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October 22, 2014

DNX8 & DNX408T – Double Victory at Byron Fuels Challenge

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , , — Stuart @ 8:09 am


Double Nitro Victory For Lutz

Ryan Lutz has concluded the 2014 Byron Fuels Heartlands Challenge by taking the first place overall finish in both nitro Buggy and Truggy.

Ryan was very happy to pilot his DNX8 Buggy to the win, also taking an early TQ run in the first round of qualifying in both classes. The Hobbytown Hobbyplex facility presented the field with an awesome track surface, guaranteeing some exciting action.

With the competition battling for supremacy, Ryan stayed cool under pressure from Cody King to push to a double Win for Team Durango.


We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Ryan for a great performance. The DNX8 prototype continues to perform very well during the final stages of race pace testing.

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August 11, 2014

Lutz & DNX8 Prototype Victory


Ryan Lutz – DNX8 Prototype Victory

Team Durango USA super star, Ryan Lutz, has just returned from the 2014 Battle of the Sikest race meeting with a victory for the DNX8 Nitro Buggy Prototype.

Ryan was very excited to secure the winning spot, and overall TQ, in the Nitro Pro Buggy class. He then went on to also take the second overall podium spot in Nitro Pro Truggy, with the DNX408T.

The event was hosted by Thunder Alley Raceway, Beaumont, California. With a very strong field of US racing stars for Ryan to battle in an exciting weekend of fast-paced off-road track action. Ryan took leg one and three of the Nitro Pro Buggy ‘A’ Main, shaking off stiff competition from the likes of Drake and King on his way to victory.


The Nitro Pro Truggy class gave Ryan a chance to show that the DNX408T is ready for winning action. His podium finish performance included a really cool drift show for the watching crowds, just to spice up the racing even further!

We send our congratulations to Ryan for another awesome performance over at Thunder Alley.

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July 28, 2014

Lutz Win & Podium – 2014 Futaba/O.S Nitro Challenge


 Ryan Lutz & Team Durango Win 

Team Durango Pro racer, Ryan Lutz, has just returned from the 2014 Futaba/O.S Nitro Challenge with a victory for his DEX408v2 and a podium place finish in nitro Buggy.

Held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the mega-popular Dirtburners RC venue, this year’s installment of this annual clash of the fastest off-road stars the scene has to offer, was action-packed from start to finish.

Ryan dominated qualifying in the 1/8 E-Buggy class, racing his DEX408v2 to a first place finish and overall TQ place. Ryan was able to win the first two legs of the prestigious ‘A’ Main finals, claiming the top spot well before proceedings had concluded for the rest of the field.

In the fiercely competitive 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy class, Ryan put together some really solid qualifying runs. He was able to secure third place overall for Team Durango in the ‘A’ Main finals.

With a fourth overall for Ryan and his DNX408T in the Pro Truck class, the weekend of exciting dirt track racing was concluded with a very strong overall performance from the man who is often known as ‘The Lutzinator’.


The DNX408T of Ryan Lutz – Cooling down in the pits at the 2014 Futaba/O.S Challenge

We send our congratulations and sincere thanks to Ryan for a great performance in Missouri last weekend.

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June 23, 2014

Lutz Takes Double ROAR Podium

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Prototype testing,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 8:27 am


Double Podium – Team Durango – ROAR Nats 2014

2014 ROAR National Nitro Buggy – Ryan Lutz – 3rd overall – DNX8 Prototype

2014 ROAR Nationals Nitro Truggy – Ryan Lutz – 3rd overall – DNX408T

US Team Durango super-racer Ryan Lutz has concluded an action-packed weekend of high profile nitro racing with a double third overall at the 2014 ROAR National in Austin, Texas.

Ryan was very happy to convert his fast paced day one performance, in timed practice, to a podium spot for the DNX8 prototype 1/8 Nitro Buggy, against arguably the fastest racers the class has to offer.

With Ryan actively testing the upcoming Team Durango platform over the last few months, with a solid performance in the UK at the Neo race, the US Pro driver was happy to test the pace of his prototype against a star-studded field.


With the Texas heat and humidity giving the racers more than the dusty track to contend with, Ryan was able to fly to an overall third place podium finish in the increasingly competitive 1/8 Nitro Truggy class. Ryan piloted his DNX408T through the field, stating that his Truggy felt ‘safe and easy to drive’ throughout the competition.


