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May 14, 2015

Team Tech Tips – All-New Video – Reduce Mid-Corner Understeer

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Learn how to tune your DNX8 for the win

The latest episode of our popular Team Tech Tips video series is now live.

Join Travis Amezcua and Mark Williams as they discuss the best way to reduce mid-corner understeer on the Team Durango DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy.

Watch the new episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=247fQlCzkr8  

Stay tuned for more exclusive Travis Amezcua and Jason Ametrine Team Tech Tips videos, as Team Durango make you faster in the pits, then faster on the track.

Explore the race-winning features of the DNX8 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

Connect with Travis, Jason and other Team Durango racers here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

May 11, 2015

Novotny Pilots DEX8 to Victory – TQ & Lap Record

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Win – TQ – Lap Record – DEX8 Takes it all

Kaja Novotny has returned from the first round of the annual KS Challenge series in the Czech Republic with a triple success story for his DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy.

KS Challenge 2015 – Round 1 – 1ST Place, overall TQ and new lap record – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX8

The Horni Jeleni race track was subjecrted to a host of wild weather conditions, with heavy rain and then boiling hot dusty conditions all thrown into the mix. Kaja was quick to point out how easily his DEX8 adopted to the sudden weather and track changes, allowing him to secure a three round qualifying win, putting him in first place for the ‘A Main finals.

Kaja swept through each 10 minute final, securing an overall first place finish for the newly-launched Team Durango DEX8.

Overall win, overall TQ and a very pleasing fastest lap posted during the process. Job done for young Novotny and Team Durango.

We send our congratulations to Kaja and his father Karel for another great victory with the DEX8.

Learn why the DEX8 is the only choice if you want to become faster in the pits, then faster on the track: 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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DEX8 Takes Podium at Battle of the Sikest 2015

 

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Amezcua Pilots Podium Finisher – DEX8 Top Three Finish

The DEX8 has returned from an exciting weekend of racing in the experienced hands of US team Durango racer Travis Amezcua.

Our recently appointed North American Field Consultant was very happy to secure a third place podium finish in the 2015 Battle of the Sikest Pro E-Buggy race class.

Travis was able to deliver his podium place performance over three 10 minute qualifying rounds, hitting the three legged ‘A’ Mains from third place on the grid. A great start for the DEX8.

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Travis raced Nitro and Electric at the Battle of the Sikest

Travis held this position to conclude the meeting with a very pleasing third overall, allowing the DEX8 to stamp its mark on this prestigious annual event.

We send our thanks and congratulations to Travis for a great result.

Learn why the DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy will make you faster now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

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

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

May 5, 2015

DNX8 Podium – Fonseca At Oestre Trophy Race

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Fonseca Takes Second Place – The DNX8 Finds Fast Pace

The DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy has been piloted to a second place podium finish at the Oestre Trophy Race by Carlos Fonseca.

The Portuguese Nitro rankings are always a closely fought stage for any racer, Carlos was ready for battle with his DNX8 on the Ribeira de Pedrulhos track in Torres Vedras.

Qualifying rounds saw Carlos race the DNX8 to a 1ST, 2ND and 3RD, placing him second on the grid for the finals.

Carlos was very happy to hold this position and claim the second spot honours for Team Durango.

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Carlos’s DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy – Very consistent performance for the Portuguese race ace

Quick to point out how stable and responsive the DNX8 was during variable weather and grip conditions, Carlos was very happy with how his new Team Durango race machine performed.

Congratulations go to Carlos and his pit crew for an excellent outing in Portugal.

Learn how the DNX8 can become your partner in success now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

Connect with Carlos, Travis, Nuno, Jason and the rest of the team now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

 

DEX8 Continues Winning Streak – Novotny Wins Again

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DEX8 Win & TQ – Kolin Cup Round 1

Czech Team Durango racer, Kaja Novotny, has powered home to an exciting win and overall TQ at the first round of the hotly contested Kolin Cup.

Overall Winner – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX8

Overall TQ Finish – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX8

Overall Fastest Lap – Kaja Novonty – Team Durango DEX8

Kaja was very happy to drop his DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy onto the clay track surface with very little set-up work, resulting in him winning all three qualification rounds, then all three ‘A’ Main finals.

A clean sweep for the DEX8, allowing Kaja to maintain his unbeaten winning record with the newly-launched Team Durango vehicle.

Setting the lap record for the event was the final crowning achievement for Kaja, proving the formidable pace of the DEX8 in almost box stock set-up configuration.

Stay tuned very soon for us sharing the set-up sheets from Kaja’s most recent DEX8 victory.

Congratulations Kaja and Karel for another solid performance.

Learn why the DEX8 is the perfect race machine to take you to the podium now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

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

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May 1, 2015

Team Tech Tips – Droop Tuning Guide

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 Learn How To Get The Most From Droop Settings

As the first part of an exciting new series of Team Durango tuning articles, Travis Amezcua shares a nice guide on how the Droop travel on the newly launched vehicle range can help you access custom set-up configurations.

