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April 30, 2013

Racing Is In Our Blood – Join The Global Phenomenon

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Young At Heart — Tags: , — Stuart @ 3:55 pm

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Ever since Team Durango created the very first production racing vehicle there has always been something different about the way we choose to do things. Whether it be the styling of our body shells, the configuration of our chassis lay-outs or the engineering that we have created within our Hybrid Technology 2WD gearboxes, every item we produce just screams innovation.

Like all pioneers and innovators, we are sometimes open to criticism as much as we are gracious in the wake of acclaim. The one thing we will never change our opinion about is simple. We could not be Team Durango without you. If you are reading this article we already consider you part of the team.

With a strong focus on always wanting to give you guys and gals something back, we launched our Team Durango Hall Of Fame nearly two months ago. We continue to receive beautiful photographs every day, and are always really excited to read some of the amazing words you all share with us.

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Here are a few examples of the positive and inspirational words that our fans have chosen to share with us recently:

“I never thought I would be spending so much time at my local track, my DNX408 is awesome every time I race. You guys rock” – Josh Grundy – Roseburg – California

“We love Team Durango cars because they just work on every track” – Nick Remus – Athens – Greece

“My Dad says that he remembers when RC cars were all the quality of the DEX410. He shows me how to change my motors and build my shocks” – Tom Bolding – Plymouth – UK

I loved Team Durango from the very first time I saw your cars, now all I race is Team Durango. I cannot wait for the DETC410!” – Kulva Shinver – Vaasa – Finland

“I currently race the DEX410 and DEX210 but I’m also a big on-road racing fan and would love to add the DETC410 to my racing stable” – Tyler Palmer

We are humbled by your support. We are inspired by your dedication. Keep them coming by sending pictures and positive words to halloffame@team-durango.com

Follow us on Twitter as we get ready to bring you the very best Team Durango news over the summer – Follow @teamdurango

Explore the products that make our fans fast on the track, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

April 29, 2013

Team Durango Take Podium At 4WD Regional – Paul Robinson Pushes Hard

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , — Stuart @ 3:07 pm

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The recently contested second round of the Mid-West 4WD regional season has provided Team Durango team driver Paul Robinson with a very pleasing second overall. Paul was racing our legendary DEX410v3 buggy and found himself in the heat of the battle from the early stages of this very popular local competition.

Paul reported that he has been enjoying racing at the 4WD regional venue, and finds Oakland’s Raceway near Newport in the UK an interesting challenge. Paul was straight on the race pace from early on, and secured an A main final place after some very clean and quick qualifying rounds. Paul battled local racer Tom Yardy to bring home an impressive podium finish against some very fast drivers.

We send our congratulations to Paul and his father who have been working really hard over the winter months to learn as much as they can about tuning the DEX410v3 in challenging conditions. They have shown that dedication and hard work both on the track and beyond, will always reward you.

The DEX410v3 continues to confirm itself as the most versatile 4WD buggy in the world. Paul Robinson is ‘Serious About Racing’

Get your hands on the car that Paul trusts when the competition is fast, click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v3/

Learn more from our International network of team drivers, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

DEX408T – Super Size Me

Filed under: New Products,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 2:45 pm

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With the upcoming release of our 8th scale electric Truggy platform, the DEX408T, what better time to explore the exciting realms of super-sized 8th scale Team Durango action. Who will enjoy racing the truck? what are they key features of this awesome fully grown race machine, and how can you be the first to own the DEX408T?

The unique thing about the new DEX408T is that it is far from an optimistic afterthought. It is a giant leap further forwards than a conversion kit for a previously nitro powered Truggy to become electrically juiced. The DEX408T is a specialist design. Engineered from the ground up as a world-class 8th scale electric Truggy that needs nothing nitro related to build and race. Sharing a large percentage of structural DNA with its buggy sibling, the DEX408, this Truggy is destined for the winners circle.

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We recently received a very exciting package here at TDHQ. The first ever DEX408T arrived for us to build. Straight from our manufacturing department, straight to our hands…and now straight to your eyes.

