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November 18, 2015

Amezcua Takes Double Victory


Straight to Top Spot – Amezcua Locks Out Dual Podium Win & Double TQ

2015 NEiC Race – 2WD Modified – Overall TQ and 1ST place – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango DEX210

2015 NEiC Race – 4WD Modified – Overall TQ and 1ST place – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango DEX410

Team Durango racer and Field Representative for North America, Travis Amezcua, has returned from the 2015 NEiC race, at Maximus Raceway, after flying to double TQ and double winner honours for TD.

Travis was very pleased to find early pace against a large field of very quick racers, mastering the flowing track layout early in the proceedings to lead the field home in both classes.


TD Take It All – Faster than all other competitors, Amezcua shines on Astro

With the Maximus Raceway track surface being high-grip Astroturf throughout, Travis was able to dominate the competition easily.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Travis for a solid double victory at his first large indoor meeting since he returned from the 2015 IFMAR World Championships.

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November 17, 2015

One Day – Four Race Wins


Novotny Races Two Events on One Day – Four Wins Confirmed

Kaja Novotny has concluded his Czech National campaign with an impressive double podium win for Team Durango.

This allowed Kaja to wrap up the Nationals series and become double championship winner at the fifth round of his domestic 1/10 championship.

Racing his DEX210 and DEX410, Kaja was very happy to win both classes, boosting his previous winnings streak and taking the dual title honours easily.

In a truly unique turn of organisational management, the venue also held the second round of the Czech Indoor Open Challenge on the same day, with Kaja also racing in that time table. In between National heats!


Not just doubles, today was a quad podium winning success

With his Team Durango race machines not having time between rounds to even cool down, Kaja stormed to a double class win, making it one day of racing and four victory places.

With so many competitive racers attending the Czech indoor winter meetings, it is great to see Kaja locking out two prestigious podiums, all on one day.

Our sincere congratulations go to Kaja and his father Karel for a solid performance.

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November 10, 2015

Novotny Wins Xray Winter Round


Homecoming Victory  - Kaja Takes the Win 

Team Durango race star, Kaja Novotny, has won the first round of the Xray Winter series last weekend, returning to the track he started his racing career at in Kolin, Czech Republic.

Kaja was very happy to mark this emotional trip back to the venue where it all started with an overall 2WD win, beating some experienced talent to take podium top spot.

With an unusual race track to attack, hosting both Touring Car and off-road classes on one surface, Kaja quickly dialled in his DEX210 and set about securing this special win.

With the indoor Czech racing season now in full swing, we are really excited to watch Kaja continue with his solid performances for Team Durango.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Kaja and his father Karel.

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October 21, 2015

DEX210v2 Takes National Podium

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , , — Stuart @ 9:41 am


Roque Takes 2WD In Portugal

Portuguese Team Durango race star, Nuno Roque, has returned from the second round of his domestic National Championship with a second place finish for his DEX210v2.

Nuno was able to secure this great result racing in poor weather conditions on a difficult mixed track surface at the 1/8TT venue.

Happy with his 2WD Buggy result, Nuno also went on to finish a solid fourth place in 4WD, racing his DEX410v4, again in far from perfect weather conditions.

We send our sincere congratulations and thanks to Nuno for another great result.

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October 20, 2015

DEX8 & DEX410 Take Double


Double Win – Double TQ

Czech Team Durango racer, Kaja Novotny, has opened his winter indoor racing season with a double podium victory for Team Durango.

Racing in two classes at the first round of the Indoor Open Challenge in Prague, Kaja was very happy to take the overall win in 1/8 E-Buggy with his DEX8, adding the TQ for good measure.

Kaja then switched to racing his DEX410 in 1/10 4WD, adding another first place finish and overall TQ, to secure double victory honours in the Czech Republic.

Kaja has a strong reputation for very fast race results during the indoor carpet racing season. We are all very excited to watch him continue to show the race-winning pace of his Team Durango vehicles.

Our sincere thanks and congratulations go to Kaja and his father Karel.

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October 12, 2015

2WD Gearbox Build Guide – Leo Lorenzen Tutorial


Build The Perfect 2WD Gearbox Assembly

Team Durango Australia team driver and long-time brand ambassador, Leo Lorenzen, has recently completed a very useful video tutorial.

Leo presents a guide to building the perfect 2WD Gearbox, helping Team Durango fans get the most form their DEX210, DEST210 and DESC210 race machines.

This guide shows the most popular build configuration for Rear Motor set-ups, used by our team drivers in most low grip situations, being super-responsive and providing great power transfer.

