See: Mugen Seiki Racing

The opening round of The Nitro Compound Points Series was held at The Nitro Compound track in Maricopa, Arizona over the weekend. Ryan Maifield (Mugen Seiki/Maxima Engines/JConcepts) set the overall TQ in the Open Nitro Buggy class and brought home the win in the 20-minute final from Tanner Stees (XRAY/FX Engines/Pro-Line Racing) in second while Mike Truhe (Mugen Seiki/O.S.engines/Pro-Line Racing) came in third.