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April 8, 2016

DEX210F & DEX410v5 – Double Podium Success

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Amezcua doubles at 2016 Fling

2016 Spring Fling Race – 1ST place overall in 2WD mod buggy – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango  DEX210F 

2016 Spring Fling Race – 2ND place overall in 4WD mod buggy – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango  DEX410v5 

Team Durango USA racer, Travis Amezcua, has returned from the the annual Spring Fling indoor race with two podium finishes, including a first overall and two TQs.

Racing the DEX210F in the hyper-competitive 2WD modified class, Travis was able to secure the TQ, surging through his competitors to also be crowned overall first place podium winner for Team Durango. The aggressive and technical Astroturf track was no match for Travis’ DEX210F, with his TQ gained from finishing almost a full lap ahead of the chasing pack.

A switch to 4WD, racing the newly launched DEX410v5, gave Travis another bite at stamping his mark on the prestigious event. He raced to an overall TQ, then took 2ND place on the podium after an eventful set of ‘A’ Main finals.

Double podium, double TQ. Job done for Team Durango.

Learn how you can pilot the DEX210F straight to the podium now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210f/

Explore the DEX410v5 podium pace design here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v5/

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

Join our global community today: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

April 7, 2016

Double Series Victory – DEX210v3 & DEX410v5

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OHKY II – Double Series Champion – JP Richards – Team Durango

Team Durango USA racer, JP Richards, has returned from the last round of the OHKY II series, held at SRI raceway in KY, with a double series victory.

After attending only four of the six meetings in the series, JP was very happy to secure the overall title in 2WD with his DEX210v3. Solid result.

Adding the overall series title in 4WD, racing his DEX410v5, JP completed a double Team Durango victory, beating 200 racers to the prestigious wins.

We send our thanks and congratulations to JP for a solid performance with our new race machines.

Learn why the DEX210v3 continues to succeed all over the world now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210v3/

Get closer to the DEX410v5 here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v5/

Join our global TD community here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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

 

 

January 11, 2016

JP Richards – First Race, Double Podium

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What a way to start – JP Richards secures double podium on first run

Having only signed his Team Durango contract a matter of days prior to the annual CRCRC , JP Richards has stormed to a double third place finish with his freshly built TD race machines.

Having stamped a very early mark on the hot pace of qualifying rounds in 4WD Modified Buggy, JP was extremely happy to start his Team Durango team life with a third place finish against world-class US racing talent.

Racing the DEX410v4, ahead of the arrival of his DEX410v5, JP was excited to find such early pace, only taking the cars off his build table some 48 hours prior to this prestigious meeting. JP also TQ’d round two of 4WD qualifying on his way to the podium.

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Fast first outing results in a third place finish – JP finds immediate pace

JP was also able to secure third overall in 2WD, racing the recently launched DEX210v3 straight to the podium. First race, double podium.

Supported by fellow Team Durango racer, and North America Field Representative, Travis Amezcua, the trip to The Ohio RC Factory provided the guys with an awesome weekend of racing. Travis took fourth overall in 4WD and fifth in 2WD.

We send our congratulations and sincere thanks to JP, whilst also thanking Travis for his on-going support with our US driver network.

Great job guys.

Stay close to JP, Travis and all the Team Durango drivers here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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

Learn more about the DEX210v3 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210v3/

Explore the new DEX410v5 here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v5/

January 4, 2016

JP Richards Joins US Team

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New Team Driver – JP Ready for action

We are excited to announce that 2014 Reedy Race 2WD Open Class Winner and Stock ROAR National Champion, JP Richards, has signed to race Team Durango in 2016.

US based JP has a wealth of racing experience to bring to the team. With a strong focus on further increasing track side support and social media coverage for all Team Durango fans, JP is ready to meet and interact with you all.

JP shared these inspiring words as he looks forward to his team drive for TD:

“I am super excited to be joining Team Durango for the 2016 racing season. I’d like to thank Travis Amezcua and Brad Brucker for the opportunity. Their products have been proven on a national and world level and I look forward to continuing that heritage. My first race will be the CRCRC Midwest Champs the 2nd weekend in January, then the Reedy International Race Of Champions” – JP Richards – Team Durango USA

Join us in welcoming JP to our global race team. We send our best wishes for a great 2016.

