Drag Racing Star Lizzy Musi Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Drag Racing Star Lizzy Musi Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Drag Racing star, Lizzy Musi passed away after a year-long battle with cancer surrounded by family in her own home according to a family statement.

Jun 28, 2024 by Drag Illustrated
Drag Racing Star Lizzy Musi Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

On June 27, 2024, the racing world lost one of its brightest stars, Lizzy Musi, after a year-long courageous battle with breast cancer.

According to a statement made by her dad, renowned engine builder Pat Musi, Lizzy was surrounded by family in her own home when she passed.

"Surrounded by her family, in the comfort of her own home, Lizzy was called ot heaven at 11:25pm tonight. Thank you for all of the prayers and support throughout her battle. At this time, the family would like to have time to process, grieve, and make arrangements in peace. We will give an update as soon as we have information to share" 

Lizzy Musi was more than just a racer; she was a trailblazer and an inspiration. From a young age, she was drawn to drag racing, following in the footsteps of her legendary father. Lizzy carved out her own legacy in the racing world, becoming a fierce competitor and a beloved figure in the community.

Her accomplishments on the track were numerous and impressive. From her early days in the ADRL and to the PDRA, Lizzy most recently found success in the Discovery show Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings. She has also been featured numerous times in Drag Illustrated for her accomplishments and was the cover star of DI #84, the Hottest issue, in February 2014. But beyond the accolades, Lizzy was known for her unwavering determination, infectious enthusiasm, and genuine love for the sport and its people.

Lizzy was also known for her incredible strength and courage off the track. In April 2023, she was diagnosed with triple-negative stage 4 breast cancer, which had spread to her lymph nodes and liver.

Despite this challenging diagnosis, Lizzy remained open about her journey, sharing her story with honesty and bravery. She underwent various treatments in the United States and, most recently, announced that her final-round NPK appearance at Empire Dragway would be her last for at least the next few events as she traveled to Germany for a special cancer treatment.

Lizzy’s impact extended far beyond her racing achievements. Her kindness, humility, and generosity of spirit made her a cherished friend to many in the racing community and beyond.