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October 6, 2015

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

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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.

Watch the latest Team Tech Tips video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5xfdVgpDEQ

Learn more about the world of Team Durango, including all the latest Team Driver tricks and tips: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango 

Join Jason for his other technical guides here now: https://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

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

October 5, 2015

DNX8 Victory – Novotny Nitro Form

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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.

Learn why the DNX8 was able to put Kaja straight on the podium here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Connect with Kaja and other TD racers in your region here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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

 

September 28, 2015

DNX8 & DEX8 Take Czech National Double Podium

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Final Round Double For TD Super-Racer

2015 Czech 1/8 E-Buggy Nationals – 1ST – Overall season champion – Kaja Novotny – DEX8

2015 Czech 1/8 Nitro Nationals – 2ND – Overall vice season champion – Kaja Novotny – DNX8

Having already secured the 2015 1/8 E-Buggy Czech National Championship, Kaja Novotny has returned from the final round of the season with a third overall in the Nitro class, securing a double podium place championship conclusion for Team Durango.

Already crowned champion is never a reason for Kaja to slow down in E-Buggy, with a perfect display of racing to win the final round with his DEX8. Double Job, well and truly done.

With 2015 being Kaja’s first Nitro racing season, whilst also being the first full race season for the all-new DNX8 Buggy, Kaja was really happy to secure the vice National Championship position.

This result further cements Kaja’s on-going dominance of the Czech domestic racing scene, with championship wins in 2WD and 4WD 1/10 Buggy and 1/8 E-Buggy already bagged.

A great conclusion to a very successful National season for Kaja and his father Karel.

We send our sincere thanks to Team Novotny and wish them well during the winter racing schedule ahead.

Learn why the DNX8 put Kaja on the podium again now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Connect with Kaja and other TD racers in your region now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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

September 15, 2015

DNX8 Takes Summer Series Podium

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Simonini Takes DNX8 To Podium

Team Durango UK racer, Fabien Simonini, has returned from the recently contested final round of the Deerdale Summer Series with a third place podium spot for the DNX8.

Fabien was very happy to find consistent pace, having spent time working through some new set-up configurations, prior to this closing round of the popular Nottinghamshire-based race series.

The DNX8 continues to bring podium place race pace on a wide variation of track surfaces and environments.

We send our thanks and congratulations to Fabien for a solid performance. Stay tuned for an exclusive look at Fabien’s podium place set-up very shortly.

Explore why Fabien is able to hit the podium when the competition is hot:  http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Find your DNX8 race machine at your local dealer now:  http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Get connected with Fabien and other TD racers near you now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

September 8, 2015

DNX8 Takes Open Challenge Podium

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Novotny Continues Powerful Performances

Czech Team Durango race star, Kaja Novotny, recently attended the eighth round of the Open Challenge Series, racing his DNX8 Nitro Buggy to a solid third place podium finish.

Kaja was keen to again attack the Mlada Boleslav race track, knowing his recent hard work with this race class would prove valuable, in readiness for the dirt-based race surface.

Qualifying third in the ‘A’ Main final, Kaja piloted the DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy to a solid third place finish, proving the consistency of the car when the pace demands clean laps.

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The DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy – Fresh from another podium place finish

Kaja was quick to share news that he continues to find his DNX8 very easy to tune when the conditions change, allowing him to dedicate more time to learning the fastest racing lines for each track.

We send our sincere congratulations to Kaja and his father Karel, for another solid result.

Learn how you can pilot the race-proven DNX8 to the podium now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/ 

Explore the TD dealer network easily here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Connect with Kaja and other Team Durango racers near you here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango/

 

 

 

September 1, 2015

DEX8 is 2015 Czech National Champion

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Novotny is 2015 National Champion – DEX8 is King

Czech 1/8 National Series E-Buggy – Round 3 – 1ST & TQ – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX8

Czech 1/8 National Series – Round 3 – Nitro Buggy – 2ND – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DNX8

The third round of the Czech 1/8 National Series was concluded last weekend, with Team Durango super-racer Kaja Novotny taking the round win with his DEX8, securing the National season E-Buggy title with the final round still to race!

