Racing Engines Adds to List of Repeat MWDRS Backers
TULSA, OK (Feb. 24, 2021) -- One of the greatest names in
doorslammer racing history returns in 2021 to the Summit
Racing Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS) presented by
J&A Service as Pat Musi Racing Engines resumes its
contribution to the season-ending MWDRS championship fund.
As a driver and crew chief, Pat Musi scored eight NMCA Pro
Street world championships, event wins in NHRA and IHRA
Pro Mod competition, and race titles in IHRA Pro Stock,
among others. As an industry-leading builder of
high-horsepower, fuel-injected, nitrous-breathing
powerplants, Pat Musi Racing Engines celebrated 50 years
in business just last year.
Started by Musi as an 18-year-old hot rodder in Carteret,
NJ, Musi Racing Engines eventually moved south late in
2012 to Mooresville, NC, where it maintains a
10,000-square-foot engine shop and this spring will open a
brand-new 9,000-square-foot facility dedicated to
preparing customer cars and housing the team car raced by
his daughter Lizzy Musi in the Street Outlaws: No Prep
Kings TV series.
"It's truly an honor to have a legend of the sport think
enough of what we're doing here to want to step up and
play an active sponsorship role with the Mid-West Drag
Racing Series," MWDRS founder, owner and promoter Keith
"Pat Musi engines have won multiple Mid-West Series races
over the years, too, and I definitely wouldn't be
surprised to see another one in the winner's circle this
season. And as a nitrous racer myself I know how much work
goes into these engines and Pat and his guys are at the
top of their game year in and year out."
Though he's seen only a couple of MWDRS events in person,
Musi said he enjoyed the opportunities and hopes to attend
more as his packed schedule allows.
"Keith and his staff make it easy to get involved. There's
not a lot of confusion or drama, which I like," he said.
"We've been so busy with the other series we're personally
involved with, but I like what they're doing out there, so
if I can help them to continue I'm glad to do it."
Musi also said he appreciates the adherence by MWDRS
officials, led by Jimmy Boles and Lonnie Grim, to
maintaining rules that govern several different power
adders competing in the marquee Pro Modified class.
Several MWDRS competitors employ Musi-built nitrous
motors, headlined by multi-time race winner Jim Sackuvich
in his "Crown-Town Hustler" Camaro.
"It's no secret I'm not really a fan of mixed classes, but
I think Keith and his guys do a pretty good job of keeping
things pretty even and fair, so I want to support them in
that, too," Musi added.
The 2021 schedule for the Summit Racing Mid-West Drag
Racing Series presented by J&A Service opens Mar. 19-20,
at Xtreme Raceway Park in Ferris, TX. Additional stops at
Belle Rose, LA; Tulsa, OK (twice); Houston, TX; Great
Bend, KS; and Martin, MI, will follow, with a return to
Ferris in October for the 2021 season finale.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT MID-WEST DRAG RACING
The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series is
an all-eighth-mile, no-profit organization funded entirely
through marketing partnerships and passed along to benefit
MWDRS host tracks (typically about $10,000). The Mid-West
Drag Racing Series also provides trackside sponsor banners
to be displayed at each event, on-site PA sponsor
announcements, and links to each company on the MWDRS
website (www.MidWestDragRacingSeries.com), plus an
extensive social-media presence, texts and e-mail blasts,
and commercials during all events. Complete class rules
are posted on the MWDRS website.