HAIDEN DEEGAN TO MAKE PRO DEBUT AT 2022 IRONMAN NATIONAL

Haiden Deegan joins Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha

HAIDEN DEEGAN TO MAKE PRO DEBUT AT 2022 IRONMAN NATIONAL

The rumor of Haiden Deegan turning Pro this summer first gained legitimacy at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National where the 16-year-old won the Schoolboy 2 B/C class with 1-1-1 scores in the three-moto format. Plus, he finished 11th overall in the 250B class after going DNF-2-1. A mechanical issued caused him to retire from the first race early after his rear wheel lodged into Evan Ferry’s left foot peg when Evan was getting up from a crash. This caused Haiden to lose half of his spokes and ruin his wheel.

On the podium at Loretta’s, Haiden teased “some big things coming soon” and many expected that to be a Pro debut at the final two rounds of the 2022 Pro Motocross season. Now, after racing in the A class at both the Unadilla and Budds Creek National Amateur day events, Haiden has earned a Pro license and will lineup in the 250 class this weekend for the Star Racing Yamaha team on a number 438 YZ250F. Plus, if Haiden scores less than 40 points at these two races, he will still maintain his eligibility to race in the amateur ranks, if he decides to do so.

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2020 PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP POSTPONEDThe Ironman track is nestled neatly within the trees of the rolling hills of backcountry Crawfordsville, Indiana. 

The Star Racing 250 team has had a string injuries lately. Levi Kitchen, Matt Leblanc and, most recently, Nick Romano, have all had injuries. Spanish MXGP rider, Guillem Farres, filled in for Romano at Budds Creek (with 6-13 scores for 9th overall) and we expect him to finish out the final two Rounds with the team. We also have seen that Levi Kitchen and Matt Leblanc have been back riding and they will join Justin Cooper, Nate Thrasher, Guillem Farres and Haiden Deegan under the Star tents this weekend at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Team Manager Jensen Hendler said: “We’re back to a full roster for Ironman. Haiden will join us this weekend, and we’re looking forward to seeing him get some seat time in the pro class. We’re also happy to have Levi and Matt back. They have been working hard to get back to racing before the end of the season, so it’s great to see them back. Guillem will also be with us again this weekend. He had a great debut at Budds Creek, and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do with a race under his belt. Justin and Nate have been putting in the work, and we’re looking to end the season on a high note.”

Haiden Deegan Star Racing Yamaha-3At 16-years-old, Haiden Deegan is the most popular rider in amateur motocross and he’s soon to be one of the most popular riders in Pro motocross. Thousands of fans tune into the Deegan’s YouTube channel every week and many have been following Haiden’s life of racing (through video) since he was on a KTM 65. 

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