LOS ANGELES, CA – Freestyle motocross superstar Brian Deegan ran what Lucas Oil Off Road Racing officials referred to as the most popular race of the weekend, an incredible race in the Unlimited Lite class to take the very first win of his professional off road truck racing career. This weekend, June 27th and 28th, the inaugural Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series held Stops 5 and 6 at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex in Lake Elsinore, CA.
With 20 trucks starting the Saturday main event, Deegan had a brilliant start from the second row and immediately took the lead on the first lap.
Persevering through a yellow-flag brought out by a stalled truck and holding on to the lead after the competition yellow, the clear and apparent hometown hero Deegan brought the Rockstar/Metal Mulisha/Lucas Oil Ford in for the win!
On Sunday, the eight spot inversion had Deegan moving quickly out front battling for the lead and holding onto a solid third. Post competition yellow, Deegan finished the race under a yellow flag in 13th but still holds onto the third spot overall in championship points.
Teammate and 2008 Pro-Lite Rookie of the Year Todd Cuffaro finished Round 5 in 17th and on Sunday’s Round 6 Cuffaro garnered the team another podium with a second place finish.
In addition to exciting, non-stop truck, buggy and kart racing, the two-day event also featured between racing freestyle motocross jump demos by top competitors from the Metal Mulisha.
ROUNDS 5 and 6 STATS:
Venue: Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex
Dates: June 27th and 28th, 2009
Track: 1.0 miles
Qualifier Finish: 6th Best lap time: 1:10.052
Main Finish: FIRST Best lap time: 1:06.801
Qualifier Finish: 4th Best lap time: 1:06.551
Main Finish: 13th Best lap time: 1:06.528
SEASON TO DATE FINISHES: 1-FIRST; 1-3rd; 2-4th; 1-5th; 1-13th
OVERALL STANDING: 3rd
SEASON TO DATE POINTS: 254
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.
May 2nd and 3rd
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Up Next for Brian Deegan – X Games 15 – July 29th – August 2nd!www.lucasoiloffroad.com