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August 4, 2015

DEX8 Wins German National

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Kammann Wins – DEX8 Takes Victory In Germany

Team Durango Germany have returned from the fourth round of the German West Division E-Buggy Nationals with an overall win for Chris Kammann and the DEX8.

Fielding a strong team of experienced 1/8 racers, TD Germany supported Chris, as he found early race-winning pace by securing the TQ for his DEX8.

The brand-new RCRT Duisburg race track was dry and dusty, creating some tricky conditions for Chris to maintain his early display of speed during qualifying.

The DEX8 was more than capable of handling the track environment, launching Chris straight to a ‘A’ Main final win, securing overall victory for the DEX8.

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Strength in numbers – Team Durango Germany travel with strong talent at important events

Team mate, Justus Giese, was happy to bring home fourth overall with his DEX8, adding to Chris’ excellent result and a great day for the whole German TD family.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Chris for a great performance.

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The car Chris trusts when the track action is intense – The DEX8 

Learn why the DEX8 is hitting top podium spots all over the world now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/ 

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July 28, 2015

Triple National Win – Novotny Podium Lock-Out

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Kaja Stays Cool For Triple Victory

Czech National – Second Round – 1ST Place & TQ 2WD Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX210v2

Czech National – Second Round – 1ST Place & TQ 4WD Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX410v4

Czech National – Second Round – 1ST Place & TQ 4WD 1/8 E-Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX8

Czech National – Second Round – 3RD Place – 4WD Nitro Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DNX8

Czech Team Durango super-racer, Kaja Novotny, has concluded the second round of the Czech National series with a triple TQ and first place finish for Team Durango, adding a third place in Nitro Buggy to complete a great weekend of racing.

Kaja was quick to master the Velke Opatovice Astroturf track surface, racing all three electric classes on the first day of this dual event.

Flying to a triple first place and triple TQ, Kaja dominated the competitive field, as he picked-off each top spot position in the hot conditions.

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Kaja enjoys a trip to the top step three times in one day

The second day saw Kaja race the Nitro competition, running the all-new DNX8, against the regions fastest pilots.

Kaja was very pleased to take a third place finish to conclude a weekend of racing that once again proves his formidable ability across multiple race classes.

Quick to give praise to his father and full-time mechanic, Karel Novotny, Kaja commented that his Team Durango race machines performed perfectly, lap after lap.

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Podium Pace – The DNX8 continues to secure trophy-winning positions all over the globe

We send our thanks and huge congratulations to the Novotny family for another solid performance in the Czech Republic.

Explore why Kaja continues to secure multiple podium wins for Team Durango here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Drive your way to faster results now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Learn how the DEX8 can make you faster at your local track here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Find your local TD dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

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DNX8 Takes Podium – Amezcua Nitro Success

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New Track – Solid Pace – DNX8 Takes Second

Dialled In RC Raceway Inaugural Race Meeting – Second Place Overall in the Dash-for-Cash Event – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango DNX8 

Team Durango racer and North American Field Consultant, Travis Amezcua, has returned from his first trip to the newly built Dialled In RC Raceway, which is located in Victorville, Ca, with a podium finish for his DNX8.

Travis was excited to race this venue’s first full-scale meeting, piloting his Team Durango race machine to a second place finish in Pro Nitro Buggy.

Quick to find track pace with the all-new DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy, Travis battled the Dash-for-Cash format, sinking some fast runs during the Friday open practice.

Saturday saw Travis hit qualifying with his DNX8 running perfectly, providing him with solid three leg ‘A’ Main performance to take second spot overall.

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Fresh from success – The DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy

The venue was happy to host their opening race meeting to a busy crowd of local drivers, with further club racing events planned over the coming months as the racers settle into their new home.

We send our thanks and congratulations to Travis for a great performance with the DNX8.

Learn why the all-new Team Durango Nitro Buggy will make you faster in the pits, then faster on the track: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Find your local Team Durango dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Connect with Travis and other TD racers in your region here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Ask Travis a question about vehicle set-up and driving skills: travis@team-durango.com

July 13, 2015

Travis Amezcua – Ride Height Basics – Tutorial

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Hot new tips from the Team Durango super-racer, Travis Amezcua

In the latest instalment of our exciting Team Tech Tips tuning series, hosted by our Field Consultant for North America, Travis Amezcua, we take a closer look at vehicle ride height.

Travis shares some useful hints on how to gain a fast and easily adjusted tuning advantage when the track conditions are difficult. Using his DEX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy as an example, Travis shows you how to get the perfect ride height adjustments, time after time.