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October 9, 2015

TD Life – Fourth Edition

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver,Young At Heart — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 11:59 am


More Race Action & Community News – Edition Four – 2015

Wow! … That is about all that can be said about this week’s racing action from our team guys, as well as our loyal racing fans and friends living the #TDLife.

Just fantastic racing across the board this week folks.  More National titles, more series podiums, IFMAR Worlds action, and families getting in on the fun.

This edition has a truly international flavour, as the #TDLife continues to bring truly inspirational news.  Let’s get to it!

First off, we would like to wish the greatest of successes to our main USA representative, Travis Amezcua. Peanut is currently hitting the turf in Japan, at the Yatabe Arena, for the IFMAR World 1/10 Buggy Championships.

With the Team Durango design studio always pushing to develop our race machines, it will be very interesting to see how Travis does with some excellent-looking vehicles in his hands, on this extremely high-traction track.


Fresh body shells for Travis ‘Peanut’ Amezcua for the IFMAR Worlds

Congratulations are now in order for Frank Hempel who recently raced his DESC210R to a 1st place podium finish.

This was accomplished at Rennstrecke, Germany, in the final round of the Rennstrecke Off-Road Cup.  Nicely done, showing the world how Team Durango vehicles can dominate a race track.


Frank Hempel gets it done with the DESC210R

Now with another 1st place podium, experienced TD racer Romain Valter gets things done with his DNX8 1/8 Nitro Buggy at his home track of Reims, in France.

Enjoying the ease of tuning and set-up, Romain can spend more time on the track practicing instead of time in the pits wrenching, resulting in fine finishes like this.  An excellent result and job very well done.


Romain Valter winning at Reims with the DNX8 1/8 Nitro buggy

Moving northward, we head back to Canada this week for a series podium trophy shot.  Mr. Ken Deline of Team Durango Canada/Team Great Hobbies, has pulled off an excellent 2nd place series podium in the Durham Off-Road RC Club series with his DEX8T 1/8 electric Truggy.  Ken has very much enjoyed his Team Durango vehicles this season, since his switch from another brand, experiencing new successes every week.


Ken Deline’s DEX8T 1/8 Electric Truggy with his huge 2nd place series trophy

He has enjoyed them so much that he is adding to his fleet and getting back to his roots with a DNX8 1/8 nitro buggy and I’ve also heard that he plans some on-road this winter with a DETC410.

Thanks for all your hard work all season long, Ken, and we wish you every success moving into the indoor season.

Now, moving slightly southward, our man in Michigan, USA, Mike Lopes, is getting things done again.

Mike enjoys the #TDLife to the full, especially when it comes to Short Course racing and his DESC10 4wd SCT.

Mike recently tore up the pack with his DESC10, taking a TQ and 1st place podium finish.  But, Mr. Lopes is not a one-trick pony, and also managed a 3rd place podium with his DEX210v2 2wd Electric Buggy at the same event, after starting 5th on the grid.  Mike can always be relied upon to lend a hand with set-up on any Team Durango vehicle, and has the experience to help you get faster.


Mike Lopes, Team Durango USA, enjoying another podium with the DESC10, 1/10 SCT

So glad to have you on the team, Mr. Lopes.

Jumping back across the pond, now, to the Manor RC Club in the UK, father and son team Mike and Aaron Nash have podiums of their own.

At a recent club meeting, Mike pulled out a great victory in 4wd buggy with his DEX410v4, while his son Aaron grabbed a 2nd place podium spot in the ‘under-10’ division with his DEX210v2.

So nice to see families racing together, and some excellent father-son bonding time being enjoyed whilst living the #TDLife!

Congratulations go out to both Mike and Aaron for a job well done.


Mike Nash Takes Top Spot


Aaron Nash Secures Second in Under 13s 

Another father and son duo from the UK, Mark Grainger and his son, also experienced great success this week.  Mark raced with a DEX410v4 to a 3rd overall finish at Oaklands, while his son won his first ever ‘under-10’ trophy as well, also with his DEX410v4!  Again, so nice to see family efforts paying off.


Mark Grainger and his son enjoying some trophy action with their DEX410v4s

It’s so nice to see fathers and sons racing and enjoying Team Durango race machines together. Keep up the great work guys.

And to finish off this most excellent week in the #TDLife, we have another National Championship title.

This time in the on-road class and with the DETC410, Swiss racer Philipp Huber pulls out a wonderful 1st place podium win in the 5th round of the Swiss National series, solidifying his first place position in the series, giving him the overall win!  Absolutely fantastic results.


Our sincere thanks and congratulations!  (And for those counting, and I am, that’s the second national title for Team Durango in 3 weeks!)