Kaja was really happy to race his DEX8 straight to the win. repeating his performance in E-Buggy from the two previous rounds. Kaja also raced in the 1/8 Nitro Buggy class, taking second place overall with the DNX8.

With the each driver registering their best three results of four races during the National season, Kaja has already secured the overall 2015 National Championship win for Team Durango.

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Multi-podium round three finish – 2015 E-Buggy Championship win

Kaja was quick to share that he has found the DEX8 to be extremely easy to drive during the last few months of fast-paced competition. Durability and easy tuning have allowed Kaja to focus on fast laps at every race.

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DNX8 Podium Finish

We send our sincere congratulations to Kaja and his father Karel for a great Czech National E-Buggy Win.

We look forward to seeing Kaja conclude the season at Horni Jelení very soon.

Learn how you can win with the DEX8 now:  http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Explore why the DNX8 continues to win all over the globe here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

Connect with Kaja and other TD racers in your region here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

July 28, 2015

Triple National Win – Novotny Podium Lock-Out

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Kaja Stays Cool For Triple Victory

Czech National – Second Round – 1ST Place & TQ 2WD Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX210v2

Czech National – Second Round – 1ST Place & TQ 4WD Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX410v4

Czech National – Second Round – 1ST Place & TQ 4WD 1/8 E-Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DEX8

Czech National – Second Round – 3RD Place – 4WD Nitro Buggy – Kaja Novotny – Team Durango DNX8

Czech Team Durango super-racer, Kaja Novotny, has concluded the second round of the Czech National series with a triple TQ and first place finish for Team Durango, adding a third place in Nitro Buggy to complete a great weekend of racing.

Kaja was quick to master the Velke Opatovice Astroturf track surface, racing all three electric classes on the first day of this dual event.

Flying to a triple first place and triple TQ, Kaja dominated the competitive field, as he picked-off each top spot position in the hot conditions.

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Kaja enjoys a trip to the top step three times in one day

The second day saw Kaja race the Nitro competition, running the all-new DNX8, against the regions fastest pilots.

Kaja was very pleased to take a third place finish to conclude a weekend of racing that once again proves his formidable ability across multiple race classes.

Quick to give praise to his father and full-time mechanic, Karel Novotny, Kaja commented that his Team Durango race machines performed perfectly, lap after lap.

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Podium Pace – The DNX8 continues to secure trophy-winning positions all over the globe

We send our thanks and huge congratulations to the Novotny family for another solid performance in the Czech Republic.

Explore why Kaja continues to secure multiple podium wins for Team Durango here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Drive your way to faster results now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Learn how the DEX8 can make you faster at your local track here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

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

Join Kaja and the global TD driver network easily now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

 

DNX8 Takes Podium – Amezcua Nitro Success

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New Track – Solid Pace – DNX8 Takes Second

Dialled In RC Raceway Inaugural Race Meeting – Second Place Overall in the Dash-for-Cash Event – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango DNX8 

Team Durango racer and North American Field Consultant, Travis Amezcua, has returned from his first trip to the newly built Dialled In RC Raceway, which is located in Victorville, Ca, with a podium finish for his DNX8.

Travis was excited to race this venue’s first full-scale meeting, piloting his Team Durango race machine to a second place finish in Pro Nitro Buggy.

Quick to find track pace with the all-new DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy, Travis battled the Dash-for-Cash format, sinking some fast runs during the Friday open practice.

Saturday saw Travis hit qualifying with his DNX8 running perfectly, providing him with solid three leg ‘A’ Main performance to take second spot overall.

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Fresh from success – The DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy

The venue was happy to host their opening race meeting to a busy crowd of local drivers, with further club racing events planned over the coming months as the racers settle into their new home.

We send our thanks and congratulations to Travis for a great performance with the DNX8.

Learn why the all-new Team Durango Nitro Buggy will make you faster in the pits, then faster on the track: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

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

Ask Travis a question about vehicle set-up and driving skills: travis@team-durango.com

July 13, 2015

Travis Amezcua – Ride Height Basics – Tutorial

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Hot new tips from the Team Durango super-racer, Travis Amezcua

In the latest instalment of our exciting Team Tech Tips tuning series, hosted by our Field Consultant for North America, Travis Amezcua, we take a closer look at vehicle ride height.

