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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

February 16, 2016

Travis Amezcua – RC Insider Interview

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Amezcua talks Team Durango

We are excited to share news that Team Durango Field Representative for North America, Travis Amezcua, has been the star of a very detailed interview with the guys from RC Insider.

With decades of RC racing experience and a full insight into the constantly evolving world of Team Durango products, this great interview is live now and ready to enjoy.

Catch the full interview and some nice pictures here: http://rcinsider.com/?p=76995

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

Find your local TD 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/

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 

 

 

 

 

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

 

May 14, 2015

Team Tech Tips – All-New Video – Reduce Mid-Corner Understeer

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Learn how to tune your DNX8 for the win

The latest episode of our popular Team Tech Tips video series is now live.

Join Travis Amezcua and Mark Williams as they discuss the best way to reduce mid-corner understeer on the Team Durango DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy.

Watch the new episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=247fQlCzkr8  

Stay tuned for more exclusive Travis Amezcua and Jason Ametrine Team Tech Tips videos, as Team Durango make you faster in the pits, then faster on the track.

Explore the race-winning features of the DNX8 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

Connect with Travis, Jason and other Team Durango racers here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

May 11, 2015

DEX8 Takes Podium at Battle of the Sikest 2015

 

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Amezcua Pilots Podium Finisher – DEX8 Top Three Finish

The DEX8 has returned from an exciting weekend of racing in the experienced hands of US team Durango racer Travis Amezcua.

Our recently appointed North American Field Consultant was very happy to secure a third place podium finish in the 2015 Battle of the Sikest Pro E-Buggy race class.

Travis was able to deliver his podium place performance over three 10 minute qualifying rounds, hitting the three legged ‘A’ Mains from third place on the grid. A great start for the DEX8.

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Travis raced Nitro and Electric at the Battle of the Sikest

Travis held this position to conclude the meeting with a very pleasing third overall, allowing the DEX8 to stamp its mark on this prestigious annual event.

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

Learn why the DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy will make you faster now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

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

Connect with Travis and other Team Durango racers in your area here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

May 1, 2015

Team Tech Tips – Droop Tuning Guide

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 Learn How To Get The Most From Droop Settings

As the first part of an exciting new series of Team Durango tuning articles, Travis Amezcua shares a nice guide on how the Droop travel on the newly launched vehicle range can help you access custom set-up configurations.

We hand over to Travis for an exciting look on the facts that surround adjusting your Droop Screw settings.

This week I will cover the effects of Droop Travel. Down stops limit how far the suspension arms travel downward.

Travel, or Droop, is a very sensitive adjustment configuration you can make on your vehicle. It also a very quickly accessed by turning small Screws positioned in your lower Suspension Arms. This can be adjusted easily in pit lane using a 2mm Hex driver. The effects may change with the type of track and/or the level of grip you encounter.

Turning your Droop Screws clockwise decreases droop, counter clockwise increases the amount of droop.

I find the best was to measure the amount of droop you are running is with a pair of digital Calipers. I measure the distance from the center of the top Shock Mount Screw to the center of the bottom Shock Screw. Making sure each side of the vehicle is equal length.

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Measuring the amount of Droop you are currently running is a good starting point

More Droop Travel:

This makes the car more responsive but less stable. Typically better on bumpy tracks or on tracks with slower corners. This allows the chassis to transfer more weight back under acceleration or transfer the weight forward under braking.

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How your vehicle will look when set to have increased Droop Travel

Less Droop Travel:

This makes the car more stable and is typically better on smooth tracks. This stops the chassis from transferring to much weight back under acceleration or transferring too much to the front during braking.

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How your vehicle will look when set to have decreased Droop Travel

Effects of front Travel:

More front Travel

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Note how far the Suspension Arms travel beyond the Chassis line

1. It will increases rear traction on corner exit allowing more weight transfer

2. Land better on big jumps

3. Better on bumpy tracks

Less front Travel:

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Note the position of the Suspension Arms in relation to the vehicle Chassis line

1. Increase on power steering when accelerating

2. More responsive when changing direction

3. Better on smooth tracks

Having such fast access to this easy tuning option will allow you to make super-fine adjustments in seconds. Roll into the pit lane and have your car back on the track quickly. This will encourage you to continue tuning the car during the action of each race meeting, meaning you can gain an even greater advantage against the competition.

Team Durango make it easy for you to become faster at tuning, then faster when you hit the race track. The perfect winning combination.

Stay tuned for more exclusive set-up tips from Travis Amezcua during the coming weeks.

Explore the car used in this Team Tech Tips feature, the DNX8, now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

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

April 30, 2015

Team Tech Tips – Episode 5 – DNX8 Tuning

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Gain More On-Power Steering – Travis Amezcua Shows You How 

 The latest installment of our exciting new series of Team Tech Tips is now live.

Travis Amezcua shares some quick tips on how to gain more on-power steering, showing the fast and easy adjustment that can be made to his DNX8 when the car is experiencing understeer when you apply the throttle. Get faster on the track and learn what it takes to race towards your next podium with Team Durango.

Watch the new video now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujRlejsN5-0

The tips that we share in this video will also work very well for our newly launched DEX8, DEX8T and DESC10 race machines, meaning you can all feel the benefit of our Pro driver tricks and tips when you hit your local race track.

Explore how the DNX8 can put you ahead of the competition now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Connect with Travis and other Team Durango racers in your area now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Get your hands on the DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy by finding your local dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

 

 

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