Over to Travis for his valuable insights:

This week I will cover the effects of ride height. Ride height is best explained as the height of the chassis in relation to the ground.

You should always set your ride height when your car is race-ready. Electronics or Engine and Battery Cells installed.

First up, how to check the ride height you are currently running.

  • You will want to use a flat surface/set-up board.
  • There are many different ride height gauges out there you can use. Stick to using the same gauge as consistency is key when taking measurements.
  • When your car is race-ready, lift the car about 6-8 inches from the ground. Then drop the car onto the flat surface/setup board.
  • Take your ride height gauge and slide it under the chassis. This will tell you what the ride height of your car is at from the ground to the bottom of the chassis.

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Position your chosen ride height gauge in the center of your Chassis Plate, underneath the front Diff 

 Now to look at making adjustments and what you can expect to see from your tuning efforts:

  • Rotating your Shock Collars will increase your ride height in one direction, then decrease your ride height when rotated the opposite way.
  • Adjusting the ride height is a quick tuning option for your car. This simple adjustment can really change the way your car is handling on the track and can have you ‘dialled’ back into the changing race conditions quickly.
  • For most cars, you will want the front and rear ride height to be within a few mm from each other, or ‘equalized’, as we say at Team Durango.
  • Make sure that the adjustment is equal from side to side on the Shock Collars. You can easily check each ‘quarter’ of the ride height setting by putting your gauge in the four corners of the Chassis Plate.

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Now we know how easy it is to make the actual ride height adjustments, and also measure them, lets understand what we can expect to happen when we increase, or decrease our vehicle ride height:

  • Generally speaking a lower ride height will have less traction, and will be less prone to traction rolling.
  • A higher ride height will produce more traction but also want to traction roll easier.
  • With a higher ride height your car will also land the jumps and handle those bumpy tracks a lot better. Again this will depend on the surface that you’re running on.

Some settings to consider:

Front lower than Rear

  • Increases weight transfer to the front off power.
  • Increases steering.
  • It will also make the car want to jump more nose down.

Front higher than rear

  • More rear traction on power
  • Decreases steering.
  • Will make the car jump more nose up

Always keep in mind that no matter how often you tune a setting on your vehicle, you should keep a starting set-up noted on your Team Durango set-up sheet. This will allow you to easily return the car back to the settings you started out with, without forgetting valuable measurements and values.

You can also see our colleague, Jason Ametrine, creating custom ride height settings with his DEX210v2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKTfEGZom4Q

Stay tuned for the next Travis Amezcua Team Tech Tips article very soon.

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Contact Travis directly here: travis@team-durango.com

 

June 24, 2015

DESC10 Victory In Finland – TD Podium Lock-Out

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The DESC10 Takes First & Second 

 Team Durango Finland have continued to build on their recent Short Course success for Team Durango, swooping a first place finish at the second round of the Finnish SC Summer Series last weekend.

Jani Ravantti was to lead the Finnish DESC10 charge, easily winning all qualification races, then flying to an overall ‘A’ Main victory to secure top podium spot for Team Durango.

Tommi Tervo was very excited to power to a second place finish, also enjoying the clean and consistent driving style of the all-new DESC10 1/10 4WD Short Course Truck.

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Tony Liljeqvist was to complete the Team Durango podium sweep, racing his trusted DESC410v2 to third overall, narrowly behind his team mates.

Mikko Lampinen was very happy to also take fifth overall, providing some solid support for the Finnish team with his DESC410v4.

Olli Palonen was happy to secure his career best in a fifth place finish running the DESC210 in the 2WD class.

Another great performance from our Finnish colleagues, proving the race-winning potential of the DESC10 when the Short Course action is hyper-competitive.

We send our sincere thanks to Team Durango/Team Hobbyfactory for a great performance.

Transform your Short Course racing now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

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June 18, 2015

Multiple Finnish Short Course Success

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Six Top Ten Places for Team Durango

Team Durango Finalnd racers are celebrating a very exciting conclusion to the recently staged first round of the SC Summer Series in Helsinki.

Racing a mixture of the all-new DESC10 and the classic TD performer, the DESC410v2, our Finnish colleagues took six of the top ten finishing spots.

This domination of the ‘A’ Main results included a first place win for Tony Liljeqvist, a third place podium for Max Söderlund, a fourth place for Jani Ravantti , and a fifth place finish for Mikko Lampinen.

Sami Suokas was to finish in seventh and this awesome team performance was concluded with Tommi Tervo in ninth. Team Durango Finland had arrived.

