NASTE News for October

Rapid Raceway Rapid 500 Season Opener
Sunday October 07, 2018

As the cooler and wetter autumn climate gradually moves northwestern sun seekers indoors, slot car racers prepare entries for the racing season. Rapid Raceway’s Rapid 500 signals the start of the season for Portland area 1/24 scale racers.

Twelve racers attended and competed in this year’s event for NASCAR style slot cars. Rules require the cars be powered by 16D motors, mounted in an inline or angle winder configuration. Chassis design can be scratchbuilt or bolt together kit type. The car’s bodies must be either 1/25 or 1/24 scale model car kit, injection molded plastic. The race itself was broken down into two halves. Each participant raced each lane of the four lane track in four minute heat races, a total of four times. In this format each racer is on the track competing/driving for a total of sixty four minutes. There is no lack of track time in this race!

A long race like this takes its toll on equipment and the racers themselves. Even more so with these heavy yet very fast cars built for this NASCAR style race. Many of the racers had to make trips to the pits to make repairs due to the stress on the mechanical parts as well crash damage. In the end it was Marty in first place with Blake close behind in second. A big thanks to Howie for organizing and presenting this event which included a fantastic pizza feed!


Congratulations to Al Christensen - 2018 NASTE Point Series Champion!
Thursday June 14, 2018

Al Christensen won the 2018 NASTE Point Series Championship with a point total of 120. Al finished the season with four wins, six 2nd place finishes, and two 3rd place finishes. He only finished out of the top 3 in three of the 16 races, with a 6th place finish being his lowest finish in any of the point series races.

Dan Fritz finished the season in the runner up spot with a total of 103 points. Mitch Brooks took the third podium position with a point total of 87.

Congrats to all the racers that participated in the NASTE 2018 Point Series Championship!


NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 6 & 7
Wednesday June 13, 2018

The NASTE IROC Drivers Championship for 2018 continues on with rounds 6 and 7.

In early May we convened at Bob Nakamura’s Gorge Raceway in Troutdale to again do battle on his large 4-lane Scalextric layout.  And once loosed, the NASTE drivers provided a thrilling race in the first set with Terry Abbot taking first with Bob Nakamura second and Monte Saager third – all separated by only 1/10 of a lap!  In the second set Bob led the way with a one lap lead over Monte in second with Tracy flood just a couple of tenths back in third.

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NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 5
Friday April 27, 2018

It was another night of short track racing under the lights at HammerTime Speedway. 16 drivers did their best to negotiate the turns and the turn marshals thumbs. Of course, good food had to be handled, too.

The first heat featured "gasser" type cars in honor of the track owner's new toy in the driveway. Henry J race cars never saw many turns but these handled it just fine. At the end it was Tracy on top with Terry in second and a tie between Al and Dana for third.

The second heat brought out the modified track cars that are fun and fast, at least they seem fast for t-jets... 


NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 3 & 4
Wednesday April 04, 2018

The NASTE IROC Drivers Championship for 2018 continues on with rounds 3 and 4.

Round three was held on the second Saturday of February in Hillsboro at Monte and Victoria’s Jacquelin Park Speedway.  The ‘Jaq’ is a Carrera Digital track system that requires drivers to use improved techniques in driving since there will always be cars in your lane and the competition always gets, well, a little silly.  To make sure that drivers had to make pit stops part of their strategy, heats were set for 10 minutes.  Taking top honors was Terry Abbott, followed closely by Monte Saager with Dan Fritz taking third.

Round four returned us to Al’s Rippin’ Ridin’ raceway in Portland.  In the opening round featuring once again, Group C cars Monte took the field to task followed by Terry with our host Al in third.  For the second set Al again brought out the womps.  Everyone enjoys the womps!  And at the conclusion it was the Hillsboro Hot Shot again followed closely by Terry with Tracy Flood taking third. 

The next event is scheduled for the HO track at HammerTime Speedway in Portland on April 14th.  Come join us.


Saturday March 03, 2018

After eight races in the 2018 NASTE Point Series Championship, Al Christensen has assumed the lead! Al's second place finish in the GT Class race on March 1st moved him into the lead just one point ahead of Dan Fritz, and just three points ahead of last year's champion Chris Kouba!


NASTE IROC Season Underway
Monday January 15, 2018

The first event was held the second Saturday of December in Hillsboro at Monte and Victoria’s Penguin Point Raceway.  Competition was close through two exciting heats of racing action.  The opening set was Slot.It Group C cars with the second set being those treacherous Ninco Stratos!  And surprise, surprise, the winner was not the track owner but Terry Abbott who took both opening rounds to take the early points lead.

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Clean Sweep at the Opening Race of the 2018 NASTE Point Series Championship!
Friday November 10, 2017

Congratulations to Mitch Brooks on his clean sweep of all three classes at the first race of NASTE 2018 Point Series Championship! A great way to start off the season! Is there a new champion on the horizon? 


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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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