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Some Facts of Lizzy Musi's Top Influencer

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

The Musi family is a well-known name associated with high-performance engines and speedsters. Pat Musi is a renowned figure in the engine building industry, and his daughter Lizzy has gained nationwide fame due to her participation in Discovery's No Prep Kings show. Although not as prominently featured in the national spotlight, Pat's other daughter Tricia Musi is equally skilled and enthusiastic about drag racing. It is worth taking a moment to learn some interesting facts about both Pat Musi and Tricia Musi.

Pat Musi

Pat Musi Is An Expert Engine Builder

Pat Musi, the father of Lizzy Musi, is a highly skilled engine builder, specializing in race cars, particularly drag racers. With over five decades of experience, he is the founder and owner of Pat Musi Racing Engines, a company that builds and tunes race engines for all types of customers. Pat established his business, Pat Musi Performance, in 1970, starting as a small shop located behind his father's business after completing high school. Over the years, he expanded his company, making it one of the biggest racing engine-building companies in the United States.

Photo by Pat Musi Racing Engines

Pat is entirely self-taught, and as his company grew, he gained a wealth of knowledge about engines and nitrous systems, becoming an expert in the field. In 2004, Aftermarket News reported that he was hired as an expert consultant by Edelbrock Corp. Building engines is only one aspect of his remarkable career; Pat knows how to push those beats he prepares in competitions. He has had an impressive racing career, winning four Pro Street world championships consecutively from 2000 to 2003.

Pat Musi Is Currently 72 Years Old

Photo by Lizzy Musi

Pat Musi, who was born in the United States of America, is currently 72 years old, having been born around the year 1951. Although he was born and raised in Carteret, New Jersey, he has never disclosed his actual birth date on any public platform. Moreover, his family does not post any public birthday wishes on social media.

From a young age, Pat was passionate about engines and cars, and he was determined to turn his passion into his profession. Fortunately, he was able to establish his company behind his parents' business, starting his journey that would later become one of the pivotal moments in American drag racing. Pat was only 18 years old when he founded his company.

Now, at the age of 72, he has built a national empire and a successful company.

Pat Musi Is Married To Wife Elizabeth Musi

Pat Musi is married to his wife, Elizabeth Agneta Musi. Elizabeth is also involved in the family business, although her specific role in the company is not entirely clear. She can often be seen accompanying Pat and their two daughters to drag races and events.

Elizabeth celebrates her birthday on January 22 every year, but her actual age is not known for certain. She appears to be in the age range of 60 to 65 years old, although she has not disclosed her exact age on any public platform.

Photo by Tricia Musi

Pat Musi Has A Multi-Million Dollar Net Worth

According to Daily News Catcher, Pat Musi's net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. The majority of his wealth comes from his successful careers as a businessman and race car driver. For more than five decades, he has been involved in the engine building and tuning business, starting with a small shop behind his parents' business and growing it into one of the largest engine-building companies in America.

Photo by Pat Musi Racing Engines

Despite his financial success, Pat does not flaunt his wealth on social media. However, he is seen accompanying his wife and two daughters to various events and exotic locations around the country. Although he has built a massive empire, Pat continues to live a simple life.

Photo by Lizzy Musi

Tricia Musi

Tricia Musi, an engine builder and drag racer, has had a lifelong education in the sport, thanks to her father Pat and others in the industry. However, Tricia does not believe that she knows everything and is always eager to learn and improve her skills. Despite receiving a head start in the industry and a platform to go racing from her family, Tricia has been making her own way.

"I’ve been at the track ever since I was a baby," Tricia Musi says. "I grew up in racing, so it’s always been in the blood." Pat, a Pro Stock drag racer and PDRA champion, was a significant influence on Tricia. He was not only a fierce driver but also an engine builder who produced some remarkable engines. Tricia was fortunate to have learned from one of the industry's best.

Photo by Tricia Musi

Tricia Musi Taking On Top Sportsman

In 2015, Tricia Musi participated in PDRA Top Sportsman, but unfortunately, one of her sponsors withdrew from the event midway through the season, leaving her in a difficult situation. However, fate had something else in store for her. Tricia's fiancé, Mike Bankston, who is also a racer and team owner, found her father's old car, which turned out to be her perfect fit. Tricia made a remarkable comeback and ranked third in NMCA Nitrous Pro Street in 2018, driving a special car called "Popeye," which had been stored untouched in the Musi shop for almost two decades. Her career trajectory has been impressive, and in 2019, she was named in the "30 Under 30" list.

Photo by Tricia Musi

Tricia Musi Cars

Tricia is presently competing at the National Muscle Car Association world championship with the iconic car, Popeye, which was once owned by her father Pat. The 1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is painted in a vibrant shade of green, and it holds a special place in Tricia's heart.

Tricia Musi is currently acclimatizing herself to a new racecar, Double Trouble. Although both of her cars, Popeye and Double Trouble, share the same transmission, Turbo 400, they are equipped with different setups. Popeye has a 632 engine with three kits of nitrous while Double Trouble features a 959 engine with six kits of nitrous. Both cars have the same size tires and feature steel roofs and quarters. Popeye is built on a Willie Rells chassis, whereas Double Trouble is constructed on a Jerry Bickel chassis.

Tricia's “DoubleTrouble” new no prep car. Photo by Tricia Musi

“It’s hard to pick favorites when it comes to Popeye,” Tricia admits. “I love Double Trouble, but when it comes to Popeye, I mean that’s just my baby. It’s always going to be number one.”

Tricia's “Popeye”. Photo by Tricia Musi

Passion for male-dominated sport

Tricia's passion for racing has kept her in the game for a long time. Although she loves many aspects of racing, there is one that keeps her coming back for more than any other - burnouts. "That's my little secret. I love burnouts. I get yelled at because I do too long of burnouts," she reveals.

Photo by Tricia Musi

Despite her family's long history in drag racing, being a woman in a male-dominated sport has added extra challenges to her journey. However, her drive and determination have made her successful and competitive. Tricia plans to move from SNRA drag racing to NPK later this year and in the future, she aims to beat some of the biggest names in the sport. "I want to beat Kye. I want to beat my sister Lizzy. I'd like to beat Ryan. I'd like to beat Justin Swanstrom. They're all high on the playing field. That's pretty much where my goal is to be able to take those names out, then I'd feel like I actually did something."

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