NASTE News for February

Odd Thursday Night Racing at Rippin' Ridin' Raceway
Friday January 20, 2017

On January 19th the Odd Thursday gang showed up at Al Christensen's Rippin' Ridin' Raceway for some serious paint tradin' and open wheel nerfin'. F1 and Le Mans class cars were raced followed by a round of the Carrera Proxy.

The Le Mans class race was the tenth race in the 2017 NASTE Point Series Championship and Monte Saager showed he had the stuff to take an impressive win over Dan (Doc) Fritz. Rumours are Doc was later overheard saying "second is my spot and nobody can have it!" After 10 races this season we have had 6 different winners. Doc has finished second 6 times......guess we'll let him have it for now.


Happy New Year
Tuesday January 10, 2017

The first NASTE race of 2017 was an Odd Thursday Night Race at TooBad Motorplex. Along with the New Year new winners and new records made their appearances. Dan Fritz scored his first win in the NASTE Point Series Championship with his Le Mans Class entry. Along with the win he posted a class record run of 56.7 laps.Chris Kouba lowered the record lap time for the Le Mans Class to 9.256 seconds. Monte Saager posted the first win in the newly established Policar Division of the F1 Class. In the process Monte set an all time F1 Class overall lap total record of 56.6 laps, and set the bar at 9.238 seconds for a single lap. Greg Petrolati set a new lap total record of 51.6 laps in the Cartrix Division, as well as a record 9.579 second lap. This year is looking bright for NASTE racers. We are seeing some of the closest point series racing we have seen in quite some time. Here's to a great NASTE New Year!


Odd Thursday Night Racing
Saturday November 19, 2016

NASTE's Odd Thursday Night Racing is alive and well! After the fhe fifth race in the 2017 point series championship Rico Locati is in the lead, followed closely by Jeff Fields, with Chris Kouba in third. The next race at Rippin' Ridin' Raceway wil be the last race with the Trans Am cars, after which we will move to the Le Mans class of cars. With five of the eighteen races completed only eight points separate the top five!


Slot's n' Brauts - Video
Wednesday September 21, 2016

A short video from Greg Gaub - AKA MrFlippant:

Thanks Greg!


NASTE-ROC 2nd Saturday Series Dates Announced
Monday September 12, 2016

The new 2016-17 NASTE season series dates are listed below.

  • September 18: Slots n' Brauts - Jacquelin Park, Hillsboro
  • October 29: Halloween - Rapid Raceway, Portland
  • November 12: Al Christensen - Rippin' Ridin' Raceway, Portland
  • December 10: TBD
  • January 14: Bill Bostic - Too Bad Motorplex, Fairview
  • February 11: Saagers - Penguin Point, Hillsboro
  • March 11: Dorothy and Terry - Hammer Time Speedway, Portland
  • April 8: Bob Nakamura - The Gorge Raceway, Troutdale
  • May 13: Rico Locati - Autumn Hills, Milwaukie

Doors open 5 p.m., Racing at 6 p.m.
$3 per racer ($2 host reimbursement, $1 series awards)

Interested in hosting an event?  Dates are still available.  Contact for more information.


Team NASTE Gravity Racer - The Hawksbill Flyer Races on Saturday August 20th!
Monday August 08, 2016

Dennis Hart has done an outstanding job of completing the Hawksbill Flyer gravity racer! The car is ready for it's first competitive event, the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby on Saturday August 20th. The racing is scheduled to start at 9:00 am. This is a spectacular event to watch! Come out and support Team NASTE and our Crew Chief and Driver Dennis Hart!


IMSA Challenge at The Gorge Raceway - Saturday August 27th
Sunday July 31, 2016


Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The Gorge Raceway

985 SE 10th Circle Troutdale OR

Car must be a SLOT-IT group “C” prototype, stock out of the box with FC130 motor. The only modification allowed is choice of tire compound. Wheels must be stock.  A back up car is allowed, must be the same as primary car.

Models allowed: Porsche 962, 956, Jaguar XJR 9 or 12, Toyota 88c, Nissan R89C, Sauber C9 Mercedes, Lancia, Mazda 787b .

Race will be 4 times through, 4 minute heats.

Car must be registered in advance to prevent duplication.

Doors open at 8am. Race starts at 9:30am
Entry fee is $10.00 / includes lunch 
E-mail: or call 503-661-6084.


Thursday July 14, 2016

A new date for the next test run will be posted soon. Please stand by!

The TEAM NASTE Gravity Racer group will be meeting again soon for the second official test run of the Hawksbill Flyer.

The construction has been completed with just minor bodywork and painting left to be done. 

Here's your chance to join us for the ultimate downhill racer experience - the TEAM NASTE Gravity car!

Interested parties should contact Dennis to RSVP for more information or check the forum thread.  It's all downhill from here.


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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.




It's NAS-TV!
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Upcoming Events

Slot.It "C" Class and IROC
The first race will be the new Slot.It "C" Class cars.  Rules listed in the forum.

The second race will be IROC with different cars each time. We'll try to pick some cars that are fun to run so it will be more of a drivers set. This will give some the chance to try some types of cars they might not otherwise.

Doors open at 1pm
Racing at 2pm


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