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October 22, 2014

Team Durango New Zealand Clean Sweep

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 Shane O’Connor Takes Multiple First Place Finishes 

Team Durango New Zealand, headed by off-road racing star Shane O’Connor, have returned from the week-long North Island Championship with a total of 10 Podium finishes and four overall TQs.

This strong Team Durango clean sweep was made possible by Shane himself winning five classes of the six that were raced at the 130 strong event.

Team Durango Wins

1/8 E Truggy – DEX408T – 1st place Shane O’Connor

2WD Stadium Truck – DEST210R – 1st place Shane O’Connor

2WD Short Course – DESC210R – 1st place Shane O’Connor –  3RD place Mitchel Voice also running the DESC210R

4WD Short Course – DESC410R – 1st place Shane O’Connor

4WD Buggy Mod – DEX410 V4 – 1st place Shane O’Connor –  2ND place  Gavin Davidson also running the DEX410 V4

Team Durango TQ Honours

1/8 E Truggy – DEX408T – Overall TQ – Shane O’Connor

2WD Stadium Truck – DEST210R – Overall TQ – Shane O’Connor

2WD Short Course – DESC210R – Overall TQ – Mitchel Voice

4WD Short Course – DESC410R – Overall TQ – Anton Hubers

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Team Durango New Zealnd – All smiles for the guys after a solid performance

The above results were added to by all three podium places in both 2WD and 4WD Short Course being taken by Team Durango vehicles. 2WD Mod Buggy also saw a Team Durango podium finish, with the DEX210v2 taking second overall.

With a strong set of results for Shane being further substantiated by a flurry of other drivers bringing home trophies for Team Durango, the 2014 North Island Championship was a very pleasing event for the team.

Congratulations go to Shane and his team for an awesome display of multi-class off-road racing.

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April 11, 2014

Team Durango New Zealand – Multi-Class National Champions

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Shane O’Connor Takes Multiple National Championship Titles

Team Durango New Zealand race star Shane O’Connor has recently stormed to three National Championship titles during one race meeting!

Shane competed at the annual New Zealand Off-Road Championship in Hastings, Hawkes Bay. With 195 racers attending this prestigious event, Shane was armed with four Team Durango race vehicles and made the most of his local knowledge as he flew to an overall TQ and championship win in 1/8 Truggy, 4WD Short Course and 2WD Short Course, with his DEX408T, DESC210R and DESC410v2.

Shane also took third overall in 4WD Electric Buggy with his DEX408v2 to complete his run of four podium places and a pile of trophies and TQ awards for his already bulging trophy cabinet.

Fellow Team Durango racer Anton Hubers was also able to secure a well-deserved podium finish as he blasted to third overall in 2WD Stadium Truck with his DEST210R.

We send our congratulations to Shane for an awesome set of National Championship results.

Get closer to the vehicles that Shane used to dominate the New Zealand National Off-Road Championship here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

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February 17, 2014

Ryan Lutz Triple Win & Triple TQ – Motorama 2014

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , , — Stuart @ 4:52 pm

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Lutz Sweeps Three Classes – 36th Annual Motorama

Team Durango are very excited to share the news of a clean sweep for Ryan Lutz at the 2014 Motorama event in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, USA.

Eletric 1/8 Buggy, win. Electric 1/8 Truggy, win. Electric 1/10 Short Course, you guessed it, win.

Ryan battled through three classes of hot paced action, with a huge attendance of RC’s fastest racers making it to the event, 700 in total, despite the heavy snow fall over the past few weeks across the mid-west and east coast.

Ryan came home with TQ honours and first overall with his DEX408v2, DEX408T and DESC410v2 vehicles. He raced  a total of nine rounds of qualifying across his chosen classes, and he TQd eight of them!

To add to this awesome set of results, Ryan was able to win his E-Buggy ‘A’ main final by 10 seconds, stating that his DEX408v2 was dialed from the first run. The Lutzinator was truly victorious with Team Durango.

