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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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October 7, 2013

Ryan Lutz TQ At Southern Nationals

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 3:06 pm


Team Durango off-road star Ryan Lutz was hot off his top ten finish at the IFMAR 1/10 Electric World Championships last weekend with a double podium finish at the 2013 Southern Nationals.

The annual south regional event of the national series was held in Monroe near L.A, and attracted the very best racers from the southern states of the USA. Ryan showed his awesome form in 1/8 Electric buggy with an overall TQ and second place finish. He added to this with a solid second overall in 1/8 Nitro buggy.

Ryan reported that his DEX408 was extremely well suited to the dirt track environment in electric 1/8 Buggy. The event saw over 300 racers battling for the winners honours across 12 categories with a Pro class being staged alongside the popular open classes.

We send our congratulations to Ryan who has once again shown his world-class versatility. Last week a 1/10 Electric World Championship top ten finish, this week a domestic Nationals multiple podium!

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August 27, 2013

Lutz Takes Podium At Neo 13

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , — Stuart @ 2:06 pm


The DEX408 Takes Second

Team Durango off-road racer Ryan Lutz has returned from last weekend’s 13th annual Neo Race in the UK with a second overall in the electric buggy class. Ryan piloted his DEX408 straight to the podium as he also competed with his DNX408v2 in the nitro buggy class.

Racing two classes during one high-profile event is never easy but Ryan is a true master of multiple-class off-road racing. Fresh from his podium positions at the recently contested ROAR Nationals, Ryan was keen to stamp his mark on the ever popular Neo Race winner’s roster.

We would like to send our congratulations to Ryan for his electric buggy podium position that saw him battle the very cream of 1/8 electric buggy drivers at the Harper Adams custom designed track.

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July 11, 2013

European Championship Coverage – RC Racing TV Gets Serious


We are delighted to share the exciting news about our recent collaboration with RC Racing TV. Team Durango are very proud to be working in direct partnership with the dedicated team over at to bring you unrivaled live stream footage of the 2013 European Championship events in 1/8 Nitro Rally X, 1/10 Electric Off-Road and 1/10 Electric Track Touring Car!

Alongside several other world recognised brands from the RC world and beyond, Team Durango will be supporting motorsport legend Mr Nick Daman and his wonderful team of broadcasters to bring you all the action as it happens.

With 1/8 scale Nitro Rally X up first, you will find fast paced action from our very own Pro team drivers Jörn Neumann and Hupo Hönigl as they battle for Euro honors against some of the fastest drivers to grace this exciting race class. Also present, and fighting for a return to the European Championship podiums, is our very own Team Durango UK staff member Chris Doughty.

The stage is set for an awesome event. Be sure to add the following dates to your calender so you can log on and catch every event live!

EFRA – 8th IC Buggy European Championship–Reims–France:-­‐10th to 13th July 2013

EFRA -10th 2WD Electric Buggy European Championship–Valladolid–Spain:-­‐15th to 17th Jul y2013

EFRA – 10th 4WD Electric Buggy European Championship–Valladolid–Spain:-­‐18th to 20th July 2013

EFRA – 10th Electric Track European Championship–Torres Novas–Portugal:-­‐1st to 4th August 2013

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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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May 1, 2013

Win Signed Pro Team Driver Items Now – Free To Enter Competition


Here at Team Durango we feel it is about time that we turned up the power! We are always really keen to share our achievements and successes with you all. As we always say, you are the reason we are here.

So, with a view to once again bringing you the most exciting and inspirational opportunities, we present a brand new competition. Free to enter, open to all, and definitely one not to be missed. If you are a fan of Team Durango, then this is a truly unique chance to own the items actually used by of our team racers. Many of these items have been used to race at some of the scenes most prestigious off-road meetings.

Our first super exclusive team driver give-away is a real corker.


The actual chassis used to TQ the famous Worksop Players event last year - Chris Doughty - Team Durango DEX210

Above is the image of the actual chassis used by our resident European Champion Chris Doughty to TQ the prestigious Worksop Master in the UK last year. Complete with Doughty livery AND signature, this chassis has all the scars and battle wounds of a pro driver ride. Chris is synonymous with high profile race wins,and you can win this chassis to start your collection of Team Durango historical memorabilia. We suggest that this chassis is so rare that you do not enter to win and use this item. If you win then hang it in your pit room, share it with your club mates, and enjoy a wonderful piece of Team Durango history.

This chassis is well worn testimony to just how hard our pro racers drive to become the fastest racers in the world.

To be in with a chance of winning this true one-off item, complete the following sentence and email your answers to

“I love Team Durango because………………”

All entries will be added to a very special prize draw, and we will post our favourite messages and testimonials here over the next week for all of you to enjoy. Tell us why the brand that are ‘Serious About Racing’ means so much to you?


