How PRP Started- 20 Years Off-Road

The Beginning

In 1997 I was in my buddy Scott’s garage building a Baja bug. We were using his dad’s leftover race car parts so we could race at Glen Helen. After two months of wrenching the only thing missing was seats. We had ordered a set when we started the build, but they took so long we decided to make our own. I welded up a few seat frames and went around to local upholstery shops to see if I could get someone to sew up the inner-liner and cover for me. We made two for our car, and six more to see if we could sell them and make a couple bucks.

After we had our butts handed to us at Glen Helen, I loaded those 6 seats in the back of my 1994 Ford Ranger and headed to B&R Buggies in Oceanside. Gary at B&R said he had been waiting for an order of seats for a while as well, so he would buy our 6 seats. If we could make some more he would take them too. I went back to Scott’s garage and told him we needed to come up with a business name because we were going to start making seats.

This was only a few days after my 21st birthday. Since I grew up going to Ocotillo Wells, the first thing I had to do when I turned 21 was going to the Iron Door Bar and sign up to be an Official Asshole. With my membership dues paid, we sat in the bar and Scott came up with the name Premier Racing Products. At the time we were going to make shocks and other suspension parts and we thought Premier Racing Products was a good name that would allow us to make several parts, however, PRP Seats is what stuck.

For the next 4 years, PRP struggled along, making seats in the corner of Scott’s parent’s plastic business and in garages. The new Long Travel Dune Buggy market was taking off and PRP was along for the ride.

PRP Sewing Sunroom 97

From a Hobby to a Business

In 2001 Scott and his parents made plans to move on. So my wife, Velinda, and I decided we would take PRP over and run it out of our garage. At the time I was working at an Accounting office in downtown San Diego. Velinda just had our first child, so she worked her ass off running PRP and taking care of our newborn daughter. We had a guy named Javi sewing in our sun room patio, and I was assembling seats in our garage at night after I got home from work.

In 2002 we got a call from the guys at Kartek Off Road, they were ready to switch seat suppliers. So I went up for a visit, took an order, and left there with $6000 cash. I had never held that much money in my life. I ran home to my wife so excited, telling her I think we can take a chance at running PRP full time and I can quit my job.

From 2002 to 2007 the industry saw huge growth and with the housing bubble came $100,000 sand cars. Everybody had one. We were making seats as fast as we could and, since money was no object, we did all sorts of crazy stuff. We made seats with Tour Bus fabric, Crushed Velvet, Velour, Seat heaters, and even Seat Massagers built in. It was a very exciting time to be in the off-road industry.

The UTV Era

In early 2005 the guys at Rhino Craft came by the shop and asked me to make seats for the Yamaha Rhino. I thought they were crazy. No one that seriously off-roads would ever buy a 4 wheel drive golf cart! I was totally wrong.

2008 to 2012 was a struggle for PRP. The economy was slow, off-roading was not a necessity for most, and we felt it. But that Yamaha Rhino had sparked a new industry and in 2008 Polaris announced the RZR and the off-road industry will never be the same because of it. The UTV ended up being the savior for PRP Seats.

In 2011 I hired the first in-house sales guy PRP ever had. Jason Hayden came on and worked the phones like a madman, calling Polaris dealers all across the country and spreading the word about PRP. Since we shared an office I got to hear him answer all of the questions. Who is PRP? What are suspension seats? Why do my customers need those? We were still a small company, so not many people knew PRP or saw the value of aftermarket seats.

By the end of 2012, we had an amazing but scary opportunity in front of us. Polaris was going to build a special edition RZR, and they wanted to use our seats. The potential order was going to be a massive amount of seats. I knew how many seats we made back in 2005-2007, so I knew we could handle the volume, but we were going to have to make these seats at or below cost.

After thinking about it for a week or two, we thought we should do it as long as we could put our name on those seats. It would answer all of the questions Jason was getting. Who is PRP? What is a suspension seat? Well, it’s the seats that are sitting in the Jagged X RZR in your showroom. We are PRP and we made those. The response we received was overwhelming. Now dealers were calling us asking if we made seats that will fit their other RZR’s. We took off from there.

