NASTE News for March

NASTE Race #10 - Return to the Gorge
Thursday March 19, 2015



NASTE racers returned to The Gorge for the 10th race of the 2015 season. With 18 racers in attendance we attacked the course with a vengeance! 

For the evening festivities a set of somewhat equally prepared SCX NASCARs with traction magnets were offered up.  And they happily ripped down the long front straight and through the first section of fast flowing curves, only to be confronted by the difficult and challenging infield section of tight corners and short straights.  

That’s when the real fun started!  Crash, bash, moan and groan.

And so it went, drivers would fly around half the track and then struggle to get the long NASCAR’s through the tight spots.  Some made it, some cried rider, some just cried.  Yes, the Gorge is a challenging Scalextric track to say the least.



 

NASTE Race #9 - The Loose Wheel Gathers No Laps
Tuesday March 10, 2015



An exceptional crowd of twenty-one racers came out to race at Bryan & Sherry’s WFO Speedway for the 9th race of the NASTE season.  And the action was, well frankly wild, frantic, and outrageous! 

Bryan had two sets of four T-jets for us to race. 

The first set of cars were the ’55 Chevys. The ’55 s are my personal favorites, they maintain that NASTE heritage. The racing in the first round with the ‘55s was exciting to say the least. The cars performed flawlessly until the last couple of heats. One of the cars experienced a loose rear wheel.  Since loose wheels only stay loose for so long it was soon to be so long wheel.  After a little time out for some automotive repairs the car was back and running like never before. , and not too long after lost it entirely. 



 

New Rules on tap for next season
Monday February 23, 2015

Yes, we've hammered out some new rules for the NASTE Championship Season that will go into effect next year.  You can review them here.

 

New Over 50 Class Debuts at TooBad Motorplex
Friday January 30, 2015

The new Over 50 Class took to the track for its first official race on the night January 29th.

The field was comprised of a diverse group of long gone manufacturers. Cox, Monogram, Classic, Strombecker, and Revell were all well represented.

It was great to see the old cars on the track racing again! The racing was close and there were some excellent on track battles! If you have an old 1/24 car sitting around, bring it out and get it on the track. You'll be glad you did!






 

NASTE Race #8 - The Enduro
Wednesday January 21, 2015



A new track, a new challenge, and another exciting evening of racing!  As you’ve probably all heard by now Monte and Victoria replaced their SCX Digital track with a new Carrera Digital track and it was a hit.

The new track is smooth as silk and the layout easy enough that after a few minutes most were driving like experts.  The Carrera Can Am cars Monte had prepared by removing the magnets and adding Paul Gage tires performed flawlessly, the system operated without a hitch.  The drivers?  Well, it is a NASTE event after all.

Once the sixteen racers in attendance had some practice time, we let the ladies – and Thomas – divide up the racers into four teams and it was Enduro time.

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NASTE Race #7 - The HO Master Returns
Tuesday January 06, 2015



The seventh race of the NASTE 2015 Point Series Championship, HO style, was held at WFO Speedway this past Saturday.  Sixteen racers evenly divided into the expert division and the NASTE Challenge division were in attendance.  

The racing was intense and very close!  There were some spectacular crashes in both divisions, pretty much equally divided between the AC Cobras raced in the first round, and the '55 Chevys raced in the second round.

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NASTE Race #6 - First Race at The Gorge
Tuesday December 23, 2014



A new track, a new challenge, what an exciting evening of racing! 

Bob Nakamura provided the NASTE racers with the honor of the first official race on his big Scalextric four lane track. And true to NASTE racing, we broke that baby in right! 22 racers put the track and computer system to the test. To Bob’s credit we did not experience one problem with the track. 

The night’s racing consisted of two rounds of three minute heats. Fly Classics were the cars of choice for the IROC style format. Racers found the car and track combination quite challenging, but all adapted quickly and the racing was actually quite close.

In the Challenge Race Thomas Flood posted his third consecutive win, and fourth of the season. John Fisher was a few tenths behind in second with Perry Petrequin third, his best finish to date. The Challenge racers made up over half of the field of racers for this event, and we even saw some new faces including Eugene Jung who traveled all the way from Southern California to race with us.



 

NASTE Race #5 - More Fickle FIAT's of Fate!
Wednesday December 10, 2014



Sunday December 7th was the day for racing in the hills. Rico and Kelly Locati hosted the fifth race in the NASTE 2015 Point Series Championship. Racing at the Hills is a special treat as Kelly lays out a food spread equivalent to anything you might see at a Greek wedding! After we had all filled our stomachs we got serious about racing. Ok, maybe semi-serious.

Rico had brought out some old favorites for us to maneuver around the tight and twisty Autumn Hills course. For the first round of two minute heats we raced Nincco Mercedes. The Mercedes were somewhat loose in the traction department, so fast laps required a fair amount of judicious applied throttle!  Even at that the racing was extremely close, with Rico taking the overall lead after the first round.



 

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