There’s no question that second-generation drag racer Lizzy Musi has come a long way from her tumultuous start in Top Sportsman three years ago, and as if she and her father, crew chief and engine builder Pat Musi, weren’t enough of a handful for the PDRA Pro Nitrous contingent in Lizzy’s rookie debut a season ago, they’re about to step things up to an entirely new level in the months ahead with the debut of a spectacular new race car.
At the close of last season the Musi’s, along with team owner Frank Brandao, revealed their plans for 2015, as they commissioned Jerry Bickel Race Cars to construct a brand new 2015 Dodge Dart built specifically for the eighth-mile Pro Nitrous style of racing. Last year, Musi made the second-quickest run in the class all season with a 3.74, despite wheeling a five-year old Dodge Stratus that was built with quarter-mile racing in mind.
The Musi’s got their first look at the completed Dart this week, which features the very same body used by Allen Johnson in Pro Stock, albeit stretched to reach a 110-inch overall wheelbase. Noted painter Jeff Hoskins applied the flashy new scheme, which features an illustration of King Kong, continuing a theme that Brandao has had on his previous Mopar-bodied race cars. The car will sport an even larger 942 cubic inch, EFI-equipped mill between the fenders in 2015 as they aim to take “King Kong 6” to the winners circle and perhaps even the PDRA championship in Lizzy’s sophomore season behind the wheel of a Pro Nitrous car.