We developed a whole line of products for the RZR’s. Some came from customer suggestions, others came from personal experience.

Probably the biggest idea came while I was on a RZR ride from Barstow to Vegas, to Laughlin, and back to Barstow. The entire time the side of my knee was smacking against the door. I was stuffing jackets and anything I could to stop it, but by the end of the ride my knee was bruised and bleeding. The very next day in the office we designed a Door Bag with a Knee Pad. A few weeks later we took it to Rally on the Rocks and it was a huge hit.

The Orignial Door Knee Bag

PRP Today

2013 to 2017 has been an awesome ride. PRP has grown to over 60 employees, and we have the best crew. Our rapid growth has thrown our team some curve balls but we always try our best to stay humble, stay honest, and listen to our customers. We have always been very customer focused, listening to suggestions and letting those suggestions guide our product development and services. So I want to thank all of our customers and vendors for supporting PRP throughout the years and helping us become the company we are today.

-Aaron Wedeking

 

Jerett Brooks Earns Pro Lite Title & Challenge Cup in Chandler!

Jarett Celebrating his Pro-Lite Championship

Jerett Brooks Racing logoJerett Brooks earns his 2nd pro championship and 2nd Challenge Cup in the same weekend!

Alpine, CA (October 26, 2016) – Coming into round 15 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Jerett Brooks knew what was at stake. He also knew that with a field of almost 20 trucks and 99% of them competing with nothing to lose, anything could happen. Realistically, with a 36 point lead coming into the final round, a good qualifying position and a quality performance during the race would lock it up. Finish the race, and the title is his.

The weekend was a blur for Jarett Brooks in Chandler, AZ

Brandon Arthur, the only other driver mathematically capable of winning the title would need to earn a couple bonus points and win the race, accompanied by some good luck to make it interesting. However Jerett, driving the #77 Rigid Industries General Tire Bilstein Shocks Pro Lite, had other plans.

Jarrett on the back bumper of Brandon Arthur during Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Round 15

During qualifying, with the track changes, the temperature, and the tacky dirt, the drivers spent a few laps settling in to their groove and figuring out their setups. Turn 4, the biggest change on the track from previous races in Chandler, was a challenge in itself. After spending the first 4 laps completely off the leaderboard, spotter John Hoffman said what he could over the radio to get Jerett to kick it into another gear and find some additional speed. With one lap to go in qualifying, Jerett laid down the fastest lap of the morning shooting himself to the top of the leaderboard gaining the extra bonus point. Not only would he be starting on the front row, but with the drop of the green flag, the championship was his as Arthur would be mathematically eliminated from title-contention due to the extra bonus point Jerett earned in qualifying. A 14 lap battle with Brandon Arthur in round 15 would result in a 2nd place finish for Jerett and his 1st Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Pro Lite championship, his 2nd professional championship in 3 years.

Jarett Brooks on top of his truck after winning the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Pro-Lite Championship

Jerett capped off one of the most impressive Pro Lite seasons in recent memory. After the race Jerett said he couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone in his pit and all of his sponsors. “I’m just so pumped right now, I can’t even believe it,” said Jerett. “I wouldn’t be standing here right now without the help of my team and sponsors. John, Nacho, and Nick absolutely killed it all year for me. My family who makes this all possible and all of my sponsors. Rigid Industries, General Tire who had me hooked up on the new Grabber X3, Bilstein Shocks, Walker Evans Racing, Maxima, and everybody else who supports me and has supported me throughout my career. I’m just so pumped right now!”

Jarett Celebrating his Pro-Lite Championship

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The Pro Lite Challenge Cup

With the Pro Lite title in the books, the focus shifted to Sunday’s Pro Lite Challenge Cup… A non-points race, 16-lap winner-take-all battle for the coveted Challenge Cup and a check for $10,000. Jerett would start the race in the first row after qualifying 2nd. He’d also have a fresh gold number 1 on his new number plate after being crowned Pro Lite champion the day before.

