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July 24, 2014

Team Durango Canada – Quebec Classic


Hot Temperatures and Hot Racing – Quebec Challenge 2014

Our racing colleagues from Team Durango Canada, managed by distributors Great Hobbies, have recently returned from the fiercely competitive Quebec Challenge.

The team found the race conditions a challenge, with Quebec being baked under extremely hot weather during the action-packed race weekend. Team drivers Yannick, Rene and Dan Leblanc were determined to make a fast impression against a field of local and National racing talent.


Joined by friend and fellow Team Durango fan, Andrew “Butters” Burghgraef from Ottawa, the guys set about tuning their Team Durango DEX408v2, DESC410v2 and Dnx408V2 vehicles for the early qualifying sessions.

The Circuit RC International dirt track was producing very high grip levels due to the scorching temperatures, and the Team Durango racers got quickly into the action with all drivers making great pace, but later qualifiers saw them plagued with electronics issues, largely attributed to the soaring temperatures.

A few fast switches of running gear saw the Team Durango Canada crew settling back into the action. They were happy to finish their qualifying track time with an E-Buggy ‘A’ Main place for the DEX408v2, another ‘A’  position for the DESC410v2 and a solid ninth in the Truggy ‘A’ main for the DEX408T.


Team mate  Jamie Smitheram had to unfortunately miss day one due to an injury, but was really happy to join his race fellow Team Durango racers for the ‘A’ Main action by placing his DEX408T straight into the top ten.

With Team Durango Canada primed for the action of the events finals schedule, the guys were very happy to see young Yannick take third in 4WD Shourt Course with his DESC410v2. with Jamie taking sixth in his Truggy final piloting the DEX408T and Andrew graciously showing why his race maturity will always produce a strong team ethos, as he moved over in his ‘B’ Main final due to an electronics glitch.

The Quebec Challenge was a real team effort for the Great Hobbies and Team Durango endorsed race team. With some hot track action and blazing weather conditions to contend with, we send our congratulations to the team for a great set of results in difficult conditions.

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