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July 28, 2015

Triple National Win – Novotny Podium Lock-Out

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Kaja Stays Cool For Triple Victory

Czech National – Second Round - 1ST Place & TQ 2WD Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX210v2

Czech National – Second Round - 1ST Place & TQ 4WD Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX410v4

Czech National – Second Round - 1ST Place & TQ 4WD 1/8 E-Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX8

Czech National – Second Round - 3RD Place – 4WD Nitro Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DNX8

Czech Team Durango super-racer, Kaja Novotny, has concluded the second round of the Czech National series with a triple TQ and first place finish for Team Durango, adding a third place in Nitro Buggy to complete a great weekend of racing.

Kaja was quick to master the Velke Opatovice Astroturf track surface, racing all three electric classes on the first day of this dual event.

Flying to a triple first place and triple TQ, Kaja dominated the competitive field, as he picked-off each top spot position in the hot conditions.

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Kaja enjoys a trip to the top step three times in one day

The second day saw Kaja race the Nitro competition, running the all-new DNX8, against the regions fastest pilots.

Kaja was very pleased to take a third place finish to conclude a weekend of racing that once again proves his formidable ability across multiple race classes.

Quick to give praise to his father and full-time mechanic, Karel Novotny, Kaja commented that his Team Durango race machines performed perfectly, lap after lap.

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Podium Pace – The DNX8 continues to secure trophy-winning positions all over the globe

We send our thanks and huge congratulations to the Novotny family for another solid performance in the Czech Republic.

Explore why Kaja continues to secure multiple podium wins for Team Durango here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Drive your way to faster results now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Learn how the DEX8 can make you faster at your local track here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Find your local TD dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Join Kaja and the global TD driver network easily now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

 

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DNX8 Takes Podium – Amezcua Nitro Success

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New Track – Solid Pace – DNX8 Takes Second

Dialled In RC Raceway Inaugural Race Meeting – Second Place Overall in the Dash-for-Cash Event – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango DNX8 

Team Durango racer and North American Field Consultant, Travis Amezcua, has returned from his first trip to the newly built Dialled In RC Raceway, which is located in Victorville, Ca, with a podium finish for his DNX8.

Travis was excited to race this venue’s first full-scale meeting, piloting his Team Durango race machine to a second place finish in Pro Nitro Buggy.

Quick to find track pace with the all-new DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy, Travis battled the Dash-for-Cash format, sinking some fast runs during the Friday open practice.

Saturday saw Travis hit qualifying with his DNX8 running perfectly, providing him with solid three leg ‘A’ Main performance to take second spot overall.

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Fresh from success – The DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy

The venue was happy to host their opening race meeting to a busy crowd of local drivers, with further club racing events planned over the coming months as the racers settle into their new home.

We send our thanks and congratulations to Travis for a great performance with the DNX8.

Learn why the all-new Team Durango Nitro Buggy will make you faster in the pits, then faster on the track: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Find your local Team Durango dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Connect with Travis and other TD racers in your region here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Ask Travis a question about vehicle set-up and driving skills: travis@team-durango.com

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July 27, 2015

UK Team Gains New Talent

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 9:39 am

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Grainger Set To Race TD 

We are very happy to announce a new addition to our expanding European racer network.

UK racer and keen supporter of regional club racing, Mark Grainger, has joined the ranks of Team Durango drivers.

Mark will be racing the every-popular DEX410v4 and also helping to support racers in and around the West Midlands area of the UK track-side.

Join us in welcoming Mark to the team. We wish him all the best for his upcoming race commitments at club and regional level.

Connect with Mark and other TD racers in your region easily here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Explore the race-winning features of the car Mark has chosen to race every week now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v4/

Find your local TD dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

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July 20, 2015

DEX8 Takes Podium Finish – Ametrine On Pace

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 12:08 pm

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Tech Tips Star Hits Podium 

UK team racer and Team Tech Tips guru, Jason Ametrine, has returned from a recent race meeting at North Derbyshire Off-Road Raceway with a third place podium finish for the DEX8.

Jason has been keen to unlock the full potential of the all-new DEX8 1/8 4WD Buggy on high-grip Astroturf, and supported by fellow team member Fabien Simonini, he made the race count.

The DEX8 provided Jason with the agility and straight line speed that he needed to finish third on the hugely competitive NDOR podium, enjoying some very consistent laps from his DEX8.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Jason for a solid result.