Jarett Brooks leading the pack in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Pro Lite Challenge Cup

As the green flag waved, Jerett dove to the bottom of turn one where the rest of the field fell into place behind him. With Brock Heger on his bumper, they’d race clean for a couple of laps until the chaos of Pro Lite unfolded behind them. Some door slamming and position changes between Heger, Ryan Beat, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, and Brandon Arthur allowed Jerett to settle into his groove. And when he’s all alone up front, he’s as good as gone. Jerett was on a Sunday cruise as the carnage behind him gave Jerett the breathing room to drive his own race, lead wire-to-wire, and win his 2nd Pro Lite Challenge Cup in 3 years.

Jarett Brooks with his $10,000 Pro Lite Challenge Cup prize

“I just can’t believe what a year it’s been. This team has been incredible all year and the support from my sponsors is what puts us up here. Rigid Industries was out here supporting me this weekend and I’m so pumped to have them step up as my first title sponsor. General Tire has also been huge all year. I can’t thank them enough for stepping up with my program. I was the only Pro Lite running General Tires and they were the difference maker for me along with my Bilstein Shocks. It was also our first year with Bilstein and what we’ve been able to do with them and the help of my crew chief John Hoffman is amazing. I’m one of the only Pro Lites running these shocks and my truck has never felt better. All of my other sponsors that help out.. thank you so much. We wouldn’t be here without you!”

The 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Pro Lite Challenge Cup

2016 was a magical year for Jerett Brooks and his team. He’s stepped into some elite company in the Pro Lite Class by winning 8 races this year and becoming one of only 3 drivers in the history of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series to win at least 7 races in a single Pro Lite season and only the 2nd Pro Lite driver since LOORRS began with 8 wins in a season, behind only Brian Deegan (10).

2016 Statistics:

  • Top 5’s – 14 (15 including Challenge Cup)
  • Podiums – 12 (13 including the Challenge Cup)
  • 3rd Place – 1
  • 2nd Place – 4
  • Wins – 7 (8 including the Challenge Cup)
  • Fast Lap Awards – 7
  • Top Qualifiers – 2

The Jarett Brooks Racing crew

This off-season, Jerett and the whole Jerett Brooks Racing team will be preparing to step up to the Pro 2 class in 2017. Jerett will campaign the #77 Pro 2 along with his championship-winning #1 Pro Lite in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series where he’ll try to become a back-to-back champion, while pulling double duty. Make sure to follow Jerett on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @jerettbrooks77 for updates on the team’s progress during the offseason and some big news to come in 2017!

Jarett Brooks in his 2016 Pro Lite

Find Jerett Brooks at any of the remaining events on his 2016 Schedule:

Camp RZR – Glamis: Oct. 28-29

SEMA: Nov. 1-4

Jarett Brooks’ Sponsors: Rigid Industries, General Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Maxima Racing Oils, Walker Evans Racing, Black Rhino Performance, FK Rod Ends, Jones Racing Products, Rancho Drivetrain Engineering, Nogrady Racing Engines, K2 Coolers, Kroyer Racing Engines, Optima Batteries, Magnaflow Exhaust, Impact Racing

About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: The Lucas Off Road Racing Seriesis the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course.

Jordan Pellegrino’s Ultra4 Nationals Race Report

Jordan Pellegrino and Team GenRight at the Ultra4 Nationals

Friday:

Had a drivers meeting early Friday morning then straight off to practice where we were getting a feel for the track trying different lines, tire pressures, feeling out all the corners etc. We only had a 30-minute practice to get everything sorted out and we used every minute we had. After practice, we were back to the pits to inspect the car and make some shock changes that would allow me to drive the car harder and faster during the following races. Around 3:00pm we went out to qualify, not quite the run I was hoping for but landed myself in 3rd place out of 13 cars.

Saturday:

We had another drivers meeting at 7am then straight into the car for the prelim race at 8am. The prelim consisted of everyone who was able to qualify the day before racing 6 laps that would determine starting position for the main. Right off the start, we were caught in the rocks but we made it out only losing a couple positions. Unfortunately, the rocks going up the mountain were super jagged and sharp and while trying to make passes and regain positions we damaged a tire and were forced to pit the next lap around. Tthe pit crew was quick and had us out in about a minute but since the feild of cars was still tight this meant we were pulling back on the track in dead last and would have to push even harder. In less than 5 laps we went from dead last all the way back to 5th place with no further issues. Not the finish I was hoping for but could have been much worse so we kept pushing. The car went back to the pit for repairs & changes. 

