Another Musi daughter to drive in PDRA competition
For as long as Tricia Musi can remember she’s wanted to drive race cars. In her younger years she watched father, Pat Musi, build his engine business and field his own cars. In more recent years Tricia, 22, has supported her sister Lizzy as she sprung into the professional eighth mile spotlight.
In 2015 the youngest Musi daughter will field the car previously driven by Lizzy, a 2010 Dodge Stratus, in PDRA Top Sportsman. Under the hood will be a 903 ci Musi powerplant. The operation is owned by Mike Bankston, who Tricia notes as being a major force behind making her dreams come true.
“He’s been the support for everything,” Tricia said of Bankston. “I am extremely thankful for Mike Bankston. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am now, and I am more than excited to be a part of the Bankston Boyz Team. I truly have got a blessing from the Lord above that I would not change for the world.
“I’ve been wanting to do this my whole life. I’ve worked and worked and worked. My dream was to one day get in a race car. I told my dad that I need to get in a race car. I grew up around it. I’ve pulled motors apart. I worked on Rickie Smith’s car. We won Bristol together in 2013. It’s been awesome, and I’m so excited for next year.”