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NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 6 & 7

Wednesday June 13, 2018


The NASTE IROC Drivers Championship for 2018 continues on with rounds 6 and 7.

In early May we convened at Bob Nakamura’s Gorge Raceway in Troutdale to again do battle on his large 4-lane Scalextric layout.  And once loosed, the NASTE drivers provided a thrilling race in the first set with Terry Abbot taking first with Bob Nakamura second and Monte Saager third – all separated by only 1/10 of a lap!  In the second set Bob led the way with a one lap lead over Monte in second with Tracy flood just a couple of tenths back in third.

A short month later and it was racing at Howie’s Rapid Raceway in Portland.  Howie’s track is an old-style 4-lane wood track and we’ve always enjoyed racing there.  However, tonight would prove troublesome at best.  The track had been cleaned recently and the result was that even at 9.5 volts the tires were glazing over.  Perhaps it was the tire compounds, but quickly after starting the race a car would become undriveable, sliding side to side and in some cases impossible to get up an incline.  Racing for some and disaster for others.  It was decided to limit the second race to only three lanes.  Nevertheless, making the best of the night – taking first in the opener was Tracy Flood, followed by Terry Abbott in second with Dorothy Abbott in third.  In the second set the win went to Monte Saager followed by Al Christensen in second and Terry Abbott in third.  I think we learned that next time we should not only consider some test time but we should also set up some cars specifically for Howie’s track.

Next up – a July date at Autumn Hills in Milwaukie.

 

NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 5

Saturday April 14, 2018


The NASTE IROC Drivers Championship for 2018 continues on with round 5.

It was another night of short track racing under the lights at HammerTime Speedway. 16 drivers did their best to negotiate the turns and the turn marshals thumbs. Of course, good food had to be handled, too.

The first heat featured "gasser" type cars in honor of the track owner's new toy in the driveway. Henry J race cars never saw many turns but these handled it just fine. At the end it was Tracy on top with Terry in second and a tie between Al and Dana for third.

The second heat brought out the modified track cars that are fun and fast, at least they seem fast for t-jets. The track owner showed everyone the fast way around the track to secure a victory. Dana took the second position and Tracy rounded out the podium.

It was a night of great laughs, great food and great friends. Russell Flood brought his new wife and her cousin and they both drove the cars very well for newbies.

There were a lot of requests for them so the next race here in September will see the Isetta racers get back on the track.

The next event is scheduled for the big 1:32 track at the Gorge Raceway in Troutdale on May 12th.  Come join us.

 

NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 3 & 4

Wednesday April 04, 2018


The NASTE IROC Drivers Championship for 2018 continues on with rounds 3 and 4.

Round three was held on the second Saturday of February in Hillsboro at Monte and Victoria’s Jacquelin Park Speedway.  The ‘Jaq’ is a Carrera Digital track system that requires drivers to use improved techniques in driving since there will always be cars in your lane and the competition always gets, well, a little silly.  To make sure that drivers had to make pit stops part of their strategy, heats were set for 10 minutes.  Taking top honors was Terry Abbott, followed closely by Monte Saager with Dan Fritz taking third.

Round four returned us to Al’s Rippin’ Ridin’ raceway in Portland.  In the opening round featuring once again, Slot.it Group C cars Monte took the field to task followed by Terry with our host Al in third.  For the second set Al again brought out the womps.  Everyone enjoys the womps!  And at the conclusion it was the Hillsboro Hot Shot again followed closely by Terry with Tracy Flood taking third. 

The next event is scheduled for the HO track at HammerTime Speedway in Portland on April 14th.  Come join us.

 

NASTE 2018 Second Saturday Series - Race No. 1 & 2

Sunday January 14, 2018



The NASTE IROC Drivers Championship for 2018 is underway!

The first event was held the second Saturday of December in Hillsboro at Monte and Victoria’s Penguin Point Raceway.  Competition was close through two exciting heats of racing action.  The opening set was Slot.It Group C cars with the second set being those treacherous Ninco Stratos!  And surprise, surprise, the winner was not the track owner but Terry Abbott who took both opening rounds to take the early points lead.

Next up was a trip to Al’s Rippin’ Ridin’ raceway in Portland.  As this is now the main stop on the NASTE Odd Thursday schedule racers are well acquainted with the track.  And they took to it with great delight.  In the opening round featuring once again, Slot.it Group C cars there was a first place tie as Jeff Fields and Monte Saager both totaled the same amount of laps.  For the second set Al brought out the womps.  Fast and furious, they also bring out the smiles.  We liken them to a horde of angry bees circling the track.  And that’s after the voltage is turned down!  And at the conclusion it was the Hillsboro Hot Shot in first followed closely by Terry. 

The next event is scheduled for the Digital track at Jacquelin Park in Hillsboro on February 10th.  Come join us.

 

Upcoming Events

HO scale IROC racing at HammerTime Speedway in Portland.

Schedule
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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