If you have dreamed of being behind the wheels of a race car or conceived the thought of taking this sport as a career then you actually need to have lots of guts, passion, and determination that goes along with the game because drag racing is not a game for the weak-minded. When it comes to female personalities who have proven to be courageous enough to take the bull by the horn, Lizzy Musi is one of the names that come up.
The American beauty is one of the most recognized female personalities in drag racing. She is among the drivers featured in the popular reality TV show named Street Outlaws and is well endowed with a hot figure plus beauty that could make you mistake her for a model when you come across her for the first time. This read gives you more closure into the life of this drag racing queen that is loaded with so much explosive energy when she is behind the wheels.
Lizzy Musi Is The Daughter Of Paul Musi, A Former NHRA Drag Car Racer
Lizzy Musi, named after her mother, was born on January 1, 1991, in New Jersey, USA, to her father, Pat Musi, and mother, Elizabeth Musi. You would not be wrong if you say she came from a family of car racers. Her father, who is the CEO of Pat Musi Racing Engines, was also into car racing way back and won lots of awards as a race car driver.
He has won the PDRA Nitrous Wars Engine Building Championship 4 times and is an 8-time Pro Street World champion, NHRA Pro Modified Event Winner, IHRA Pro Stock Event Winner, and IHRA Pro Modified Event Winner. Her mother, Elizabeth, was once a Swedish car racer. Lizzy has a sister named Patricia, who was named after their father Pat. Patricia is also into drag racing like her sister Lizzy and also has some awards to her name like the 2019 NMCA Nitrous Pro Street championship award – after finishing in third place the year before.
With Lizzy’s family history, it would not be totally out of place to say she comes from a family of car racers or that her car racing gift is hereditary.
Lizzy Musi Started Driving At A Young Age
Lizzy Musi had always loved car racing as a child so it was really no surprise to many that knew her when she chose drag racing as a career. She attended her high school at Carter High School and after that, she refused to go further in her education and chose to work as an intern in her father’s workshop where he worked on car engines. There, she developed lots of skills and had vast knowledge of how car engine operates. This also played a part in her choice of career – as a drag car racer.
Musi also has some acting skills in her bag which she showcased when she featured in the racing film Adrenaline in 2015, appearing as herself.
Interestingly, Lizzy’s Boyfriend, Kye Kelley, Is Also A Drag Racer
The 31-year-old celebrity’s life is not just all about car engines and drag racing; Lizzy Musi also has a love life. Lizzy is in a relationship with Kye Kelley, her co- drag car racer. The couple is said to have been in a relationship since 2017 (it was the year they confirmed via social media that they are a couple).
Kye and Lizzy met for the first time at a PDRA exhibition race even though he had been a customer at her father’s car shop. On one of the days he visited their shop, Lizzy’s father introduced the two and they became just friends for a period of time before taking their friendship a step further.
Kye Kelley who is also a cast member on the reality TV show, Street Outlaws, has been married before to a lady named Alisa Mote in 2015 and has two daughters. The marriage to Alisa which lasted for only two years produced his first daughter named Kenadeigh Alexa Kelly. The second daughter whose name is not known is from a past relationship with another lady. A history of a failed marriage and two daughters wasn’t enough to dissuade Lizzy from dating Kye. The lovebirds seem to understand and love each other.
Currently, they are both featured on Street Outlaws, a show that gives viewers an insight into the world of illegal drag racing and they have a joint YouTube channel.
Lizzy Musi and Kye Kelley Are Engaged
Lizzy Musi and Kye Kelley got engaged on 31st July 2021 which was the same day she had a crash at the 2021 NPK Darlington race. The day which ought to be a sad one for her turned out to be one of the most memorable moments of her life. There is no set date for a wedding but certainly, with all things going as planned, wedding bells should be ringing anytime soon.
The Biggest Crash of Lizzy Musi’s Career
The career path in car racing does come with its risks and Lizzy Musi has faced her fair share of it. The biggest crash of her career happened in 2012 when she was involved in a car crash while driving her Chevrolet Camaro. She was competing in the third round of the American drag racing league at Bristol drag way in Tennessee when she lost control and dashed over the fence into a camera on the trackside. This incident almost claimed her life but like the survivor she is, she got treated in a hospital and after a period of time, she got back to racing again.
The most recent accident took place at Northstar Dragway in Denton, Texas. She was said to be driving her boyfriend’s car ‘Shocker’ – a Chevrolet Camaro – which she was taking for a test drive as per preparations for their show Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings season opener in Topeka, Kansas. In the process of test driving, she struck the retaining wall and severely damaged the hood of the car. Lizzy Musi was not injured and is still very much alive and still doing what she loves and knows best – drag car racing.
Considering the rate at which the beautiful star racer is moving in her career, it is inevitable that she would be one of the best racers the world has produced.
Major Awards Won In The Course Of Her Career
The Outlaws star started competing in tournaments at the age of 16 and won her first award when she participated in the junior drag race during the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) in Virginia. Since then, she has continued to break many more drag race records while setting new ones.
In 2014, the expert car racer was awarded the ‘Rookie of the Year’, making her the first female to win the 2014 PDRA and breaking the 200 MPH in 8th Mile Pro Mod Racing. In October 2019, the star racer showcased her talent again at the Professional Drag Racers Association Fall Nationals in Darlington, S.C, setting another record when she hit 208.62 miles per hour in 3.615 seconds driving the King Kong 7 Dodge Dart. She has sure won the hearts of many people and is the perfect mentor and role model to any young lady aspiring to be a drag race queen just like her.