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The first ever DEX408T full production Truggy - Exclusive Team Durango unboxing

Ryan Lutz is a Team Durango racer who is no stranger to large-scale vehicles. He is already a multiple champion of 8th scale buggy and truck classes in the nitro powered class. We have no doubt that Ryan will be really looking forward to taking advantage of quickly growing 8th scale electric Truggy scene. He frequently wins high profile race meetings in the USA, and is well known for his amazing track skills racing the larger scale RC vehicles.

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Ryan Lutz will surely find 8th scale electric Truggy racing just as fast and exciting as he does the other classes that he races for Team Durango

The DEX408T is sure to be a hit with racers who are looking for all the thrills and spills of Truggy racing, with our famous Team Durango build quality and tune-ability straight from the kit box. Equipped with a collection of features that will allow for maximum performance from a large scale brushless power source, the DEX408T is built for refined racing action in the toughest environments.

Check out just a hand full of the high specification features that we have included on the DEX408T kit:

  • Specially designed 6061-T6 aluminium hard coated chassis plate with dual stick pack battery layout
  • New composite cross shafts and inserts giving an enormous weight saving to rotational mass
  • 95% of kit parts are directly transferable from the DEX408
  • Composite heavy duty spur gear for reduced wear rate and vastly improved acceleration over steel spur gears
  • DPC Front caster blocks for an increase in neutral handling qualities.
  • New high down force super flexible wing.
  • Composite moulded spur gear cover and ESC/PT mount
  • Heavy-duty machined alloy suspension hangers
  • Front and rear machined aluminium bulkheads
  • 15mm Big Bore shocks.
  • Moulded rubber drive boots and splash-guards
  • Low COG aluminium motor mount.
  • Fully ball-raced hub and steering assembly
  • Multiple shock position tuning holes on front and rear towers
  • Aluminium shock caps all round
  • Aluminium wheel hex nuts all round
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Team Durango world famous styling with durability to withstand the very highest level of 8th scale competition

If you are a discerning Team Durango fan, 8th scale Truggy nut and general off-road competition fanatic, the DEX408T has everything for you. Transforming nitro vehicles to electric powered race cars is definitely a thing of the past. Team Durango are very proud to bring you the answer to all your 8th scale racing dreams. The DEX408T is a very serious Truggy.

If you want to be the first to get DEX408T information as it breaks please send us an email that includes your name and place of origin to support@team-durango.com

To watch the official un-boxing of the DEX408T, click here now:  http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

Learn more about how Team Durango are always winning, click here to enter the world of precision racing: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Team Durango Dominate 2WD Winter Series – Cold Weather Winners

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 9:57 am

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Team Durango racers James Ambrose and new signing Paul Jones have found great success with our DEX210 2WD buggy platform at the recently concluded Telford Model Car Club Winter Series. With harsh weather bringing arctic conditions to many of the five rounds, James and Paul finished the series with two of the top three podium finishes.

This popular winter race series was held at the UK off-road mecca, Oakland’s Raceway, with enthusiastic racers battling for victory on their lovingly prepared Astroturf track.

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Oakland's is a wonderful venue, no matter what the weather conditions

Both James and Paul reported that the DEX210 has performed extremely well during the adverse weather conditions, that often included ice and snow!

We send our congratulations to both of our team colleagues and look forward to seeing our newest team racers bringing home the wins this coming summer.

Own the buggy that wins in all conditions, click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210/

Young Racers Show Their Excitement For DEX210 – Win One Now!

Filed under: Competition,News,Young At Heart — Tags: , — Stuart @ 8:48 am

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We have been delighted to receive so many entries for our most recent Team Durango interactive competition. The Young At Heart pro kit give-away has obviously inspired both the young racers out there and of course the parents and supporters of these future racing stars.

With all entries so far being added to our live prize draw that will happen on Friday the 10th of May 2013, we are really excited to see so many people interested in winning one of our DEX210 2WD buggy kits.

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As always, here at Team Durango we want to show our support and dedication to all ages, all racing abilities, all areas of the world. With this in mind we encourage you all to enter Young At Heart, we must all know a young racer who would benefit from such a great prize? Get snapping those pictures folks! It is such an inspiration to learn more about the people, young and old alike, who support Team Durango.