The main event came around at 1:30, we had a great start to the race leaping through the rocks from the third row all the way to the second car into turn 1. The race was going great and we were in first place by lap 2 then bad luck struck and in the same place we got a flat during the prelim we took out another tire in the main. We knew we had to push to the pits and lose as little time as possible. While in the pits changing the tire the idle malfunctioned and was stuck at 3500rpm, then on top of that leaving the pits, a rock had damaged a rear brake line and caused the car to pump all of the fluid out and have completely no brakes the rest of the race. I, as the driver, made the choice to not stop for a second time in the pits to have them try to fix the growing issues because if I wanted a chance at a podium finish there was no time to stop again. A dangerous choice with the high idle, no brakes, and trying to make up spots. We ended up pushing all the way to the finish and jumping across the finish line rock pile to make the pass for 2nd place, landing ourselves in second place by less than half a second. We were pushing the car to the limits the entire race and it paid off. 2nd place this weekend was a great finish for Team GenRight and can’t wait to prep for the next race.

Future races: 

King of the Hammers 2016 – February 2016 

Derek West takes 2nd at the Dirt Riot Nationals event in Bridgeport, TX.

Derek West takes 2nd at Dirt Riot Nationals, Bridgeport, TX

Thursday Sept. 14th: Derek & his team headed out for the last Dirt Riot event of the year. This event Derek got to bring along some great help, long time friends & former race team members, Kyle Keller & Steve Moore. Friday Sept. 15th: was a day full of prepping & pre-running to make sure the car was in top condition for qualifying. Later that day they went to town for tech at a local burger joint.

Derek West at the Dirt Riot Nationals in Bridgeport, TX

Saturday Sept. 16th – Race Day: Derek & the guys proved they were ready to go by taking 2nd in qualifying! “It helps a bunch to be at the front of the pack when your racing mainly in trees/woods. It can be challenging to get around other competitors”, Derek West stated. So later that afternoon once all the other classes ran it was time for the 4400 class to race. He ran great with little issues & pushed the car to it’s limits to stay at the front of the pack. It was a good race with Derek taking 2nd place with Clay Gilstrap taking 1st place. Overall it was a fun race! A great end to the East coast Ultra 4 series for 2016.

Derek West racing in the Dirt Riot Nationals

Dirt Riot Nationals PodiumTeam 20 is looking forward to the Ultra4 Nationals coming up in Reno October 22nd, which is the final race of the year. Then for some much needed down time over the holidays. Then time to start prepping for King of the Hammers 2017 held Feb. 10th in California. Check out Nitto Tires “Journey to the Hammers Series” on NBC Sports. We’ve had many appearances on the series which runs on Thursday evenings.

Thank you to Kyle & Steve for all their hard work! Thank you to my wife, Ashley for all her hard work helping me get everything ready & keeping things together.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Nitto Tires, KMC Wheels, Northstar Battery , Spidertrax, Sho-Me Speed, Jimmy’s 4×4, Branik Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Lazer Star Lights, Airaid, Rugged Radios, Permatex, Slime, PRP Racing Seats, Griffin Radiators, Valvoline, MC+, Warn Winch, Aeromotive, Yukon Gears, Edelbrock Racing, FK Rod Ends, Radflo, John’s 4×4, Eibach, PSC, Trail Worthy Fab, Off Road Solutions, AEM Electronics, Magnaflow, Fast Orange, Spal Fans

Brian Deegan Wins Big For His Hometown Fans

Deegan wins big for his hometown

Lake Elsinore, CA

Brian Deegan was more than happy to give fans what they wanted at rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Ca. Deegan has a huge fan following wherever he goes, but the fans in Lake Elsinore take special pride in watching their home town champion run out front. Deegan lives right down the road from the track and on two wheels and four, has been setting the dirt on fire there for many years.

Brian Deegan ready to rock in Lake Elsinore for Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing

Deegan and the crew had the NOS Energy Drink, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ford Raptor Pro-2 ready to rock, right out of the trailer. They were fastest in practice session 2 on Thursday, and followed it up with a second place qualifying time on Friday.

