News 25 May 2024

Deegan wins Fox Raceway, though results remain unofficial

Potential off-track infraction could cost Deegan overall victory.

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Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Haiden Deegan finished off a 1-1 performance on Saturday to win the Fox Raceway National. However, results are still pending as officials review an off-track moment for Deegan.

If Deegan is penalized, it would likely hand the win over to Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Levi Kitchen who went 2-2 right behind Deegan. Kitchen led almost the entire first 250 class moto before Deegan passed him with two laps to go. Then Kitchen stuck right with Deegan the whole second moto and finished only a few seconds down.

The infraction in question came when Deegan went off the track before the big tabletop jump in the back and jumped back on without slowing down and still did the jump. A similar infraction was committed by Red Bull KTM’s Tom Vialle in the first moto which dropped Vialle from third to fourth behind Team Honda HRC’s Chance Hymas.

As of now, Deegan unofficially took the win with a 1-1 to Kitchen’s 2-2 and Vialle’s 4-3. Chance Hymas came home a strong fourth with 3-4 scores and Triumph Racing’s Jalek Swoll rounded out the top five with 6-5 scores.

Team Honda HRC’s Jo Shimoda was sixth overall ahead of Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Nate Thrasher, Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas’ Pierce Brown, Triumph’s Joey Savatgy, and TLD GasGas’ Ryder DiFrancesco inside the top 10.

If results stay the same, Deegan will head into Hangtown next week with a six-point lead in the championship as he exchanges purple plates for red ones. Updates will follow once any penalties are made known.

Update: Results have now been made official and Deegan kept the win at the opener, officially going 1-1 on the day.

Detailed results