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August 9, 2016

Team Durango Victorious in Finland

Filed under: Competition,News — Stuart @ 2:13 pm

Race report from Finland

Third 1/8 offroad national race was held at Vantaan vauhtikeskus. All top 10 drivers attending race Including Joona Haatanen and Ari Heinonen. Qualification was very tight and and Ari Heinonen took TQ. Markku Honkanen was 4th.

In Final track condition was great after little showers. Markku Honkanen DNX8 worked great whole raceday while Ari Heinonen and Joona Haatanen had some problems. After 45minutes of racing Markku Honkanen won his first ever National race and first win also to Team Durango!

In M8e class Team Durango driver Lauri Ruotsalainen took easy TQ. In finals Lauri dnf first but managed to resolve problems and took first place in 2nd and 3rd final securing race win.  Jukka Ruuskanen had great race also and Finished in 5th.

Lauri secured also championship with his very fast Dex8.

Also Team Durango succeeded great at Short Course race held at week before Nationals in Turku.

In 4wd Jani Ravantti was second after great battle with home track growth Mikko Maula who won race. Jani is leading championship. Also Team Durango driver Sami Suokas drove good race and was 5th and is 4th on championship points.

In 2wd Kim Elfstöm has great season with Desc210. Kim won first race held at Tammisaari and took 4th and 5th place in other races. Kim holds 2nd place in Championship.


So Great races with Team Durango!!

M8 Podium


Photo by Kim Elfström

M8e podium


Photo by Kim Elfström


SC 4wd podium of race in Turku


SC 2wd podium of race in Turku


More photos of Last Sundays Nationals. Photos are by Kim Elfstöm

May 9, 2013

Team Durango Is Young At Heart – Our Community Is Global

Filed under: Competition,News,Young At Heart — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 12:53 pm


Team Durango are blessed with a diverse and multi-talented crew of dedicated employees. Our staff are experts in RC racing and all posses the skills that contribute to not just a successful RC brand, but a philosophy that embraces all walks of life. We race every week, we enjoy our work and we strive to bring the sport we love to as many people as possible every day. The products we design and manufacture are always geared towards our fans.

Many of you will be aware that we are very keen on the support and promotion of the younger racing fans of this world. Our recent Young At Heart campaign has seen racers from all over the globe sharing their keen interest in Team Durango, and also giving us a better understanding of how the future of RC racing, and of course Team Durango, will be in very good hands.

We like to feel as if we give you all a feeling of belonging to the Team Durango team. If you own and race one of our vehicles then we consider you as close to the work we do as we are. With this in mind, we encourage you all to carry our philosophy with you when you race. Race to win and always provide support and mentoring for the younger generations. They will be responsible for helping our sport grow.

Who knows, you may be helping a future racing champion to develop new skills on their journey to RC fame.

To learn more about how Team Durango support younger racing fans, click here now:

If you have an interesting story of how you already support young racers at club level and beyond then get in touch as we would love to here about the work you do. Email us at

Discover why Team Durango win every week all over the world, click here now:

May 1, 2013

Win Signed Pro Team Driver Items Now – Free To Enter Competition


Here at Team Durango we feel it is about time that we turned up the power! We are always really keen to share our achievements and successes with you all. As we always say, you are the reason we are here.

So, with a view to once again bringing you the most exciting and inspirational opportunities, we present a brand new competition. Free to enter, open to all, and definitely one not to be missed. If you are a fan of Team Durango, then this is a truly unique chance to own the items actually used by of our team racers. Many of these items have been used to race at some of the scenes most prestigious off-road meetings.

Our first super exclusive team driver give-away is a real corker.


The actual chassis used to TQ the famous Worksop Players event last year - Chris Doughty - Team Durango DEX210

Above is the image of the actual chassis used by our resident European Champion Chris Doughty to TQ the prestigious Worksop Master in the UK last year. Complete with Doughty livery AND signature, this chassis has all the scars and battle wounds of a pro driver ride. Chris is synonymous with high profile race wins,and you can win this chassis to start your collection of Team Durango historical memorabilia. We suggest that this chassis is so rare that you do not enter to win and use this item. If you win then hang it in your pit room, share it with your club mates, and enjoy a wonderful piece of Team Durango history.

This chassis is well worn testimony to just how hard our pro racers drive to become the fastest racers in the world.

To be in with a chance of winning this true one-off item, complete the following sentence and email your answers to

“I love Team Durango because………………”

All entries will be added to a very special prize draw, and we will post our favourite messages and testimonials here over the next week for all of you to enjoy. Tell us why the brand that are ‘Serious About Racing’ means so much to you?


This is the actual chassis you will win, getting air during the famous TQ run at the Worksop Players - Win it now!

Share with the world why we are the race team that make history, every time we touch the track.

Competition entries will be counted and drawn on Friday the 17th of May – Please include your name and postal address with your completed sentence.

We can not wait to read your responses.

Learn more about the world-famous DEX210 buggy, click here now:

Read the race report from Chris Doughty’s famous TQ run. Visit our friends over at

April 29, 2013

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

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


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.


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.


If you would like the chance to win our world-class DEX210 racing buggy, click this link to learn how to enter now:

To learn more about the 2WD buggy that has set a new standard for tuning flexibility and track performance, click here:

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

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April 24, 2013

We Support The Future Of Racing – Young Racers Can Win A DEX210!

Filed under: Competition,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 2:55 pm


Team Durango are young at heart. We support young racers as they build their skills and learn about the fast and exciting world of RC racing. We are always looking for ways to allow the younger members of the racing community a chance to shine. Team Durango Poland, who are currently seeing massive success with Michal Orlowski and his youg colleagues, are a great example of how Team Durango endorse the future stars of the world.


We are very proud of our young racers. They inspire us to look to the future every day

With the International 2013 racing season well underway, we think it is the perfect time to offer one lucky young up-and-coming racer the opportunity to share our passion for racing. What better way to see an instant benefit to this young driver than to offer them a free Team Durango DEX210 Pro kit to get them ready for racing in a serious way?

It is with great pleasure that we launch our newest Team Durango competition. Young At Heart will allow every racer under the age of 18 the chance to win some really cool, and very useful, Team Durango racing gear. All our prizes will be exactly the same kit items that our pro drivers, including Michal Orlowski, use every week to win all over the world!


Win the same car that Neumann uses to win world-class RC competitions all over the globe

Perhaps you are a young racer who wants to become part of Team Durango history whilst learning new skills? Perhaps you have a son or daughter who would love to start racing with Team Durango products?


Race like a pro when you win the DEX210 buggy kit!

To win a DEX210 Pro buggy kit, just follow the instructions below:

  • Print out a picture of the DEX210 buggy from the Team Durango website or Google search
  • Take a photo of yourself holding the picture with pride and send to email address:
  • Send us the photo to add to our special competition draw

All photos we receive will be added to a special competition draw that will take place on Friday 10th of May 2013. A winner will be drawn from the ‘hat’ and will have their photo published on the Team Durango blog to show the world they have won! The winner will then receive a free DEX210 Pro buggy kit and our congratulations.

Please state the following details in your email when you send us your competition entry photo:

  • Your age, name and address
  • If you consent to us sharing your picture with the world of RC racing through this blog page. If you are under 18 years of age please ask your parent or guardian to contact us directly
  • If you would like to meet one of our pro drivers in person. Please tell us who that would be for future reference.

Good luck young racers, you are the future of Team Durango, the future of RC racing.


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