As the daughter of doorslammer legend and engine builder extraordinaire Pat Musi, Lizzy Musi grew up at the drag strip. After working her way up through the Jr. Dragster ranks, 2013 saw the second-generation driver enjoy an excellent season as a frontrunner in Top Sportsman competition.

2014 promised much bigger things for Lizzy Musi as she made her Pro Nitrous debut behind the wheel of “King Kong 5”, the 2009 Dodge Stratus formerly campaigned by her father. The car was updated with the latest components and technology, including an all-new Pat Musi Racing Engines 903 EFI powerplant that propelled her to the number two qualifying position and a semi-final finish at her first race. Musi’s 3.802-second run at 200.02 MPH made her the first woman to break the 200 MPH barrier in eighth-mile doorslammer racing. Musi etched her name in the record books once again when she became the first woman to win a Pro Nitrous national event at the PDRA US Drags at Virginia Motorsports Park in July of 2014. When the smoke cleared at the end of the season, consistent performance had carried Musi to a third place finish in the championship points standings and PDRA Rookie of the Year honors.

Lizzy Musi will be a contender for the Pro Nitrous championship during the Professional Drag Racing Association’s (PDRA) third season as she pilots one of the newest and sleekest machines in the division, “King Kong 6”. The 2015 Dodge Dart is powered by a state-of-the-art Musi 942 cubic inch engine and routinely runs at the front of the field with consistent 3.70-second elapsed times at well over 200 MPH in the eighth-mile.

The talented 24-year-old from Carteret, NJ has already become one of the sport’s most popular drivers and is well on her way to drag racing superstardom.

Car owner: Frank Brandao

Fast Facts

Birthdate January 1, 1991
Hometown Carteret, NJ
Current location Mooresville, NC
Racing experience
1999-2007 - Jr. Dragster
2012-2013 - Top Sportsman
2014-present - Pro Nitrous
Career best ET & speed (1/8 mile)
3.709 seconds, 204.01 MPH
Career highlights
- Qualified 1st in Top Sportsman at ADRL US Drags VI
- Finished 5th in ADRL Top Sportsman championship points standings
- Qualified 2nd in Pro Nitrous debut (PDRA Spring Drags, Rockingham Dragway)
- Recorded career-best elapsed time and speed
- Became first woman to break 200 MPH barrier in 1/8-mile doorslammer drag racing
- Became first woman to win a national event in Pro Nitrous (PDRA US Drags, Virginia Motorsports Park)
- Finished 3rd in PDRA Pro Nitrous championship points standings
- Named 2014 PDRA Rookie of the Year
- Debuted “King Kong 6” 2015 Dodge Dart
- Won second national event in Pro Nitrous (PDRA World Finals, Virginia Motorsports Park)
- Recorded career-best elapsed time and speed
- Set new Pro Nitrous speed record
Future goals Win PDRA Pro Nitrous championship, compete in NHRA Pro Mod series.
Hobbies & interests Going to the gym and doing yoga; art and fashion design; motocross, surfing, and
other action sports
Favorite music Everything from rap / hip-hop and country to modern and classic rock