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May 1, 2013

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

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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.

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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 support@team-durango.com

“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?

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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.

Learn more about the world-famous DEX210 buggy, click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210/

Read the race report from Chris Doughty’s famous TQ run. Visit our friends over at oOple.com: http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/worksopplayersheadtohead/

April 25, 2013

Fast Facts – 5 Things That Make Team Durango Powerful

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To continue with our Fast Facts articles, today we take a quick look at the things that we consider make Team Durango powerful. Some may think we are powered by battery cells or nitro fuel, the truth is even more interesting!

  1. Our fans – Without every single one of you we would not be here today. You are one of the most important parts of the global Team Durango phenomenon.
  2. Our racers and pro drivers – We are fueled by the amazing race results that you all achieve. You are the reason we create the products that we offer to the world.
  3. Our staff – The people who are dedicated to continually moving Team Durango forwards, every day. Most of you live RC. It is your lifestyle, not just your job.
  4. The media – Without the on-going love and support that we find from independent websites, blogs, forums and news pages, we wouldn’t reach so many people with the products we create.
  5. The RC community – This means everybody, and some may argue that this has been covered in the other four points? We are refering to the thousands of people all over the world who work tirelessly to make RC racing what it is. Club officials, track owners, hobby store staff, distributors of products, designers, writers, artists, marshals, the list could go on for pages. To all of you, we salute your contributions.

Stay tuned for more Fast Facts soon. Racing is not just our passion, it is our profession.

Share your love for Team Durango by following us over on Twitter – @teamdurango

Explore the products that you all contribute to, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

April 19, 2013

Off-Road Titans – Team Durango Find Power In Numbers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Join the ever expanding list of Team Durango fans by sending a picture of your vehicles to halloffame@team-durango.com are you famous yet?

Follow us over on Twitter to here the news first. Follow @teamdurango

Visit our friends at dBoots tyres for the very finest engineered racing rubber, click here: http://www.dboots.com/

Learn more about the products that we share with the world of RC racing, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

If you have a cool and inspiring Team Durango story to share then get in touch with us now. We are always keen to share your experiences with the world. Send your pictures and words to halloffame@team-durango.com

March 11, 2013

Worksop Masters – Nathan Waters Crushes Competition With DEX210

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Team Durango racing stars were ready for the final round of the Worksop Masters series from the second they stepped into the venue. With a close battle in both classes over the proceeding rounds of racing, it was always going to be a closely fought series.

It was off-road fire cracker Nathan Waters who put his DEX210 into TQ position from the second round of qualifying, and then went on to dominate the 2WD class throughout the days racing to take first overall and conclude his series campaign as Masters Champion. Team Durango super racer Craig Collinson followed Nathan closely to take second overall in the series. Not content with the top two finishing spots across this six round series in 2WD, Chris Doughty piloted his DEX210 to a solid fourth overall. The DEX210 brushed off the competition and helped Nathan and his Team Durango team mates to a dominating conclusion of the top five 2WD finishing table.

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Nathan Waters - DEX210 - 1st overall - Worksop Players

Team Durango drivers had been forging a comprehensive collection of 4WD results during the previous rounds of this star-studded race series. The DEX410v3 vehicles of Craig Collinson and Nathan Waters had already made a big impression in previous meetings at the Worksop venue. With the closing stages of this nationally renowned series coming to an action packed conclusion, Craig Collinson was to place his DEX410v3 in fifth overall. Nathan was pipped by Neil Cragg but was again a force to be reckoned with by securing second overall in a field that was as strong as any UK based off-road line-up.

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Chris Doughty -DEX210 -Fourth overall

UK Team Manager, Adam Skelding had these inspiring words to share after the event.

“To have the team perform so well throughout the premier indoor series in the UK was a testament to how well the team work together to get the best out of their cars. I’m especially pleased that Nathan won the 2WD class which is considered the ‘finesse’ class in 10th scale RC, he’s finally got a ‘monkey off his back’ by winning the series against some of the best 2WD drivers in the UK. With Craig and Chris backing him up with 2nd and 4th in the class shows how far the DEX210 has come in a year, and that’s it’s now the car to have indoors” Adam Skelding –Team Durango UK Team Manager

With this prestigious Worksop series now concluded until later this year, it would seem fitting to not just congratulate our team drivers for an awesome display of 10th off-road racing, but also congratulate our friends at Worksop for creating such an enjoyable racing series.

Nathan Waters, Craig Collinson and our resident European Champion Chris Doughty are ‘Serious About Racing’. We feel honored to have them as part of our world-class team.