Thanks go out to each and every racer who has enjoyed racing their Team Durango race machines this week!  As this article clearly shows, Team Durango is a worldwide family movement, with talented racers across the globe choosing the #TDLife, racing precision machines to the win.

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October 6, 2015

Team Tech Tips – 16mm Big Bore Shock Set-Up


Set Up 16mm Big Bores Like  Pro

Team Durango Team Tech Tips Guru, Jason Ametrine, returns with the first in an exciting series of all-new tutorial videos.

This new series will feature more in-depth tuning and set-up advice, with a strong focus on our recently updated 1/8 scale range of vehicles.

Your Shock Absorber set-ups are made ultra-simple, with factory-built 16mm Big Bore units provided in all DEX8, DNX8, DEX8T and DESC10 race kits.

This interesting video guide will share the four most popular set-up configurations currently used in these precision manufactured Shock units, allowing you to quickly get things ‘dialed-in’ for the exact conditions you are faced with at the track.

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October 5, 2015

DNX8 Victory – Novotny Nitro Form


Nitro Success – The DNX8 Takes Another Win

Czech Team Durango super-racer, Kaja Novotny, has returned from the ninth round of the 2015 Czech Open Challenge with a first place win for his DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy.

With the large dusty Horni Jeleni race track seeing warm and sunny conditions, it did not take Kaja long to find fast pace with his DNX8 Buggy, making his claim on a pole position start in the semi-final after qualifying.

Kaja then powered into a dominant lead during the ‘A’ Main final, taking the overall win by almost a full lap from the chasing field.

Kaja was quick to share that he was extremely happy with how easy his DNX8 was to drive, stating that the all-new TD vehicle “…performed perfectly throughout the whole event”

Congratulations go to Kaja and his father Karel for yet another great race result.

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September 30, 2015

TD Life – Third Edition

We are very excited to present the third edition of our weekly news update, TD Life.


Let’s see how everyone is doing.

In Canada, once again, Team Great Hobbies/Team Durango Canada racer Pascal Morin  much he is enjoying his TD Buggies this season.

Coming straight from a great winning triple podium in club racing last time, he looked forward to attending the Quebec Indoor Off-road Nationals.

The event was held in a large ice arena, following a motocross event a couple weeks before.  The race organisers had Sik Track Designs come in and rebuild the track for some intense RC competition.


Pascal Morin’s DEX8, DEX410v4, DEX210v2, and DNX8 all making the show and bringing home some hardware

Pascal wasted no time getting back into winning form at this large event, pulling out a TQ and a win with his DEX210v2.

Also enjoying his DEX410v4, he pulled into 2nd position in the 4WD class.  He didn’t stop there, as he ran four classes, and managed to make the A-Main show with both his DEX8 and DNX8 Buggies finishing 5th and 7th respectively.

Well done Pascal!  We can’t wait to see how you do with your DETC410, as the indoor on-road season begins for you.


Novotny Podium Assault Continues

Of course, any Team Durango article would not be complete without another mention of European Kaja Novotny.

After clinching the 1/8 E-Buggy and 1/8 Nitro Buggy national titles, the young Czech racing star had another great week, officially grabbing the Czech National Series titles in electric 1/10 2WD Buggy and 1/10 4WD Buggy.

His DEX210 and DEX410 performed flawlessly for him throughout the series with his father, Karel, wrenching away for him in the pits.

Congratulations go out to both Kaja and Karel, as their great efforts have landed them with another title to add to their formidable trophy case.


Bringing The Heat With Justin Roy and his DEX8T 

Moving to the United States, young Team Durango USA driver, Justin Roy, attended the Bring the Heat race in Flowood, Mississippi, USA at the Flowood R/C Indoor Park.

With some big names in the field, young Justin was eager to put his DEX8 and DEX8T machines in a good position heading to the mains.

Qualifying landed him in the B-main so he focused on making clean runs with hopes of bumping into the Triple A-mains.  His focus paid off and he bumped up, allowing him to compete with the top drivers in the big show.

Congratulations on another fine outing with your Team Durango 1/8 electric race machines.  Keep it up, Justin.


You are Team Durango 

Shifting gears slightly, we would like to speak a little to our loyal dealers of Team Durango products.

In future articles we would like show off how our dealers support the global team, with photos of their fine Team Durango displays!  Without a great network of dealers worldwide, we wouldn’t have as much to share of our great racers enjoying our machines.

Thanks to all of you, and please send us your display photos so we can share with everyone.

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The author, Tyler Palmer, at work promoting TD rides from Great Hobbies Ottawa

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Again, thanks for reading and joining with us in the #TDLIFE

Until next week folks, stay fast.

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