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With such a positive attitude to his racing, the guys at NDOR are always happy to see Jason stood on the podium

Learn why the DEX8 is capable of winning on a diverse range of track surfaces here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Follow Jason’s awesome Team Tech Tips videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchTeamDurango

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DEX8 Clean Sweep – Novotny Takes It All

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Winner – Novotny and DEX8 secure another victory 

Young Team Durango race star, Kaja Novotny, has returned from the recently contested Czech 40+ 1/8 Race with a clean sweep of the day’s schedule, taking a first place finish for Team Durango with his DEX8.

Kaja raced this event in the 1/8 E-Buggy open class, winning all three qualifiers as he set an early TQ pace for the experienced field of racers to try and chase.

The dry and dusty Horni Jeleni track gave some challenging conditions, with very warm weather making the racing an intense experience, with Kaja taking each qualifier more than half a lap ahead of the competition.

Gridded up on pole for the ‘A’ Main final, Kaja powered home with his DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy to take the win in all three legs, securing overall TQ and first place for Team Durango easily.

Kaja was very happy to also record the event’s fastest lap, proving he and the DEX8 had race-winning pace from the first lap of this prestigious race.

We send our sincere congratulations to Kaja and his father Karel. The Novotny camp just keep on winning with Team Durango race machines.

Learn why the DEX8 will transform your race results now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Find your local TD dealer easily here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Connect with Kaja and other TD racers in your region here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

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July 13, 2015

Travis Amezcua – Ride Height Basics – Tutorial

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Hot new tips from the Team Durango super-racer, Travis Amezcua

In the latest instalment of our exciting Team Tech Tips tuning series, hosted by our Field Consultant for North America, Travis Amezcua, we take a closer look at vehicle ride height.

Travis shares some useful hints on how to gain a fast and easily adjusted tuning advantage when the track conditions are difficult. Using his DEX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy as an example, Travis shows you how to get the perfect ride height adjustments, time after time.

Over to Travis for his valuable insights:

This week I will cover the effects of ride height. Ride height is best explained as the height of the chassis in relation to the ground.

You should always set your ride height when your car is race-ready. Electronics or Engine and Battery Cells installed.

First up, how to check the ride height you are currently running.

  • You will want to use a flat surface/set-up board.
  • There are many different ride height gauges out there you can use. Stick to using the same gauge as consistency is key when taking measurements.
  • When your car is race-ready, lift the car about 6-8 inches from the ground. Then drop the car onto the flat surface/setup board.
  • Take your ride height gauge and slide it under the chassis. This will tell you what the ride height of your car is at from the ground to the bottom of the chassis.

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Position your chosen ride height gauge in the center of your Chassis Plate, underneath the front Diff 

 Now to look at making adjustments and what you can expect to see from your tuning efforts:

  • Rotating your Shock Collars will increase your ride height in one direction, then decrease your ride height when rotated the opposite way.
  • Adjusting the ride height is a quick tuning option for your car. This simple adjustment can really change the way your car is handling on the track and can have you ‘dialled’ back into the changing race conditions quickly.
  • For most cars, you will want the front and rear ride height to be within a few mm from each other, or ‘equalized’, as we say at Team Durango.
  • Make sure that the adjustment is equal from side to side on the Shock Collars. You can easily check each ‘quarter’ of the ride height setting by putting your gauge in the four corners of the Chassis Plate.

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Now we know how easy it is to make the actual ride height adjustments, and also measure them, lets understand what we can expect to happen when we increase, or decrease our vehicle ride height:

  • Generally speaking a lower ride height will have less traction, and will be less prone to traction rolling.
  • A higher ride height will produce more traction but also want to traction roll easier.
  • With a higher ride height your car will also land the jumps and handle those bumpy tracks a lot better. Again this will depend on the surface that you’re running on.

Some settings to consider:

Front lower than Rear

  • Increases weight transfer to the front off power.
  • Increases steering.
  • It will also make the car want to jump more nose down.

Front higher than rear

  • More rear traction on power
  • Decreases steering.
  • Will make the car jump more nose up

Always keep in mind that no matter how often you tune a setting on your vehicle, you should keep a starting set-up noted on your Team Durango set-up sheet. This will allow you to easily return the car back to the settings you started out with, without forgetting valuable measurements and values.

