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Brian Deegan Rejoins the NOS Energy and K&N Filters Team

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Jumping down the front stretch in Lake Elsinore

Jumping down the front stretch in Lake Elsinore

The K&N air filter was put to good use while battling his way to the front

The K&N air filter was put to good use while battling his way to the front

With a very diverse race schedule for Brian Deegan in 2016, this year is going to be a fun but busy year. He is racing in several different race vehicles and race tracks that will include the legends on an asphalt oval track and sprint cars on the dirt oval track. But his two main series are the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORS) in his two-wheel-drive Pro 2, and the Global Rallycross driving for the Chip Ganassi Racing Rallycross team.

With this crazy schedule, Brian also had a very big change to his team sponsorships. After 10 years as one of the top Rockstar Energy athletes, Brian and Rockstar went their different ways and Brian rejoined one of his original sponsors NOS Energy as his title sponsor. He has also rejoined the K&N Filters team this year saying, “K&N are known for the best race products.  They help protect my motor and help me win races & championships.”

Brian and Rob MacCachren battling through the air for the lead.

Brian and Rob MacCachren battling through the air for the lead.

On the podium for all four races in 2016

On the podium for all four races in 2016

After a tough 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road season that plagued him with several mechanical malfunctions and just some bad luck, the 2016 season is looking to be a memorable year in his Pro2. Brian has been battling with the leaders at every turn, and he has qualified in the top 4 in every round to help give him great starting positions. The battles have been tough racing for the top spot, and with lots of mud and dust flying, the K&N 100-8591 air filter keeps it out of the motor and helps keep it running strong. That filter is a custom application for a few of the drivers in the LOORS and it is a good thing, there is a lot of dirt, dust, and mud flying around on those tracks. Out of half of the races so far, Brian has been in the lead with several trucks trying to do anything possible to get around him. But, the best battle was in round 3 where Brian was in the lead and suffered a flat tire due to the heavy rubbing with only three laps remaining. Luckily for him there was metal debris on the race track that caused a caution to come out. His pit crew was able to change the flat tire and keep him from going down a lap. With the green flag waiving, Brian started his charge to the front. He used every part of the track to make passes around the other trucks to make the pass for the podium spot in the second to last turn of the race. This kind of driving has enabled Brian to get on the podium four times in the first four rounds of the 2016 season.

Brian Deegan with his Chip Ganassi Racing rally car

Brian Deegan with his Chip Ganassi Racing rally car

Running away down the back stretch

Running away down the back stretch

Being consistent this year Brian finds himself in the second place spot for the Pro 2 championship race. Even with his great off road racing, he has committed to racing the Global Rallycross series, driving for Chip Ganassi. The two series conflict with each other for the next four rounds of LOORS. His commitment to Chip Ganassi Racing Team comes first, so as hard as it is Brian will be missing several rounds in his Pro 2. Brian said, “It is one of the hardest things I've had to do in racing because I know I can win the title again for the 7th time.”

Racing for Chip Ganassi is something Brian has strived for since he was a kid, and he said, “I’m just a kid from a small town in the Midwest with a goal to make it to one of the largest race organizations in the country.  Now my goal is to win!” So watch out for Brian in his new Chip Ganassi Racing NOS Energy, K&N Filters Ford Fiesta rally car. Brian will make his return to his Pro 2 in Glen Helen for Rounds 9 and 10 in LOORS to try and keep his podium streak alive.


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