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February 15, 2011

Taylor James joins Team Durango

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 11:31 am
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Team Durango welcomes Taylor James to the team, where he’ll join a growing list of some of the fastest, hard-working and well respected racers around.

“I’m very excited to run for Team Durango this year and look forward putting in good results at all of the races. Team Durango has the philosophy of being very serious about racing and I intend to hold true to that ideal this year and beyond.”

Taylor is based in Missouri USA,  and known as a 1/8th off road specialist – where he’ll be dedicating most of his race time and pushing forward the Team Durango name.

February 14, 2011

Craig Collinson & Team Durango dominate at Chadderton

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 2:17 pm

The winners Left to right:  Adam Skelding 2nd, Craig Collinson TQ & 1st, Bruce Thompson 3rd.

Craig Collinson put in a near-perfect performance at the penultimate round of the popular Batley Buggy Club winter series held in the North West at the Radclyffe Athletics Centre in Chadderton.

Batley Buggy Club Batley Buggy Clubs venue at Chadderton was fast and flowing.

Craig took rounds 2, 3 and 4 of qualifying in the 4WD class to take overall TQ. In the final, Craig dominated and pulled a big lead as Adam Skelding took over the 2nd place spot with his DEX410. The final finishing order saw a top-three for Team Durango as Craig Collinson held on for a comfortable win to go along with his win in 2WD. Adam Skelding finished 2nd and 7th place qualifier Bruce Thompson took 3rd with his DEX410.

February 10, 2011

Jörn Neumann testing new parts on the DNX408

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 1:26 pm

TEAMDURANGO-star180Jörn Neumann and Team Durango designer Gerd Strenge went out testing the DNX408 with some up-coming optional tuning parts that the team drivers are trying out before they can be unleashed on the general public.

Gerd is happy with the continued developments of the ‘408 and said the car was “very-very fast!” – though the video speaks for itself on that.

The DNX408 development program is in full swing with team drivers around the world testing the latest parts.

February 8, 2011

Raphael Robert TQ and Win with DEX410 at Euro Indoor Race 2011

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 4:01 pm

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The prestigious Euro Indoor Race – EIR, was held over the weekend of 5th & 6th February 2011 at the ‘Black Country Arena’ complex in Charleroi, Belgium.  The track being an indoor ‘astro turf’ track which is very technical and fast. A strong field of international drivers turned up to race but in the 4WD class it was  Team Durango driver Raphael Robert from Belgium that took overall TQ in a closely fought battle with fellow Durango driver Sebastien Wartelle.  Both drivers were clear out in front of the field – taking perfect scores during qualifying (Best three of 8 qualifiers to count), with Raphaels faster time giving him the edge for TQ over Sebastien. A total of four Team Durango cars qualified for the A final.

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The A final was spread over an astonishing 6-legs, again with the best three to count toward the winner.  Raphael took the top spot in rounds one and three, with a second place to back them up he took the win for Team Durango in a closely fought battle to the end. The rest of the Team Durango drivers finished the A final as follows – Sebastien Wartelle 4th, Michiels Eric  5th, Bennardo Gilles 7th.

Congratulations to Raphael and the rest of the Team Durango DEX410 & 410R drivers in attendance.  Raphael gives thanks to his sponsors.

Thanks to Automodelisme.com for the use of the photos.

February 7, 2011

Elliott Boots dominant at Herts

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 3:12 pm

hnmcrd6-elliott1 Elliott Boots took his Team Durango DNX408 to TQ and victory at round 6 of the HNMC – Herts Nitro Model Club, winter series.  Strong winds were effecting drivers but Elliott took overall TQ after three rounds of qualifying driving his Team Durango DNX408 to victories in round one and three, with a second in round two being his dropped score.

Elliott took the fastest single lap of the race in the 15 minute A final on his way to a nice victory, proving he’s right at home with the 408 against some stiff competition.  Team Durango driver Kevin Brunsden also put his 408 into the A final, taking 5th by the time the 15 minutes were over.

Kyle McBride wins three in a row @ Meakin Masters 2011

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 1:58 pm

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Kyle McBride took his third straight win at the Meakin Masters 2011, held at the Brickyard – Logan Off  Road’s track in South East Queensland, Australia.  The event took place over the weekend of 5th & 6th February 2011 and after 6 rounds of qualifying, Kyle took the TQ with his DNX408, setting an extremely fast pace.

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At the start of the A-main Kyle battled hard with the 2nd place qualifier for the first 5 minutes and then made a break to take a comfortable lead, after the first fuel stop Kyle was in a very strong position and continued to push hard – eventually lapping the whole field by the 25 minute mark.  By the time the 30-minute final was over Kyle had built up a fantastic lead to give his DNX408 another great win.

meakin-kyle3 Kyle makes it three at the Meakin Masters events

This is Kyles third straight win in the annual Meakin Masters race – with victories in 2009, 2010 & now piloting the Team Durango ‘408 in 2011. A great result for Kyle and Team Durango!!

