Champion drag racer and legendary engine builder Pat Musi of Musi Racing Engines has been working with Edelbrock for nearly 20 years, developing high-horsepower nitrous oxide systems, EFI components, racing cylinder heads and complete crate engines in the Edelbrock product line. For 2019, Edelbrock has enhanced its partnership with Musi Racing by introducing a new Crate Engine Program, which was announced recently at the 2018 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis, IN.
Video: PRI host and voice of NHRA Brian Lohnes talks about the new 632 Crate Engine at PRI with Edelbrock’s Rick Roberts and engine builder Pat Musi, and Pro Nitrous racer Lizzy Musi comments on her relationship with Edelbrock for 2019:
The Edelbrock-Musi Crate Engine Program was created specifically for drag racers and features the Musi 632 Top Sportsman/Top Dragster engine that is available now from Musi Racing Engines in Mooresville, NC. This monster mill is equipped with nothing but top-of-the-line components that include Edelbrock Big Victor intake manifold and 12-degree cylinder heads customized by Musi, which makes it the perfect competition engine for fast bracket racers looking for 1,250 normally aspirated horsepower or 1,650-plus horsepower with the optional Edelbrock nitrous system, all with unmatched durability that Musi-built engines are known for.
“Edelbrock has a lot of faith in me, which makes me feel good, and I have a lot of faith in them,” Musi said. “They are dedicated and want to have an even greater presence in racing. I think they are capable of doing that and I think I can help them get there. Both companies are getting stronger, and the relationship is getting stronger. It gives us credibility and it gives me confidence, and that really means a lot. We’ve worked together on a lot of projects and we get along great. It’s just a good team.”
Besides the complete 632-cubic-inch crate engine available from Musi Racing Engines, individual components are also available directly from both Edelbrock and Musi as part of the program. Available components include the aforementioned 12-degree cylinder heads in addition to Edelbrock-Musi Big-Block Chevy Victor 24-degree CNC cylinder heads, Super Victor II CNC intake manifold, and Big Victor 2 Spread-Port Tall Deck intake manifold.
Edelbrock is also continuing its support of Pat Musi’s 27-year-old daughter, Lizzy Musi, in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Pro Nitrous ranks as a primary sponsor of Musi and her record-shattering Pro Nitrous 2018 Dodge Dart. Powered by a nitrous-breathing, fuel-injected 959 cubic inch engine crafted and tuned by her father, Musi’s Dodge Dart is the world’s quickest and fastest nitrous-assisted doorslammer in the 1/8th mile.
“We’re excited to continue building our relationship with Pat Musi Racing Engines and Musi Racing,” stated Steve Whipple, Edelbrock Vice President of Sales. “Since Edelbrock’s early days, Vic Sr. and Vic Jr. both have supported many forms of racing. It’s in our DNA. It’s really important to our organization to support the racer as well as the engine builder. Both are very important to the future of our industry.”
Pat Musi Racing Engines will also continue to perform extensive research and development for Edelbrock as we strive to remain the most respected name in the specialty performance automotive aftermarket. Contact Pat directly if you have questions about the 632 crate engine. Visit our website for more information on the Edelbrock components used in the Musi 632 crate engine.
Brian Hatano is a veteran automotive journalist and former editor of Car Craft, Petersen’s Drag Racing, Sport Compact Car and Motorcyclist magazines.