Driver of Miller's Jet Dragster, Elaine Larsen has over a decade of drag racing experience
Miller teams with famed jet car driver Elaine Larsen and crew chief/husband Chris Larsen to build and race the Miller Jet Dragster; a custom-built vehicle that reaches speeds approaching 300 mph.
Miller Jet Dragster exhibition runs take place at NHRA and IHRA tracks; and dozens of additional appearances at select welding supply locations.
The Miller Jet Dragster makes its debut appearance May 15-18 at the Cavalcade of Stars, Norwalk, OH.
Members of Larsen motorsports will be available to sign autographs and the Miller Jet Dragster will be on display to the public at all the track events; Miller representatives will be available to answer welding and fabrication questions; hands-on welding demonstrations.
Literally built as a vehicle to engage the racing community, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has launched the Miller Jet Dragster with a mission to promote welding and welding education at all levels of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) competition. Worthy Motorsports fabricated the 4130 chrome-moly frame and welded it using Miller Syncrowave(r) TIG welders.
The Miller Jet Dragster will engage NHRA and motorsports enthusiasts at all levels through
Custom designed by Larsen Motorsports and piloted by famed jet car driver Elaine Larsen, the Miller Jet Dragster will make exhibition runs at 11 regional NHRA track events and appearances at 4 national events (see event schedule listed below). The Miller Jet Dragster makes its debut appearance May 15-18 at the Cavalcade of Stars, Norwalk, OH. In addition, Miller representatives, Miller's traveling "Road Show" - a semi-trailer filled with the company's newest welding products - and the Larsens will appear at all the scheduled track events for the Miller Jet Dragster.
Larsen Motorsports and Miller welding representatives will answer racing and fabrication questions and offer hands-on, live-arc welding demonstrations. Whether fans are entry-level or experienced welders, everyone is encouraged to "get under the hood" and try their hand at TIG welding, MIG welding or plasma cutting.
For a list of appearance dates at welding supply distribution locations, visit Miller's Web site.
11 Regional Race Events
May 15-18 Cavalcade of Stars - Norwalk, OH
June 10-12 Roush Open House - Milan, MI
June 26-29 Night of Fire - Commerce, GA
July 16-20 Super Bowl of Drag Racing - Joliet, IL
July 30-Aug 3 Night of Fire - Norwalk, OH
Aug 21-24 Night of Fire - Reading, PA
Aug 27-31 World Series of Drag Racing - Cordova, IL
Sept 17-21 Lucas Oil NHRA Division - Belle Rose, LA
Oct 2-5 NHRA Beech Bend Raceway - Bowling Green, KY
Oct 9-12 NCMA World Finals - St. Louis, MO
Nov 27-30 Citrus Nationals - W. Palm Beach, FL
4 National Events
Aug 5-8 Cruisin' Ocean City - Ocean City, MD
Aug 5-8 Street Rod Nationals - Louisville, KY
Aug 10-12 Empire Farm Show - Louisville, KY
Oct 19-21 Sunbelt Farm Show - Moultrie, GA