by Stephanie Odom on April 28, 2011
(Photo Source: AlpineStarsInc.com)
Ventura Raceway plays host to Cory Kruseman’s driving school that had a student last season that drew quite a bit of attention. Metal Mulisha star Brian Deegan ventured into the dirt track scene piloting a 360 sprint car and midget around the “Best Little Dirt Track in America” in a practice session before entering the Chili Bowl.
Deegan getting a few pointers at his practice session at Ventura Raceway last season. (Phot source: Cory Kruseman)
This weekend Ventura Raceway fans will get to see Deegan in action in a Kruseman Racing VRA Midget entry. Deegan was the first rider to successfully do a 360 backflip in competition, the “Mulisha Twist,” as he calls it. He has won three gold and seven bronze medals in X-Games competition. His professional career began in 1997 at the LA Coliseum. In 2009 he entered the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Unlimited Lites Division and claimed the series championship his rook year.
Deegan is known for being a adrenaline junkie, but his love for extreme sports has led him to many close calls with death. In his most recent near death experience Brian lost a kidney and severely injured his spleen while filming for MTV’s Viva La Bam.
Saturday night’s racing will begin at 5:30 with VRA Midgets, Senior Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, VRA Dwarf Cars and Sport Compacts. For more information visit www.venturaraceway.com