Brian Deegan Fans Thrilled He’s Back In Truck At LOORRS Reno
Brian Deegan was anxious to hit the track for rounds 11 and 12 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, NV. Not only does the track provide unique conditions for further development of the new NOS Energy Drink, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ford Raptor Pro-2 truck, but Reno is loaded with Deegan fans that were eager to see him battling on their track again.
“It’s great spending time with the fans in Reno,” says Deegan, “We see new fans all the time and a lot of familiar faces who come out every year; we signed a bunch of autographs this weekend. There are a lot of dirt bike people out here who have been Deegan and militia fans forever. Everyone was saying how stoked they were that we were back racing the truck and how they were bummed out when we missed a couple rounds of racing due to rally car.”
Despite a few new truck bugs, Deegan gave the fans the action they were looking for. He was banging fenders up front in round 11 until a mechanical took him out, and a sticking throttle caused him to get up on two wheels in a few corners during the race in round 12. It’s all part of the game; you don’t win races unless you are on the edge and pushing the equipment to the limit.
“We had some good battles going,” said Deegan, “It was pretty aggressive; a lot of fender banging but I like it. Our new truck has been great from the start; we ran strong at Glen Helen. We are always trying new stuff to get faster and learn how to get the most out of the truck. You never really know what you have until you get on the track. Reno is different because we are at 9000 feet high. It throws off the gearing and torque convertor. We just need to put the laps in to get the reliability we had when we were winning everything.
Brian Deegan has achieved many accomplishments in his life but none make him any prouder than being a great Dad. While he and the crew work to get a new truck in championship form, Daughter Hailie is right where she wants to be. The current Mod Kart points leader, Hailie was on the podium all weekend. She ran the fastest lap and finished 2nd place on Saturday and took the win on Sunday. “We focused on karting all week,” said Brian, “We practice together so I see how much she is getting faster. Her perfect lap times in Reno are proof of how hard she has been working. Hailie did really good this weekend.”
Brian and Hailie will be back at their home track, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, CA. on Sep. 23rd and 24th for rounds 13 and 14. Billed as the “Fight Under The Lights” they will be racing into the night at Lake Elsinore.
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Photography By: Bink Designs
About Brian Deegan
Motocross legend, 6x LOORRS Champion and 2013 DirtSports’ Driver of the Year, Brian "The General" Deegan is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of action sports. Deegan is the only rider to compete in at least one event each year since the X Games' inception including his Gold Medal run in X Games 17 Rallycross. Deegan continues to compete in numerous racing categories including Global Rallycross, LOORRS and TORC Short Course, Freestyle Motocross, and Monster Jam. The Deegan Racing Team is powered by NOS Energy Drink, Ford Motor Company, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, DVS Shoe Co., Deegan 38, ODYSSEY Battery, Gibson Exhaust Systems, 4Wheel Parts, Compex, Defender Skin, Flu War, KC HiLITES, PRP Seats, Alpinestars, Fathead, PPG, Brembo, Fortin, VP Racing Fuels, FOX, MSD Ignitions, FK Rod Ends, Eibach Springs, McKenzies, FiberwerX, JE Pistons, QTM, G2, Dailey Engineering, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ARP, Weisman and AZ Driveshafts.
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