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Matrix System Automotive Finishes has teamed up with Miller Electric and Larsen Motorsports to co-sponsor a jet dragster. The vehicle was unveiled on May 10, 2010, and is expected to draw the attention of the racing community for its vibrant colors and intricate details.
Highly regarded jet car driver Elaine Larsen has been part of the drag racing community for over a decade. She began racing jet dragsters in 2004 and is one of only a few women in the world who currently drive jet dragsters for a living. Regarded as one of the nation’s leaders in turbine-powered race vehicles, Elaine and Larsen Motorsports are among the most requested exhibition jet dragster teams in North America.
The Miller Jet Dragster features a General Electric Model J-85 engine that generates 2,500 horsepower and a Larsen Motor Sports custom designed afterburner that adds another 2,500 horsepower.
The biofuel-powered jet dragster will make its debut May 15-18, 2010 at the Cavalcade of Stars located in Norwalk, Ohio. It was custom designed by Larsen Motor Sports, fabricated by Worthy Motorsports and custom painted by Matrix System Automotive Finishes. Overall, the dragster will appear in 11 regional race events and four national events.
The Matrix System Technical Department was very eager to spray its waterborne basecoat, Aqualution, on the Miller dragster. As Chris Butler, technical advisor, stated, “If Matrix System products can be put to the test to withstand 5,000 horsepower along with speeds over 300 miles per hour in less than five seconds, our products can handle anything. This experience has been one that we will all remember for a long time.”