Deegan getting in some practice laps in Lake Elsinore

During Friday night’s round 13, Deegan jumped out to the early lead and battled back and forth with Rob Mac for the win. The two were swapping the lead by only inches, running side by side, on each lap. It was one of the most exciting races of the season. Deegan finished on the box in second; great results but not enough for the multi-time champion.

Brian Deegan leading the pack in Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing

On Saturday, Deegan was even quicker; qualifying in the number one spot. At the drop of the green flag, he was out front again. Spurred on by the fans who packed the stands to capacity, and Daughter Hailee’s second place podium which extends her points lead in Modified Kart, Deegan was putting on a demonstration of precision driving. His NOS Energy Drink, Ford was hooked up and it became obvious to everyone that he was not going to be beaten. The standing room only crowd went nuts when he took the checkered flag.

Deegan hitting the table-top in Lake Elsinore

“Winning is always our number one goal,” said Deegan, “Doing it at my hometown track in front of all my friends is rad. MyMickey Thompson Tires worked great; my crew did an amazing job. We’ve been putting in such hard work; it’s great to get the win for NOS Energy Drink!

The Deegan38 race crew

Deegan and his team have huge momentum heading to the final race of the season October 22nd and 23rd at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ. Look for the NOS Energy Drink, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ford Raptor Pro-2 to be right back on the rev limiter in the final rounds.

Photography By: Bink Designs

Brian Deegan's Sponsors

About Brian Deegan

Motocross legend, 6x LOORRS Champion and 2013 DirtSports’ Driver of the Year, Brian “The General” Deegan is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of action sports. Deegan is the only rider to compete in at least one event each year since the X Games’ inception including his Gold Medal run in X Games 17 Rallycross. Deegan continues to compete in numerous racing categories including Global Rallycross, LOORRS and TORC Short Course, Freestyle Motocross, and Monster Jam. The Deegan Racing Team is powered by NOS Energy Drink, Ford Motor Company, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, DVS Shoe Co., Deegan 38, ODYSSEY Battery, Gibson Exhaust Systems, 4Wheel Parts, Compex, Defender Skin, Flu War, KC HiLITES, PRP Seats, Alpinestars, Fathead, PPG, Brembo, Fortin, VP Racing Fuels, FOX, MSD Ignitions, FK Rod Ends, Eibach Springs, McKenzies, FiberwerX, JE Pistons, QTM, G2, Dailey Engineering, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ARP, Weisman and AZ Driveshafts

Visit // www.briandeegan.com

Brian Deegan Fans Thrilled He’s Back In Truck At LOORRS Reno

Deegan Gives the Reno Fans Action

Reno, NV

Brian Deegan was anxious to hit the track for rounds 11 and 12 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, NV. Not only does the track provide unique conditions for further development of the new NOS Energy Drink, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ford Raptor Pro-2 truck, but Reno is loaded with Deegan fans that were eager to see him battling on their track again.

Brian Deegan leading the pack in Reno

“It’s great spending time with the fans in Reno,” says Deegan, “We see new fans all the time and a lot of familiar faces who come out every year; we signed a bunch of autographs this weekend. There are a lot of dirt bike people out here who have been Deegan and militia fans forever. Everyone was saying how stoked they were that we were back racing the truck and how they were bummed out when we missed a couple rounds of racing due to rally car.”
Brian Deegan always has time for the fans

Despite a few new truck bugs, Deegan gave the fans the action they were looking for. He was banging fenders up front in round 11 until a mechanical took him out, and a sticking throttle caused him to get up on two wheels in a few corners during the race in round 12. It’s all part of the game; you don’t win races unless you are on the edge and pushing the equipment to the limit.

Deegan hitting the table top during the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing series in Reno

“We had some good battles going,” said Deegan, “It was pretty aggressive; a lot of fender banging but I like it. Our new truck has been great from the start; we ran strong at Glen Helen. We are always trying new stuff to get faster and learn how to get the most out of the truck. You never really know what you have until you get on the track. Reno is different because we are at 9000 feet high. It throws off the gearing and torque convertor. We just need to put the laps in to get the reliability we had when we were winning everything.”

