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March 29, 2013

Team Durango – Cool Facts That You May Not Know About The Brand Who Is ‘Serious About Racing’

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 1:00 pm

Cool facts that you may not know about Team Durango

  • Every product we produce is designed by racers, without exception.
  • We have over 100 year’s RC racing experience within our team.
  • Our name is also the Spanish word for a town on the water.
  • Our managing director is an ex European Pro 10 Champion.
  • Our UK Team Manager is an ex Junior National ATV Champion.
  • Our heritage includes very close links with Germany.
  • Our design team can communicate in seven world languages.
  • We also design and distribute our own brand of high quality RC race tyres called dBoots.
  • Our 2WD 10th scale pro buggy, the DEX210, has 33 basic geometry and gearbox settings straight out of the box.
  • Our competition 4WD 10th scale buggy, the DEX410V3, is often used as a testing platform by drivers from other manufacturers.
  • Our pro team driver Jörn Neumann is the only European to ever win the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions in the USA.
  • Our research and development team is led by a 10th scale European off-road champion.
  • Our team comprises racers from seven globally recognised racing classes.
  • Our Race Ready RTR vehicles offer the exactly the same Hybrid Technology multi-purpose gearbox as our pro kits.
  • Our world famous DEX410 platform comprises precision manufactured carbon, aluminium and composite materials all in one kit configuration.
  • The DEX210 is the only 2WD 10th scale buggy that allows for eight different gearbox and motor plate configurations, all from supplied kit parts.
  • Our 10th scale 4WD Short Course truck, the DESC410, is supplied as standard with super-durable Team Durango gear diffs.
  • Our Sales Manager was involved in the development of the first Formula 1 computer powered training simulator.
  • Our company is young at heart and we believe in progress through precision design and engineering.
  • Our products are universally designed by motor sport engineers and qualified CAD concept artists.
  • We support the younger members of the racing community by sponsoring Team Durango’s Polish team. Their combined age is a mere 24 years old!
  • We are often lucky enough to have the company of a very nice dog named Sam, TD resident ‘office dog’.
  • Many of our staff are regularly involved in high level mountain bike competition.
  • Our sales and marketing executive has also written several fantasy fiction novels.
  • We enjoy playing racket ball sports throughout the year.
  • We love racing competition at every level and often get involved in fantasy Formula 1 leagues.
  • We design every product from a racers point of view.
  • Our sales and marketing staff are fans of spicy sauces and have a large collection to hand every day.
  • We promote the sharing of quality information and collectively believe in young racers getting closer to the action for valuable learning experiences.
  • Our recently launched Team Durango Hall Of Fame will allow you all a chance to me remembered for your part of the Team Durango story so far.

Stay tuned over at Twitter by searching for and following @teamdurango

Get more information about the precision engineered racing products produced by Team Durango, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

 

March 28, 2013

Racing For The Win – 5 Reasons Why Team Durango Will Improve Your Chances Of Winning

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 1:00 pm
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Our DEX210 is a prime example of how our passion and professional skills come together in one refined package

Team Durango have been dedicated to the development of the finest racing products for many years. Our team of professional designers and racing engineers contribute hundreds of hours per week to creating the very best RC racing vehicles in the world. Our existing fans will testify, our cars are fast, easy to build and a pleasure to maintain. We thought it would be the perfect time to share with you some unique and interesting facts that we feel contribute to Team Durango being at the very top of RC off-road racing competition. Enjoy these cool and exclusive insights, they form the very foundations of how we function as a racing manufacturer.

  1. Our team of specialist staff are not just experts in their chosen field of profession, they are experienced racers across many different classes and vehicle styles. When you invest in a Team Durango product you are investing in motor sport science.
  2. Our racing heritage was born from the dream of a man who has re-shaped the face of off-road RC racing over the last two decades. Every item we create is designed with the same passion and desire to win. We were born from a racers experience and will continue to share his passion with the world at every opportunity.
  3. Every product that Team Durango create is extensively tested by a team of professional RC racers. Our network of research and development staff work alongside these high profile racers to allow every precision manufactured item to be tested on the track. We do not offer anything to the world that we would not use ourselves.
  4. Team Durango continue to develop new and exciting RC racing products constantly. We do not see the advent of a new racing platform as the final chapter in any of our projects. We are always striving to innovate as we expand our already extensive range of products. We learn every day.
  5. Our passion for racing can be felt. It is the very reason why Team Durango are successful. When you invest in a Team Durango product you are supporting and promoting our passion. You are also sharing your passion and desire to learn with your friends and colleagues every time you take your Team Durango vehicle to the track.
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Every race win, from clubs to world-class race meetings, drives Team Durango forwards. We are always moving forwards.

