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October 9, 2015

TD Life – Fourth Edition

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver,Young At Heart — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 11:59 am

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More Race Action & Community News – Edition Four – 2015

Wow! … That is about all that can be said about this week’s racing action from our team guys, as well as our loyal racing fans and friends living the #TDLife.

Just fantastic racing across the board this week folks.  More National titles, more series podiums, IFMAR Worlds action, and families getting in on the fun.

This edition has a truly international flavour, as the #TDLife continues to bring truly inspirational news.  Let’s get to it!

First off, we would like to wish the greatest of successes to our main USA representative, Travis Amezcua. Peanut is currently hitting the turf in Japan, at the Yatabe Arena, for the IFMAR World 1/10 Buggy Championships.

With the Team Durango design studio always pushing to develop our race machines, it will be very interesting to see how Travis does with some excellent-looking vehicles in his hands, on this extremely high-traction track.

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Fresh body shells for Travis ‘Peanut’ Amezcua for the IFMAR Worlds

Congratulations are now in order for Frank Hempel who recently raced his DESC210R to a 1st place podium finish.

This was accomplished at Rennstrecke, Germany, in the final round of the Rennstrecke Off-Road Cup.  Nicely done, showing the world how Team Durango vehicles can dominate a race track.

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Frank Hempel gets it done with the DESC210R

Now with another 1st place podium, experienced TD racer Romain Valter gets things done with his DNX8 1/8 Nitro Buggy at his home track of Reims, in France.

Enjoying the ease of tuning and set-up, Romain can spend more time on the track practicing instead of time in the pits wrenching, resulting in fine finishes like this.  An excellent result and job very well done.

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Romain Valter winning at Reims with the DNX8 1/8 Nitro buggy

Moving northward, we head back to Canada this week for a series podium trophy shot.  Mr. Ken Deline of Team Durango Canada/Team Great Hobbies, has pulled off an excellent 2nd place series podium in the Durham Off-Road RC Club series with his DEX8T 1/8 electric Truggy.  Ken has very much enjoyed his Team Durango vehicles this season, since his switch from another brand, experiencing new successes every week.

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Ken Deline’s DEX8T 1/8 Electric Truggy with his huge 2nd place series trophy

He has enjoyed them so much that he is adding to his fleet and getting back to his roots with a DNX8 1/8 nitro buggy and I’ve also heard that he plans some on-road this winter with a DETC410.

Thanks for all your hard work all season long, Ken, and we wish you every success moving into the indoor season.

Now, moving slightly southward, our man in Michigan, USA, Mike Lopes, is getting things done again.

Mike enjoys the #TDLife to the full, especially when it comes to Short Course racing and his DESC10 4wd SCT.

Mike recently tore up the pack with his DESC10, taking a TQ and 1st place podium finish.  But, Mr. Lopes is not a one-trick pony, and also managed a 3rd place podium with his DEX210v2 2wd Electric Buggy at the same event, after starting 5th on the grid.  Mike can always be relied upon to lend a hand with set-up on any Team Durango vehicle, and has the experience to help you get faster.

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Mike Lopes, Team Durango USA, enjoying another podium with the DESC10, 1/10 SCT

So glad to have you on the team, Mr. Lopes.

Jumping back across the pond, now, to the Manor RC Club in the UK, father and son team Mike and Aaron Nash have podiums of their own.

At a recent club meeting, Mike pulled out a great victory in 4wd buggy with his DEX410v4, while his son Aaron grabbed a 2nd place podium spot in the ‘under-10’ division with his DEX210v2.

So nice to see families racing together, and some excellent father-son bonding time being enjoyed whilst living the #TDLife!

Congratulations go out to both Mike and Aaron for a job well done.

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Mike Nash Takes Top Spot

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Aaron Nash Secures Second in Under 13s 

Another father and son duo from the UK, Mark Grainger and his son, also experienced great success this week.  Mark raced with a DEX410v4 to a 3rd overall finish at Oaklands, while his son won his first ever ‘under-10’ trophy as well, also with his DEX410v4!  Again, so nice to see family efforts paying off.

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Mark Grainger and his son enjoying some trophy action with their DEX410v4s

It’s so nice to see fathers and sons racing and enjoying Team Durango race machines together. Keep up the great work guys.

And to finish off this most excellent week in the #TDLife, we have another National Championship title.

This time in the on-road class and with the DETC410, Swiss racer Philipp Huber pulls out a wonderful 1st place podium win in the 5th round of the Swiss National series, solidifying his first place position in the series, giving him the overall win!  Absolutely fantastic results.

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Our sincere thanks and congratulations!  (And for those counting, and I am, that’s the second national title for Team Durango in 3 weeks!)