We send our sincere congratulations  and thanks to Ryan for a great performance. The race-pace testing of the DNX8 prototype continues to keep us focused on creating an awesome new product.

We also send thanks and admiration to Team Durango Pro racer Travis Amezcua, who not only pitted for Ryan during the ROAR Nats event, but as Ryan stated during press interviews, was fundamental in helping Ryan stay sharp and focused during the hectic three day race schedule.

Thanks must go to our friends at REDRC for their wonderful event coverage and photographs.

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June 9, 2014

Lutz Takes DEX408v2 To Podium At AMS 5.0

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , — Stuart @ 9:25 am


Team Durango Pro racing star Ryan Lutz has returned from the AMS 5.0 off-road event in Alabama with a great podium finish for his DEX408v2.

The annual Alabama Manufacturers Shootout drew a huge crowd of racers, with 586 drivers battling for supremacy on the fast paced indoor dirt track. Ryan was able to fly to a second place finish in 1/8 scale E Buggy, securing another high-profile podium place for the DEX408v2 during 2014. Ryan was also happy to secure a fourth place overall for the DNX8 Nitro prototype, as he continues his race-pace testing of the hotly anticipated new Buggy.

With the 1/8 scale racing season in full-swing over in the USA, we are really excited to see how Ryan can continue to develop his success with multiple Team Durango platforms.

Ryan was happy to report that his recently hectic racing schedule will be punctuated by a much-needed trip back home to see his family. This man puts some serious air miles in for his profession.

We send our sincere thanks to Ryan for another great performance with Team Durango products.

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June 4, 2014

Ryan Lutz – Multi-Class Podium and Nitro TQ

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,New Products,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 11:59 am


 Team Durango super-racer Ryan Lutz has just returned from the SWorkz Challenge in Arizona with an overall first in 1/8 E Buggy, second in Nitro Truggy and TQ in Nitro Buggy!

The Silver Dollar Raceway hosted this multi-class event that attracted some of the regions fastest 1/8 scale racers. Ryan was able to keep his cool in the hot and dusty spring conditions to bring home his DEX408v2 in first place. He then added a hard-fought second overall in Nitro Truggy with his DNX408T, before shaking the venue up in Nitro Buggy by placing the new DNX8 prototype in overall TQ place.


Ryan is already well known for his awesome multi-class racing ability and we are really proud to see him take three of our racing platforms to the very top once again.

Congratulations Ryan from all of us here at TDHQ.

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July 3, 2013

Ryan Lutz Brings Home Multiple Podiums – AMS 4.0

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , — Stuart @ 9:42 am


Team Durango off-road super star Ryan Lutz has returned from the fourth annual Alabama Manufacturers Shootout with a collection of trophies to add to his already substantial collection.

Ryan visited the Cullman, Alabama race meeting to do battle with over 500 racers. Competing in four racing classes, Ryan was delighted to return with a first overall in 4WD Short Course with his DESC410v2 truck.

As always, Ryan was not content with taking one podium place for Team Durango. He also piloted his DEX408 to a second place overall in the 8th scale electric buggy class!

Ryan then went on to crown his already great racing achievements with a second overall in the nitro 8th scale buggy class with his DNX408v2, and a fourth overall in the exciting 8th scale nitro Truggy class with his DNX408T!

This is how Ryan stamped his mark on qualifying across all classes:

Ryan qualified in the following positions:

1st – 4WD Short Course – DESC410v2

1st – Electric 8th Buggy – DEX408

2nd – Nitro 8th Buggy – DNX408v2

4th – Nitro 8th Truggy – DNX408T

Ryan finished in the following positions:

1st – 4WD Short Course – DESC410v2

2nd – Electric 8th Buggy – DEX408

2nd – Nitro 8th Buggy – DNX408v2

4th – Nitro 8th Truggy – DNX408T

We send our congratulations to Ryan for yet another solid performance with Team Durango. With the upcoming 10th scale World Championships taking place right in Ryans back yard, we cannot wait to watch Ryan take Team Durango straight to the winners circle.