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If you would like the chance to win our world-class DEX210 racing buggy, click this link to learn how to enter now: http://www.team-durango.com/blog/2013/04/24/we-support-the-future-of-racing-young-racers-can-win-a-dex210/

To learn more about the 2WD buggy that has set a new standard for tuning flexibility and track performance, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210/

Follow us over on Twitter for more exclusive Team Durango competitions: Follow @teamdurango

Visit TDTV for the very best in fast action and useful tutorials, click here now: http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

Visit our partners who create the very best off-road racing tyres we have ever seen, engineered racing rubber is here: http://www.dboots.com/

April 26, 2013

Team Durango Exclusive Euro Champs Chassis Sponsor – RC Racing TV Partnership Goes Live

Filed under: News,TDTV,Team Driver — Tags: , — Stuart @ 2:50 pm

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We are extremely happy to share with you the news of our recently confirmed collaboration with RC Racing TV for the upcoming European Championship schedule of events. Team Durango will be the exclusive chassis manufacturer sponsor for RC Racing TV and all their live coverage!

This exclusive partnership will allow you all an opportunity to see Team Durango at the following events during the 2013 Euro racing season:

EFRA -10th 2WD Electric Buggy European Championship–Valladolid–Spain:-­‐15th to 17th Jul y2013

EFRA – 10th 4WD Electric Buggy European Championship–Valladolid–Spain:-­‐18th to 20th July 2013

EFRA – 10th Electric Track European Championship–Torres Novas–Portugal:-­‐1st to 4th August 2013

EFRA 8th IC Buggy European Championship–Reims–France:-­‐10th to 13th July 2013

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This unique partnership will see Team Durango reporting live from the pit area of each event. Bringing you the very fastest news from our very fastest pro drivers as we go to battle of multiple European Championship crowns. We will be featuring some very exciting blog and website material during the season, and also working closely with our colleagues at RC Racing TV to bring you some of the best action from these prestigious events.

You can get up close to the action at every event and take the opportunity to experience the truly unrivaled media coverage that RC Racing TV are famous for. Team Durango will not only be fielding strong pro driver teams for these hotly contested race meetings, but will also be on hand for spectators and fans to meet the people who consider racing not just their passion, but their profession.

Stay tuned for more European Championship news coming very soon as Team Durango get ready to show Europe, and the rest of the globe, why we are ‘Serious About Racing’

Follow us on Twitter for hot EFRA related news – Follow @teamdurango

Explore the vehicles that will be seen at the 2013 Euro events, click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

DETC410 – The Car To Start A Revolution

Filed under: New Products,News,Prototype testing — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 2:06 pm

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Imagine our delight, try and visualise our excitement. The Team Durango DETC410 hits the track for the first time in anger last weekend, and it smashed the previously held track record at Cotswolds Raceway in the UK! Now it will come as no surprise to our regular readers that our motor sport engineers have poured hundreds of hours of extensive research and development into our new TC platform. There will also be a welcome glow felt by Team Durango fans all over the world when they learn that we have once again done what we do best. We have affiliated a world-class pro driver with the total development of the car.

Touring Car wizard and on-road set-up king Elliott Harper is so close to the DETC410 DNA that we can see his influence throughout the car construction.

Elliott piloted the DETC410 to an impressive victory last weekend as we have covered in our previous news articles, but the story has only just begun.

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Elliott was really pleased to secure a TQ of every round, win both A main finals, oh and break the fastest lap time ever before he put down his transmitter

Elliott is well known for not just precision Touring Car driving, but also a consistency that can only be found from a true racing pro. For him to take a brand new racing platform, from a manufacturer who are entering the Touring Car market for the very first time, and return with such awesome results is staggering to say the least. Team Durango are very proud of our new racing machine. Alongside the world-class experience that Elliott shares with us, we are confident that the DETC410 is not just good enough to compete, but engineered to break records.

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Cotswold Raceway is fast and flowing - The perfect environment for a car that is set to change the pace immediately

Team Durango will always stay focused on developing the exact products that you want and need. We will also always bring the very cream of RC competition motor sport drivers to work on our vehicles. The combination has already proven to be powerful. Our deep heritage in off-road RC racing is already influencing our launch into the on-road scene. Elliott is only set to get faster. His DETC410 will inspire you all to get in on the action very soon. Team Durango is ‘Serious About Racing’, no matter what the track surface.