Thanks go out to each and every racer who has enjoyed racing their Team Durango race machines this week!  As this article clearly shows, Team Durango is a worldwide family movement, with talented racers across the globe choosing the #TDLife, racing precision machines to the win.

Connect with our global community here now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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

 

 

September 30, 2015

TD Life – Third Edition

We are very excited to present the third edition of our weekly news update, TD Life.

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Let’s see how everyone is doing.

In Canada, once again, Team Great Hobbies/Team Durango Canada racer Pascal Morin  much he is enjoying his TD Buggies this season.

Coming straight from a great winning triple podium in club racing last time, he looked forward to attending the Quebec Indoor Off-road Nationals.

The event was held in a large ice arena, following a motocross event a couple weeks before.  The race organisers had Sik Track Designs come in and rebuild the track for some intense RC competition.

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Pascal Morin’s DEX8, DEX410v4, DEX210v2, and DNX8 all making the show and bringing home some hardware

Pascal wasted no time getting back into winning form at this large event, pulling out a TQ and a win with his DEX210v2.

Also enjoying his DEX410v4, he pulled into 2nd position in the 4WD class.  He didn’t stop there, as he ran four classes, and managed to make the A-Main show with both his DEX8 and DNX8 Buggies finishing 5th and 7th respectively.

Well done Pascal!  We can’t wait to see how you do with your DETC410, as the indoor on-road season begins for you.

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Novotny Podium Assault Continues

Of course, any Team Durango article would not be complete without another mention of European Kaja Novotny.

After clinching the 1/8 E-Buggy and 1/8 Nitro Buggy national titles, the young Czech racing star had another great week, officially grabbing the Czech National Series titles in electric 1/10 2WD Buggy and 1/10 4WD Buggy.

His DEX210 and DEX410 performed flawlessly for him throughout the series with his father, Karel, wrenching away for him in the pits.

Congratulations go out to both Kaja and Karel, as their great efforts have landed them with another title to add to their formidable trophy case.

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Bringing The Heat With Justin Roy and his DEX8T 

Moving to the United States, young Team Durango USA driver, Justin Roy, attended the Bring the Heat race in Flowood, Mississippi, USA at the Flowood R/C Indoor Park.

With some big names in the field, young Justin was eager to put his DEX8 and DEX8T machines in a good position heading to the mains.

Qualifying landed him in the B-main so he focused on making clean runs with hopes of bumping into the Triple A-mains.  His focus paid off and he bumped up, allowing him to compete with the top drivers in the big show.

Congratulations on another fine outing with your Team Durango 1/8 electric race machines.  Keep it up, Justin.

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You are Team Durango 

Shifting gears slightly, we would like to speak a little to our loyal dealers of Team Durango products.

In future articles we would like show off how our dealers support the global team, with photos of their fine Team Durango displays!  Without a great network of dealers worldwide, we wouldn’t have as much to share of our great racers enjoying our machines.

Thanks to all of you, and please send us your display photos so we can share with everyone.

I’ll get us started with a sample:

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The author, Tyler Palmer, at work promoting TD rides from Great Hobbies Ottawa

Send your shelf display images to us directly at: halloffame@team-durango.com

Again, thanks for reading and joining with us in the #TDLIFE

Until next week folks, stay fast.

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

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

 

September 17, 2015

Weekly News – TD Life Launches

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#TDLIFE.  What’s in a name?  In this particular name, all that you can imagine, and more.  #TDLIFE is more than a social media slogan, more than a catchy advertising tag, more than the sum of its letters.  It embodies all that we, each and every one of us, strive for in our hobby.

It is speed.  It is design.  It is whole-souled efforts on and off the track.  It is all of us.  The efforts and victories and desires for improvement that we all seek.  It is the community that makes up the global team of vehicle designers, racers, drivers, and fans of Team Durango.

If you’re reading this, you live the #TDLIFE.

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So, on to the exciting news that happened over the last couple of weeks!  Globally, Team Durango racers were killing it on the track!  From Europe, Canada, and the USA, there were fine results to be shown using all the latest race machines Team Durango has to offer.

TD’s young super-racer in the Czech Republic, Kaja Novotny, has secured the Czech National title in 1/8 E-Buggy  with a race in hand in the points series!  In round 3 of the 4 round series he managed a TQ and win with the DEX8, placing himself in what is becoming a familiar spot on top of the podium for the young racing star!

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Kaja & the DEX8 are 2015 Czech National Champions

Kaja also landed himself in second position for the 3rd round for the nitro 1/8 National series, also solidifying the title for himself and Team Durango!

Well done, young man!