If you are already an owner of a Team Durango product you will relate to the way we do what we do. If you are new to the world of Team Durango then welcome to the team that will put you on the podium faster. Team Durango continues to expand as a global phenomenon, and we are always humbled by positive feedback you give us.

As we add the Team Durango Hall Of Fame and more extensive In The Pits tutorial information to our already solid racer support system, we hope you are looking forward to our upcoming new releases…they have been created because of you.

Learn more about the products that create champions, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

March 27, 2013

The Hall Of Fame Grows By The Hour – Hundreds Of Team Durango Fans Show Their Dedication

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Gilles Brehier from France has his DEX408 primed and ready for a new season of off-road Team Durango action

We are truly overwhelmed by the quantity of loyal Team Durango racers who have already entered our new Hall Of Fame. The pictures and kind words you have all chosen to share have really inspired us. The diversity of custom paint schemes has blown us away and we are beginning to understand just how much you all love the Team Durango body shell look.

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Jason Amertrine from the UK is the owner of a few lovely examples of our vehicles

The DEX410v3 is loved all over the world. Alongside the other precision engineered Team Durango vehicles, the race winning 4WD platform seems to be close to your hearts, and we are very happy to see our fans enjoying the DEX410v3 as much as we enjoyed creating it.

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Jason shows off his DEX210 with awesome paint scheme

With the DEX408 becoming even more popular in the last few months, it is a sure sign that the electric 8th buggy class is growing quickly. With the upcoming release of a brand new Team Durango 8th scale electric vehicle, we are really excited to see how you are all such avid users of our current brushless rally cross machine.

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Lovely electrical placement - Race winning DEX408

If you are yet to enter the soon to be published Team Durango Hall Of Fame list then email us your name, place of origin and an image of your cars to support@team-durango.com

As we compile the entries we really want to show a strong representation of everybody who trusts the brand who are ‘Serious About Racing’. Are you famous yet?

March 26, 2013

Ryan Lutz Wins At Psycho Nitro Blast – DNX408 Beats Strong Competition

Filed under: News,Team Driver,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 9:24 am

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Hot from the recent success of Team Durango at the recent Cactus Classic, our pro team driver Ryan Lutz has triumphed against a formidable field of world-class racers at the annual Psycho Nitro Blast event. The Unadilla track in Georgia was to host a truly epic battle across both nitro and electric 8th scale classes. Ryan was very excited to be attending the event after his multi-class successes for Team Durango during the last few months.

In true ‘Lutzinator’ style, Ryan returned with a very pleasing first overall in the fast paced 8th scale pro nitro buggy class. Ryan also performed to a solid TQ status during qualifying with his DNX408T, making very quick pace in the pro nitro Truggy class.

In true super star style, Ryan won his nitro buggy class by 20 seconds, and even managed a victory back-flip over the final triple, giving the Team Durango fans a real show-mans finish to his very professional performance.

Ryan Lutz continues his strong domestic performance across all classes for Team Durango, and his world-class pace can only contribute an even stronger focus towards his upcoming World Championship 10th scale campaign. Team Durango congratulate Ryan for all of his recent success. We understand that the fastest racers always need the fastest cars. The DNX408v2 has once again proven itself as a class winning precision racing machine.

To learn more about the DNX408v2 buggy, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx408v2/

March 25, 2013

DETC410 – Spy Film Of Elliott Harper With A New Team Durango Platform

Filed under: New Products,News,Team Driver,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 11:56 am

Elliott Harper has recently been spending some very productive time at TDHQ.

See the DETC410 here

Stay close to the upcoming touring car action by following us on Twitter. Search for and follow @teamdurango

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Team Durango Hall Of Fame – Our World-Wide Network Shares Their Passion

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Eelco Hoogeveen from the Netherlands - DEX210 race winning pedigree

Sine the launch of our latest Team Durango media concept, the Hall Of Fame, we have been swamped with entries from all over the globe. Not only have you all been kind enough to share some truly breathtaking images of your Team Durango racing vehicles, but many of you have also chosen to send us some really inspirational stories and testimonials that further describe your relationship with Team Durango products. The one thing that seems to be present for you all is a strong sense of ‘belonging’. By this we mean that every person who contacts us seems to have already felt the benefit from our solid International network of Team Durango fans, and already feels well and truly part of the team.