To explore the scienece behind the race winning DEX210, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210/

To get closer to the buggy that has gained success at every level of off-road competition for many years, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v3/

 

March 6, 2013

Want To Race For Team Durango? – What It Takes To Be Part Of The Team

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What does it really take to race for Team Durango? This is a question that may cross the minds of many racers and RC enthusiasts as they learn more about the winning ways of the brand that is ‘Serious About Racing’. The products we create are often the focus of racers discussions when they are sharing their passion for what Team Durango represent. In this article, we will spend a short but valuable time looking at what Team Durango consider to be THE most important element of who we are and what we create, the people behind the brand.

Our dedicated team of designers, administration staff, technical assistants, conceptual artists, motor sport engineers, project managers and graphics experts are the very heart beat of Team Durango. They contribute hundreds of hours a month to the constant development of our products, whilst also nurturing and growing the ethos of our brand, every member of our staff team understands why Team Durango is ‘Serious About Racing’.

This constant hum of professional activity is always driving towards one definitive moment. The sound of the race control buzzer. The whoosh of the electric motors or the smell of the nitro fuel. Or as it is often called in full scale motor sport racing ‘Go Time’.

At this point, Team Durango put all our hours of hard work and dedication, all our meetings and stock takes, all our conference calls and concept drawings, all our production assessments and sample testing, into the hands of a select few. Team Durango team drivers are the members of our team who share with the world what Team Durango means to us.

From Yorkshire to Nevada, from Sydney to Hamamatsu, Team Durango team drivers compete in a wide selection of racing classes against some of the worlds fastest RC drivers, week in week out.

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Our team drivers are not just dedicated RC racers. Every member of our team is also directly involved with the testing and progressive development of every single Team Durango product. In addition, every driver provides a fundamental link between our engineering staff, designers and advertising agents. This link is a tangible communication of information. Straight from the heat of the racing action to the design table. If a team driver feels a product needs a revision, they can communicate with our research and development staff whilst also consulting with our brand managers and sales teams. Team Durango racers are a critical part of our team, on the track and beyond.

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Becoming a member of the Team Durango team is not just about being fast on the track, although our pro drivers are definitely among the fastest in the world across all classes. Each team member possesses a wide selection of very unique skills that they offer to the rest of the team to assist with our collective development. We are fortunate enough to have many of our team drivers who posses skills in areas of engineering, design, journalism, photography, illustration, business management, website design and many other realms. This allows Team Durango to not just field the strongest racing teams for the events we choose to compete in, but also have access to a diverse range of professional skills away from the track. Racing is not just our passion, it is our profession.

This multi-skilled staff philosophy operates in much the same way as any professional racing manufacturer, regardless of the scale of vehicles they produce. A quick glance across the offices of our UK headquarters would give you a very interesting picture. Our whole team is focused on our products being perfectly equipped for the moment when the racing buzzer sounds. We don’t just make RC cars, we design them from the ground up.

The unique thing that always reminds us of our roots within the world of RC motor sport is when we are in the pits alongside you, our fans. Our team drivers are always welcoming of any comments, suggestions and positive experiences that you choose to share with them. Next time you see a racer wearing the Team Durango livery, at the track or otherwise, stop and say hello. We are always really happy to meet fans of our products, and we are always here to help with any advice or guidance you may need.

Stay tuned for more interesting information that will allow you to learn more about why Team Durango is ‘Serious About Racing’.

Discover the products that our team drivers use to win, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

February 28, 2013

Team Durango At Worksop – Team Drivers Take Top 3 Series Places

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Team Durango team drivers Chris Doughty, Nathan Waters and Ben Cosgrove visited the famed Worksop indoor racing venue near Nottingham in the UK last weekend. The team had their sights clearly set on not just winning, but swinging the manufacturers series position strongly in the favour of Team Durango. With a very high class field of fast racers present, it was going to be a very interesting day.

Both 2WD and 4WD classes were running during this fifth round outing for the competitors of the Schumacher Off-Road Masters. With Team Durango fielding the recently ‘hyper-quick’ Nathan Waters and our resident Euro Champion, Chris Doughty, it was by no means going to be a walk in the park for the likes of Neil Cragg, Danny McGee and Paul Bradby. With Team Durango multi-class star Ben Cosgrove also finding recent pace, the start of 2WD would see a strong contingent of DEX210 vehicles ready for action.

Nathan Waters made his presence widely noted from the buzzer of his round one qualifier. He returned with a TQ finish closely followed by Chris Doughty who raced hard for a second place. The second round of qualifying saw Nathan once again run at TQ pace, taking full advantage of his incredibly well set-up DEX210. Chris returned with a fifth place after a few minor mistakes, which at sub 21 second lap pace can easily drop most drivers a few positions.