We hand over to Travis for an exciting look on the facts that surround adjusting your Droop Screw settings.

This week I will cover the effects of Droop Travel. Down stops limit how far the suspension arms travel downward.

Travel, or Droop, is a very sensitive adjustment configuration you can make on your vehicle. It also a very quickly accessed by turning small Screws positioned in your lower Suspension Arms. This can be adjusted easily in pit lane using a 2mm Hex driver. The effects may change with the type of track and/or the level of grip you encounter.

Turning your Droop Screws clockwise decreases droop, counter clockwise increases the amount of droop.

I find the best was to measure the amount of droop you are running is with a pair of digital Calipers. I measure the distance from the center of the top Shock Mount Screw to the center of the bottom Shock Screw. Making sure each side of the vehicle is equal length.

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Measuring the amount of Droop you are currently running is a good starting point

More Droop Travel:

This makes the car more responsive but less stable. Typically better on bumpy tracks or on tracks with slower corners. This allows the chassis to transfer more weight back under acceleration or transfer the weight forward under braking.

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How your vehicle will look when set to have increased Droop Travel

Less Droop Travel:

This makes the car more stable and is typically better on smooth tracks. This stops the chassis from transferring to much weight back under acceleration or transferring too much to the front during braking.

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How your vehicle will look when set to have decreased Droop Travel

Effects of front Travel:

More front Travel

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Note how far the Suspension Arms travel beyond the Chassis line

1. It will increases rear traction on corner exit allowing more weight transfer

2. Land better on big jumps

3. Better on bumpy tracks

Less front Travel:

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Note the position of the Suspension Arms in relation to the vehicle Chassis line

1. Increase on power steering when accelerating

2. More responsive when changing direction

3. Better on smooth tracks

Having such fast access to this easy tuning option will allow you to make super-fine adjustments in seconds. Roll into the pit lane and have your car back on the track quickly. This will encourage you to continue tuning the car during the action of each race meeting, meaning you can gain an even greater advantage against the competition.

Team Durango make it easy for you to become faster at tuning, then faster when you hit the race track. The perfect winning combination.

Stay tuned for more exclusive set-up tips from Travis Amezcua during the coming weeks.

Explore the car used in this Team Tech Tips feature, the DNX8, now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

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

April 30, 2015

Team Tech Tips – Episode 5 – DNX8 Tuning

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Gain More On-Power Steering – Travis Amezcua Shows You How 

 The latest installment of our exciting new series of Team Tech Tips is now live.

Travis Amezcua shares some quick tips on how to gain more on-power steering, showing the fast and easy adjustment that can be made to his DNX8 when the car is experiencing understeer when you apply the throttle. Get faster on the track and learn what it takes to race towards your next podium with Team Durango.

Watch the new video now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujRlejsN5-0

The tips that we share in this video will also work very well for our newly launched DEX8, DEX8T and DESC10 race machines, meaning you can all feel the benefit of our Pro driver tricks and tips when you hit your local race track.

Explore how the DNX8 can put you ahead of the competition now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

Get your hands on the DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy by finding your local dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

 

 

Nuno Roque Interview – DEX8 Team Talk

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Roque Talks DEX8 – Get The Team Scoop Here

Team Durango Portugal racer and long-time Team Durango ambassador, Nuno Roque, took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down and speak with us about the all-new DEX8.

Nuno has a formidable reputation on the track, but also has a strong following of European fans who value his warm attitude to sharing information and his approachable nature.

Nuno is very excited to be racing the DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy. This is what he had to say when asked some interesting questions about the newly-launched race machine from Team Durango.

Nuno Roque – DEX8 Interview

Team Durango - What are you most excited about with the launch of the new Team Durango 1/8 scale vehicles?

Nuno - I am truly confident that they are super-competitive for all racers. They are packed with new innovative features, saving you time and making you faster.

 

Team Durango - What is your favourite feature of the new cars and why?

Nuno - The feature that I like most is the Diff removals….truly quick and easy…less time in pits, and more time on track.

 

Team Durango - Explain how you will benefit from the cars new design whilst racing in the Portuguese off-road scene?

Nuno -  In Portugal, our tracks are a bit rough so the new layout will help to get a more stable car….The DEX8 is really very easy to drive, and have lots of setup possibilities that will provide consistent performance.

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Nuno is happy to be already seeing the benefits of his DEX8 on the track

Team Durango - What do you think racers will be surprised about when building the DEX8 Buggy for the first time?

Nuno -  Of course, the pre-assembled parts…..really quick to build a new kit and especially the quality of the materials. I was very surprised when I opened DEX8 box…really made me smile J

 

Team Durango - Explain how the design can make racers faster when they are servicing the car at race meetings?