Stay close to the DETC410 action over at TDTV, click here for cool films now: http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

Follow us on Twitter to hear how Elliott continues to break records with the DETC410 – Follow @teamdurango

Hall Of Fame – Join The Fastest Growing Club In RC Now

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We are again very excited to share with you a selection of our favourite Hall Of Fame entries. The list of loyal Team Durango fans just keeps growing, and we are very happy to announce that the time is soon to come where we begin to publish every single name we have received on our website. This list will constantly grow and evolve. It will be part of our history forever.

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A long time supporter of everything Team Durango - Jason Amertrine is a die-hard fan

From our 10th scale world-class DEX410v3 platform to our dirt blasting DESC410v2, we are receiving a wide range of fan images. The DNX408 is also always popular. From nitro to electric, grass track to clay jumps, Team Durango fans are representing to the fullest, all over the globe.

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We love the fleet images. Matching race livery looks so 'Serious About Racing'

We are always inspired by the messages we receive that explain that many of you are the proud owners of several Team Durango cars. We spoke with a dedicated Team Durango racer by the name of Mickael Droistrich from Norway recently who owns every car we have ever produced! What an amazing thing to learn. These stories are what keep us moving forwards folks.

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Our patented Hybrid Technology gearbox makes the DEX210 such a popular choice, in many many flavours

Are you famous yet?

If you would like to join the Team Durango Hall Of Fame and become part of our rich racing history, just email us a picture of your vehicles and please include your name. Email to halloffame@team-durango.com

Follow us on Twitter for exclusive Team Durango news the second it breaks – Follow @teamdurango

Explore the products that contribute to the Team Durango global phenomenon, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Win a DEX210 for the younger racers at your club, click here now!: http://www.team-durango.com/blog/2013/04/26/win-a-dex210-pro-kit-team-durango-support-young-racers/

 

Win A DEX210 Pro Kit – Team Durango Support Young Racers

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Young At Heart — Tags: , — Stuart @ 10:31 am

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With the recent launch of our super exclusive Young At Heart competition, where we are offering young Team Durango fans a chance to win a DEX210 Pro buggy kit, we have been really inspired by the emails we have received so far. It is always great to learn that the young racers of our scene are keen to expand their knowledge. It is also such a pleasure to read so many messages from the stars of the future who explain how excited they are about racing.

We thought it would be great to share with you a few pictures from the first batch we have received. Not only are we keen to thank the people who have already placed their entry, but also what an amazing opportunity for these enthusiastic racers to see themselves immortalised here.

If you would like the chance to win our world-class DEX210 racing buggy, click this link to learn how to enter now: http://www.team-durango.com/blog/2013/04/24/we-support-the-future-of-racing-young-racers-can-win-a-dex210/

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We send our thanks to every young Team Durango fan, and their families who support them in their sport. Keep those entries coming and stay tuned for the announcement of our Young At Heart winner shortly.

Stay tuned for more exclusive Team Durango competition offers by following us over on Twitter – @teamdurango

TDTV will allow you to watch our latest film footage, click here: http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

 

April 25, 2013

Fast Facts – 5 Things That Make Team Durango Powerful

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To continue with our Fast Facts articles, today we take a quick look at the things that we consider make Team Durango powerful. Some may think we are powered by battery cells or nitro fuel, the truth is even more interesting!

  1. Our fans – Without every single one of you we would not be here today. You are one of the most important parts of the global Team Durango phenomenon.
  2. Our racers and pro drivers – We are fueled by the amazing race results that you all achieve. You are the reason we create the products that we offer to the world.
  3. Our staff – The people who are dedicated to continually moving Team Durango forwards, every day. Most of you live RC. It is your lifestyle, not just your job.
  4. The media – Without the on-going love and support that we find from independent websites, blogs, forums and news pages, we wouldn’t reach so many people with the products we create.
  5. The RC community – This means everybody, and some may argue that this has been covered in the other four points? We are refering to the thousands of people all over the world who work tirelessly to make RC racing what it is. Club officials, track owners, hobby store staff, distributors of products, designers, writers, artists, marshals, the list could go on for pages. To all of you, we salute your contributions.

Stay tuned for more Fast Facts soon. Racing is not just our passion, it is our profession.

Share your love for Team Durango by following us over on Twitter – @teamdurango

Explore the products that you all contribute to, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

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