It’s always a fantastic time at the Mugen Challenge and this year was no exception. Hosted by LCRC in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania, the Mugen Challenge is a wonderful race that emphasizes fun mixed with awesome racing. This year the Mugen Challenge featured two of Mugen’s biggest guns, Adam Drake and Cole Ogden, who attended for full factory support and customer help.
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Continuing his success from The Wicked Weekend, Cole Ogden was once again on fire at the Mugen Challenge. Feeling the flow early on, Cole was able to qualify himself in the top position where he led for the entire 45-minute A-Final. Cole is definitely on a hot streak with some great finishes in the last few races proving he’s got the skills to get it done. Adam Drake also had a great weekend finishing 2nd with Jamie Grayek in 3rd. TLR/JConcepts’ Spencer Heckert finished with a very respectable 4th.
It was another amazing performance by Cole Ogden in the Expert Ebuggy class. Moving up from 2nd on the grid, Cole was able to get to the front on the 2nd lap and kept the lead until the very end of the grueling 10-minute final. Cole would go on to cross the line with a 6-second cushion over 2nd place finisher, Jason Schreffler. AE’s Hunter Waters came on strong late in the race to challenge Schreffler for 2nd, but fell short by .3 seconds and took home 3rd.
Adam Drake would go on to win the Expert Truggy class with a dominant performance in qualifying setting himself up perfectly to take the win in the 30-minute final. TLR/JConcepts’ Spencer Heckert would have a wonderful result for the youngster from Ohio finishing 2nd while TLR’s Anothy Mazzara would take the last step on the podium.