NASTE News for October

Springwater Raceway Inaugural Coming Soon!
Thursday October 10, 2019

Get those cars ready, here comes the Inaugural Race at Bob Nakamura's Springwater Raceway!

OSCAR Sports Cars

  • Doors open 7am / Tech 9am
  • Race starts at 9:30 - 4 times through with t minute heats
  • Lunch after 2 times through
  • $10 per racer
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Springwater Baptist Church
Address: 5527 SE Jenne Rd., Portland, OR 97236
Cell Phone: Bob Nakamura (503-319-9990)


NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 9
Saturday August 31, 2019

August brought us a few hot days and it was nice to spend one of those in Al’s basement playing with toy cars.  This was our second stop this season and as it’s a regular on our Thursday night schedule racers had no trouble adapting to the track or the cars.

Up first – the Slot.It Porsches.  Fast, smooth, everyone likes these cars.  Liking them the most was ‘The Mailman’ Terry Abbott taking the lead with a 71.9 lap total.  Our host Al was about half a lap back in second with Monte Saager staking claim to third – barely by a tenth over Dan ‘Doc’ Fritz.  In total six cars were within two laps of the leader – the chase was on!

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NASTE Goes To The Races
Sunday August 18, 2019

NASTE members Monte and Victoria Saager also maintain membership in the Cascade Sports Car Club. One of the major Cascade events is the annual charity race and fundraiser, the Dash for Kids. A feature of the Dash is a kids ride around the track in actual race cars. It’s always a hit as they give them a race helmet, strap them into the passenger seat and away they go.

New to this year’s festivities were slot cars! Monte and Victoria set up a digital slot car track to give the kids something else to do during the day and it was a hit. There was constant action on the track as children of all ages gave it a try. Smiles were abundant and you could even hear 10 year-olds talking smack. My favorite were the two that were telling each other who was fastest as they kept coming off on every corner. It was quite the scene.

NASTE members Jeff Fields and Rico Locati came out to give us a hand and it was greatly appreciated. With 4 cars circling the track it was hectic. It was mayhem. But the kids were having fun and that was what really mattered. We even had Star Wars characters stop by.  No word on where they left their Death Star.


NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 8
Thursday July 25, 2019

Welcome to July and a new track!  It’s Mitch and Chris’ Allenbrook Speedway located in Tigard featuring three lanes of routed fun and excitement.

Thirteen racers took to the track to give it a good running including a return by the Petrequin family.  It’s always good to see old friends - welcome back!  

Since it’s a new track there were a few growing pains but we pushed through with typical NASTE determination.  A few PC reboots and we were cooking.  Mitch set out two sets of cars and we gave them the running they deserved.  Hard and fast.  

Pushing hard in the first set, the mailman, Terry Abbott held a good lead over the field with Al Christensen and Monte Saager tied for second down two laps.

In the second set, out came the smoother running cars.  And with the change lap totals picked up and things got a lot closer.

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NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 7
Monday July 22, 2019

June bring our seasonal trip to Troutdale and Bob Nakamura’s large Scalextric Sport layout.  Featuring 4 lanes and enough length to stretch those leg, it’s always a good time at Bob’s.

Featuring two different sets of cars, drivers worked their best to get good times and, most importantly, stay on the track!  In the first set Bill Bostic led the way with a great run followed closely by Bob Nakamura with Zack Morgan in third.

In the second set drivers really had to work to get the best result as the cars were a little slower and more treacherous.  

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NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 6
Thursday June 06, 2019

The 2019 NASTE Saturday IROC Series once again returned to Hillsboro for a visit to Monte and Victoria’s Penguin Point.  A good field of 14 racers turned out to give the Point a workout.  It was also a chance to visit with both new fiends and old.  Making their first visit to the Point was the Feb family – Charity, Elspeth and Aslan.  And making a return trip after too long an absence was Frank Lynn.  Welcome!

 After some time for the “newbies” to practice it was time to put on the race faces.  Monte put up two sets of Slot.It cars – Alfa’s and Lancia’s.  Alfa’s are short-tailed open top cars, Lancia’s are long-tailed GT’s.  With the twists and turns of the Penguin Point track, each offers a slightly different challenge.  Most racers seem to fare better with the longer tailed cars.

Taking up the challenge, the track owner Monte put the hurt down in no short order.  After the first set Monte led the D1 field by one half lap with Terry in second and Tracy in third another tenth behind.  Dorothy led the D2 field with Victoria in second and team Feb charging hard.


NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 5
Tuesday April 30, 2019

The NASTE Saturday IROC Series for 2019 continued with a trip to Portland for HO racing and our yearly visit to Dorothy and Terry’s Hammer Time Speedway.  This is the land of the HO T-Jets.  The smallest scale we run but also great fun.

A good field of 17 racers assembled to take on the ‘Hammer.  And up first, the treacherous, little, FIAT Abarths.  Tall and short, they resemble little boxes on wheels.  The skill here isn’t speed, it’s task management.  Like racing in a roller rink there’s always something to dodge.  Top dodger of the night was our host Terry Abbot with a one lap lead over Jeff Fields in second with Monte Saager in third.

While all this dodging was going on, our hostess Dorothy kept the table filled with a veritable selection of epicurean delights.  The yummy sounds nearly drowned out the racers.  Such are the hazards of NASTE racing.

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2019 Point Series Race No.15 - GT3 Class
Sunday April 28, 2019

Monte Saager posted an impressive win at the fifteenth race of the 2019 NASTE Point Series with his GT3 car. Monte edged out Rico by just over a lap in a very close battle. But the real news was Al sewing up the championship for 2019 with his third place finish. With one race to go second through tenth are up for grabs! Al may have beat us this year, and I don't know about everybody else, but I'm not just settling for seventh. The next race is the last race of the 2019 season, and for me, it's on!


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Welcome to NASTE

NASTE provides slot car hobbyist’s with opportunities to further their interest in slot cars through social gathers as well as structured race programs. NASTE also connects with other clubs which provides even more options for racing.

NASTE was established in 1996 by a small group of slot car racing enthusiasts in the Portland, Oregon area that wanted something different. At first we raced on a short, 3 lane routed 1/24 scale track. The racing was intense! Click here to view the original site. Soon we expanded adding more tracks to the racing schedule.

Our goal is to make our racing inexpensive, with the main focus being on having FUN! Besides, we have learned that low tech can be very competitive! So, check out our cars and tracks and drop us a line if you have any questions or comments. And if you're in our local area, feel free to join us. You are more than welcome.




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