There is a new drag racer from Australia making their mark Stateside with Rhiannon Allison heading to Florida to work with Larsen Motorsports in the USA.
Currently in a marketing and media relations role, Allison said there is a plan to be a full time driver in 2017.
“I will be driving a Gen Six Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragster in 2017 with five other teams,” she explained. “I have joined the force with four other jet girls and I am super excited to team up with the team.
“I have a long term agreement with the team and I can’t wait to keep living my dream and representing my country on the other side of the world.”
Since starting her jet dragster driving career in 2014, Allison has quickly become one of the most popular ladies at the track. That earned her the attention of Elaine and Chris Larsen, who run the USA’s biggest jet dragster operation.
“As I was the first and only Australian female jet dragster driver, Elaine and I reached out and spoke about our racing, cars and achievements. Three years on I followed my dreams to professionally drive in the United States with Larsen Motorsports and pursue my jet dragster career.
“Everything is all in house from making dragster and funny car bodies to class room courses, an engine lab where we strip and assemble all our J-85 General Electrics engines then to the fab lab building multiple cars, building an engine turbine test cell, welding courses, then to the final assembly bays and from there they go to the race track. We have 6000 to 8000 people a year come through the Palm Bay facility for a shop tour. I am proud to be a part of the world’s finest jet racing team.”
Allison said fans can keep in touch by following her Rhiannon Allison Racing page on Facebook and checking out www.lmsjets.com.