Racing Community Mourns the Loss of Lizzy Musi: A Trailblazing Icon

Last week, the racing community lost a shining star. Lizzy Musi, a trailblazer whose impact went beyond the drag strip, passed away on June 27, 2024, at the young age of 33 after bravely battling triple negative breast cancer.

Lizzy Musi and Family- photo from

Hailing from North Carolina, Lizzy captured national attention through her appearances on Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings. Alongside her father, Pat Musi, a legend in his own right, Lizzy made history as the first female driver to win a No Prep Kings event. Her nitrous-boosted 2012 Camaro, affectionately known as The Aftershock, became a symbol of her prowess and resilience on the track.

Aftershock Camaro Sponsored by Edelbrock Racing- Photo from Pat Musi Racing Facebook

Lizzy’s journey in professional racing began with notable achievements in Pro Nitrous competitions, where she shattered records and barriers alike. In 2014, she became the first woman to break the 200 MPH barrier in eighth-mile door slammer racing, marking a milestone that highlighted her exceptional skill and drive.

Beyond her accomplishments on the track, Lizzy was a beloved figure in the racing community, known for her infectious passion and dedication to her craft. She inspired countless fans with her courage in the face of adversity, openly sharing her battle with cancer and finding strength in the support of her family, friends, and fans on her social media.

Lizzy Musi shares Cancer Battle on Instagram- Lizzy Musi Instagram

As the director of Musi Racing in Mooresville, NC, Lizzy was not only a talented driver but also a leader in her family’s racing business. Her contributions to the sport extended far beyond her victories, leaving an indelible mark on drag racing history.

In a sport often dominated by men, Lizzy Musi stood out not only for her achievements but also for her determination to succeed in a challenging and competitive environment. Her legacy as a pioneer and role model will continue to inspire future generations of racers, both male and female, to pursue their dreams with unwavering passion and perseverance.

The racing world has lost a true champion, but Lizzy Musi’s spirit and impact will live on through the memories she created and the barriers she broke. As we remember her remarkable journey, let us celebrate Lizzy’s life and contributions to drag racing, forever etched in the annals of motorsport history.

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