The Setup sheet from Kyle’s win can be found on in the DNX408 setup page – or a direct link HERE

February 3, 2011

Team Durango DEX410 wins the Asia EP Buggy Party

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 3:54 pm
John with his Trophy
The final round of the Asia EP Buggy Party (China Selection Race Series) took place at the AJ RC Arena, in Zhonshan, china.  Over 40 drivers turned up with some very good drivers in attendance.

In the 4WD class, Team Manager of Team Durango China, John Ho had already wrapped up the race championship after the 3rd round, and was aiming to end the series in a high note. As the race organiser John was doing the timing (AMB system) as well as racing in both classes, so it was a busy day for the team manager himself. Missing out by 7 seconds and qualifying 2ND in the A-main, it proved to be a hard fought battle between four racers. Although winning the final leg on a best two our of three format, together with a 3rd on the first leg, John will end up on 3rd position for this final race. There were nine 410’s racing with two of them making the A-main, by far the most popular 4WD on the day!

Although missing out on a clean sweep (with the first three races a perfect scores of winning all 3 of them, claiming one TQ and qualify 3 times in 2ND position), John had the following to say:
“It was a long year of racing and my first full year with my  DEX-410 2010 Spec. DEX410/410R proves to be the car to bit in numerous track condition, be it tough and lose or high grip indoor, the DEX-410 perform flawlessly. With the tank like reliability and a handling characteristic that suit my driving style so well, I was able to drive it at 120% day in, day out. Thank you very much and congratulate on Team Durango for creating such an amazing car. Looking forward to attend the grand final in Thailand.”

A DEX410R kit was given out to one of the luck racers in a prize draw along with other Team Durango goodies like the new pit mat.

John as the representative from China will be sponsored by Esteed Hobby to attend the grand final of the Asia EP Buggy Party  which will be held in Thailand in March .

February 1, 2011

Durango DNX408 second at Sanwa Cup – Philippines

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 2:46 pm

abello Raffy Abello driving the DNX408 took second place in the  hour-long final at the 1/8th buggy ‘SANWA Cup’, held at the new ‘Junkyard Racetrack’ facility in Quezon City, Philippines this past weekend.   The track was blown out after the qualifying but the DNX408 of Abello coped admirably with the conditions to finish 2nd despite stiff competition.  Congratulations to Raffy on his result.

Team Durango shut-out @ Worksop

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 12:30 pm

Team Durango drivers shut the door on the competition at the 4th round of the hugely popular Worksop Indoor Masters series, with the DEX410 taking the top three positions in 4WD.

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Left to right:  Craig Collinson 3rd – Nathan Waters 1st – Adam Skelding 2nd

140+ drivers attended the 4th round of the Indoor Masters series at Worksop. In 4wd Danny McGee would take TQ in what was a close run qualifying with only he able to take two rounds. Craig Collinson and Nathan Waters took a round each to claim second and third on the grid respectively, whilst Adam Skelding took two seconds to grid up in 4th.

Right from the off in the final the front four pulled away from the rest of the field and it was soon apparent that the winner would come from these four, but who? With only a second covering the front 4 until about half race distance when a couple of errors crept in from Danny and Craig promoted Nathan and Adam up to first and second respectively. Danny and Craig were still not done though and put pressure on the front two, but another couple of errors soon left a gap to the front. Nathan began to pull away from Adam and extend his lead whilst Adam seemed to have 2nd covered, but a couple of errors whilst trying to make sure of 2nd soon had Craig on his back door leaving a very nervy race to the line.

Set-ups from the event can be founds here:
http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php?partNo=TD102001&country=gb&dir=Worksop+%28Indoors%29_GB

Testing the Big-Bores:
At this race Adam Skelding was running the new Big Bore shocks, whilst Nathan and Craig both stuck with the standard items to assess any set-up changes required when using the much anticipated Big Bores.

Testing Diff-Setup:
All the team tried a thinner diff set-up (5k front and 2k rear) for the low grip surface and found it to be beneficial on the unique Worksop flooring.

Jörn Neumann to race the DNX408

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 12:11 pm

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Jörn Neumann has signed to race the DNX408 8th scale buggy to accompany the electric DEX410 and DEX210 prototype he’s already had great success with. Jorn is a multiple national champion in Germany, European champion and took 9th in the 2010 IFMAR 8th buggy worlds.

I am very happy to join Team Durango also in 8th scale. After testing the DNX408 at Revelation Raceway, I was really impressed how the DNX408 handles. I’m really looking forward to many great years with Team Durango.

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