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Get To Know About Lizzy Musi's Championship Auto Racer

Updated: Oct 15, 2023

Racing cars at high speed is putting your life in danger, but some people have dreamed of becoming the fastest race car driver in the world. One of such famous name is Pat Musi, who is also the father of popular drag racer, Lizzy Musi.

Pat Musi is an eight-time Pro Street World Champion auto racer and has 30 years of experience in this very field. How did Pat Musi get into drag Racing? How much money does he earn today? Take a sneak peek, these are some facts about Pat Musi.


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Pat Musi Began Racing in 1969

Pat Musi, a championship auto racer and 30-year performance specialist, was born in 1961 in North Carolina, United States. Described as “one of the most intimidating and influential doorslammer racers in the country,” Musi opened Pat Musi Performance in Carteret, NJ, in 1969 at the age of 18. That same year he started his racing career, which includes several Pro Street World Championships (including four straight from 2000-2003) and records. Now, he will continue the quest for a Pro Nitrous World Championship with the Edelbrock-sponsored “King Kong 7” Dodge Dart, which is being piloted by Lizzy Musi.


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Pat Musi Joins Edelbrock Corp

Pat Musi has been hired as a product development consultant for aftermarket performance product manufacturer Edelbrock Corp. In this new role, Musi will focus on nitrous systems, as well as racing cylinder heads and high-horsepower EFI products.

His mechanical skills made some new products for Edelbrock. Most recently, he shared a post on social media in which he and Edelbrock Cylinder Head Product Manager Matt Gamble review a new set of Edelbrock DR-23 after it arrived at Musi Racing Engines.



Pat Musi and Edelbrock Cylinder Head Product Manager Matt Gamble review a new set of Edelbrock DR-23

“Pat is an expert on racing products, especially nitrous,” said President and CEO Vic Edelbrock. “His expertise and enthusiasm will translate into some very exciting new products for Edelbrock. We’re totally committed to the drag racing community and really happy to have a guy like Pat on our team.”

“I’m really looking forward to joining forces with Edelbrock,” Musi said. “Edelbrock already makes top-notch products hardcore racing products. I’m just going to help make them even better by offering suggestions and tips.”

On January 15, 2020, he tweeted, they were excited for the upcoming of the Edelbrock USA Race Center in Mooresville, NC. In the photo, the Edelbrock CEO Don Barry and Regional Account Sales Manager Marc Patterson was discussing with Pat Musi in the center during their visit.


Edelbrock CEO Don Barry and Regional Account Sales Manager Marc Patterson was discussing with Pat Musi in the center during their visit

Owner Of Musi Racing Engines

Pat Musi, the legendary engine builder and owner of Pat Musi Racing Engines, celebrates his 50th year in business in 2020. Musi began his career running a small speed shop in Carteret, New Jersey, and quickly became of the most successful engine builders in motorsports.

“It’s exciting to see everything you’ve worked for come together,” Musi said. “We’ve proven ourselves over the years, and we’ve won a lot of championships and had a lot of success. It’s been pretty cool.”


Pat Musi, owner of Musi Racing Engines

Based in Mooresville, North Carolina, Pat Musi Racing Engines is a one-stop shop for sportsman engines with a Pro Mod pedigree. Pat Musi Racing Engines controls every component of the engine, from in-house manifolds to custom cylinder heads.

A few years back, Pat teamed up with the Professional Drag Racer’s Association to service all their car engines. At the time, his daughter was preparing for her PDRA debut. Later he moved his shop from New Jersey to North Carolina to watch Lizzy races.

In addition to his engines business, Musi works as a crew for the Frank-Brandon Pro Nitrous Dodge, whereas his daughter handles driving duties.


Pat Musi Partnership with Brisk USA Spark Plugs

The owner of Pat Musi Racing Engines partnered with Brisk USA Spark Plugs in December 2019 in Mooresville, NC. In the new project, Pat will include the innovative and high rated Brisk USA Spark Plugs with a strong alliance. Brisks offers the latest technology in spark plug design that helps to improve engine performance and fuel economy.

Pat said Brisk has good products, and he is really excited to bring them on board – from high end 959 cubic-inch engines on down to 555 cubic-inch motors.


Pat Musi posted an image of new partnership with Brisk Spark Plugs


How Much Does Pat Musi Make Money from His Profession?

The former drag racer makes millions of worth from his professional career. He earns money from not only his racing but also from his shop as well. Now, the retired drag racer is more focused on building engines. Although it is unclear about Pat Musi’s actual net worth, we can surely say that he has an estimated net worth over $2 million.


He has his own shop ‘Pat Musi Racing Engines,’ which he moved to 10,000 square feet in Mooresville, NC. He raced Pro Stock for many years and then transitioned to Pro Street and won several championships.

Further, he got into Pro Mod, where his shop was named Engine Builder of the Year four-time by PDRA (Professional Drag Racers Association).

Besides, he earns considerable extra money from his merchandise where you can buy Pat Musi Racing Engines gears such as t-shirts, hoodies, hats, sweatshirts, and more.


Pat Musi Shop


Down in the video below, we get to know more about Pat Musi, a legend and inspiration to young racers who followed in his footsteps and chased the dream at various levels.


Video by Lizzy Musi Racing

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