Woman are capable more than their beautiful faces, Lizzy Musi a second generation professional car racer sets the bar for women. At a glance she may grab the attention because of her looks but behind the face lies the heart of a racer. She has won many accolades and set records in professional drag racing. Also, this famed lady featured on the cover of Drag illustrated Hottest Issue in 2014. Follow with us to learn everything about Lizzy Musi in this biography.
Birthdate, Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, Family
Many chose to shine by their nickname in the professional world so has Lizzy. She is known by Lizzy Musi in the racing world but her real or birth name is Elizabeth Musi.
She was born in Carteret, New Jersey on January 1, 1991, as the daughter of Pat Musi and Elizabeth Musi. She has a younger sister Patricia who is also a drag racer and better known as Tricia.
Lizzy is American by nationality, and her ethnicity is Swedish-American. Her father who is several times drag racing champion and an engine builder is native of Carteret, New Jersey and her mother a former drag racer is from Stockholm, Sweden.
Early Life and Education
Having born in the family of racers, Lizzy was bound to like the sport. She was raised along with her sister in New Jersey. The two girls transformed their likeness for playing with car toys to getting involved with the real thing in the race track.
Lizzy began racing at the age of 8. She participated in the junior dragster and raised in the sports through the rank. She did her last competitive action in Junior Drag at the age of 16.
As for her formal education, she attended Carteret High School. After completing high school, she worked around her father’s shop starting sweeping floors and cleaning parts. There she gained surface knowledge of motor parts, but more importantly, she got a mentor on her father who would guide her on racing as well as teach her ethics needed to become a successful person.
She moved to Mooresville, N.C at the age of 22 in late 2012, after her father relocated his engine and associated business from New Jersey to North Carolina.
Career and Progression
Lizzy was a Junior dragster to the age of 16. Then she was out of competitive races for five years. Although it took her time, she made her top sportsmen debut at ADRL season opener in Houston in 2012. There she qualified for the first round and even won the race. In the second round, she suffered disqualification.
When not on the track she worked in the family business at front office operations of her fathers Pat Musi Racing Engines (PMRE) while her father worked behind the scene building powerful race engine. She mostly handled the parts and part orders, invoicing and e-mails. Her sister and mother performed paper works.
Up along the way she won several accolades and set records in the process. In 2013, she had an excellent season capped off with front-runner position in ADRL Top sportsman competition.
She became the first woman to win a National level Pro Nitrous at the PDRA at Virginia Motorsports Park In July of 2014. During the qualification for the tournament, she had set the new record of finishing the race with 3.740 elapsed time.
She also became first women to break 200 MPH barrier in 1/8-mile in Doorslammer not utilizing a supercharged engine. It proved to be an impressive year for her she was handed title of PDRA Rookie of the Year 2014. Also, she featured in the cover of Drag illustrated Hottest Issue in 2014.
She followed the feat next year by second career Pro Nitrous win at Brian Olson Memorial PDRA World Finals in October of 2015. Yet another accolade for her in September of 2016 when she won Pro Nitrous trophy in GALOT Motorsports Park racing.
This astonishing lady also set the record in middle east Arabian Drag Racing League Pro Series. There she became the first female driver to win in Round 4 final making a history. At the previous event, Round 3 she recorded what was, at the time, the quickest elapsed time in Pro Nitrous history with a 3.663-second blast in 2015 Dodge Dart (King Kong 6)backed by Al-Anabi Performance (AAP). Later the record-breaking car was sold to one of a buyer in the Middle East whom she called a friend.
At the moment nothing about her earning or net worth has been revealed publicly. All we can say is she enjoys an impressive earning as a racer and from brand endorsement.
Accident and Injuries
In April of 2012 Lizzy had a high speed car crash in third round qualification of American Drag Racing League event in Bristol, Tenn. She was riding 1968 Camaro which spun out of control and caused it to drift for a while. It followed by hitting the side wall; the air beneath was enough to generate lift to the top of the wall and causing spin before throwing on the other side. Although the accident was horrible, she came out uninjured. You can see in the video below.
In March of 2015, she faced another high-speed crash in the opening round of Pro Nitrous qualifying for the season-opening PDRA Texas Nationals at the Texas Motorplex outside Dallas. She was up against veteran Ron Muenks, during the race she could not control her high-speed car causing a sharp turn and collision with Muenks car. Before the impact, both were able to open the parachute and slow the car’s velocity. Besides a few damages to the car, both left without injury.
Yet again she suffered an accident, this time with “The Shocker,” famed car of her now boyfriend Kye Kelley. In June 2018 she was preparing the vehicle for discovery channel TV show Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings opening episode in Topeka, Kansas when she struck the retaining wall, causing extensive damage to the car. Again she came out fine.
Lizzy’s personal life information leaves us with mostly a blurry picture of her love life. She dated a couple of fellow racers but has not bothered to associate with the person by giving the names publicly. Currently, she shares boyfriend/girlfriend relationship with street racer and TV show “Street Outlaws” star Kye Kelley. The racing couple made their relationship public in April of 2017.
Beside love affection for each other, the two has taken their affair in race track too. They have participated in several racing events together as a couple.
While there are no records of her marriage or children, Lizzy’s boyfriend Kye was previously married. He was married to Allisa Mote from 2015 to 2017. In the period he had a daughter Kenadeigh Alexa Kelley with her. Even before Kye had a relationship with a woman named Sarah, who had his first girl child Haleigh.
If we further talk about Lizzy and Kye relationship the two are a blissful couple and serious about their future together. Lizzy also gets along with Kye’s mother and sister. Though they have not shared any plan for their marriage yet, it is a matter of time before they decided to take the next step.
|Birth Date:||January 1, 1991|
|Birth Place:||Carteret, New Jersey|
|Parents||Pat Musi, Elizabeth Musi|
|Profession:||Professional drag racer|