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May 8, 2013

Ryan Lutz Is TQ King – Another Clean Sweep Of Top Qualifying For Team Durango

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 8:52 am


Still flying from his recent clean sweep of all TQ positions at the Silver State Nitro Challenge, Team Durango super racer Ryan Lutz has repeated his history making performance at the recently contested Asian Fever event in Taiwan. Ryan was to return with a top qualifier status in every class raced!

Ryan is no stranger to high profile off-road race meetings with a trophy cabinet that would make most racers green with envy and glow with admiration. Ryan piloted his DNX408T, DNX408 and DEX408 vehicles to a solid clean sweep of all fastest qualifying postions at this extremely popular 8th scale race meeting. He then went on to achieve an overall first place in electric pro buggy. Ryan added an impressive second overall in the 8th scale truck class to complete his event in true Team Durango style.

Ryan has recently collected a total of seven class TQ positions across two race meetings and is clearly a real TQ King!

Team Durango congratulate Ryan for another awesome performance. His ability on the track is world-class, this only adds to his super professional racing mentality and humble personality to create a racer who should bring inspiration to us all.

Ryan Lutz is ‘Serious About Racing’

He continues to dominate his domestic racing calendar in the USA whilst bringing Team Durango fans exactly what they love across the globe… world-class race wins.

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April 24, 2013

Ryan Lutz – Team Durango History Maker

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Stuart @ 12:54 pm


Ryan Lutz recently made Team Durango history by returning from the Silver State Nitro Challenge with no less that five top qualifier results. Ryan TQ’d every class…you read correctly, every class. This is a feat that not only deserves some very respectful recognition, but also can not be argued with. There is no doubt that Ryan is at the very top of off-road RC competition.

His already amazing results were further crowned by him winning the Short Course class with his DESC410v2 and also winning the 8th scale Nitro Truggy class with the DNX408T. Team Durango super racers never do things by half.


The attached images are our way of thanking Ryan. We do not just thank him for his wonderful racing performance, but we also share our gratitude for his professional attitude, his tireless enthusiasm and with no exception, his humble ability to inspire us all.

Ryan Lutz is very ‘Serious About Racing’

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April 23, 2013

DETC410 – From The Shadows To The Podium In The Hands Of Harper – Records Get Smashed


Team Durango Touring Car star Elliott Harper has given the DETC410 the strongest debut possible with a record breaking outing at the recently contested BTCC. The high profile race meeting at Cotswold RC track was attended by some of the classes fastest UK based racers. Elliot was early to set a blistering pace, a pace that proved impossible for his rivals to catch.

The DETC410 was set to provide Elliott with the perfect platform to TQ every round of qualifying and smash his previously held track record at the venue. Elliott was to post the fastest lap ever at the Cotswold’s track. The DETC410 pulled away from all other manufacturers to begin its domination of an event that is unofficially, but widely regarded as, a warm-up to the soon to be raced National Touring Car Series.

The DETC410 broke two long-standing track records and was not knocked from top position during the whole event. Elliott was unfortunate to clip a stone during one of his record laps, which resulted in his car flipping and breaking a top deck due to a heavy collision with a track-side obstacle. Elliott and the DETC410 shook of this crash and went on to pull away a further half a lap lead from the chasing field of pro drivers!

Elliott was to conclude the DETC410’s premier by winning both A final legs to be crowned overall winner.

The pit lane was alive with whispers and excited conversations. The DETC410 had landed, and Elliott Harper had shown his rivals how serious Team Durango really are about their entry to this hotly contested racing class.

With rival manufacturers also fielding their own new platforms, the DETC410 was clearly in very safe hands as Elliott Harper piloted this precision engineered race machine from the realms of Touring Car enthusiasts fantasy straight to the winners podium.

The final results looked like this:

1ST- Elliott Harper – Team Durango DETC410

2ND – Chris Grainger – Schumacher MI5

3RD – Olly Jeffries – Team Associated TC6.1

Elliott shared these inspiring words with us straight after his pleasing win – ” The First full race meeting for the DETC410 went exceptionally well, and the early pace is extremely encouraging. Development is racing forwards at the moment and the ‘race pace’ can only get better! It is great to know that the DETC410 is already a class leading performer” Elliott Harper – Team Durango

We congratulate Elliott on a truly awesome display of driving,and join our International drivers network in sharing our excitement for the upcoming months of racing.

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