NASTE News for May

Le Mans Race at Pelican Park in Eugene
Monday May 13, 2024

A Le Mans race for Flexi type cars was held for the first time at Pelican Park Speedway.

Pelican Park races are normally for "hardbody" style cars. Flexi's are something that never appealed to Pelican Parks founder, Doug Haynes! But everyone had to admit that the race was a success with everyone obviously having a good time!

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Saying Goodbye to Gearloose
Tuesday April 30, 2024

It is a sad day as local racers mourn the loss of another friend. Jerry Palfenier, or "Gearloose" as most everyone knew him, was the last of the Pacific Northwest's original slot car god fathers.

Gearloose was involved in most every aspect of 1/24 slot car racing and car building in the Northwest over the last 60 years! He along with Bob McFarland and Lee Dundas are credited with the establishment, popularity, and longevity of 1/24 slot car racing in Oregon.

Gearloose was actively racing right up to the end, winning his last race less than one month before his passing. He will be greatly missed!


Dennis Hart Passes Away
Tuesday April 09, 2024

Sadly, I must report the passing of Dennis Hart.

Dennis passed away on Feb. 22, 2024. He was a long time NASTE racer that not only brought us a great racing venue, but also introduced us to the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby.

We will miss Dennis and all the adventures he took us on!


Columbia Gorge Championship - Round 3
Sunday March 24, 2024

The third round of the Columbia Gorge Championship for 2024 was held at Inslot's Checkered Flag in Vancouver on March 23rd.

Thirteen racers participated in this premier Northwest True Scale event. 

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OSCAR NASCAR Race at Springwater Raceway
Monday March 18, 2024

Springwater Raceway was host to the March OSCAR NASCAR Race. 19 racers were in attendance for this exciting race, the most we have seen in sometime. 


IROC Return Planned
Wednesday February 14, 2024

The time has come to restart the NASTE IROC program.  IROC racing pits drivers against each other using the same cars so the difference is a combination of luck and the drivers ability.  Just about like real racing.  It's also a great entry point for those new to the hobby - just show up and drive!

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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.



Upcoming Events

NASTE Odd Thursday Race
Thursday May 23, 2024


  • / DTM
  • Revoslot *
  • Open
Doors open at 3:30 PM

* Denotes Point Series Race


Even Thursday Race at Rapid Raceway
Thursday May 30, 2024

Late Model Sportsman and a backup race with the new Late Modified class.

Doors open at 5:00 PM



PASER Even Thursday Race - Rob's Redline Raceway
Thursday June 06, 2024

Doors Open at 5:00PM
Meet for Dinner at 3:30PM at Billygan's on HWY 99
Racing at 6:00PM for Womps
Racing at 7:00PM for Flexis.


Gearloose Memorial Race at Rapid Raceway
Saturday June 08, 2024

Details to be announced


NASTE Odd Thursday Race
Thursday June 13, 2024


  • / Polycar Classic
  • Group C *
  • Open
Doors open at 3:30 PM

* Denotes Point Series Race


PASER Even Thursday Race - Inslot's Checkered Flag Raceway
Thursday June 20, 2024

Doors Open at 5:00PM
Meet for Dinner at 3:30PM Shari's on Thurston.
Racing at 6:00PM for Womps & Flexis
Racing at 7:00PM for PASER NASCAR


Columbia Gorge Championship Race No.5 for Porsche 962 @ Springwater Raceway
Saturday June 22, 2024
Porsche 962 Challenge - Race #5. Springwater Raceway. 

Doors open at 8am, Tech 9:30, and race start at 10am.

 $15.00 fee includes lunch.


Rapid Firecracker 400
Saturday June 29, 2024

Howie's Rapid Firecracker 400 for the True Scale NASCAR Class.

$15.00 entry fee.

Food will be provided by Doug who is going to BBQ up some ribs during the race.


Aussie Day
Friday July 19, 2024

Aussie Day - marking our visit by Shayne Uren in 2023