NASTE News for August

McFarland Memorial Track Tour : Round 5 : Rich Vecchio's Electron Raceway
Thursday June 09, 2022

Round five of the 2022 McFarland Memorial Track Tour was held at Rich Vecchio's Electron raceway in Roseburg Oregon on Monday June 6th. Rich chose their Trans Am Class for this race. The race format consisted of two rounds of racing. In both rounds, each racer raced all four lanes for two minutes, for a total of sixteen minutes of racing.

The Trans Am cars were beautiful, as is Electron Raceway!

A big thanks to Rich for hosting this event which featured some very close intense racing!

Read more here


McFarland Memorial Track Tour : Round 4: Tom's World
Tuesday May 17, 2022

Round four of the 2022 McFarland memorial Track Tour was held at Tom's World in Bend Oregon on Saturday May 14th. In honor of Bob his favorite class, the OSCAR NASCAR Class was raced, using the traditional OSCAR racing format.

Friday practice kicked off the event, followed by a full racing schedule on Saturday. The event included a qualifying session, followed by sixty four minutes of racing for both the Xfinity division and the Cup division. It was closely contested race which I know would have pleased Bob!

You can find more on the race here


McFarland Memorial Track Tour : Round 3 : Rapid Raceway
Sunday April 17, 2022

Stop three on the McFarland Memorial Track Tour was for the Porsche 962 Championship race at Rapid Raceway on April 16th. Howie started off the day with a great story about Bob and his love of motorcycles, which did not include Harley Davidsons. Through the years this brought forth many opportunities for friendly jabs between Bob and Howie! 

The nine racers in attendance celebrated Bob's love for slot cars and slot car competition, by battling in the third and final race of the 2022 Columbia Gorge Championship for Porsche 962s. Ironically this race was for "bolt together" type chassis, which everyone knows Bob was not fond of, making this race even more special! I can still imagine likely derogatory comments from Bob as the race progressed! But even Bob would have admitted these cars perform extremely well, under duress of course!

We miss you Bob, wish you were here giving us a hard time about these "bolt together" cars!

More on the race here


McFarland Memorial Track Tour : Round 2 : Spare Time Raceway : Roseburg
Thursday March 10, 2022

In February of 2020, the slot car community lost one of its finest, Bob McFarland. Although he had not been doing well for some time, his death was sudden and a shock to all of us. In addition to being a fine gentleman, Bob was a tireless promotor of the slot car hobby. He was a fierce competitor, track owner, builder and mentor. He shared his knowledge with others by holding classes in scratch building on a regular basis.

The McFarland Memorial Track Tour is the brainchild of friend and track owner, Bill Bostic. He came up with the idea of having several events at private tracks in the Northwest as a fitting tribute. Several private track owners throughout Oregon have committed to hosting Tour events. 

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Thanks to Rich Vecchio for this great report!


Breathing New Life Into a Historic Track!
Wednesday February 16, 2022

Rob Enders has purchased from Jeff Courtney, the track originally built by Larry Cockerham in Carlton Oregon. Rob has moved the track to its new location close to the Salmon Creek area in Vancouver Washington.

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McFarland Memorial Track Tour : Round 1 : Springwater Raceway
Monday February 14, 2022

The McFarland Memorial Track Tour kicked off with an OSCAR Super Stock race at Bob Nakamura's Springwater Raceway in Gresham. It was an enjoyable day with good close racing and lots of conversations about Bob.

Read more about it here


Coming: 2022 McFarland Memorial Track Tour
Tuesday January 18, 2022

We are officially announcing the 2022 McFarland Memorial Track Tour. In memory of our friend Bob McFarland, track owners throughout Oregon are holding races designated as memorial races for Bob. The races will be held on tracks where Bob frequented. Two race dates have been scheduled and more are being decided.

The first of the eight races will be held at Bob Nakamura's Springwater Raceway in Gresham. Check the website Calendar for details.

Stay tuned for additional announcements with more race dates.


OSCAR Sports Car Race at Springwater Raceway
Sunday January 09, 2022

What a day at Springwater Raceway. A schedule change brought the OSCAR group to race the Sports Cars class today, and the racing was nothing short of exciting. 11 racers came to battle, and it came down to the end to determine finishing positions, From first to last, it wasn't over until the checkered flag flew!

Complete results here


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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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