La Mirada, Calif.– Makita Industrial Power Tools is excited to take on 2012 with one of the biggest off road racing stars in the world, 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Champion, X Games Gold Medalist, and Freestyle Motocross legend Brian Deegan. In addition to sponsoring Brian Deegan, Makita is also the Official Power Tool of the Metal Mulisha Freestyle Motocross Team which includes X-Games Medalists Todd Potter, Ronnie Faisst, Jackson “Jacko” Strong and several others. Makita joins Rockstar Energy as a major sponsor of Brian Deegan and the Rockstar Makita Metal Mulisha team.
“Brian Deegan is a true champion and he had a phenomenal year in 2011, winning just about everything he entered,” said Brent Withey, Brand Director, Makita USA. “Brian is such a diverse athlete capable of winning at everything he does, and he pushes the envelope every day to be the absolute best. We’re proud to align ourselves with such dynamic athletes like Brian Deegan and the Mulisha.”
“The General,” Brian Deegan, founder of the Metal Mulisha, is a thirteen-time X-Games medalist and full-time action sports icon. Deegan recently added off-road motor sports racing to his list of talents and quickly captured championships in the PRO 2 Unlimited and PRO Lite Unlimited classes in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS), and also won the Gold Medal in Rally Car Racing at the 2011 X-Games. For 2012, Deegan will take on another exciting challenge as he will also compete for a championship in the Global Rallycross Championship. When Deegan is not competing he manages the Metal Mulisha FMX team, which competes at FMX events around the world including, X-Games, Winter X-Games, X-Fighters, etc. and is comprised of several X Games FMX Medalists.
“I have always counted on Makita to keep me at the top of my game both at the track and at home,” says Deegan. “I’m excited to be battling every weekend with Makita in my corner.”
“We’ve been supporting ‘The General’ in off road racing since 2008, so we know all about Brian’s relentless competitive drive and the pure energy he brings to action sports,” said Withey. “For Brian, second place is never an option, and he put this passion to work in 2011 with two championships and another X Games Gold Medal. Makita Tools will be there with him all the way again in 2012.”
The Rockstar Makita Metal Mulisha team will be in action this weekend, March 31-April 1, as the Lucas Oil Off- Road Racing Series kicks off at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, AZ. The video below features footage of Deegan at Glen Helen in San Bernardino, CA, as he prepares for the LOORRS 2012 season opener.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion®. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), MM4 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com
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