Deegan hitting the downhill section in Reno

Brian Deegan has achieved many accomplishments in his life but none make him any prouder than being a great Dad. While he and the crew work to get a new truck in championship form, Daughter Hailie is right where she wants to be. The current Mod Kart points leader, Hailie was on the podium all weekend. She ran the fastest lap and finished 2nd place on Saturday and took the win on Sunday. “We focused on karting all week,” said Brian, “We practice together so I see how much she is getting faster. Her perfect lap times in Reno are proof of how hard she has been working. Hailie did really good this weekend.”

Hailie Deegan fighting for the podium in Mod Karts

Brian and Hailie will be back at their home track, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, CA. on Sep. 23rd and 24th for rounds 13 and 14. Billed as the “Fight Under The Lights” they will be racing into the night at Lake Elsinore.

Visit www.lucasoiloffroad.com for tickets and the latest information about the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.

Photography By: Bink Design

Brian Deegan's Sponsors

About Brian Deegan

Motocross legend, 6x LOORRS Champion and 2013 DirtSports’ Driver of the Year, Brian “The General” Deegan is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of action sports. Deegan is the only rider to compete in at least one event each year since the X Games’ inception including his Gold Medal run in X Games 17 Rallycross. Deegan continues to compete in numerous racing categories including Global Rallycross, LOORRS and TORC Short Course, Freestyle Motocross, and Monster Jam. The Deegan Racing Team is powered by NOS Energy Drink, Ford Motor Company, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, DVS Shoe Co., Deegan 38, ODYSSEY Battery, Gibson Exhaust Systems, 4Wheel Parts, Compex, Defender Skin, Flu War, KC HiLITES, PRP Seats, Alpinestars, Fathead, PPG, Brembo, Fortin, VP Racing Fuels, FOX, MSD Ignitions, FK Rod Ends, Eibach Springs, McKenzies, FiberwerX, JE Pistons, QTM, G2, Dailey Engineering, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ARP, Weisman and AZ Driveshafts

Visit // www.briandeegan.com 

Brian Deegan Returns To The LOORRS Series With A Vengeance

Brian Deegan Returns To The LOORRS Series With A Vengeance

San Bernardino, CA

Brian Deegan is running two different racing series this season, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), and the Global Rallycross series (GRC). He is eager to add a Rallycross title to his long list of racing championships, so when scheduling conflicts between the two series arose; he chose to forgo LOORRS race weekends in Tooele, Utah and Ensenada, Baja Mexico. Needless to say, he was very anxious to get back behind the wheel of his NOS Energy Drink, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ford Raptor Pro-2, for LOORRS rounds 9 and 10 under the lights at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.

Deegan might have been absent for a few rounds, but it didn’t mean he wasn’t hard at work looking for more speed. He rolled the dice during the break, and made several changes he felt would pay off. With time for only a brief test session before Glen Helen, the changes would have to be proven in the heat of competition.

Brian Deegan getting some air time at Glen Helen Raceway

It did not take long for the results of his efforts to become apparent. In the first practice session on Friday, Deegan was second fastest. During qualifying, he lost a driveshaft after only two laps. His best time was still fast enough on those two laps to qualify fourth fastest.

Brian Deegan digging into the corners at Glen Helen Raceway

During the race, he methodically picked off spot after spot to move up into the second position. After a caution flag that bunched up the field, he dogged leader Rob MacCachren for three laps to the finish, but was unable to make a pass for the lead stick. He kept his consecutive podium streak alive, at five in a row, and posted the fastest time of the race on lap 15.

Brian Deegan racing under the lights at Glen Helen Raceway

Deegan is usually running for the championship. He has won LOORRS championships in 2009, two in 2011, in 2012, 2013, and 2014. This season, his focus is different. He is not in the championship hunt, which means he can forget about counting points and focus on winning. It makes him even more dangerous to the competition.

Brian Deegan took home the fastest lap trophy at Glen Helen Raceway's Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing event.

During round 10 on Sunday night, he made a spectacular pass on Bryce Menzies. The back stretch leading into the final turn at Glen Helen has a huge table-top jump. Deegan hit it wide open, launching him past Menzies like he was shot out of a cannon. It made the entire crowd take notice and buzz with excitement.