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Eelco Hoogeveen from the Netherlands - DESC210

During the many years of Team Durango’s development, from the ‘brain child’ of one very dedicated man, to the global phenomenon that we all love and cherish today, Team Durango always wanted to build a team that transcended continents, that bridged cultural divides and that unified the participants of our wonderful sport under one team banner. The amazing response to the launch of the Team Durango Hall Of Fame has helped us further understand how much passion you all have for our vision. Our fans clearly share our love of racing and precision manufactured products.

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A long time Team Durango fan, Mark Headling, shows his latest DEX210. His cars are always so lovingly created.

We have been really happy to see how many of you have committed your hard earned racing budgets to multiple Team Durango vehicles. We have received some amazing photos of racers collections of Team Durango cars that span almost the total range we have produced! This again adds further emphasis to how much you all love what we do. We are very grateful for your support and belief.

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A real 'Serious About Racing' garage of vehicles - One for every class...almost - Leo Lorenzen shows his passion for Team Durango with this wonderful collection of kits

We received this really positive news from Scotty Bower in Lewisville, USA – “I really love Team Durango race cars. They give me a real buzz every time I drive them. I have a DEX210, a DEX410v3 and a DESC210. My race friends are always asking me about why I race just Team Durango kits…a few minutes with my radio after the racing is over normally lets them understand! I don’t have to say much after that man” – Scotty Bower – Lewisville

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Philip De Keersmaecker - Really sharp racing colours on both his Team Durango vehicles

We will continue to show you some of our favourite entries to the Team Durango Hall Of Fame as we begin to construct the published list. We convey our utmost gratitude and respect for all your support so far.

Stay tuned over at Twitter by searching @teamdurango

March 22, 2013

Fabien Simonini Prepares For Worksop Players Event – Team Durango Get Ready For Battle

Filed under: News,Team Driver,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Stuart @ 10:51 am

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This weekend will see the prestigious Worksop Players event draw together some of the fastest racers in the UK. Team Durango team driver Fabien Simonini will be attending the event, and he is ready for fast paced off-road action!

Fabien will be racing his DEX210 and DEX410v3 cars at the indoor Worksop venue near Nottingham, and we thought it an ideal opportunity to share a few images of his lovingly prepared kit with you. Fabien is really excited about the weekend ahead, and his Team Durango vehicles look raring to go.

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DEX210 looking very sharp in the famous colours of Fabien Simonini

Fabien has recently been settling in at Team Durango over the last few weeks and he has reported that he has found the DEX210 to be very stable and responsive to his set-up needs during his early test runs. No stranger to a world-class field of racers, Fabien is vastly experienced when it comes to performing under race pressure.

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DEX410v3 - You cannot deny the looks of this now world famous shell

Stay tuned here early next week as Fabien will share with us a detailed account of how his Team Durango cars perform at the Worksop Players event. We convey our best wishes to Fabien and look forward to hearing all the fast paced details very shortly.

Learn more about the car that is chosen by champions: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v3/

Hall Of Fame – More Racers Become Part Of Team Durango History

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Cristian di Stasi from Italy shares his lovely DEX410v3

The Team Durango Hall Of Fame has been received eagerly by our fans from all over the world. We are humbled by the quantity of racers who have been kind enough to share photos and stories that relate to their Team Durango experience. We are so excited to share with you just a small selection of the many entries we have received so far.

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We could not resist showing you the other vehicle owned by Cristian di Stasi, his lovely looking DNX408. Awesome.

We have been so pleased to read more details about how Team Durango products create positive racing experiences all over the globe. From our world-class DEX410 platform through to our pace changing DESC410v2 Short Course truck, it seems that no matter the scale or racing class, you are all enjoying success with the brand who are ‘Serious About Racing’.

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We love this DESC410 action shot from Aaron Royston in Lewisville,Texas over in the USA. Amazing air!

