Musi Racing will soon have a new home near Mooresville Dragway, as the race team broke ground in September on its new 9,000-sq.-ft. building. The scheduled opening date for the building is slated for early 2021.
The new building will be the race shop for the Musi Racing cars, which include the Frank Brandao-owned Edelbrock/Lucas Oil “King Kong 7” 2018 Dodge Dart and the Edelbrock-equipped “Aftershock” Camaro, both driven by Street Outlaws star Lizzy Musi. Customer cars will also be kept at the new facility as they come through, while Pat Musi Racing Engines will remain in its current 10,000-square foot building near downtown Mooresville.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’ve got a lot of good ideas for this building. There’s definitely a lot of excitement coming,” Pat Musi said. “We were really crunched for space and this new building gives us a great spot for the race team and to set up cars for customers. It’s all coming together really well.”
Musi originally bought the land near the drag strip three years ago and the time was right to add the new building to house the race team, the team said, with Lizzy Musi’s growing popularity on Discovery’s Street Outlaws. She’s also a multi-time event winner in the PDRA Pro Nitrous class.
The new shop, the team says, will also provide tours for race fans and will include a merchandise shop.
“If people want to come and visit the race shop, we will be able to give them a tour, they can buy a t-shirt, all that,” Musi said. “It’s going to be a really good deal here and we’ve got a lot of ideas. There’s a lot of things coming and it’s going to be a nice thing for our team.”
Musi also envisions a relationship with Mooresville Dragway, he said, giving the team quick access to test their cars as well as customer cars.