NASTE News for February

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



 

"Chet" Wins Again!
Friday February 01, 2019



Rico Locati claimed his second victory in a row in the 2019 NASTE Point Series Championship by winning the GT3 race on January 31st. Following Rico just three tenths of a lap back was Al Christiansen. Dan Fritz held onto third, beating series leader Monte Saager by a mere one tenth of a lap.

 

NASTE 2019 IROC Series - Race 2
Friday January 25, 2019



The NASTE Second Saturday Series for 2019 continued with a trip to Autodromo Rossa Colline – Stan Smith’s great track in Newburg.

The “Red Hills Raceway” is a routed, 4-lane track with plenty of turns to keep drivers on their toes as well as a nice straight to let the dogs loose.  And let them loose we did!  Yet despite our wildest intentions the smooth flow of the layout made for fewer offs and everyone seemed to find the rhythm of the track in short order.

Running Slot.It C-Class Lancia’s, drivers pushed to get every ounce of speed they could squeeze out of the trigger.  After the first set of heats, Monte had a lead on the field with Tracy in second and Al close behind in third.  

Time for a little bench racing and some driver refueling courtesy of Stan’s great Chili.  We eventually resumed with the second set...

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The 1/24 BRM Group C Cars Return to Rippin' Ridin' Raceway!
Friday January 18, 2019



Highlights from the racing at Rippin' Ridin' Raceway on January 17th include:

Rico doubles up on wins, one win in the Le Mans Class point series race, and one in the 1/24 BRM Group C Class!

After the eighth race in the 2019 NASTE Point Series Championship there were no changes in the positions of the top seven. Chris moved up two spots to eighth, Zack moved up one spot into  the top ten, and Kevin moved up two spots.

The big news was after a long absence from the grid the 1/24 BRM Group C Class cars returned to the track! We had almost forgotten how much fun these cars are to race at Rippin' Ridin' Raceway! Thanks again Al for some awesome racing last night!


 

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!   


 

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!





 

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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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Upcoming Events

1:32 scale IROC racing at Rippin' Ridin' Raceway in Portland.

Schedule
Doors open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 6 p.m.
Entry fee - $3 ($2 host, $1 series awards)

The NASTE IROC race series welcomes newcomers and encourages new slot car enthusiasts to get involved. These entry level races help beginners learn about slot car racing, with minimal investment.

It is also a forum for those who just enjoy driving slot cars and hanging out with friends around a common hobby. NASTE IROC races are family friendly. Kids who can race, get to race.

The NASTE IROC Driver’s Championship also provides an opportunity for experienced slot car drivers to demonstrate their driving expertise on a level playing field. Drivers compete using host-provided cars and controllers. The winning Division 1 driver receives the NASTE Driver’s Cup at the annual Halloween race.



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