Deegan in the truck
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 12, 2009) - Freestyle motocross superstar Brian Deegan, ran another superb off road truck race last weekend, May 2nd and 3rd, at Stops 3 and 4 of the inaugural Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Speedworld Off Road Park in Surprise, AZ.
Debuting just last month, as a team/owner driver for the newly formed Rockstar/Metal Mulisha/Cuffaro Motorsports team, Deegan sits in an impressive third overall spot in the championship race, with 177 points, just four races into the season.
Qualifying 5th for Saturday's main, the 4-row inversion had Deegan's Rockstar/Metal Mulisha/Cuffaro Motorsports FORD thundering out of the first turn with a small pack immediately moving out front. Battling for position with four other drivers, Deegan ran third until the very final lap of the race when the #38 FORD suffered a front flat; Deegan was still able to hang onto a 4th place finish. Teammate Todd Cuffaro finished 12th.
Sunday's Round 4 had Deegan qualifying 4th and with a the 2-row inversion out front again. Running in the lead for almost the entire race and ahead of the series points leader Robert Naughton, Deegan went wide and Naughton snuck under his Rockstar/Metal Mulisha FORD. Battling hard in the final laps, Deegan unfortunately clipped Naughton and got sent off the track. Deegan regrouped and still managed a 5th place finish.
Teammate and 2008 Pro-Lite Rookie of the Year Todd Cuffaro finished 3rd providing the team with its second podium; the first coming from Deegan at the Round 3 stop in Primm, NV last month.
In addition to exciting, non-stop truck, buggy and kart racing, the two-day event also featured between racing freestyle motocross jump demos from the Metal Mulisha's Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Ox Kargola and Wes Agee.
ROCKSTAR/METAL MULISHA/CUFFARO MOTORSPORTS
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Race Recap - Rounds 3 & 4
Post weekend racing Deegan had this to say, “This was an awesome weekend of racing, especially on Sunday - it was great to put the Rockstar/Metal Mulisha FORD out front for a while. I'm in a pretty good place as far as the points race but I am really hungry for a win! This whole new team is really coming together and I'm looking forward to running a great race, for my hometown crowd, next month at the Lake Elsinore stop of the series!”
ROUNDS 3 and 4 STATS:
Qualifier Finish: 5th Best lap time: 1:02.852
Main Finish: 4th Best lap time: :59.963
Qualifier Finish: 4th Best lap time: 1:00.438
Main Finish: 5th Best lap time: :59.087
SEASON TO DATE FINISHES: 1-3rd ; 2-4th; 1-5th;
OVERALL STANDING: 3rd
SEASON TO DATE POINTS: 177
TEAM ROCKSTAR/METAL MULISHA/CUFFARO MOTORSPORTS SPONSORS
Rockstar Energy Drink; Metal Mulisha; Cuffaro Motorsports; FORD Trucks; Nogrady Motors; Parker Pumper; K&N Air Filters, KC Hilites; ZLT Stickers; AlpineStars; Richardson RV; Jayco; BFGoodrich Tires; RBP wheels; Sunoco Fuels; Hevy Hitters Toys; Etnies; Von Zipper; Kicker Audio; Smith Designs. Yucaipa Auto Body.
June 27th and 28th
Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex