NASTE News for June

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!





 

HOPAC Racing at Riverside Raceway in Portland
Sunday April 14, 2019

Saturday April 13th was the date for the HOPAC race at Andre Perra's Riverside Raceway. In attendance were racers from the Seattle/ Tacoma as well as local Oregon racers. I was told this was the last race to be held on the Riverside track before Andre replaces it with a newer version. This was HO racing at its best, with some of the most well known HO racers of all time!






 

NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 4
Monday March 18, 2019


The NASTE Second Saturday Series for 2019 continued with a trip back to Hillsboro but this time it was analog racing on Monte and Victoria’s Penguin Point track.

This is another track that most of us are familiar with having been the site of the Sunday series for many years.  Less a track about speed, more about quick and handling.  And not just handling the penguins.

The cars of the evening were Slot.It Can Am cars – a pair of Alfa 33/3’s and a Chaparral 2E 

Striking out like a man protecting some large birds from a predator, Monte stormed to an early lead.  Jeff and Bill kept the heat on through the first set and after 9 minutes of racing action were tied for second.



 

Awesome builder, Awesome racer, but most of all AWESOME FRIEND!
Tuesday March 05, 2019

Goodbye my friend.....Gary "Goose" Gossett......





 

NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 3
Sunday February 17, 2019



The NASTE Second Saturday Series for 2019 continued with a trip to Rippin’ Ridin’ Raceway – Al’s fun and fast track in Portland.

Most of us are no stranger to this track since it’s become the current home of Odd Thursday night racing.  And with this familiarity a lot of close racing was expected.  We were not disappointed.

To start the evening Al provided a set of Scalextric F1 cars that had been worked over to the max by Al.  They handled great and were a fun drive.  ‘Careful with that red lane’.  Taking the top spot in this set was our host Al, followed by Zack just squeaking by Monte by a tenth of a lap.  As always, close racing and every lap counts.

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Test Laps Completed At Springwater Raceway!
Saturday February 02, 2019



 

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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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