NASTE was established in 1996 by a small group of slot car racing enthusiasts in the Portland Oregon area.  Click here to view the original site.

The group's racing and car building experience varied from veteran to rookie. Most of the veterans had raced with many different clubs and groups since the 1980s. They had experience racing and building HO, 1/32, and 1/24 scale cars. These racers were now building and racing slot cars with their children, most of whom were now high school students. The group was looking for something different in slot car racing.

This group started racing on a short, 3 lane routed 1/24 scale track. Short as in 34 ? foot lap length. The racing was intense, and the name NASTE (which originally stood for North East Ainsworth Short Track Encounters) stuck.

NASTE expanded, adding more tracks to their racing schedules. The cost of racing is of major concern, and the cars we race still reflect that concern. Our goal is to make our racing inexpensive, with the main focus on FUN! Besides, low tech can be very competitive!

Presently the NASTE group races on tracks at different private locations in Portland and the surrounding area. Since 1996 we have had the pleasure of meeting many new people. We have men and women of all ages racing, as well as kids, and even a kid (well he was 20 years ago we he started racing with us) who has come back with his kids! So, check out our cars and tracks. Drop us line if you have any questions or comments. 

Upcoming Events

HO scale IROC racing at HammerTime Speedway in Portland.

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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