more information about Larsen Motorsports schedules and teams, please visit www.lmsjets.com.


About Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates’ mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida’s universities, and lists Florida Tech among the top 20 universities in the South—both public and private. The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. In two 2016 lists, Times Higher Education ranked Florida Tech one of the top 20 small universities in the world and named it one of the top universities in the United States. Florida Tech offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Find additional information at www.fit.edu.

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