Stay close to all the Team Durango race action here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Learn about your local TD dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php 

 

December 3, 2015

Hamson Hits Podium – DEX410v4

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Fall Brawl Podium Success – Hamson Lights It Up

Team Durango USA racer, Toby Hamson, has recently returned from the fourth annual Fall Brawl at Critters Raceway, landing a solid second place finish with his DEX410v4.

Toby was very excited to challenge the experienced field of 110 racers, trusting the pace and durability of his Team Durango race machine, as he pushed hard to gain top three pace.

Whipping his TD race machine through the tight and technical dirt track layout, Toby was really pleased to finish on the podium for Team Durango.

We send our thanks and sincere congratulations to Toby for a great result.

Learn more about racing with Team Durango now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango 

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

November 18, 2015

Amezcua Takes Double Victory

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Straight to Top Spot – Amezcua Locks Out Dual Podium Win & Double TQ

2015 NEiC Race – 2WD Modified – Overall TQ and 1ST place – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango DEX210

2015 NEiC Race – 4WD Modified – Overall TQ and 1ST place – Travis Amezcua – Team Durango DEX410

Team Durango racer and Field Representative for North America, Travis Amezcua, has returned from the 2015 NEiC race, at Maximus Raceway, after flying to double TQ and double winner honours for TD.

Travis was very pleased to find early pace against a large field of very quick racers, mastering the flowing track layout early in the proceedings to lead the field home in both classes.

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TD Take It All – Faster than all other competitors, Amezcua shines on Astro

With the Maximus Raceway track surface being high-grip Astroturf throughout, Travis was able to dominate the competition easily.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Travis for a solid double victory at his first large indoor meeting since he returned from the 2015 IFMAR World Championships.

Learn about the TD global community: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango/

Find your regional Team Durango dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/

Get linked with Travis Amezcua easily now: https://www.facebook.com/Travis-Amezcua-Team-Durango-855386847838163/?fref=ts

Email Travis for hot racing tips: travis@team-durango.com 

 

 

 

 

September 29, 2015

DEX8T Gives Deline First Success

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Welcome To The Winners Circle Ken – DEX8T Brings It Home

New Team Durango Canada racer, Ken Deline, has returned from the final round of the Six Foot Trophy Race Series, staged at Durham Off-road RC Club, with a second place overall season finish for his DEX8T.

Ken joined the team just after the start of this season, settling into the rhythm of both the DEX8 and DEX8T very quickly.

Ken was keen to capitalise on this easy transition, racing hard for an awesome series close, taking the second spot podium place for Team Durango.

With only a few months experience piloting the all-new TD vehicles, Ken has already stated that he finds them to be “..the best 1/8 platforms I have ever driven”

We send our sincere congratulations to Ken for such a quickly realised achievement.

We are very excited to see how Ken continues to push forwards on the track and beyond.

Learn how the DEX8T welcomed Ken to the race team the second he hit the track:  http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8t/

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

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

 

 

 

 

TD USA – Double Podium For Lopes

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Setting SC Pace – Lopes Masters DESC10 

Team Durango USA racer, Mike Lopes, has returned from the fifth round of ‘THE Series’ with a double podium finish, including a first overall and TQ in Short Course.

Racing the all-new DESC10 1/10 4WD Electric Short Course Truck, Mike was very happy to clock lap-after-lap of consistent qualifying, allowing him to extend this solid performance into his ‘A’ Main final, taking first place easily for Team Durango.

Mike also raced his DEX210v2 in the 2WD Buggy class, battling through the field during qualifying to land of P5 for the ‘A’ Main finals.

Some fast paced laps gave Mike a very competitive final run, putting him straight on the podium with a third place finish.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Mike for a great double.

Learn why Mike trusts the DESC10 here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

Explore how the DEX210v2 can launch you to the podium at your local race track: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210v2/

Meet Team Durango racers near you easily: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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

 

July 28, 2015

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

 

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