We will continue to add every Team Durango fan who takes the time to submit their photos to our ever increasing list. This list will soon appear in a dedicated section of the Team Durango website, forever. You will all be immortalised in the Team Durango Hall Of Fame. Credit where credit is due folks, we could not have done done this without you all.

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Martin from Honce in Slovakia shows his cheeky Martini homage

This wonderful story came from Nordevk Stranzkov in Austria who owns a DEX410v3 and has recently introduced his friends to Team Durango products:

“My racing club has only got about 15 members, but we enjoy fast racing every week. I race a DEX410v3 and love how easy the car is when I am working on it after each race. My friends were amazed by how well the car handled because our track is very slippy, Team Durango, NO PROBLEMS!. They all want my DEX410v3, some racers are saving up to buy their own very soon. Great car!” – Nordevk Stranzkov – Austria

Stay tuned over at Twitter by searching @teamdurango

 

March 21, 2013

Team Durango Pro Driver Signed Kits – Win One Now!

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Hupo, Ryan, Jörn, Carson and Travis at the 27th annual Cactus Classic race event

Team Durango pro team drivers have just returned from a succession of great race results at the 27th annual Cactus Classic event. To celebrate their world-class performances, and also bring all our loyal fans closer to our professional drivers, we are offering you all the chance to win some amazingly exclusive prizes.

Team Durango are offering three of our Race Ready RTR kits to three very lucky winners. All three kit boxes have been signed by our pro team racers whilst in the pits at the prestigious Cactus Classic race meeting. We have a DEX210, DESC210 and DEST210 to give away, all in our wonderful Race Ready RTR configuration. Learn more about these cars here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

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Ryan Lutz signs one of our famous Race Ready kits - Imagine owning this very vehicle!

With only three kits available, and demand for entry space sure to be hot, we anticipate a really positive response to this truly unique opportunity. All entries will be drawn from a hat on the closing day, and the draw will be posted live here on the Team Durango blog! Imagine how cool it would be to own a real one-off Team Durango vehicle?

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Jörn Neumann enjoys the opportunity to add his name to the RTR kit competition

Entering is very simple. Just email the answer to the following question to support@team-durango.com and keep your fingers crossed ready for our live blog draw on the 5th of April.

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Travis Amezcua adds his name and wishes you all the very best of luck with winning this very kit

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Hupo adds his name to one of only three of these kits in the world

Competition question: What is the Patent Pending number of our famous Team Durango Hybrid Technology gearbox that is found on all our Race Ready RTR kits?

Follow this link for the source of your answer: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

As soon as you are happy with you answer email your name, full postal address and competition question guess and your in! All three winners will be announced on the 5th of April, with kits shipped out across the globe shortly after the draw. Email us at support@team-durango.com

Team Durango would like to congratulate our pro team drivers on their great Cactus Classic results and join them in inviting you all to enter this awesome competition. Three cool prizes, precision Team Durango quality, complete with pro team driver signatures. What a perfect way to celebrate.

Stay up to date on all Team Durango news, including the progress of this competition, by following us over on Twitter. Search for @teamdurango

Good luck to you all.

 

 

Team Durango Poland – Orlowski Dominates Mazovia Championship Finals

Filed under: News,Team Driver,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Stuart @ 11:27 am
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Team Durango Poland - Young stars secure 2WD wins

Michal Orlowski and his Team Durango Poland team mates have returned from the final round of the Mazovia Championship with a collection of wonderful race results. Having already dominated the previous rounds at this prestigious race series, Team Durango Poland secured the top podium positions in both 2WD and 4WD classes.

Michal Orlowski returned with a first overall in 2WD with his DEX210, and also added a first overall in 4WD with his DEX410v3 buggy. Team mate Bartek Zambrzycki secured a third for his DEX210 in 2WD and ramped up his efforts in 4WD to finish with a very pleasing second overall with his DEX410v3.

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Not content with their 2WD exploits, Team Durango Poland also dominate the frame in 4WD

We send our congratulations to our Team Durango colleagues over in Poland for a truly epic winter campaign at the Mazovia Championship. Orlowski and his team mates are setting a new standard of race performance in their domestic scene. Team Durango are global.

A special thank you goes to Michal’s father Matthew. His dedication and support has assisted the Team Durango Poland team in doing what they do best…winning.

Follow the future successes of our International team driver network by following us on Twitter. Search for @teamdurango

Get closer to your own podium finishes by using the products that are raced by our team drivers, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

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