Chris Scarbrough aka Nash Rambler is a long time racer around the Socal On-road Scene. You will find him racing all the fun classes from Stock 17.5 to GT10 to USGT. Not only is he always having a great time, but always so helpful around the track. He is this Month’s Featured Driver for the GT10 Series! Lets get to know him better!
Name: Chris Scarbrough aka Nash Rambler(after the 50’s song “Little Nash Rambler”
Occupation:Off road race car fabricator, just about anything automotive custom metalwork 37yrs. in the trade
Years Racing: In this addiction (hobby) for around 14 years, you’d think I would drive better! I probably would if I had started in my early years instead of 50 years old.
RC Accomplishments: As far as accomplishments in the hobby I would have to say the greatest would be the many friendships I now enjoy at all the tracks I race at, from all the SoCal tracks to the Central and NorCal tracks I run. The only reason for any improvement in my skills is from running with ALL these guys and gals. I would not be making A mains, podiums TQ’s and wins (occasionally) if it weren’t for these fine racers.
Sponsors: Visalia Hobbies is my local hobby shop sponsor, great folks to work with. TOP Racing has been a GREAT help also, EJ Evans and Michael O Donnel have helped me all the way from my first Photons thru the EX, and now with the Sabre S4, best TC chassis I’ve ever driven. Also Scooter’s Motor Works GREAT motors and a really good guy.
Chassis: My car of choice for the GT10 series (due to the spec tires) is the Ofna Ho Bao H4E. Flex chassis works well with the spec tires.
GT10 Body of Choice: HPI NSX is my GT10 body of choice when I can find them(thanks Charlie B) In the Spec series I’m running the Tamiya HBZ Suby with their high downforce wing. May become replacement to the “old” NSX bodies when I’ve run out of them.
Hi Chris! What are your thoughts on GT10 Racing in Socal? The idea of the GT10, and GT10 Spec series really caught my attention due to the realistic look of the cars. It’s really cool to see a race where the cars can look like their “real” counterparts. I’ve always liked the challenge of a “SPEC” class. Close, tight, very equal cars, racing door-to-door……don’t get any better for me.
Do you have a favorite race experience? Favorite experience? Hmmm Cal Raceway’s Toys 4 Tots and other special events, or Roadrunner’s special events, and Speedtech’s Grand Club Races.
What would you like to see more of in the GT10 Series as a whole? Now and in the future I would like to see more young racers getting involved. Only way to do that is convincing parents to observe what we enjoy, bring the kids to watch, answer their questions and convince them it’s worth putting the video game controller down, and get IN THE GAME with us. If we can’t do this, what’s going to happen when the old veterans finally leave the hobby?!
If you can give any advice to someone starting out, what would that be?… never stop practicing, race every time you get a chance, anywhere you can, anytime you can afford it!! When not racing, buy some cheap plastic plates at the 99cent store, paint them white, go to a parking lot somewhere , lay them out, and learn how to drive around them accurately. It REALLY works.
Such great advice! Do you have any last thoughts? Last thoughts…… you’d think as long winded as I am, I probably would be out!! Just this, I’ve put on races and helped with putting on races many times, and I know how much work it REALLY is. I would like to take this space to thank Charlie B @ Cal Raceway for his dedication to our addiction….I mean “hobby” your efforts are TRULY APPRECIATED.