NASTE Race Night #6 - The Big Breakout! Wednesday November 27, 2013
The idea was sound - the Jacquelin Park Speedway would host the 6th NASTE event of the season, a mini-Enduro of 1.5 hours with three teams driving each one of three SCX NASCARs IROC-style for 30 minutes. Drivers would rotate at each fuel change. It would be another opportunity to test the new RamJet-X controllers for SCX Digital.
What the lucky fourteen drivers in attendance didn’t count on was the interesting breakout format that would be deployed. Yes, as it turned out, a 7-second minimum lap time had been installed and as the team of The 5 Storms started sending their car around the track at record pace during the first session none of those laps were being counted!
NASTE Race Night #5 - Tripping in Salem Friday November 15, 2013
Race day, Saturday November 9th
Edgewater Raceway is a four lane routed commercial 1/24 track, built by Paul Painter. It features long straights, a steeply banked 180 degree turn, and some deceptively tricky ess curves. Dave Smith had prepared four identical Parma FCR cars for the IROC style race, and Parma Turbo controllers were in place for an “old school” feel.
But, the first order of business was dinner. The NASTE racers met at Garibaldi Mex, the restaurant located next door for some excellent Mexican food. After we all had full tummies we gave racing some thought and went back next door to the track.
NASTE Race Night #4 - A NASTE Halloween Wednesday November 06, 2013
Happy Halloween – Slot Cars Dressed To Kill!
Rapid Raceway in northeast Portland was the host track for the Annual NASTE Halloween race for 2013. This was the second consecutive year the race was run on the 1/24 Rapid Raceway track and this year's race broke recent attendance records with twenty racers in attendance.
Entries for the NASTE Halloween races are always unique, and this year there were some outstanding examples! Also included were some previous vehicles that had not seen track use in years (brought back to life shall we say)!
NASTE Race Night #3 - Anything But Too Bad Monday October 21, 2013
The Fords of Fairview – Anything But Too Bad!
TooBad Motorplex in Fairview hosted the third race of the 2014 NASTE season. Race date was October 12th, 2013. The day started out warm and just kept getting hotter once the racing started.
Twenty-two racers turned out to compete on Bill Bostic’s exciting three lane routed track. Bill had selected three brand new Scalextric GT40s for the evenings racing pleasure. The cars were so new they were actually stock, with only a light sanding of the rear tires.
Up first was the NASTE Challenge race for amateurs.
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NASTE Race Night #2 - A Triple F Night Monday September 23, 2013
A fantabulous night of racing that had it all: Fantastic racing- check. Fabulous franks- check. Fickle Fiats of Fate- check.
evening started off with a few surprises in the form of old friends,
three to be exact. It was great to see Frank, Randy and Tim back at a
slot car race. They certainly are welcome anytime we race. After getting
reacquainted and some track time it was announced it was time for
dinner and what a feast it was. The theme was Oktoberfest and it lived
up to the billing with two kinds of sausage, German coleslaw, potato
salad, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudel. The only thing missing was
Oompa music and leder hosen. Thank you Kelly!
I Wanna Be A Race Car Driver Wednesday September 11, 2013
Thanks to Terry 'the Mailman' Abbott for a great video. Enjoy!
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NASTE Race Night #1 - 2014 Season Opener Tuesday September 10, 2013
The NASTE 2014 Season opener was one of the most closely contested races to date. We had thirteen racers on hand at Bryan Trachsel’s WFO Speedway, seven experts and six amateurs. WFO is a four lane Tomy HO track that is tight and tricky but fast. The Full Monte format was used as Bryan had prepared four Aurora Thunderjet 500 AC Cobras for the first race, and four Aurora Thunderjets with muscle car bodies for the second race.
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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