Northwest Control-Line Racing

This page is for information about Northwest control-line model racing and links to racing-oriented web sites.

Your contributions of articles, photos and links for the Flying Lines web site are welcome. Contact the editor.


New! Read NCLRA Torque Roll newsletter No. 142

Voting is now open! Four engines proposed for addition to the Northwest Sport Race list See article in Northwest Rules section

Voting is now open! Longer lines proposed for fast Clown Race See article in Northwest Rules section

New! Portland Northwest Sport Race contest report See article

New! Racing at the 2018 Fall Follies See article

New! 2018 Northwest Regionals report and photos See article

Racing at the 2018 Jim Walker Memorial See article

The ASP .25 for Northwest Sport Race See article

Approved! Two rules changes take effect in 2018 for Northwest Sport Race: ASP .25 added to the engine list and shutoffs legalized See article

<< Strong turnout for 2017 Portland Northwest Sport Race contest See article

A primer for beginners in the Northwest: see Racing made easy, in the Fast Laps column

Weather clears for 2016 Delta Park Northwest Sport Race See article

2014 Northwest Speed & Racing results See article

Rules change allows O.S. LA .25 engine in Northwest Sport Race See article in Northwest Rules section

Racing returns to Northwest fall scene at Salem Speed and Racing contest See article

Ken finishes his Geezer Clown! See article

Geezer Clown Race: Give it a try! See How To article

The 345-lap record-setting Flying Clown racer See article >>

<< The new Phantom Racing concept See article

Major changes in AMA racing rules See Round & Round January column

Muffling the Fox .35 for Northwest Sport Race By Paul Gibeault

Building a Flying Clown Racer Tank By Todd Ryan

Regular columns

Fast Laps, by John Thompson


For information on control-line racing in the United States, see the special interest group National Control Line Racing Association web site. NCLRA is the racing special interest group recognized by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. The website includes digital issues of the excellent newsletter Torque Roll.

Your District XI representative on the Academy of Model Aeronautics Racing Contest Board is John Thompson.

For discussion of national racing matters, see the Delphi Racing Forum.

B-Team racers are the glamour girls of control-line racing -- vintage airplanes dressed up in fancy paint as well as tuned for going fast. Here are several views of some contemporary B-Team racers. Dave Shrum photos.

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This page was upated Feb. 4, 2019