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Pro racer Hailie Deegan announced for the Carlisle Ford Nationals

Meet One of the rising stars of the racing world on Saturday, August 1 at the Carlisle Ford Nationals
Hailie Deegan

Carlisle, PA – Annually, Ford lovers flock to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds to enjoy the past, present and future of the brand. That timeline not only includes cars and car parts, but guests too. This year’s event (with ALL NEW DATES due to the COVID-19 pandemic), presented by Meguiar's, runs July 31-August 2 and welcomes for the first time, pro racer Hailie Deegan.

Deegan is coming to Carlisle on Saturday, August 1 only, but she’ll bring with her an impressive resume for someone who will have just turned 19 some two weeks prior to her scheduled appearance in Carlisle. A Ford Racing Development driver, the Deegan name might sound familiar. Her dad Brian is a famous professional racer himself, as he’s active in freestyle motocross, car and truck racing and was a founding member of the Metal Mulisha.

While the younger Deegan might share her dad’s last name, she’s successfully carved out a name of her own since 2012. Deegan started racing at the age of eight and to date, she is the ONLY female ever to compete in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series and in 2016 she was named the circuit's Driver of the Year. With Ford Performance, she’s full-time in the ARCA Menards Series and also select events in the Mustang GT4 with Multimatic Motorsports in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge! Her 2020 season started with a bang, finishing second in the Daytona ARCA race in February.

During her one-day appearance at Carlisle, and with appropriate social distancing in mind, she’ll host a meet & greet with fans, sign autographs, take pictures and even offer a Q&A session. Meeting Deegan at Carlisle is FREE with admission to the event itself either as a vendor, spectator or National Parts Depot Showfield participant. Discounted single day admission tickets are available online now through event weekend and those looking to show can save 10% by registering now through June 22. After that date, registration shifts to full price and is still available online through event week, but relevant materials must be picked up versus being mailed with an early registration and savings.

As an added bonus, if you attend the show on Friday or Saturday, you can return on Sunday for FREE as part of Rear-view Mirror Sunday. This is a great way to enjoy the final hours of the event without larger crowds, watch the awards parade, shop for last minute deals within the automotive flea market or snap some great unobstructed pics of the special indoor displays. Save your ticket stub from your initial visit and enjoy the final day FREE with Carlisle Events and the 2020 Carlisle Ford Nationals. Call 717-243-7855 or visit to learn more and register for the event.

Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), the Sunset Auction Facility (Sarasota, FL) and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes four automotive flea markets of varying size, five auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract more than half a million enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at or

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