Racer In the Spotlight – Nam Sangjoon


Driver Background information

Name – Nam Sangjoon
Date of birth – 23 October 1989
Nationality – Korean (Republic of Korea)
Lives – Seoul
Sponsors – Serpent, Mega, Hitec, Jaco, Rapicon(fuel)
No. of years racing – 10 years
Class experience – 1/8 on-road, 1/10 200mm, 1/10 ISTC
Sporting hero – Jisung Park (Korean football player)



Serpent – How did you become involved in the sport?

Nam – When I was 5 years old I began to drive RC car after my father who ran the RC Shop.  Then at 7 years old I started to participated in RC racing and from that time I have been enjoying racing.

Serpent – How does it feel to be a member of the Serpent Driver Development program?

Nam – I am so proud to become a Serpent team driver, which I have dreamed since I started RC and I will do my best and not make team disappointed.

Serpent – What are your race plans for the coming season.  Will you be racing in any major international events?

Nam – Although this year it will be a little bit difficult to participate all the races however from next year I will concentrate to participate all the races including IFMA, ISTC and SERPENT Nitro Tour, FEMCA Championship so on.

Serpent – What has been the highlight of your racing career to date for you?

Nam – First title that I won in 2006. was 1/8 GP on-road Korean Championship (KMRCA).

Serpent – Do you ever have days that you feel like giving up?

Nam – 3-4 years ago I thought I spent so much time on RC during weekend time, I thought that was waste of time, but I am waiting for the weekends now.

Serpent – Can you tell us a little about the rc racing scene in your country?

Nam – There are 5 onroad track and 3 off road track near by Seoul.  There are always 2-3 races going on.  And among them 1/10 scale racing is the most competitive class and the level of racing is quite high, close to world class.

Serpent – Which track in Korea would you most recommend to fellow racers as being worth a visit?

Nam – I want to recommend Kirina Circuit which is located near by Seoul. Course layout is perfect for 1/10, 1/8 nitro car and many users love this course.  For 1/8 onroad driver I would like to recommend Suwon circuit but noise problems exist there.

Serpent – If you were not involved in rc racing what other sport do you think you would have pursued?

Nam – I would like to enjoy basketball or football with my friends.

Serpent – What element of the sport do you like most?

Nam – It is fascinating to have best result by making driving technich, machine quality and set-up unified.

Serpent – If you could change anything about the sport what would it be?

Nam – If somebody create the muffler having not much noise then GP race might be possible even in public places then more many people will have interested in RC.

Source : Serpent

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