“I was a little nervous there for a second. He started coming in my trailer as I was sitting down. There was a brief second where I thought he was going to do something there,” the 18-year-old said.
Deegan finished ninth in the Monaco Cocktails Gateway Classic 125 and Souza placed 10th. He promised retribution in the next event.
“We’re going to some bigger tracks later in the year and there will be a payback,” Souza said, also likening Deegan’s driving habits to those of “a spoiled rotten little baby.”
As for Deegan, she maintains she “wasn’t going to take him out.”
“I think he thought I was trying to dump him or something,” Deegan said. “I didn’t need a caution, we were coming to the end. He was in the way, he moved out of the way and moved up. It’s not like I came cross his nose and tried to take him out again.”
“I needed to go. I have positions to get, every point matters when it comes down to the championship,” she also noted.
Four races remain in the K&N Pro Series West schedule.