Launching Into a New Era

With Larsen Motorsports 

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Manning the New Era

The Core Five

Larsen Motorsports has decided that it is time to Launch into a New Era.

This New Era cannot succeed without the dedication and commitment provided by powerful professionals like the LMS team members.

LMS is teaching the new era.

LMS is manning the New Era.

LMS is funding the New Era.

LMS is restoring the past eras.

LMS is innovating the New Era.

LMS is creating the New Era. Join us as we launch into a New Era of success and accomplishments.

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Elaine Larsen

President & Co-Founder

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Elaine Larsen, President and Co-founder of LMS is a key member of the team. She is not only the driver of the Florida Tech Jet Dragster, but Elaine is also in charge of the business and marketing team. Elaine is a mentor and inspiration to the new generation of young women who want to be a part of the racing world. Elaine has started a non-profit organization, Blazing Trails, has won two world championships in a jet car, and is a powerful leader.

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Chris Larsen

CEO & Co-Founder

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Chris Larsen, CEO and Co-founder of LMS is another key member of the team. Chris is more commonly known as the #JetMan. Chris is a certified A&P mechanic whose love for racing and airplanes propelled him and his wife Elaine into the jet racing industry many years ago. Chris is not only involved in all aspects of the shop atmosphere, but he is also a key part of our sponsor relations team. Chris works closely with our interns and helps to guide students with real-world experience.

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Brian Tocci

Director Of Operations

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Brian Tocci is our Director of Operations here at LMS. Brian has been with the team for nearly 10 years. He started out as an intern and has worked his way up to being one of the most valuable members of the team. Brian has his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Business from Florida Tech. Brian is a jack of all trades here at LMS from design to full fabrication, he is constantly improving his skills and learning new ones. 

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Josette Roach

LMS Productions

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Josette Roach is in charge of the video design and creation within LMS Productions, amongst many other tasks that she is in charge of at the shop. Over the past two years of employment at LMS, Josette has developed videos, written grants, and even learned how to drive a jet dragster! Josette works full-time for LMS and also has a passion for drag racing in general. 

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Loghan Ashline

LMS Productions

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Loghan Ashline has been with Larsen Motorsports for just over three years now. Loghan is an employee at LMS on the business and marketing team. Over the past three years Loghan has been going to school full-time at Florida Tech while handling the social media, graphics, and other various marketing tasks at LMS. Loghan has also been a crew chief on two all-female teams at LMS. 

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Dewayne Hill

USC Driver

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Dewayne Hill has been with Larsen Motorsports since 2011. Over this time Dewayne has not always been a jet car driver. Dewayne started off as an intern working with the LMS team. He also drove the truck and trailer across the country for the team for some time. Prior to his work at LMS, Dewayne served as a US Marine. Dewayne now works as a safety specialist here on the Space Coast of Florida! (Not to mention Dewayne is a new Dad!)

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Mike Mathes

USC Crew Chief

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Mike Mathes has been with the Larsen's since July of 2007. He is not only a hard worker, but also a great friend. Over the years Mike has held various jobs with the team, but he has most consistently been a crew chief. Mike has been crew chief for the Dominator jet dragster team with driver Dewayne Hill for the past few years. When Mike isn’t at the racetrack he enjoys bowling and spending time with his daughter, Ali. Mike is also a financial analyst with a large commercial lender.

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Zach Costello

Florida Tech Crew Chief

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Zach Costello is a Florida Tech Alumni who graduated with his degree in Aerospace Engineering. Zach started working with LMS as an intern and worked his way up to being a crew chief for the Florida Tech team. Zach has even earned his jet dragster license and has raced against our very own, Elaine Larsen. Zach now works at L3 Harris, here on the Space Coast of Florida. Zach is married and spends his free time working on his own drag racing car.

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Interns of LMS

Mark Vasapollo

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​Many of our followers know that Larsen Motorsports works closely with Florida Tech. One important part of our relationship is that we have internships available for Florida Tech students. So, each semester students in all degree programs are given the opportunity to apply for hands-on internships at a real race shop. There is a difficult interview process that the students go through, much like what they will experience once they leave school and go into industry.

Once they secure their positions at LMS, they are then able to work on a multitude of projects with LMS and our partners. Students get real world experience while still being in school!

Mark is one of our Aerospace Engineering student interns. Mark has worked on various projects at LMS and claims that, “The hands-on skills that I have learned here are invaluable for my future career in industry”. 

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Tooling the New Era

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Tooling the New Era

Providing Physical Tools to Aid

Larsen Motorsports is Tooling the New Era. 

 

Larsen Motorsports is working hard to help the New Era develop skills that they can use in any industry that they decide to go into. Tooling is all about providing students with the necessary tools to get the job done. Here at LMS we have a wide variety of tools that students have the ability to use, with our help and guidance. We believe that with the proper resources, students can accomplish anything that they put their minds to, so giving them access to these tools is especially important to us.

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Videography

Aaron

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Aaron is an Aerospace Engineering student from Florida Tech who is working on the Business and Marketing side of LMS. Aaron is using our Blackmagic 6K camera to capture footage of students doing their hands on internships. Being able to work with high tech cameras helps Aaron to apply his knowledge of engineering to the creative marketing side of LMS. 

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Welding

Deuce

Larsen Motorsports is Tooling the New Era. 

 

​Deuce is a Chemical Engineering student from Florida Tech who is working as a fabrication intern at LMS. Deuce is using a Miller Welder to develop his hands-on skills in welding and fabrication. Learning how to weld is a skill that helps diversify our interns for their later careers in industry. 

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Fabrication

Rebecca

Larsen Motorsports is tooling the New Era.

 

Rebecca is an Aerospace Engineering student from Florida Tech who is interning at LMS. Rebecca has worked on a few different projects during her internship, but using the vertical mill has helped her to become more precise and calculated with her work.

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Fabrication

Christopher

Larsen Motorsports is Tooling the New Era. 

 

​Christopher Mickel is a Mechanical Engineering student from Florida Tech interning with LMS. Mickel is shown using an angle grinder to help finish and perfect the fabrication process of a new chassis. 

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Digital Twin

Lander

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Lander is a Mechanical Engineering student at Florida Tech who is interning at LMS. Lander is using Siemens NX software in order to help with the digital twin of the Gen. 6 jet dragster. This is taking skills that are learned in the classroom, and applying them to a real racing vehicle.

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CNC Machine

Collins Aerospace

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The CNC Machine was donated to Larsen Motorsports by Collins Aerospace. This contribution has allowed us to train interns in a technical setting that has inspired many students to pursue careers in the manufacturing industry. Not only are students creating parts that are actually going to be used, but they are also working with heavy duty machinery and developing important skills along the way.

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Innovating the New Era

Innovating

Digital

Larsen Motorsports is innovating the New Era.

 

We have been working diligently to transition our company into an innovative space for our employees and interns. We have taken so many steps in the right direction from various foam integration to our current digitally twinned designs that will allow for further research and concept integration. We are proud to showcase the innovation in every aspect of our company through this next segment.

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App Development

David

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David is a Florida Tech engineering student interning at LMS who is currently developing an app for LMS. This app will showcase the Gen. 6 jet dragster in an entirely new way. Users will be able to pull apart different areas of the car and inspect them for quality assurance. Users will also be able to customize different aspects of the car, creating something that is unique to them.

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