Larsen Motorsports Driver Kat Moller Killed in Jet Dragster Crash at Sebring International Raceway
By Space Coast Daily // November 16, 2018
florida tech graduate began racing at the age of 11
ABOVE VIDEO: Larsen Motorsports jet dragster driver, Katarina “Kat” Moller, 24, of Sarasota, Fla., was killed as a result of an accident during an exhibition run in a jet dragster at Sebring International Raceway Thursday night. She posted this video earlier in the day on Thursday.
SARASOTA, FLORIDA – Brevard County-based Larsen Motorsports jet dragster driver, Katarina “Kat” Moller, 24, of Sarasota, Fla., was killed as a result of an accident during an exhibition run in a jet dragster at Sebring International Raceway Thursday night.
According to a Facebook post from Sebring International Raceway, Moller was making her first run in the car at the tracks regular drag racing event.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, according to track officials, and investigators are asking any spectators who were in attendance and recorded Moller’s run to call the investigation unit at 863-402-7250.
“We knew Kat well and were big fans of her personality and her driving skill,” said Wayne Estes, president, and general manager of Sebring International Raceway.
“Sebring International Raceway and the entire racing community are heartbroken.”
According to her biography, Moller comes from a strong racing background, drag racing has always been a large part of Kat Moller’s life.
She started racing Jr. dragsters at the age of 11 and since then raced anything she could get her hands on, including a sportsman Mustang, a super-pro Vega, her dad’s alcohol powered Corvettes West dragster, and even her street Corvette.
As a former International Baccalaureate student in high school, Kat studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa and received her degree at Florida Tech.
Elaine Larsen and her husband Chris founded Larsen Motorsports located in Palm Bay. Elaine also drives a jet dragster sponsored by Florida Tech.
Chris Larsen, CEO of Larsen Motorsports expressed deep sympathy and heartbreak for the Moller family in a statement the Larsen Motorsports webpage.
“Kat has been part of our racing family for five years and we cannot begin to express our sorrow,” said Larsen. “Your prayers in this very difficult time are appreciated.”
Larsen Motorsports is a multi-team professional racing organization specializing in turbine powered high-performance vehicles. LMS teams attend more than 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.
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ABOVE VIDEO: In 2013 USF followed Kat Moller as she practiced to fine tune her mechanical engineering skills at the University of South Florida and on the drag strip.
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