Nuno -  The best thing for speed with my DEX8 is the fast Diffs removal……really really quick and easy, set-up changes can be made in a few minutes. This kind of improvement will allow quicker setup changes and more time running on the track; so I’m perfectly confident that this easy-to-access feature will improve other racers speed.

 

Team Durango - Explain the benefit of having pre-assembled parts in each DEX8 kit?

Nuno -  It´s very easy to build a new kit and it will reduce the risk of assembly mistakes of crucial parts. Everything fits extremely well and you can spend much less time building and more time running.

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Nuno has been very happy with how the DEX8 makes easy work of rough dirt track surfaces

Team Durango - Do you like the new Body Shell design for the DEX8? How does it look with your custom paint scheme?

Nuno - I like the fact that new DEX8 has a cab forward design. I think my custom paint fits very well on this new Body Shell, and it gives a really awesome look when you see the car running on track. Typical Team Durango stylish design for these new cars.

 

Team Durango –  What is the benefit of having multiple Battery positions? Explain why this will be useful for you please?

Nuno - It’s perfect because you can adjust battery tray easily. This will allow you to create the most balanced kit possible (and it will be noticed very much when the car is on track).

 

Team Durango –  The Patent Pending Sliding Gear Mesh feature. Explain the benefits to you. Both at the track and when you are maintaining your DEX8?

Nuno –  The Patent Pending Sliding Gear Mesh feature is awesome! It allows you to get a correct mesh easily of the Pinion and Spur. It allows you to maintain your vehicle weight balance as you are not moving heavy parts around when you alter your Gear mesh. For maintenance, this is perfect because you can remove the centre Diff, and your previous Gear meshing would be ‘memorised’ What a great feature.

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Every driver we have spoken with, including Nuno, agree that the fast and easy Diff access will save lots of time and hassle

 Team Durango - What race are you most looking forward to with your new DEX8?

Nuno –  I will race almost all races in Portugal for 1/8 Electric Buggy (although in Portugal, this class is just developing a stronger following right now)

Team Durango - Describe the new Team Durango 1/8 scale vehicles in three words?

Nuno –  Competitive, Easy and Fast.

Are you ready to race towards your next podium with the DEX8? Send us your positive race stories to: halloffame@team-durango.com

Explore the innovative features of the DEX8 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

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

Find a Team Durango dealer near you easily: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

 

April 27, 2015

DNX8 Takes Podium Finish – Novotny Goes Nitro

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Novotny Pilots DNX8 Straight to the Podium

With the recently contested  second round of the Horni Jeleni 1/8 Nitro Series only being Kaja Novotny’s sixth race driving a Nitro vehicle, the young Czech Team Durango star was excited to pilot the DNX8 to a second place podium finish.

Kaja has recently decided to attempt to transfer his well-documented winning ways, from Team Durango electric race platforms, to the highly-competitive Nitro Buggy class of racing.

This was also just the second time Kaja has driven the all-new DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy during full race conditions, proving he seems perfectly at home, no matter what style of racing he challenges with Team Durango vehicles.

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Second time on the track = Podium for the DNX8 

Launching his DNX8 from third place on the grid in the ‘A’ Main final, Kaja proved the durability and consistent handling of the new race machine. Kaja charged to his first podium place in a race class he has virtually no experience with during his short but colourful career.

We send our congratulations to Kaja and sincere thanks to Karel, his father, for being such a great inspiration to us all.

Explore how the newly launched DNX8 can put you on the podium now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

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April 20, 2015

DEX8 & DEX410v4 Win Czech Series – Novotny Sets Record Laps

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Double Series Champ – Novotny Continues Trophy haul

Czech Indoor Race Series – Series Champion 1/8 Electric Buggy – Kaja Novotny – DEX8

Czech Indoor Race Series – Series Champion 1/10 4WD Electric Buggy – Kaja Novotny – DEX410V4

Young Team Durango racing star, Kaja Novotny, has concluded his long and successful winter indoor race calender with a Championship victory at the Czech Indoor Series in Prague.

Kaja was very excited to power home to an overall series first place with the DEX8 and DEX410v4, securing both classes for Team Durango.

Both title wins also provided new track record lap times for Kaja, allowing him to begin to feel the true potential of the newly launched DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy on the tight and technical carpet race track.

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The new Champions – Kaja with his DEX8 & DEX410v4

The final event in this highly competitive series was also to bring a great success for young rising Team Durango racer, Klara Kalvodovova, who was unfortunately away from the race with an illness.

Klara was crowned Hobby Class Champion. Klara was the youngest racer to compete in this series. She was able to win enough races prior to the final round to lift the champions trophy with her DEX410v4. Get well soon Kate you are a series champion.

We send our congratulations and sincere thanks to Kaja, Karel, Mr Kalvodovova and Klara. We are very proud of their achievements during the winter indoor season.

Explore how the all-new DEX8 can make you faster now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Learn why the DEX410v4 proves to be so consistent at all ability levels here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v4/

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