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January 21, 2013

Team Durango DEX408 – Winter Wonders From 8th Scale Buggy

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 10:16 am

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Team Durango DEX408 – Ben Cosgroves’ 3rd Podium This Year

Team Durango team driver Ben Cosgrove continued his successful acclimatisation to his new Team Durango DEX408 on the 13th of January. Ben visited a cold and snow covered Deerdale Astroturf track in Nottinghamshire UK to once again campaign his buggy against the nitro vehicles of fellow 8th scale enthusiasts.

After some very enthusiastic snow shovelling, and an impromptu snow ball fight by the brave contingent of winter racers, practice began with Ben reporting a surprisingly good level of grip considering the thermometers had not risen above freezing for days prior to the meeting.

After a shaky start during the first round of qualifying, Ben returned with a 2nd in round two of qualifying and added a 4th in round three to put his DEX408 on 4th for the A final.

As is the trend in these mixed power source races, the drivers who opted to use electric powered vehicles were forced to make a stop in the pit lane to account for their lack of fuel stops compared to the rest of the nitro field.

The main final was set to be a 20 minute battle of both driving skill and the ability to overcome the icy conditions. The challenging Deerdale track has a tight hairpin off the start straight which can cause difficulties even under normal track surface conditions. Consequently, Ben found his DEX408 tangled in a few scrappy laps until he settled into his rhythm. After an intense second half to this bitterly cold but action packed final, Ben made up for previously lost time by taking 3rd position and then holding this hard fought slot until the end of the race.

Ben was really pleased to once again not just compete against his rival nitro racers with his DEX408, but also gain a very respectable podium position in extremely difficult conditions. This once again proves that the Team Durango DEX408 benefits from a wonderfully efficient drivetrain and definitely has the durability and poise to tackle even the most challenging of conditions.

This was Ben’s 3rd podium position with his brand new DEX408 in as many meetings. An exciting 2013 8th scale season lays ahead for Ben and his Team Durango colleagues.

The DEX408 is serious about winning.

To learn more about the Team Durango DEX408 click the following link: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex408/

To watch our Team Durango DEX408 introduction film, click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_HGWiAHJgw4

 

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