The TD racers gave virtually no room for the competition to establish any hold on the technical and fast-paced Lavanko track, showing the consistent qualities of the Team Durango Short Course range.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to the team for a solid performance.

Learn why Team Durango racers are enjoying success with the all-new DESC10 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

Find your local TD dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

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June 16, 2015

DETC410 Wins LRP Challenge

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Brockmann Takes Win – DETC410 Touring Car

Team Durango Germany have recently returned from the first round of the LRP Challenge in Bremen, Germany, resulting in a great victory for TC race star Björn Brockmann and his DETC410.

Having won the 17.5 Stock class during the previous warm-up race a few weeks ago, Björn was primed for the competition, which featured the regions fastest Touring Car talent.

Björn was really happy to win with his DETC410, once again proving the consistent track pace of the Team Durango 1/10 4WD Electric Touring Car.

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Björn was supported by fellow TD racer, Martin Hefkaluk, who returned with a solid sixth place ‘A’ Main finish to complete the LRP Challenge nicely for our German colleagues.

We send our thanks and congratulations to Björn, Martin and the rest of Team Durango Germany.

Explore the car that can take you straight to the podium, straight from the kit box: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/detc410/

Find your local Team Durango dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

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June 15, 2015

DESC10 – Short Course National Podium

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Luke Eyre – DESC10 Takes Second Overall

UK Team Durango racer, Luke Eyre, has returned from the first round of the UK Short Course National Series with a great result for the DESC10.

Luke was happy to secure a second place finish in the hotly contested 4WD Short Course class, with his DESC10 making its first National appearance in the UK. This first outing for the dedicated SC racing fraternity was held at NDOR in the East Midlands.

Luke has been a regular attendee of the UK National series during the last few years and he is already enjoying the consistent lap times and super-fast tuning options provided by the DESC10 1/10 4WD Short Course Truck.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Luke for his first podium of the 2015 season.

Learn what makes the DESC10 the perfect choice when you are aiming to win: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

Find your local Team Durango dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Connect with Luke and other Team Durango racers in your region here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

June 8, 2015

DNX8 & DEX8 Take Double French Win

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DNX8 – WIN – DEX8 – WIN

1/8 Nitro Buggy – 1ST and overall TQ – Romain Valter – Team Durango DNX8

1/8 E Buggy – 1ST and overall TQ – Raphael Robert – Team Durango DEX8

The recently contested French Region 4 League clash has provided Team Durango France with double success.

Romain Valter and  Raphael Robert visited the dry and dusty Avesnes Sur Helpe race track, with Romain to run the DNX8 Nitro Buggy and Raphael running the DEX8 Electric Buggy.

Early pace for both racers saw them easily dismantle any threat from the strong field of competitors, as both drivers put together a solid example of off-road racing.

Romain was really happy  to be hitting the top podium spot, stating that the racing was made easy because of how well his DNX8 had handled the challenging track, lap after lap.

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Robert Raphael and his winning DEX8

Raphael was keen to echo his team mates pleasure, stating that his overall TQ was easily achieved with the help of his consistently performing DEX8.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Romain and Raphael for a great performance.

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The DEX8 and DNX8 that provided a double win and double TQ for our French race stars

Find out more about the race-winning DNX8 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Learn why the DEX8 is designed for winners: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Find your local Team Durango dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

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Team Driver Build Diary – DEX8T – Leo Lorenzen

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What Does It Take To Build A Winning Truggy? Lorenzen Shows Us How 

Team Durango Australia racer, Leo Lorenzen, has been working hard to create a very detailed DEX8T Build Diary, sharing his team tips as he constructs the all-new 1/8 4WD Electric Truggy.

Leo is already well known for his beautifully presented build guides and tips articles, which he shares with the global Team Durango community through his awesome website.

His latest Build Diary can be enjoyed here: http://durangofansite.com/main.php?vehicle=DEX8T&page=build&buildpage=1

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Get close to the DEX8T kit build action as Leo guides you through the process 

The tutorials that Leo creates will always provide an excellent reference for you to view when you are working on a critical sub-assembly, with detailed photographs and step-by-step annotations to allow you to follow his advice in even greater detail.

You can enjoy a wide selection of articles from Leo, including Build Diary features, by visiting Leo either here, or on his dedicated Team Durango website here: http://durangofansite.com/index.php

Connect with Leo and other Team Durango racers in your region now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Explore the race-winning features of the DEX8T Truggy here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8t/

Send us your Team Tech Tips suggestions and cool TD photographs to: halloffame@team-durango.com

 

 

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