This is the actual chassis you will win, getting air during the famous TQ run at the Worksop Players - Win it now!

Share with the world why we are the race team that make history, every time we touch the track.

Competition entries will be counted and drawn on Friday the 17th of May – Please include your name and postal address with your completed sentence.

We can not wait to read your responses.

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April 26, 2013

Hall Of Fame – Join The Fastest Growing Club In RC Now


We are again very excited to share with you a selection of our favourite Hall Of Fame entries. The list of loyal Team Durango fans just keeps growing, and we are very happy to announce that the time is soon to come where we begin to publish every single name we have received on our website. This list will constantly grow and evolve. It will be part of our history forever.


A long time supporter of everything Team Durango - Jason Amertrine is a die-hard fan

From our 10th scale world-class DEX410v3 platform to our dirt blasting DESC410v2, we are receiving a wide range of fan images. The DNX408 is also always popular. From nitro to electric, grass track to clay jumps, Team Durango fans are representing to the fullest, all over the globe.


We love the fleet images. Matching race livery looks so 'Serious About Racing'

We are always inspired by the messages we receive that explain that many of you are the proud owners of several Team Durango cars. We spoke with a dedicated Team Durango racer by the name of Mickael Droistrich from Norway recently who owns every car we have ever produced! What an amazing thing to learn. These stories are what keep us moving forwards folks.


Our patented Hybrid Technology gearbox makes the DEX210 such a popular choice, in many many flavours

Are you famous yet?

If you would like to join the Team Durango Hall Of Fame and become part of our rich racing history, just email us a picture of your vehicles and please include your name. Email to

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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 22, 2013

Team Durango Make History – Ryan Lutz TQ Of Every Class At Silver State Nitro Challenge

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , , , — Stuart @ 8:23 am


Team Durango International super star racer Ryan Lutz has stamped his mark in off-road history. Ryan has achieved the amazing position of top qualifier in all classes at the recently contested Silver State Nitro Challenge.

Ryan put together an awesome display of off-road racing skill to take the TQ honors in Pro Buggy, Pro Truggy, Electric 8th Buggy and Pro 4WD Short Course truck!

The Team Durango power house also went on to win Pro Truggy to confirm his regal domination of the racing pace at an event that saw the very strongest competition that the USA has to offer. Ryan battled the likes of Jared Tebo, Ryan Cavalieri, Mike Truhe and Adam Drake to secure the TQ positions, and to set the track pace among such world-class company is no small achievement. To add to this already strong performance, Ryan came second in Electric Buggy and third in Pro Nitro Buggy!

With Team Durango pro drivers beginning to focus on the upcoming World Championship events in 10th scale buggy and 8th scale nitro buggy, it will be Ryan Lutz who will inspire his team mates after such a strong performance.

Team Durango is ‘Serious About Racing’, and Ryan Lutz conveys that philosophy to the world every time he touches a race track.

Our congratulations go to Ryan. We look forward to watching him continue to perform at the very highest level of RC competition.

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April 19, 2013

Off-Road Titans – Team Durango Find Power In Numbers


Team Durango is powered by people. We are always aware that without the hearts and minds of the people who contribute to our ever expanding global phenomenon, we just wouldn’t exist. From the early years of a one man dream, to the world-wide network of dedicated Team Durango staff and racers, it has always been about the people. It will always remain the same for Team Durango.

Every product we create is conceived, designed, tested and manufactured with our end user in mind. We promote that we never want our attention to detail to cease when our loyal fans invest in their Team Durango product. We want you all to feel part of the team every time you race.

Team Durango Owners Club

Team Durango Owners Club - Japan

From the race winning power of our DEX410 4WD buggy platform, to the all inclusive action of our Race Ready RTR vehicles, we strive for a community experience every time we race. It never ceases to amaze us when we discover new and exciting Team Durango fans, each one of you as unique as the cars you create from our precision manufactured platforms.


The man who planted the seed - His dream has gone global - Mr Gerd Strenge AKA Mr Durango

The Team Durango philosophy is represented by thousands of die-hard racing fans all over the world. We are very grateful for all of your support. Our designers are inspired by you, our racers are excited by your passion, we are all motivated by your love of Team Durango.


Team Durango Taiwan

Our goal has always been the same, and will remain so forever. We stay dedicated to the development of fresh ideas. We drive forwards to assist the global racing community in enjoying the highest quality engineered products that money can buy. We continue to build relationships with people who share our passions and help us realise our dreams. Team Durango is fueled by you, or should we say US. One team, world-wide, with thousands of members.

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