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.