- Team Durango DEX210 - Jorn Neumann - Off Road Wars - Maritime - 25-26.02.2012 -

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Jörn Neumann sealed up a nearly perfect weekend of racing at Maritime Raceway’s second annual ‘Off Road Wars’ event. The event drew some of the very best drivers in the UK – and a few European drivers made the trip over including Team Durango’s rising star, Jörn Neumann. The track was constructed in the week prior, over the top of the usual carpet on-road track – with plenty of challenging jumps and sections for the drivers to negotiate.

In 2WD, Jörn was running the standard DEX210 with the addition of the new geared differential – running 650cst shock oil on the high grip surface. Running in the middle of the top 10 in the first two rounds of qualifying was a slow start for the Team Durango driver but in round three he put in the fastest time of the day for the TQ and first on the grid. The finals got off to a bad start when Jörn made an unforced error in leg one – but came back to win the second and third legs for the victory.

In 4WD Jörn got off to a good start – taking the opening three rounds of qualifying and again taking TQ with the fastest time of the day. In a repeat of 2WD – Jörn had a bad start to the 3-leg finals, when he had to retire early after making some changes to his car which clearly hadn’t worked. Jörn came back to storm through legs two and three, he was simply unmatched and drove away from the rest.

It was a great win for Jörn and Team Durango – taking both classes was a huge achievement for the recently crowned Reedy Race of Champions winner – on what was a very different surface and track type from the Reedy, which proves the adaptability and performance of both Jörn and the TD buggies!

Jorn Neumann - DEX210

Jorn Neumann's TQ & winning Team Durango DEX210 used the standard chassis in mid motor 4-gear configuration. Jorn used the new gear differential with both cross shafts and 650cst shock oil inside.

Jorn is trying a new steering setup - with the links on the ackermann plate drilled further inboard to help pull the inside wheel firmly when cornering.

Jorn's car has a new steel option front axle for added strength and a prototype raised rear wing mount.

Extra weight on top of Jorn's servo

Jconcepts Finnisher shell for the DEX210

Steel front axles option part

Steering link on Jorn's car is moved inboard

Testing a high wing mount

Brass bulkhead - +65g

5.5 speed passion motor powered Jorn to the win

Speedpassion - Jorn trusts the established gear