Brian Deegan getting around Bryce Menzies in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing event at Glen Helen

After setting the fastest time of the race again, his run to the front was cut short on lap 11 when his power steering went out, sending him into a concrete barrier. His truck was broken but his will is now stronger than ever. He was very satisfied with the performance of his NOS Energy Drink Pro-2, and is looking forward to his next rounds of LOORRS racing on August 13th and 14th at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, NV. Constantly on the move, he heads to RFK stadium in Washington, DC for Rallycross racing this weekend.  

Photography By: Bink Designs

Brian Deegan's sponsors

About Brian Deegan

Motocross legend, 6x LOORRS Champion and 2013 DirtSports’ Driver of the Year, Brian “The General” Deegan is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of action sports. Deegan is the only rider to compete in at least one event each year since the X Games’ inception including his Gold Medal run in X Games 17 Rallycross. Deegan continues to compete in numerous racing categories including Global Rallycross, LOORRS and TORC Short Course, Freestyle Motocross, and Monster Jam. The Deegan Racing Team is powered by NOS Energy Drink, Ford Motor Company, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, DVS Shoe Co., Deegan 38, ODYSSEY Battery, Gibson Exhaust Systems, 4Wheel Parts, Compex, Defender Skin, Flu War, KC HiLITES, PRP Seats, Alpinestars, Fathead, PPG, Brembo, Fortin, VP Racing Fuels, FOX, MSD Ignitions, FK Rod Ends, Eibach Springs, McKenzies, FiberwerX, JE Pistons, QTM, G2, Dailey Engineering, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ARP, Weisman and AZ Driveshafts

Visit // www.briandeegan.com 

Sara Price to Become the First Female Driver in Stadium SUPER Trucks

Sara Price will be the first female driver for Stadium Super Trucks

Sara Price testing out her Stadium Super TruckLos Angeles, Calif. (July 13, 2016) – Sara Price, 23, a successful multi-championship Professional Motocross and UTV racer from Southern California will be the first woman to compete in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS Series. BitTorrent Inc. has been supporting Sara in the buildup to this event.

Price will make her debut during the Honda Indy Toronto July 15-17 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hitting speeds of upwards of 140 mph, and launching over 20 feet in the air, the identically prepared 650 hp Stadium SUPER Trucks offer Price a unique opportunity to prove herself in a discipline dominated by men.

Sara has continuously been breaking down barriers in motorsports. She won over 17 national championships in motocross and medaled in the X-Games before making the switch to four wheels, winning several Off-Road and Time Attack racing championships.

She’s determined not only to be the first woman to start in Stadium Super Trucks, but to contend for a spot on the podium:

“I’m extremely excited to be transitioning into the SST Series. When Robby Gordon called me 2 years ago saying I need to get into one of his Stadium SUPER Trucks, I just put my head down and started getting to work. SST is where I want to be, and I’m very pumped to be competing in the same exact truck as the other competitors, it’s truly a dream come true.”

When asked about Sara’s involvement in Stadium SUPER Trucks, Robby Gordon; Series President; Former NASCAR and IndyCar Winner and Off-Road Champion commented.

“Sure there has been other women whom have competed in motorsports history, but it is not too often you are able find the complete package. Sara has the talent, beauty, and sense of drive, to continue writing Stadium SUPER Trucks history well into the future, including becoming the first female SST winner and push to become a Champion.”

Sara is supported by BitTorrent Inc., a media company dedicated to empowering radical voices in sports, music, film, and more. Their global consumer media platform gives athletes and brands outside the mainstream exposure to over 200 million fans.

Jeremy Johnson, co-CEO of BitTorrent, says: “BitTorrent is incredibly excited to be supporting Sara. We’re dedicated to supporting the individuals in action sports who break the traditional mold and bringing their stories to the world.”

For more information regarding the Honda Indy Toronto, along with advance ticket sales visit the Honda Indy Toronto website at www.hondaindytoronto.com

Learn more about Sara Price at www.sarapricemx.com and follow her on Instagram, Facebook @sarapricemx and twitter @sarapricemxcom

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ABOUT SPEED ENERGY STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS PRESENTED BY TRAXXAS

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 650-horsepower trucks.