You can also see our colleague, Jason Ametrine, creating custom ride height settings with his DEX210v2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKTfEGZom4Q

Stay tuned for the next Travis Amezcua Team Tech Tips article very soon.

Explore the DEX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Join the global team easily here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find a local dealer: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Contact Travis directly here: travis@team-durango.com

 

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TD Germany Take Team Title

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Victory! – Team Durango Germany Win Intense Battle

German team drivers have recently returned from the exciting ‘Nitro Meets Electric’ race event at the Rasenracer track with an overall team win for Team Durango.

This unusual race meeting pitted teams of four drivers against each other across two classes, mixing Nitro and Electric 1/8 vehicles into one exhilarating race.

Julian Heitjan, Giuseppe Pulicano, Maximilian Petzold and Chris Kammann, enjoyed fast and consistent track performances from the DEX8 and the DNX8, making easy work of the high-grip Astroturf track surface.

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The four hour race gave drivers 30 minutes of Nitro racing, with a switch to Electric, then back to Nitro every half-an-hour.

At the end of this unique battle, Team Durango Germany hit the top podium spot for this team event, bringing home the DEX8 and the DNX8 with the winners honours again.

We send our sincere congratulations and thanks to our German colleagues. Great performance under high-pressure circumstances.

Check out why the team trust the DNX8 when the action is intense: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/ 

Get more information on the race-winning DEX8 here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

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July 8, 2015

UK Short Course National Win – Jamie Hall Victory

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Team Durango Powers The Win

Young Team Durango UK team driver, Jamie Hall, has recently returned from the third round of the UK Short Course Nationals with a victory for Team Durango.

The host track was Telford Model Car Club, based in the West Midlands of the UK, a venue that Jamie and his younger brother Tommy have enjoyed for the last few seasons.

Racing his DESC210 to a solid first place finish against an experienced field of Truck stars, Jamie was really happy to bring home the victory for Team Durango.

Tommy Hall was happy to back-up his brother, by also finishing in the top ten ‘A’ Main, and when you consider that these young guys are still at school, their racing success is all the more inspirational.

Jamie and Tommy continue to enjoy racing Team Durango products and we send our congratulations to them both for a great Short Course result.

Special thanks go to the boy’s parents, who are incredibly;y supportive of their two young race fans.

Learn why the Hall brothers choose Team Durango products to win here: http://www.team-durango.com/

Connect with TD racers in your region now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find your local Team Durango dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

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July 6, 2015

Double Win – Novotny Pilots DEX8 & DNX8 to Victory

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Novotny Takes Double Win

 KS Challenge – Third Round – E-Buggy – 1st and overall TQ – Kaja Novotny – DEX8

KS Challenge – Third Round – Nitro Buggy – 1st and overall TQ – Kaja Novotny – DNX8

Kaja Novotny has returned from the recently contested third round of the popular KS Challenge, with a double victory for Team Durango.

Kaja was very happy to win both 1/8 Buggy classes, Electric and Nitro, taking first place overall with his DEX8 and DNX8 race machines respectively.

The Kolin track was baked under burning temperatures, seeing 38 degree thermometer readings, as the drivers prepared for battle.

The dry and dusty track conditions were easily managed by Kaja, as he found fast pace with both Team Durango vehicles, taking the events fastest lap in both classes, whilst adding the double TQ to his two podium wins.

Local Team Durango racer, Jan Bílek, was very happy to win the 1/10 4WD class, also raced at the event. He piloted the DEX410v3 to victory.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Kaja, Karel and also Jan.

Explore how you can storm to the podium with the DEX8 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Learn how the race-winning features of the DNX8 are perfect for your local track: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Find your local Team Durango dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

 

 

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July 2, 2015

DEX8 Takes Irish National – Aaron Vance First Place

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The DNX8 Secures Another Solid Victory

Irish Team Durango racer, Aaron Vance, has returned from the 1/8 E-Buggy National with a victory for his DEX8 Buggy.

Aaron was really happy to take top spot for Team Durango at the NIMCC race venue, finding fast pace on the high-grip Astroturf track.

Fastest car on the track was easily achieved when Aaron flew to an overall TQ, enjoying the consistent handling features of his DEX8.

With recent success racing both DEX8 and DNX8 vehicles, Aaron continues to bring great results home for Team Durango on the Emerald Isle.

We send our thanks to Aaron and wish him further success as the season begins to heat up all over Europe.

Explore how the DEX8 can transform your lap times now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Access your local TD dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

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