By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Drag Racer Katarina Moller died on Thursday night after an accident at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. She was 24.
She was making an exhibition pass at the track when she had an accident. According to video posted on social media, the run appeared to be normal until the end of the run.
She was in her first pass in the car at the track before the accident.
Moller was competing in one of three drag racing events at the facility, according to the website. They also had a drag racing event on October 25th. There is slated to be another drag racing event on December 6th, but no announcement has been made on if this future event will take place.
She had been competing with the team for five-years.
“We cannot begin to express our sorrow,” Larsen Motorsports CEO Chris Larsen said. “Your prayers in this very difficult time are appreciated.”
The authorities are investigating her death. The Highland County Sheriff’s Office is overseeing the investigation.
They are requesting anyone, who witnesses the incident, with or without video, to contact the Criminal 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.”
Moller just turned 24 earlier this year on June 15th. She was also a graduate student at Florida Tech, which is also a sponsor of Larsen Motorsports.
She was born in Sarasota, Florida and had one brother named Thomas, who raced at Sebring International Raceway, according to her Facebook page. Her father also raced at the facility, as well.
The young driver made her debut in 2014 piloting the Matrix System Jet Dragster. She began racing as an 11-year-old in Jr. Dragster.