With the popularity of short course racing growing each season, we are seeing new sponsors and manufacturers getting involved wanting to be included in the wraps on race vehicles. From the thousands of fans on site to the live Internet stream on Lucas Oil TV to the produced tv shows shown a few weeks later, there is a lot of exposure to be had. This influx of sponsors has allowed more racers to get involved and even created multi-vehicle teams.
Editor’s Note: Below is a press release for Brian Deegan’s races at the opening round of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series this past weekend.
Chandler, AZ – Brian Deegan was back on track at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season opener at Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona. Firing on all cylinders both physically and mechanically, he was instantly up to speed in his NOS Energy Drink, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ford Raptor during qualifying for round one. Deegan was at the top of the group with an aggressive pace.
The 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series presented by Geico season opener is heading to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, in Chandler, AZ, March 19-20. The 2015 champions return to defend their titles against a stacked field of talented racers. There’s lots of changes this year including class changes, new vehicles, new drivers and a new streaming TV channel has been added to bring all the action into your home 24/7.
READING, Pa. – EnerSys (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, has announced that racing legends Richard Petty, Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan and Joey Logano, along with television host Rutledge Wood, will make personal appearances at its ODYSSEY® battery booth no. 24875 at the 2015 SEMA Show. The SEMA Show will take place Nov. 3-6 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lake Elsinore, CA – Brian Deegan continues to heat up as the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Season progresses. Missing the first two rounds due to injury has given the reigning Pro-2 champion a sense of urgency every time he hits the track. Playing catch-up to the rest of the field, he has wasted no time. He was right back on the podium in his Rockstar Energy / Makita Power Tools Ford with a second place finish during his first Pro-2 race of the year at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.
Mickey Thompson returns to Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) action with an expanded all-star Team M/T lineup including six-time LOORRS Champion Brian Deegan who will compete in both the Pro 2 and Pro 4 classes.
After Deegan wrapped up the 2014 season by earning his third Pro 2 championship on Mickey Thompson’s Baja Pro Radial tires, he was thrilled to team up with Mickey Thompson to start planning for 2015.
“Last year was another amazing year for Brian and it was great for us to be a part of his success,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “In his usual style, he pushed it to the limit in competition while also working closely with us throughout the year on the development of the new Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 wheel line. We’ve got some amazing momentum going into this season’s competition and we can’t wait to get to the track.”
This past weekend Brian Deegan and the #38 Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita Power Tools Ford took to Wild West Motorsports Park for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series’ Rounds 11 and 12. This is the second time that the LOORRS has visited the Reno, Nev. track this season. Last time Deegan was here, he swept the podium in Pro 2. As the LOORRS season winds down, Deegan was ready to make every lap count toward his Championship run.
As the reigning Pro Lite Champion, Deegan would love nothing more than to make it two in a row. However, coming into Reno, he sat behind points leader Sheldon Creed. When the pressure is on, Deegan performs and that was clear in Round 11 of Pro Lite. He to the #38 Ford straight to the lead. After a restart, Casey Currie tried to make a run at first, but Deegan easily fended him off. While Deegan continued to pull away from the pack, another restart on lap 10 would give RJ Anderson a chance to battle the Rockstar Energy Drink machine. Deegan and Anderson ran side by side for much of lap 10, but again it was Deegan who pulled away in first.
LAKE ELSINORE, Ca. – The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series stormed Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park April 25-26 with Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2014 season. Brian Deegan, who took the early season points lead in Pro 2, lengthened his lead over the competition while racing in front of his home crowd at Lake Elsinore.
Night racing is an animal all its own, so Deegan knew he would need to be on point for the weekend’s battles. He positioned himself well for the competition by qualifying on the pole in both classes on both days. Deegan in his #38 Rockstar Energy Drink Ford jumped to an early lead in Pro 2 and never relinquished his dominance over the competition. He led every single lap, winning the event and posting the fastest lap of the day at 49.130 seconds.
Deegan Motorsports, powered by Rockstar Energy, Makita and Ford propelled Motocross legend, 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Lite Champion, and 2013 DirtSport’s Driver of the Year Brian Deegan into the 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road season with a fierce new look and dominating drive. Deegan’s 2014 liveries speak for themselves with an intimidation factor that raises the optic bar. The Rockstar unleashed across the hood of the #38 is indicative of the team’s take-no-prisoners approach to the 2014 season. The look Deegan deems their “best design yet” is already getting rave reviews from fans.
“I’m stoked on the new look, I spent some time with the guys from Spin and they really helped me pull this one off,” told The General.
STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson’s innovative new light truck tire, the Deegan 38, is scheduled for availability in April. Developed with five-time Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) champion and 16-time X Games medalist Brian Deegan, the Deegan 38 is the ultimate mud-terrain tire delivering aggressive performance, respectable street manners and impressive style.