NASTE News for May

NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 5
Friday April 27, 2018

It was another night of short track racing under the lights at HammerTime Speedway. 16 drivers did their best to negotiate the turns and the turn marshals thumbs. Of course, good food had to be handled, too.

The first heat featured "gasser" type cars in honor of the track owner's new toy in the driveway. Henry J race cars never saw many turns but these handled it just fine. At the end it was Tracy on top with Terry in second and a tie between Al and Dana for third.

The second heat brought out the modified track cars that are fun and fast, at least they seem fast for t-jets... 


NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 3 & 4
Wednesday April 04, 2018

The NASTE IROC Drivers Championship for 2018 continues on with rounds 3 and 4.

Round three was held on the second Saturday of February in Hillsboro at Monte and Victoria’s Jacquelin Park Speedway.  The ‘Jaq’ is a Carrera Digital track system that requires drivers to use improved techniques in driving since there will always be cars in your lane and the competition always gets, well, a little silly.  To make sure that drivers had to make pit stops part of their strategy, heats were set for 10 minutes.  Taking top honors was Terry Abbott, followed closely by Monte Saager with Dan Fritz taking third.

Round four returned us to Al’s Rippin’ Ridin’ raceway in Portland.  In the opening round featuring once again, Group C cars Monte took the field to task followed by Terry with our host Al in third.  For the second set Al again brought out the womps.  Everyone enjoys the womps!  And at the conclusion it was the Hillsboro Hot Shot again followed closely by Terry with Tracy Flood taking third. 

The next event is scheduled for the HO track at HammerTime Speedway in Portland on April 14th.  Come join us.


Saturday March 03, 2018

After eight races in the 2018 NASTE Point Series Championship, Al Christensen has assumed the lead! Al's second place finish in the GT Class race on March 1st moved him into the lead just one point ahead of Dan Fritz, and just three points ahead of last year's champion Chris Kouba!


NASTE IROC Season Underway
Monday January 15, 2018

The first event was held the second Saturday of December in Hillsboro at Monte and Victoria’s Penguin Point Raceway.  Competition was close through two exciting heats of racing action.  The opening set was Slot.It Group C cars with the second set being those treacherous Ninco Stratos!  And surprise, surprise, the winner was not the track owner but Terry Abbott who took both opening rounds to take the early points lead.

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Clean Sweep at the Opening Race of the 2018 NASTE Point Series Championship!
Friday November 10, 2017

Congratulations to Mitch Brooks on his clean sweep of all three classes at the first race of NASTE 2018 Point Series Championship! A great way to start off the season! Is there a new champion on the horizon? 


NASTE 2017 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 9
Monday October 23, 2017

The NASTE Second Saturday Series for 2017 concluded with a great evening of entertainment at Al’s Rippin’ Ridin’ raceway in Portland.

Al’s track is one of the regular stops on the NASTE Thursday schedule, so racers were well acquainted with the circuit.  It’s a smooth, flowing track where good skills can get you a good result.
Eleven racers took to the start line for the nights first event featuring three of Al’s Sportsman cars.  These are very cool, old-school cars.  They can be a little tippy, sometimes a little short of brakes.  Rather fun and exciting.

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NASTE 2017 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 8
Saturday October 14, 2017

The NASTE Second Saturday Series returned to Portland on Saturday, September 9th at Hammer Time Speedway courtesy of Dorothy and Terry Abbott.

The ‘Speedway’ is a small, tight HO layout that though simple in design maintains a great amount of danger at most every turn.  A clean run is a matter of skill with a pant full of luck thrown in for good measure.

With a large field of sixteen racers in attendance the battle began with some of Terry’s dune buggies.  Looked more like we should be driving to the beach with a surfboard than racing.  But racing we were.  Amid the collisions that gives the track the look of a parking lot everyone wants to exit.


NASTE 2017 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 7
Wednesday August 30, 2017

The NASTE Second Saturday Series invaded Hillsboro on Saturday, August 12th.

The Penguin Point track is a 50+ foot analog track.  With some tight turns the accent is more on handling than all-out speed.

For tonight’s battle Monte had set out a set of Ninco GT’s for the opening salvo.  With small numbers in attendance Kleo Kitty came looking for track time and almost got some.  Eyeing the table he leaped into the air landing square upon the racing surface like a fur-footed Godzilla.  As luck would have it no cars were eaten, clawed, or otherwise damaged in his dynamic and dastardly display of cat-fury.  This would be the most ferocious event of the day.  


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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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