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Big lights, big track, big wins

Considering Ryan had experienced two cancelled flights due to the snow storms prior to this event, he once again showed his professional composure. We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Ryan for his triple win, triple TQ and his 10 second leading win. What a great weekend for us all.

Learn more about the Buggy that won by 10 seconds at Motorama, in the hands of Ryan Lutz now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex408v2/

Get closer to all the Ryan Lutz news, and learn more about what makes Team Durango a winning global force, click here now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

December 24, 2013

Team Durango – Merry Christmas – 2013 Summary

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver,Young At Heart — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 12:13 pm

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Merry Christmas from all of us here at Team Durango HQ.

2013 has been an awesome year for us, and we would like to send our thanks to each and every one of you. With a great selection of results for our team drivers, the launch of our new 1/10 4WD Buggy, the DEX410v4, and the upcoming release of our first Touring Car project, 2013 will be remembered for many exciting reasons.

The 2013 IFMAR Worlds saw Team Durango Pro team star Jörn Neumann return with a 4WD TQ finish, having already taken the 2013 EFRA European Championship 2WD title with his DEX210 a few months prior.

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Our resident Touring Car pro team of Elliott Harper and Michal Orlowski found great success during early race testing of the soon to be released DETC410. Elliott finished third overall at the EFRA European Touring Car Championships, having already taken several prestigious victories in the UK, at the BRCA British Touring Car National Series.

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Team Durango USA pro racers Travis Amezcua and Ryan Lutz continued to dominate Regional and National off-road competition across both 1/8 and 1/10 electric and nitro race classes, with Ryan Lutz taking the newly released DEX408T to an exciting ROAR Nationals title on one of his first outings with the vehicle. Both drivers returned from the 2013 IFMAR Worlds with top 10 finishes in 1/10 4WD Buggy.

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Ryan Lutz was a multi-class champion during his 2013 racing campaign with Team Durango

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Travis Amezcua’s DEX210 during the 2013 Cactus Classic – Travis was the Chi Town Shootout Champion in 2WD and 4WD during 2013

Team Durango European team drivers also took our brand into new and exciting realms, with the likes of Czech star Kaja Novotny and Portuguese ace Nuno Roque winning a host of high-profile race meetings during 2013.

French off-road Team Durango driver Antoinne Rossetti continued to podium finish everything he entered, with long-time team member Hupo Hönigl also securing several prestigious race titles to add to an awesome year of global race results.

Overall, 2013 was an inspiration to us all. As we look forward to another action packed year in 2014, we send our sincere thanks to our team drivers, media partners, staff, customers, stockists, fans and supporters.

We just couldn’t be Team Durango without all of you.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

To stay close to all the action as we get ready for 2014, hit the ‘Like’ button here now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Explore the DEX410v4 Buggy here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v3/

 

September 20, 2013

DEX408T – Winner Takes All

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 8:37 am

RC MAG CUP Brushless Tour – France

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Team Durango French off-road racer Gilles Bennardo has recently returned from the prestigious RC Mag Cup as the 2013 Truggy champion.

Gilles piloted the 1/8 platform that everybody is talking about, the DEX408T, to take a convincing win against strong competition. Gilles attended the popular touring series with fellow Team Durango France racer Armand Lantheaume, and was delighted to walk away with the coveted RC Mag Cup Champion trophy.

Gilles is keen to share his satisfaction with the awesome performance of the DEX408T and has already created a really useful forum article to help fellow DEX408T owners with their electrical installations. Written in French with some gorgeous images of his DEX408T, click here for the exclusive scoop: http://www.rcmag.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=53366

We send our congratulations to Gilles on a great result and we are really excited to see how his DEX408T performs over the coming months.

Gilles Bennardo is ‘Serious About Racing’

Stay close to all the Team Durango news over on Twitter – Follow @teamdurango

Explore the electric 1/8 Truggy that has changed the face of this exciting new racing class forever. Click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex408t/

September 18, 2013

DEX408T – Global Hit

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 2:30 pm

 

No Conversions, No Compromise

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The DEX408T was launched earlier this year to a feverishly expectant crowd of dedicated Team Durango 1/8 scale racing fans.

