Musi Racing Promises to Come Out Swinging at PDRA Northern Nationals

Lizzy Musi has 3 Straight No Prep Kings Wins, But a Pro Nitrous Victory Still Eludes Her

Lizzy Musi, winner of the last 3 Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings races, heads to Dragway 42 for the PDRA Northern Nationals.
“Whoever gets beside the Dart better be ready,” says Pat Musi, crewchief of the Edelbrock-equipped PDRA Pro Nitrous Dodge Dart driven by Lizzy Musi. Photo: Tara Bowker

Press release from Musi Racing

(July 18, 2019) WEST SALEM, OH — In a year filled with challenging weather conditions on the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) circuit, Lizzy Musi and the Musi Racing team will face that challenge once again, as sweltering heat is expected at this weekend’s Inaugural Northern Nationals at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio.

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Pat Musi promises they won’t be holding anything back in the Frank Brandao-owned Edelbrock/Lucas Oil “King Kong 7” 2018 Dodge Dart. In fact, he may turn things up even more on the Pro Nitrous car as Lizzy seeks her first win of the 2019 PDRA season.

“We’ve had some bad breaks this year, but I’m throwing the kitchen sink at it now,” Pat Musi said. “Whoever gets beside the Dart better be ready. There’s no babying around, we’re going to go for the throat now. Lizzy deserves a win and has raced well enough to get one, so we’re going to be on it now.”

With four races left, Musi is determined to end the PDRA season on a good note. Lizzy, who is sixth in points, has been close, qualifying No. 1, advancing to a final round and making one of the quickest runs in a losing effort at the last race in Georgia, but that first Pro Nitrous win of the season has just escaped her.

Musi has more than made up for it on Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings, picking up her third straight win in the Edelbrock-equipped “Aftershock” Camaro last weekend in Eagle, Idaho. Pat Musi continues to be impressed with the way the team has performed despite the spotlight getting bigger with each victory.
Pat Musi Racing Engines posted this to Instagram after Lizzy Musi won her second straight Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings #NPK win.

“I’ve had a target on my back throughout my racing career, and it’s just something you have to get used to,” Musi said. “These guys want to throw everything at you, and you have to know that and be able to respond to it. We’ve just raced the racetrack and Lizzy has done a great job.”

She’ll try to make it wins in back-to-back weekends to keep her standout 2019 season going. The No Prep Kings victories have done plenty for team morale and excitement, while the busy schedule keeps Lizzy on top of her game. It’s a frenetic pace and the Musi Racing team will have to deal with extremely hot temperatures over the weekend, but Pat Musi remains confident in their chances. 

Chad Green, who uses a Pat Musi engine in his nitrous-powered car on the NHRA Pro Mod scene, made a number of runs in the 3.60s last weekend in Texas in his 1/8-mile-specific C7 Corvette, giving Lizzy plenty of hot-weather data heading to her first appearance at Dragway 42 in Ohio.

“We’ve been working on stuff and we’ve got a lot of warm-weather data now,” Musi said. “We tried some stuff in Texas on Chad’s car that seemed to work, and we’re confident. We’ve got a really good team right now with a bunch of great people, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what we can do this weekend.”

Friday qualifying at the PDRA Northern Nationals will begin with the first sportsman qualifying session at 10 a.m. Friday Night Fire with back-to-back pro qualifying sessions begins at 6 p.m. Sportsman final qualifying starts Saturday at 10 a.m., with professional eliminations slated to start at 4 p.m.

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This race wasn’t handed neither was the past few races. But this race for sure was a STRUGGLE. I could have swore Kye had the car to beat this weekend. His car was running strong A to B passes in the heat. Where mine would break loose on the big end and had the wheel the hell out of it to get the first few wins. On top of shitty air and 130+ degree race track. Kye, you are my lover my best friend. Yeah we but heads with each other a lot because we both are competitive hard headed racers lol alll the late nights we go through, you do everything in your heart and soul to make sure these two cars are top notch. We barely make any money doing this and you have spent A LOT to get to where we are right now. So I want to say thank you for giving me this opportunity and having faith in me. You always have, & it means the world to me. Me and you are a TEAM, I have your back and you have mine regardless how it plays out. I love you and appreciate all you do. Can’t thank my whole team enough for all their hard work through the heat and all the fast turn arounds not on just one car, but TWO! @kyekelley601 , my Dad, Ked, (Adam on the phone) my mom,Tammy, and Bret thank you for the support this weekend. Team Nola had each other’s back I can’t thank Jerry Bird (bird boyz), Scott Taylor, and Bobby decote enough for all their help this weekend when we needed help they were right there thrashing away with us. So thank you guys for having our back because we for sure will always have yours! 👊🏼 #teamNOLATTF All my sponsors we couldn’t make this possible without you guys!! Keith Superstore, Edelbrock, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Mark Micke Trans, Neal Chance Racing converters, Mickey Thompson, dennis Concrete (all sponsors listed on our thank you list attached on FB) All the fans out there THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS SUPPORTING WIN OR LOSE!! 👊🏼 To win 3 in a row, I did not think it was possible but we made it possible that night. Great job to Kye for kicking ass this weekend we are both in top points! Now shocker needs to just go on a diet 😁 #3inarow #noprepkings #AFTERSHOCK #imyourhuckleberry #saywhen

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Lizzy Musi and Kye Kelley in front of the Edelbrock-equipped “Aftershock” Camaro after her third Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings Win.

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