Like father, like daughter
The name's Deegan... Hailie Deegan:
August 24th 2009 (Corona, Ca) – Another win for the Deegans, however, this time it's not Brian Deegan on the podium, it's his 8 year old daughter Hailie Deegan! Last weekend Hailie Deegan competed in the Junior Kart Class in Mickey Thompson Tires/Kal Gard Lubricant SXS Stadium Series. Competing in the #138 Trophy Kart, this was Hailie’s first race and she dominated the competition taking home first place against other seasoned drivers in her class! Hailie’s been practicing alongside her dad day in and day out for her debut last weekend. As Dad Brian Deegan sat and watched from the grandstands, it was a proud moment to see his daughter’s hard work pay off and watch her carry on the Deegan Legacy. Battling all the way to the checkered flag, it was nothing but smiles all around for the Deegan family.
Hailie first became interested in Off-Road Short Course Racing after watching her Dad dominate the sport in his class. Inspired by her dad, she wanted to try her hand at racing in the Junior Class. Fellow Trophy Kart racer’s Jeremy and Chad Winkler let Hailie borrow their Trophy Kart to see if she still liked the sport after being behind the wheel. Dad Brian Deegan got to work and built a short course track in his backyard complete with jumps and whoops. Hailie took a liking to the sport and on her 8th birthday was given her first Trophy Kart. Since then, she’s been hard at work practicing everyday at the local track to prove that she has what it takes to win a podium position. Following in the footsteps of her father, Hailie Deegan is looking towards the future and has already made a mark in her short course career. Just as her dad Brian Deegan has done in his professional career, you can expect to see many more wins from Hailie Deegan!
Watch Hailie’s First Off-Road Experience from “The Compound” at BrianDeegan.com.
Hailie and her kart
Earning that 1st place spot