Brian Deegan Back On Track With NOS Energy At LOORRS Rounds 1 & 2

Brian Deegan back on track with NOS Energy

Brian Deegan was back on track at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season opener at Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona. Firing on all cylinders both physically and mechanically, he was instantly up to speed in his NOS Energy Drink, Mickey Thompson Tires, Ford Raptor during qualifying for round one. Deegan was at the top of the group with an aggressive pace.

Brian Deegan in the air at Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series

Starting on the front row for the race, he jumped out into the lead early. The race was filled with caution flags and re-starts. He swapped the lead with Bryce Menzies but was running in a solid second place position. Brian drove deep into the turn taking a chance for the lead opening the door for Rob MacCachren to make a desperate move that many thought was questionable; driving over Deegan’s hood to make the pass. Despite the mayhem, Deegan stayed on the throttle and finished on the podium in third.

Lots of action at Round 1 of the 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series

The Lucas Oil Series is not for the timid, but Deegan was thrilled to be back in a truck capable of winning and with NOS Energy behind him. After ten years with Rockstar Energy, something Brian is deservingly proud of, he is back with the same people who backed him early in his career. He was the first ever Hansen (Monster Energy) athlete. Although it’s a new look for Brian, it’s like coming home again.

Brian Deegan coming home to the NOS Energy team

During qualifying for Sunday’s race, Deegan ran a solid fourth fastest time. During the race he bided his time while others fell by the wayside; he took the lead on lap five.  Just as he opened up a gap, the competition yellow came out; bunching up the field. After the restart, Deegan set a fast calculated pace. On the final lap, Deegan carried a bit too much speed into a corner and drifted to the cushion. The gap allowed Renezeder to push Deegan wide in the next corner. Forced off his line, Deegan lost momentum and Rob MacCachren forced a pass. A win slipped through his hands but the NOS Energy, Mickey Thompson Tires Ford Raptor was consistently fast without a hint of the mechanical gremlins suffered last season. Team Deegan set the standard once again as the team to beat.

Brian Deegan and his new NOS Energy, Mickey Thompson Pro 2 Ford Raptor

With solid results in the bank, Deegan heads to his home town track, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, California for rounds three and four on April 23rd and 24th. Come on out and cheer for Deegan as he battles door to door with the best racers in the world in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. BUY TICKETS NOW!

Photography By: Bink Designs

Brian Deegan's 2016 sponsors

About Brian Deegan

Motocross legend, 6x LOORRS Champion and 2013 DirtSports’ Driver of the Year, Brian “The General” Deegan is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of action sports. Deegan is the only rider to compete in at least one event each year since the X Games’ inception including his Gold Medal run in X Games 17 Rallycross. Deegan continues to compete in numerous racing categories including Global Rallycross, LOORRS and TORC Short Course, Freestyle Motocross, and Monster Jam. The Deegan Racing Team is powered by NOS Energy Drink, Ford Motor Company, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, DVS Shoe Co., Deegan 38, ODYSSEY Battery, Gibson Exhaust Systems, 4Wheel Parts, Compex, Defender Skin, Flu War, KC HiLITES, PRP Seats, Alpinestars, Fathead, PPG, Brembo, Fortin, VP Racing Fuels, FOX, MSD Ignitions, FK Rod Ends, Eibach Springs, McKenzies, FiberwerX, JE Pistons, QTM, G2, Dailey Engineering, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ARP, Weisman and AZ Driveshafts

Visit // www.briandeegan.com

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350 RACE VEHICLES ROLL DOWN FREMONT STREET FOR THE MINT 400

350 of the top off road race teams in the world descended on downtown Las Vegas earlier today, pushing their vehicles through Tech & Contingency in the calm before the storm that is Saturday’s 49th Annual Mint 400.

Thousands of fans and tourists lined the streets to help celebrate this legendary race and connect with the passion we all have for this sport. One racer brought his own excitement to the festivities. Off-road racing legend Larry Roeseler got married on the Mint stage to girlfriend Karla. We wish them all the best!