In Canada, Team Durango Canada racer, Ken Deline, also put one of the new Team Durango 1/8 machines on the podium!  Racing at the DORC points series, Ken piloted his DEX8T to a 2nd place qualification and 2nd place podium finish!  Ken has been super consistent with his Team Durango machines since he switched to them for this season!   He loves his TD vehicles!

Ken also managed to qualify 6th in the A-main with his DEX8 and narrowly missing a podium spot, finishing 4th!

Congrats go to Ken with his continued success with the new Team Durango 1/8 super cars!

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Ken is on form since he switched to race Team Durango 

In the USA, at the Keystone Classic race held at Mushroom Bowl Hobbies and Raceway in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, two Team Durango racers made their mark at the event!

First up, TD USA racer Stuart Lewis pulled off a 2nd place qualifier and a win in 4×4 SCT with his DESC10, as well as a 2nd place qualifier and 2nd place podium spot with his DEX8.   He commented how both vehicles were fast and handling great!  Stuart has been finding great success this season with the new cars!

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Stuart is enjoying multi-class success in the USA

Secondly, TD USA racer C.J. Heitz, who switched from another brand early in the season, has also been finding speed and success with his TD 1/8 cars.  At the same event he managed an excellent 3rd place qualification and 2nd place podium finish with his DEX8T.  C.J. has also experienced renewed speed and consistency since switching to the new TD cars!

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C.J continues his onslaught on the podium since joining Team Durango

A huge congratulations goes out to all who have found success in racing their TD Buggies and Touring Cars this past week!  We look forward to seeing what successes next week will have in store for everyone, and to sharing in the #TDLIFE!

To find out how you can benefit from all the fine race machines and tuning options these TD racers have enjoyed this week, visit: www.team-durango.com

April 18, 2013

Flash Back – How The DEX410 Genetics Were Created

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 9:49 am

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At TDHQ we are very proud of our racing history. Way back in 2009 we first launched our TDTV Youtube channel and enjoyed sharing the first test footage of our now world famous DEX410 platform. Since that day the DEX410 has developed into a 4WD racing buggy that can be classed as one of the fastest 10th scale racing cars on the planet. With a fan base that covers all four corners of the globe, and thousands of amazing race wins every year at all levels, the DEX410 platform is one of the reasons we are ‘Serious About Racing.

We thought we would share one of our favourite ‘Flash Back’ moments with you all. Enjoy the first ever official look at the DEX410 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWDNfNkPf1M

2009 – 2013 and beyond, the Team Durango DEX410 is not only a marvel of precision engineering, but is also an RC vehicle that has developed its own personality. If you own one then you know what we mean, if you don’t yet then click here to see how you can experience the car that changed off-road forever: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v3/

Watch our colleagues in Japan back in 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWdci2rYfTE

Enjoy the 2009 EFRA Euro 4WD races as the DEX410 dominates the pack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eid90uNDJ28

The DEX410 is the etched into our Hall Of Fame. Are you famous yet? – Email us a picture of your DEX410 buggy to halloffame@team-durango.com now

Make Us Proud – Show The World How You Win

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Here at Team Durango we are always amazed to hear from our fans and fellow racers who find success with our products. As a manufacturer we realise that without the on-going support of our legions of global fans we couldn’t achieve such great results. Many of you will have already joined us in immortalising your dedication by entering our now bulging Hall Of Fame. We thought it was the perfect time to share some more news about how you can all become closer to the brand that is ‘Serious About Racing’.

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If you are a Team Durango fan, if you race our products and have a story to tell us, if you enjoy how Team Durango are always striving for perfection in everything we do, we want you! Our goal over the coming months is to further expand our International network to include the biggest and best collection of Team Durango supporters we have ever seen. The Hall Of Fame will continue to build, but in the meantime, check out the other ways you can join the fastest growing team in competition RC today:

  • Feel free to email us a picture from your most recent race meeting. It does not matter how small or how large the event was, we want to see our fans enjoying Team Durango.
  • Send us some words that will inspire the world. Have you got a cool Team Durango story that will share your love for our products with the world?
  • Have you placed a Team Durango decal or sticker in an interesting place? Many of our racers use the Team Durango decals to decorate other things in their life. Show us your decal work.
  • Has the world of Team Durango provided you with something of value beyond racing. Share your story and positive vibes with us please.

We are always so happy to hear from you all. We are committed to providing you with a platform to shine and gain credit for your racing achievements.

– Email any of the above items to halloffame@team-durango.com

We are really excited to hear from you soon.

Stay tuned for more Hall Of Fame news here and over on Twitter. Follow @teamdurango

Watch how Team Durango has risen to world-wide acclaim over at TDTV, click here now: http://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

Explore the world-wide phenomenon that is Team Durango, click here:   http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

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