Im not gonna lie to you...
Ditch the duratrax. Not because it "sucks" but because you wont get parts for it easily. Stick with brands that your LHS has parts for, if duratrax is the case, then go for it. but i suggest a Nitro TC3 RTR or a OFNA LD3 RTR for your first car.
I am Julian
"Look, are you gonna listen or no?"