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Nathan Waters - The only 16 lap round of the day

Round three was again dominated by Nathan Waters who pushed his DEX210 again to command TQ position from the grasp of the chasing field. Chris returned with a fourth place finish with Ben battling hard in the pack as his DEX210 settled into Worksops challenging track surface. With round four being a strong deja-vu of round one, Nathan came away with yet another TQ pace finish and the only 16 lap round of the day. Chris flew into second place with Ben having a strong final qualifying round to also put him cleanly in the A final. The DEX210 was on form. Team Durango had already posted the two fastest runs of the day so far.

With Worksop only running single leg finals the team knew that every lap  had to really count. With an epic mid-final battle between the cars of Nathan, Chris and Neil Cragg, it was a rush to the closely contested finish line for a second from Nathan and a third from Chris. At this high level of 2WD competition it is hundredths of a second that can dictate the finishing frame. Team Durango had returned with two podium positions.

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The DEX210 jumps as well as it drives - Nathan Waters goes airborne

Chris Doughty reported that he had used the Team Durango aluminium hub carriers to ‘tweak’ his DEX210’s rear toe set-up as the track conditions changed throughout the day. Chris finely tuned his rear-toe by 0.5 degree increments as the grip levels changed. This is a shining example of how the DEX210 responds quickly to the racers desired tuning alterations.

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Chris Doughty runs 'shorty' stick packs in the rear position

With Nathan proving to be very fast on the day and Chris bringing home a solid performance, the DEX210 was once again perfectly balanced for a wide selection of driving styles. Stay tuned for a closer look at how Team Durango attacked the 4WD class at Worksops shortly. With our team drivers currently holding the top three series positions after round five, our goal is to continue this solid level of performance.

To explore the race winning pedigree of the DEX210, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210/

To buy your own set of our aluminium rear hub carriers, as used by Chris Doughty, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/part-info.php?partNo=TD330377

February 12, 2013

Nathan Waters Wins Silverstone Meeting – Team Durango Team Drivers Attend Popular Series

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Nathan Waters Wins At Silverstone – DEX210 Top Performance

Saturday the 9th of February saw Team Durango racing star Nathan Waters take a convincing victory at the latest round of the Silverstone Model Car Club Winter Series. Hosted at the beautifully appointed Moulton College in Northampton UK, this fiercely contested series is popular with the regions top off-road racers. Nathan dominated 2WD throughout the meeting and was the first racer in attendance to post a hyper fast sub-twenty second lap on the interesting AstroTurf track. With fellow Team Durango team mates Ben Cosgrove and Stuart Styles also attending, the meeting was a fast and exciting clash of local Silverstone club members and dedicated regional racers.

Nathan was the racer to set the pace during the first round of qualifying with a ballistic quick first few laps. This set the tone for remainder of the meeting with Nathan not allowing the pressure from the likes of Kev Lee to rattle his A final pace. Ben Cosgrove was racing for the second time with his DEX210, and was finding his own fast pace in the top ten of the meeting from an early stage. Stuart Styles was driving the DEX210 for the first time after a break from 2WD , and he reported that his car was very safe to drive during the rough and tumble in the middle of the competitive field.

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Ben Cosgrove on the pace during his second DEX210 outing. His famous 'Turbo Orange' body was bright!

Silverstone Model Car Club is a very unique organisation. They are fortunate enough to be regular users of the high quality Moulton College venue that hosted a 10th UK National event during 2012. The club is lovingly organised by a collection of dedicated racers who are not shy of hard work when it comes to providing racers with a top quality experience. Team Durango are always inspired by such clubs, and would like to extend their congratulations to all the racers who help create these professional meetings. The Silverstone tracks are always well created, and the meetings are so professional you would be forgiven for feeling you are racing at a National meeting at every event.

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Stuart Styles pilots Chris Doughty colours while awaiting his new team bodyshell

Nathan Waters once again proved that the DEX210 is a consistently fast platform. His skill and determination really shone during a series that is widely regarded as a highlight in the local racing calendar. The Silverstone track surface is very high grip Astroturf with some areas of slippy vinyl. The DEX210 performed extremely well with several different set-up configurations. Nathan provided a wonderful performance, with his team mates also experiencing a great race meeting from their DEX210 vehicles.

With round six of this exciting series scheduled for the early weeks of March, Team Durango are looking forward to attending the final round with their DEX210 vehicles.

To learn more about the most flexible 2WD professional race buggy in the world, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210/

To access the very best team driver set-up information, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

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