Legends and Heroes Tour Honors Brian Deegan During 2017 Supercross

Honoring a great legend of Supercross

The Supercross action is ready to kick off in Anaheim, California and Legends and Heroes is starting off the series by honoring another great legend of Supercross. Brian Deegan has dedicated his personal life and career to motocross and Supercross, so what better way to honor such a legend than by honoring him at the 2017 event?

Brian Deegan honored at 2017 Supercross
Brian Deegan will be honored by the Legends and Heroes tour during the 2017 Supercross.Photo Courtesy of Legends and Heroes

Born May 9, 1975, Brian Deegan was a professional Freestyle Motocross rider and a founding member of the Metal Mulisha. He was the first ever to successfully complete a 360 in competition, a stunt he named the "Mulisha Twist". With 10 total X Games medals to his credit (3 gold, 7 bronze), Brian is recognized as the most decorated Freestyle competitor in X Games history and the only rider to compete in at least 1 event in every X Games.

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska Deegan joined the pro supercross ranks at 17. While racing at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1997, Brian Deegan won the 125cc main and in true rebel fashion, he "ghost rode" his bike across the finish line - a move that rocketed him to fame among his ardent fans and created controversy among sports purists. With this small rebelious step Degan took a giant leap toward what would eventually become known internationally as the Freestyle Motocross, aka FMX, movement.

With age comes a cage and by 2009, Deegan moved from two wheels to four venturing into the rough and tumble world of short course off-road racing behind the wheels of Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series' Unlimited Lites division racecar. Applying the same talent, grit and determination he's learned from racing motorcycles and running the Metal Mulisha brand, the rookie captured the season championship among a field much experienced drivers.

Deegan's transition to auto racing contined to expand with X Games XVII RallyCross gold medal and the 2011 Traxxass TORC World Championship title at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. He also competed in the coveted Race of Champions and in 2012 he made his debut behind the wheel of the Metal Mulisha Monster truck.

Alex Moroz General Managing Partner of the Legends and Heroes tour stated, "What makes Brian Deegan such a special Legend for us is that his love for two wheels has been shared with so many people over so many years worldwide. Now as a father, he is sharing his off-road motorcycling passion with son Haiden, aka "Danger Boy," and together they are active on the Southern California amateur racing scene."

On Saturday evening January 7th, Brian and Haiden Deegan will receive the Legends and Heroes Father / Son award during an opening round ceremony prior to the Monster Energy Supercross series at Angels stadium. 6-time AMA Motocross Champion Broc Glover will present the award on the Monster Energy podium. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, fans are invited to meet the Deegans during a meet and greet session which takes place at the Legends and Heroes Moto Museum presented by Dunlop display located in the Monster Energy Supercross Party In The Pits.