Brian Deegan Within Grasp Of Global Rallycross Championship
October 5, 2012 - (LAS VEGAS, NV) - Renowned motocross athlete and Metal Mulisha founder "The General" Brian Deegan narrowed the gap for the crown in the Global Rallycross Championship series this weekend, finishing second place in the latest race. After dropping the lowest race score in the series, Deegan is only six points shy of teammate and rival Tanner Foust in grasping the title.
In Round 5 of the GRC, Brian's second place finish seats him in the second place position overall in the series. Brian claimed a heat race win and extra bonus points to put him within striking distance of the championship title. With 66 points total, after dropping the lowest race score, Brian's 6-point deficit to Tanner's 72 creates a sending ended dual for the Championship on October 30.
After realizing the narrow point gap between himself and Tanner, Brian stated, "It all comes down to me and Tanner at the SEMA Show, and this is where a champion will be decided, at the biggest platform in the auto industry."
The GRC Championship title is in reach for Brian or Tanner to claim; the latest round set the stage for too large a point differentiation for any other participant to win. The championship race will take place at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 30th and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
For more info on Brian Deegan, follow him on Twitter: @mmgeneral and check out his website: www.briandeegan.com
About Brian Deegan: Motocross legend, founder of Metal Mulisha and 2011 Lucas Oil Driver of the Year, “The General” Brian Deegan is one of the most decorated action sport athletes to-date. Brian 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. Brian continues to test the limits in FMX, Pro 2 and Pro Lite Short Course, Rally, Rally Cross and Stock Car racing – this year winning the Lucas Oil Pro 2 and Pro Lite Championships as well as the Lucas Oil Pro 2 Rookie of the Year Honors. Brian was also one of only two drivers to represent the USA at the Race of Champions in Germany in 2011. Brian is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, FORD, Metal Mulisha, DVS, Lucas Oil, Makita Industrial Power Tools, MAXXIS Tires, Gibson Exhaust Systems, 4 Wheel Parts, Ronin-Syndicate, Atomik R/C, MSR, Pro Taper, MYPLASH Prepaid Mastercard, Fathead, Brembo, K & N, Fortin, PPG, VP Racing Fuels, Fox Shox, Impact by Mastercraft Safety, MSD Ignitions, California Torque Products, Impact Racing, Eibach Springs, McKenzies, and Fiberwerx.