Last weekend Mills Pond R/C Speedway in Fort Lauderdale, FL was the host to the inaugural BuggyMania. This was the first TheDirt race produced by Joey Christensen and the Dirtland Factory on the East coast. The schedule for this 1/8 off-road race was practice on Friday, 3 rounds of qualifying on Saturday, and all the mains on Sunday. For the A mains, the electric classes used an AA format which each main consisting of 8 minutes, while the nitro vehicles all ran a single 30 minute main. The race had a great turnout with 143 entries and there were several classes to compete in such as Nitro Buggy Open and Pro, Nitro Truck Open and Pro, Electric Buggy Open and Prom Electric Truck Open, 40+ Nitro Buggy Open and 40+ Electric Buggy Open. Racing-wise and in the Pro Nitro Buggy A-main it was 3rd place qualifier, Julien Oliveras (Team Associated) with the win from Jackson Brunson (Team Associated) on the runner-up spot, some 24 seconds behind Kyle Phillipps (HB Racing) came in 3rd, already a lap down as top qualifier, Cole Ogden had to settle for 6th overall.
In Pro E-Buggy it was top qualifier, Jackson Brunson (Team Associated) with the win, tie on points with Cole Ogden (HB Racing) who had to settle for 2nd overall after the tie-breaker. Justin Fales (Serpent) came in 3rd overall.
Open Nitro Buggy saw TQ, Luis Perez taking the win with an 18-seconds margin on Matt Nevoso in 2nd. Carlos Segui came in 3rd some two laps behind.
Open E-Buggy saw 6th place qualifier, Nelson Garcia taking the win tie on points with Sean O’Keefe, who had to settle for 2nd overall while James Large finished in 3rd overall.