What does a mother of one child who operates a day care center have in common with jet-powered dragsters? Nothing whatsoever unless that woman's name is Elaine Larsen.
The young lady who could easily pass for an everyday soccer mom spends her weekends blasting down the nation's dragstrips at the wheel of the 300 mph Embry-Riddle sponsored jet dragster. That may seem like an odd pastime for all but a stout hearted few, but for Larsen, it's a dream come true.Elaine Larsen grew up in Middleton, Mich., the youngest of six children. In a perfect storybook romance, Elaine met her husband, Chris, when they were both in high school, and married. Twenty-two years later, that marriage is stronger than ever, and their 12-year-old son, Andrew, or "Sparkplug' as he's affectionately known, is now part of the crew of mom's racecar.