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Old 01-14-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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Durango raid Losi, sign Fischer & James; Team budget now bigger than GDP of Belgium

After missing out on signing Spanish star Robert Batlle a week ago, we understand Team Durango, undeterred have agreed terms with two drivers from the Losi team; Billy Fischer - semi finalist at the Worlds in Thailand last year and Taylor James - '08 Worlds finalist. The US driver market has been relatively dormant in the last few weeks compared with the more explosive and active European driver movements, however Durango's US racing presence will now extend to 4 top level drivers: Reno Savoya (former Frenchie now a Texan), Ryan Lutz (on a 10 year deal) and now Billy Fischer and Taylor James. Billy Fischer had a mixed Worlds; an outstanding qualifying performance saw him qualify 5th, only for that optimism to evaporate as he missed the cut for the final. Despite this, his stand out performance over 6 rounds of qualifying clearly alerted the bosses at Team Durango and saw his name added to the rather long shortlist. Fischer is a regular in the news racing week in week out in Arizona, often vying with Ryan Maifield with the title of the fastest AZ driver. Taylor James hasn't been racing as actively in the last two years due to school commitments however the Missouri driver is a well established 1/8 buggy name, winning a Worlds warm up in 2008 during the days he raced for the Jammin team. His low-key move to Losi & the Nitrotec engine proved the talent is very much still there despite a Worlds performance to forget. Watch out for the official news in the coming days/weeks.

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Reno Savoya, Kyle McBride, Ryan Lutz, Jorn Neumann, Elliott Boots, Chris Doughty, Billy Fischer, Taylor James
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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wow is right durango is taking the good names left right and center that's amazing looks like they are gonna be a fierce team this year
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:18 PM   #3
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The flip side in all this, is SPRUCEWOOD LEASING team LOSI has acquired Chris Holms, Steve Taylor and Tommy Giovinazzo.
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Lets hope they don't pull a team X-Ray - fork out literally hundreds of thousands of dollars and not win a world championship...only time will tell if this pays off!
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