March 19, 2013 – Phoenix, AZ – This past weekend marked the start of the 2013 LOORS series. It also marked the start of Brian Deegan’s quest for a three-peat in the LOORS Pro 2 series.
Brian “The General” Deegan ended the 2012 season as the Pro 2 Champion. he started off the year taking the pole and continued his momentum by winning the race leading wire to wire for the victory in his #38 Rockstar Energy/Makita Power Tools Ford during round one of the 2013 season.
Saturday’s Pro 2 race didn’t go off as smooth. Brian started off in the third row in his #38 Rockstar/Makita Ford before a collision on the course tore his front tire. After a tire change in the pits Brian was able to come from a lap down to a strong 4th place. Salvaging valuable points in the championship.
The track conditions on Sunday, March 17th, were unforgiving – windy, dry and choppy – Brian started the Pro Lite race that afternoon in the 2nd row and ran 4th for a good part of the race. He was able to battle the track conditions and the rest of the pack to finish 3rd on the podium. Overall, after the first two rounds, Brian currently leads the Pro Lite series in points!
In Pro 2, Brian jumped out into a strong third position before his front tire was ripped after contact with another driver. This tire change sent Brian to the back of the pack again just like he encountered on Saturday, fighting back from the tire change and a transmission problem that had his truck stuck in third gear he battled the rest of the race to a 6th place finish which places him third in the overall standings after 2 races.
After looking back at the weekend Brian stated, “ I feel like the team and I are off to a strong start this season, much stronger then last year. We came out this week, made some changes, learned a lot and will carry that on to the next stop. We are definitely out to win more championships”