This thoroughbred 1/8 electric Truggy was custom designed to bring the already famous precision engineered quality of Team Durango to an even wider audience of serious racers. Upon the release of the DEX408T kit, hobby retailers all over the globe were swamped with requests regarding the latest Team Durango off-road offering.

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Team Durango off-road racing star Ryan Lutz was quick to prove that the DEX408T is a race winning machine, with his recently crowned ROAR National title in the USA. Ryan piloted his DEX408T to an overall win in 1/8 Eletric Truggy and cemented the platform as yet another Team Durango success.

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With the newest Team Durango race kit making fast pace on tracks all over the globe, it wasn’t long before other areas of the RC community started to recognise the awesome handling and strength of this 1/8 scale Electric ROAR Championship winning beast. Fans of fast and strong Truggy vehicles have adopted the DEX408T as the perfect tool for some off-track RC action too!

We recently found an exciting film created by Extreme Rc Bashing over on YouTube. Watch the DEX408T perform amazingly in an unusual setting, click here now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwJqcXlET5U

As always, we are inspired to see all the great footage and photos of a Team Durango vehicle. It has been really exciting to watch some of the track testing films created by dedicated Team Durango racers who are loving the power and poise of the DEX408T Truggy.

We really enjoyed seeing barny578 taking his Truggy out for the first test session in this film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlBBK57LlOE

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With the Ryan Lutz achieving world-class racing results and the wider RC community embracing the qualities of a precision designed electric Truggy, we are certain that the DEX408T will continue to show the world that Team Durango are ‘Serious About Racing’

Learn more about the 2013 ROAR National winning DEX408T now. Click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex408t/

Follow all the Team Durango action over on Twitter – Follow @teamdurango now!

Watch more Team Durango films on TDTV. Click here: http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

June 27, 2013

DEX408T Now In Stock – The Future Is Here

Filed under: New Products,News — Tags: , — Team Durango @ 10:06 am

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The DEX408T is now in stock here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex408t/

This precision designed 8th scale electric Truggy is set to define this exciting racing class from the second it hits your local track. If you are ‘Serious About Racing’ the DEX408T is the Truggy for you, no compromise!

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June 14, 2013

DEX408T kit Page Goes Live

Filed under: New Products,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 11:16 am

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The DEX408T – No Compromises

We are very excited to share the news of the launch of our dedicated DEX408T kit page with you all! This is your chance to get up close and personal with the Team Durango vehicle that is set to define the 8th scale electric Truggy class.

With extensive hands-on Pro driver development from the likes of 8th scale racing legend Ryan Lutz, the DEX408T is going to be tearing up race tracks all over the world very soon.

View our brand new kit page now, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex408t/

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See the upcoming race results of the DEX408T as the news breaks, follow us over on Twitter – @teamdurango

Watch cool new product videos over at TDTV, click here now: http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

May 7, 2013

Fast Facts – 5 Things To Watch Out For This Summer

Filed under: New Products,News — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 3:52 pm

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We return for our next installment of our very popular Fast Facts. Five new items, five exciting facts.

This article will give you some exclusive guidance as to what Team Durango action to watch out for this summer. For those who inhabit the Southern hemisphere, well, watch out for these during your winter season. No matter the season, or which part of the world you are in, Team Durango remain ‘Serious About Racing’.

