(March 13, 2014) - Have you ever wondered what it takes to operate a
professional racing team? How about the intricacies of designing, engineering
and fabricating a jet engine-powered racecar? At every IHRA Nitro Jam event in
2014, fans will see all of that and more through a unique, interactive
experience within the Larsen Motorsports Nitro Jam pit area.
The all-new Jet Racing
Technology Center (JTC), presented by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, will
walk fans through what it takes to engineer, design, fabricate and even paint
professional racecars. Now you can see actual future Larsen Motorsports Jet
Dragsters built in front of your very own eyes.
Fans will learn how Jet
Dragsters are made in the Jet Technology Center at all IHRA
The Larsen Motorsports Jet
Technology Center will join a completely redesigned Fan Fest pit area at all
IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series events in 2014. In addition to the Jet
Technology Center, fans can also enjoy the all-new Hollywood Cars of the Stars
collection featuring some of the most famous vehicles from film and television.
All of this will be packaged in one convenient area where fans can meet the
drivers, see the cars and take part in a number of interactive
"This is a complete
redesign of the fan experience at IHRA national events. When fans come to a drag
race, they want to be entertained both on and off the track. The new Jet
Technology Center, along with the Hollywood Cars of the Stars and pit
arrangement, will help us achieve that goal by providing a great product on the
track, as well as a unique and fun experience in the pits," said Scott Gardner,
President of IHRA Motorsports.
In the new JTC, fans will
learn the intricacies of the General Electric J-85 engines used in jet racing
with actual, full-size live cut-away jet engine demonstration models. See how
the air flows through a jet engine. Learn how the flame-throwing afterburners
that nearly double the thrust of an engine work. Learn from the engineers at
Larsen Motorsports how chassis structures are designed and how the cars are
aerodynamically engineered for stability and airflow at nearly 300 miles per
The Larsen jet team promises to be a popular
addition to the Nitro Jam series
Fans will witness future
Larsen Motorsports jet cars being welded by engineers and the precision
fabrication required to build a jet dragster. See actual future Larsen
Motorsports driver's compartments and the fixtures they are built in that are
custom made to travel to each Nitro Jam event, giving fans an opportunity to see
real chassis assembled in person.
Finally, see live paint
work being done by Matrix Paint System artists and what it takes to keep the
award winning Larsen Motorsports paint schemes attached to a jet dragster at
nearly 300 miles per hour. Learn the tricks of the trade as some of the most
talented airbrush artists in the world show you how to create amazing paint
Want more? Learn what it
takes to drive and crew jet dragsters from the actual Larsen Motorsports team.
Watch live on stage interviews as the official host of the Jet Technology Center
interviews drivers and crew chiefs at key times scheduled throughout the day.
Get the questions you have always wanted to ask answered by the pros
Learn more about the
all-new Jet Technology Center and other exciting announcements throughout the
season at NitroJam.com and learn more about the Larsen Motorsports team at