NASTE News for January

Racing the 1/24 Sportsman Class at Rapid Raceway
Sunday January 13, 2019



A dozen racers showed up at Rapid Raceway on January 12th to compete in the Sportsman Class. This class of cars use a chassis designed by Bob Hanna some 20 years ago. Although the Econo Chassis design is somewhat dated, these cars still perform extremely well, and the class is still one of the racer's favorites at Rapid Raceway. 




 

NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 1
Thursday January 03, 2019



The NASTE Second Saturday Series for 2019 kicked off with a fun evening of entertainment at Monte and Victoria’s Jacquelin Park Speedway in Hillsboro.

The Jaq is a 60’ Carrera Digital track that can race up to 6 cars at once on its smooth flowing 2 lane layout.  Racers have to adjust to the fact that other cars will be in their lane – all the time.  It’s a different kind of beast.

The race was broken up into three sections with the lap totals from each section added together for a grand total.

For the first section vintage sports cars took to the track in a classic battle – Porsche 904’s and Cobra’s.



 

NASTE Closes Out 2018 with the Sixth Race of the Season
Friday December 28, 2018

The last NASTE race of 2018 was the Odd Thursday Night Race held at Al's Rippin' Ridin' Raceway on December 27th. The event included the sixth race of the 2019 point series where Monte scored the win to put him in the number one spot going into 2019. Congrats to Monte on an excellent drive!

The night of racing started out with the GT3 Class race, not my favorite but a very competitive class! Less than one lap separated the top three finishers, and seven of the ten competitors had over sixty laps. Daniel got the win over Rico by just two-tenths of a lap with Al coming in third, six-tenths of a lap behind Rico.




The second race of the night was the point series race with Le Mans class cars. Again it was a very close race with Monte edging out Daniel by just two-tenths of a lap. Both Monte and Daniel ran just over seventy laps, and again seven of the ten racers scored over sixty laps in nine minutes of racing! Rico held the third podium spot at just under seventy laps.

In the end, the Open Class cars were gridded for the final race of the evening. Much to everyone's surprise, including his, Bill motored his way to the win. Speculation is there was probably some sort of rules violations involved, but the evidence did not surface. Filling out the podium was Al in second and Daniel in third. The top three cars all completed more than seventy laps.

Thanks Al for yet another terrific evening of racing, complete with snacks and awesome racers to compete with!   


 

Christmas Time!
Thursday December 20, 2018



Happy holidays to all our NASTE friends and family.  May all your dreams come true.

 

A Tie For The Lead In The 2019 NASTE Point Series Championship After 5 Races
Friday December 14, 2018

Racing at Al's Rippin' Ridin' Raceway on December 13th resulted in a tie for the lead in the 2019 NASTE Point Series Championship. The fifth race for points was a Can Am race where Monte's second place finish put him in a tie for the Lead with Al. Chris won the Can Am race with his NSR Porsche.

In the support races, Jeff finished first in the Trans Am Class, and Al finished first in the Open Class. Thanks to Al for an awesome night of racing and that delicious smoked salmon, and to everyone that brought snacks along!





 

Rest in Peace Evil Jimmy
Thursday December 06, 2018

It is with deep sadness I report to you that the NASTE community has lost a member and dear friend, Jimmy Jones. Evil Jimmy, as we liked to call him, passed away on November 20th. Jimmy suffered a heart attack while driving which resulted in him leaving the road and crashing his Jeep. Jimmy was a true, larger than life character. Every conversation I had with Jimmy contained laughter. I will miss him!  ======Bill





 

December 1st Sportsman Race at Rapid Raceway
Sunday December 02, 2018

There was a great turn out of racers for the Sportsman Class race at Rapid Raceway on Saturday December 1st. The racing was very close with only 2 laps separating the top four. Bryan Trachsel showed he has not lost his touch by winning the Sportsman race. Blake Howard and Bob Nakamura tied for second just one lap behind Bryan.

The new NASTRUCK Class was raced after the Sportsman race. Howie Howard won that race with Bob Nakamura finishing second, and Blake Howard and Marty Barney tieing for third. There was some extremely close racing racing all night long. It was a great way to start December!






 

Second Race of the Season at Rapid Raceway
Sunday November 04, 2018



Saturday November 3rd was the date for the second race of the new season at Rapid Raceway. We had a good turnout and we saw the return of Bryan Trachsel at this race. It was really good to have him back in the mix on race night!

First up for the night of racing were the Sportsman cars. This is the class being raced for points for the first half of the season. After the first Sportsman race last week it looked as though Gearloose was going to dominate the class, but tonight it was Howie taking the win.

After the points race the new NASTRUCK Class was run just for fun. This truck class based on Scholer type chassis are going to be a lot of fun!

 

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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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