O’FALLON, MO (January 23, 2012) – One of the most recognizable
names in the Pro Modified world will be an official contingency
sponsor in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) for the first time
Pat Musi and Pat Musi Performance will pay contingency in Pro
Nitrous, Pro Modified and Top Sportsman to drivers who use Pat Musi
Performance Engines in the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing
league, the ADRL announced on Monday.
“We’re really excited about the ADRL and the direction it is
headed. We love racing in the ADRL and having the Pro Modified class
as an official class in 2012 is great,” Musi said.
“We’re pretty excited about the whole program and everyone there
seems dedicated to making the ADRL successful. We want to help the
guys that run our engines and help the ADRL, and we can all grow
A longtime standout Pro Street/Pro Modified racer, Musi has eight
championship titles racing in the Pro Street class, and his Pat Musi
Performance has been in business for more than 40 years.
His New Jersey-based 10,000 square foot facility is home to a number
of drag racing innovations, including his fuel injection program.
It’s been incredibly successful for the likes of Rickie Smith, who
will be getting a new Pat Musi Performance engine for 2012, and John
Hall, who had a successful 2011 season in the ADRL’s Pro Nitrous
Hall will again race in Pro Nitrous on the 2012 ADRL Tour, which
begins on March 30-31 at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston. It is the
first of 10 stops at many of the nation’s biggest tracks.
“I’ve been running fuel injection for the past 15 years. That’s
been kind of our niche. A lot of eyes have been on that and our
engines were immediately fast,” Musi said. “Fuel injection is the
“Over the winter, we were all dedicated to testing and working on a
lot of new things, and hopefully we will continue to come out with a
faster package. We’ve got a good bunch of cars right now and we’re
excited about showing our fuel injection program off.”
Musi’s willingness to embrace fuel injection technology could
continue to pay off.
The ADRL was the first drag racing sanctioning body to allow
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) in Pro Stock, making the huge
announcement in the Extreme Pro Stock class in December.
“That will open up doors for us and hopefully that will play into
our hands,” Musi said. “That is such an exciting thing, the ADRL
allowing EFI in Extreme Pro Stock.”
That’s not the only big news to Musi, who is thrilled to introduce
his new Top Sportsman fuel injection program in 2012.
One of the drivers who will be utilizing it will be Musi’s daughter,
Lizzy, who just turned 21 and will be driving for John Lee in the
ADRL’s growing Top Sportsman class.
“That is going to be a lot of fun,” Musi said.
The diversity in the ADRL is something Musi will enjoy in 2012, while
the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league is thrilled to
see more first-time sponsors for the upcoming season.
“It is great to see Pat and his company offer contingency for the
2012 season. That show of support means a great deal to drivers, and
Pat’s engines have certainly proven to be successful in a number of
different classes,” ADRL Executive Vice President Jeff Fortune said.
ABOUT THE ADRL
Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, the American Drag Racing League is the
world’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag
racing. The professional categories featured in the ADRL are Pro
Junior Dragster, Top Sportsman, Pro Modified, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro
Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous and Pro Extreme, the
quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing. The 2012 ADRL Tour
consists of 10 national events run throughout the United States. For
more information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us.