  1. The record breaking DETC410. Hotter than a hot potato and sure to be a welcome addition for all serious Touring Car racers out there.
  2. The formidable DEX408T. A Truggy that will revolutionise electric 8th scale competition racing.
  3. Team Durango pro team drivers. They have big plans this year and are already off to a fast start. Keep your eyes on the upcoming 10th scale buggy European Championships and World Championships.
  4. The release of another new Team Durango platform that will make history as fast as it laps your local race track. What could this be? You will not be disappointed.
  5. The development of our Team Durango International network. We have only just started when it comes to bringing the globe together under one unified racing banner. If we are yet to touch down in your country, then we promise we are on the way this year. Represent where you are from by sending us a picture of your Team Durango vehicles to halloffame@team-durango.com

Stay very close to all the Team Durango news this year by following us over on Twitter – Follow @teamdurango

Explore the very best pro team driver set-up tips, click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

Do you want to own and race the hotly anticipated DETC410 Touring Car? Let us know at support@team-durango.com

April 29, 2013

DEX408T – Super Size Me

Filed under: New Products,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 2:45 pm

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With the upcoming release of our 8th scale electric Truggy platform, the DEX408T, what better time to explore the exciting realms of super-sized 8th scale Team Durango action. Who will enjoy racing the truck? what are they key features of this awesome fully grown race machine, and how can you be the first to own the DEX408T?

The unique thing about the new DEX408T is that it is far from an optimistic afterthought. It is a giant leap further forwards than a conversion kit for a previously nitro powered Truggy to become electrically juiced. The DEX408T is a specialist design. Engineered from the ground up as a world-class 8th scale electric Truggy that needs nothing nitro related to build and race. Sharing a large percentage of structural DNA with its buggy sibling, the DEX408, this Truggy is destined for the winners circle.

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We recently received a very exciting package here at TDHQ. The first ever DEX408T arrived for us to build. Straight from our manufacturing department, straight to our hands…and now straight to your eyes.

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The first ever DEX408T full production Truggy - Exclusive Team Durango unboxing

Ryan Lutz is a Team Durango racer who is no stranger to large-scale vehicles. He is already a multiple champion of 8th scale buggy and truck classes in the nitro powered class. We have no doubt that Ryan will be really looking forward to taking advantage of quickly growing 8th scale electric Truggy scene. He frequently wins high profile race meetings in the USA, and is well known for his amazing track skills racing the larger scale RC vehicles.

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Ryan Lutz will surely find 8th scale electric Truggy racing just as fast and exciting as he does the other classes that he races for Team Durango

The DEX408T is sure to be a hit with racers who are looking for all the thrills and spills of Truggy racing, with our famous Team Durango build quality and tune-ability straight from the kit box. Equipped with a collection of features that will allow for maximum performance from a large scale brushless power source, the DEX408T is built for refined racing action in the toughest environments.

Check out just a hand full of the high specification features that we have included on the DEX408T kit:

  • Specially designed 6061-T6 aluminium hard coated chassis plate with dual stick pack battery layout
  • New composite cross shafts and inserts giving an enormous weight saving to rotational mass
  • 95% of kit parts are directly transferable from the DEX408
  • Composite heavy duty spur gear for reduced wear rate and vastly improved acceleration over steel spur gears
  • DPC Front caster blocks for an increase in neutral handling qualities.
  • New high down force super flexible wing.
  • Composite moulded spur gear cover and ESC/PT mount
  • Heavy-duty machined alloy suspension hangers
  • Front and rear machined aluminium bulkheads
  • 15mm Big Bore shocks.
  • Moulded rubber drive boots and splash-guards
  • Low COG aluminium motor mount.
  • Fully ball-raced hub and steering assembly
  • Multiple shock position tuning holes on front and rear towers
  • Aluminium shock caps all round
  • Aluminium wheel hex nuts all round
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Team Durango world famous styling with durability to withstand the very highest level of 8th scale competition

If you are a discerning Team Durango fan, 8th scale Truggy nut and general off-road competition fanatic, the DEX408T has everything for you. Transforming nitro vehicles to electric powered race cars is definitely a thing of the past. Team Durango are very proud to bring you the answer to all your 8th scale racing dreams. The DEX408T is a very serious Truggy.

If you want to be the first to get DEX408T information as it breaks please send us an email that includes your name and place of origin to support@team-durango.com

To watch the official un-boxing of the DEX408T, click here now:  http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

Learn more about how Team Durango are always winning, click here to enter the world of precision racing: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

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