NASTE News for May

2016 NASTE Season - Race No. 10 - It's Hammer Time!
Thursday May 26, 2016

An excellent field of twenty racers met at Terry and Dorothy Abbott's Hammer Time Speedway for the final round of the NASTE 2016 Championship.  

The Hammer Time Speedway is a four lane Max Track for HO scale cars. Terry had prepared three sets of cars for us to race in the NASTE IROC style race format. Our first and actually most challenging task was to complete a set of two-minute heat races with a group on Thunderjet Pontiac GTOs.  They ranged from mild to wild.


GRAVITY RACERS Construction Session #2
Monday May 02, 2016

NASTE obeys the law.  Well, at least the law of gravity.  And here's your chance to join us for the ultimate downhill racer experience - the TEAM NASTE Gravity car!

The TEAM NASTE Gravity Racer group will meet Saturday, May 7th from noon to 4 pm. for the second official construction session.  Tools will be flying, there may be more than a few choice words.

Dennis will serve a BBQ lunch.

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


2016 NASTE Season - Race No. 9 - Autumn Hills
Monday April 25, 2016

On April 17 the racers met up at Rico Locati's Autumn Hills Raceway in Milwaukie for the ninth race of the 2016 season. Round one of the race had Fly Porsche GT1s on the starting grid. Although the cars performed quite well they proved to be a handful on the challenging course. Both the Novice and Expert divisions struggled somewhat with the cars, but still turned in some impressive lap totals. After the racers had put the Fly Porsches through their paces they were removed from the track. 

And then..........there they were on the start line. Yes, it was the return of the Flying Fickle Fiats of Fate! A pair of Ninco's finest.......ok maybe not quite their finest, but it was a pair! There is no way these cars should be this much fun, but on the Autumn Hills track the Fiats RULE!

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2016 NASTE Season - Race No. 8 - The Gorge
Sunday March 27, 2016

On March 29th the NASTE racers made the trek to Troutdale, the home of Bob Nakamura’s large Scalextric 4-lane layout better known as the Gorge Raceway.

We had been scheduled here earlier in the season but a small flood took over part of Bob’s basement hastening the reschedule.  And what a treat.  In the interim Bob had not only repaired the water damage to his basement but also found time to cover the lane rails in copper tape.  Beautiful, shiny, copper tape!  Conductivity issues were now and thing of the past as cars zipped around the track with reckless abandon with an accent on the reckless portion.  And don’t forget there were still corners in the way.

After some time for practice and food the cars of the evening were presented – Porsches sharply tuned by Bill Bostic.  They were quick, handled great and brought a great fun factor to the night.

First up, the Novice bracket with Thomas Flood added to the mix to fill out the four lane grid.  And in true expert fashion Thomas took them to task, with Victoria Saager taking second and Daryl Deabler taking third.


Digital Racing in Vancouver
Thursday March 10, 2016

Welcome to the Dark Side, well actually the Park Side as in the Park Side Raceway located just over the river in Vancouver, WA. Owner Dan Fritz describes the track as about 100' of madcap digital racing fun on a 16' x 8' table using two lane Scalextric Sport track with full borders and two lane pit. There's also computerized race control via RSC64 as well as a 32" monitor to track race information. The track looks fantastic with full scenery.  There's also working lights for night racing.

Racing available on Monday evenings.  Contact Dan for more information.


2016 NASTE Season - Race No. 7
Friday February 26, 2016

On February 21st 2016 the NASTE gang descended (literally) on Al Christensen's basement for the seventh race of the 2016 NASTE season and to officially break in Rippin' Ridin' Raceway. 

RRR is a fast three lane routed track with a couple nice long straights, some twisty esses, and a tight hairpin thrown in for good measure. Al had two different sets of IROC cars prepared for the race. The first set of cars were GT40s. The GT40s were well prepared and provided for some very close racing. 

In the Novice group Dorothy Abbott finished first with Dominic Locati second and Perry Petrequin finishing in third. After the Novice group the Intermediates took the track. Finish positions were again close with Todd Flood in first, followed by Jimmy Jones and Tyler Petrequin. The last group to hit the track with the GT40s were the Experts. Bill Bostic finished first, Monte Saager second, followed by Bryan Trachsel in third. 


Gravity Racer Program Underway
Wednesday February 17, 2016

Don't miss out on this exiting downhill racing event.  There's still time to get involved with the Gravity Racer program.  Check the link for more information.


2016 NASTE Season - Race No. 6 - The Enduro
Tuesday January 19, 2016

This past Sunday another legendary demolition derby thinly disguised as a three hour Enduro made it's impact felt at the Jacquelin Park house of pain.  It was wild.  It was crazy in a hurry.  It got downright confusing.  It got so crazy to the point a normally passive racer or some renown was induced to final heat Cobra hunting - though after a few laps he remembered who's cars they were and the onslaught softened.

After many offs, collisions and shredded tires no results were able to be understood and all left if not happy, at least somewhat content.

To paraphrase Rasheed Wallace "All teams played hard".


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