Travis shares some useful hints on how to gain a fast and easily adjusted tuning advantage when the track conditions are difficult. Using his DEX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy as an example, Travis shows you how to get the perfect ride height adjustments, time after time.

Over to Travis for his valuable insights:

This week I will cover the effects of ride height. Ride height is best explained as the height of the chassis in relation to the ground.

You should always set your ride height when your car is race-ready. Electronics or Engine and Battery Cells installed.

First up, how to check the ride height you are currently running.

  • You will want to use a flat surface/set-up board.
  • There are many different ride height gauges out there you can use. Stick to using the same gauge as consistency is key when taking measurements.
  • When your car is race-ready, lift the car about 6-8 inches from the ground. Then drop the car onto the flat surface/setup board.
  • Take your ride height gauge and slide it under the chassis. This will tell you what the ride height of your car is at from the ground to the bottom of the chassis.

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Position your chosen ride height gauge in the center of your Chassis Plate, underneath the front Diff 

 Now to look at making adjustments and what you can expect to see from your tuning efforts:

  • Rotating your Shock Collars will increase your ride height in one direction, then decrease your ride height when rotated the opposite way.
  • Adjusting the ride height is a quick tuning option for your car. This simple adjustment can really change the way your car is handling on the track and can have you ‘dialled’ back into the changing race conditions quickly.
  • For most cars, you will want the front and rear ride height to be within a few mm from each other, or ‘equalized’, as we say at Team Durango.
  • Make sure that the adjustment is equal from side to side on the Shock Collars. You can easily check each ‘quarter’ of the ride height setting by putting your gauge in the four corners of the Chassis Plate.

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Now we know how easy it is to make the actual ride height adjustments, and also measure them, lets understand what we can expect to happen when we increase, or decrease our vehicle ride height:

  • Generally speaking a lower ride height will have less traction, and will be less prone to traction rolling.
  • A higher ride height will produce more traction but also want to traction roll easier.
  • With a higher ride height your car will also land the jumps and handle those bumpy tracks a lot better. Again this will depend on the surface that you’re running on.

Some settings to consider:

Front lower than Rear

  • Increases weight transfer to the front off power.
  • Increases steering.
  • It will also make the car want to jump more nose down.

Front higher than rear

  • More rear traction on power
  • Decreases steering.
  • Will make the car jump more nose up

Always keep in mind that no matter how often you tune a setting on your vehicle, you should keep a starting set-up noted on your Team Durango set-up sheet. This will allow you to easily return the car back to the settings you started out with, without forgetting valuable measurements and values.

You can also see our colleague, Jason Ametrine, creating custom ride height settings with his DEX210v2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKTfEGZom4Q

Stay tuned for the next Travis Amezcua Team Tech Tips article very soon.

Explore the DEX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Join the global team easily here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find a local dealer: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Contact Travis directly here: travis@team-durango.com

 

TD Germany Take Team Title

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Victory! – Team Durango Germany Win Intense Battle

German team drivers have recently returned from the exciting ‘Nitro Meets Electric’ race event at the Rasenracer track with an overall team win for Team Durango.

This unusual race meeting pitted teams of four drivers against each other across two classes, mixing Nitro and Electric 1/8 vehicles into one exhilarating race.

Julian Heitjan, Giuseppe Pulicano, Maximilian Petzold and Chris Kammann, enjoyed fast and consistent track performances from the DEX8 and the DNX8, making easy work of the high-grip Astroturf track surface.

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The four hour race gave drivers 30 minutes of Nitro racing, with a switch to Electric, then back to Nitro every half-an-hour.

At the end of this unique battle, Team Durango Germany hit the top podium spot for this team event, bringing home the DEX8 and the DNX8 with the winners honours again.

We send our sincere congratulations and thanks to our German colleagues. Great performance under high-pressure circumstances.

Check out why the team trust the DNX8 when the action is intense: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/ 

Get more information on the race-winning DEX8 here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

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