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Bio

 

Noah Key

Age:
14
Hometown:
Justin, TX
Nickname:
"Wide Open"
Website:
www.NoahKey.net
Favorite Driver:
Tony Stewart
Favorite Hobbies:
Racing, Legos & Roller Coasters
Favorite Movie:
Star Wars (all of them)
Favorite Book:
Harry Potter books


 

 

Racing:

Noah picked up his fathers love for racing at an early age, in fact one of his first pictures in the hospital has a NASCAR race on the TV in the background.  His motivation to be potty trained was getting a new NASCAR 1:64th car from Wal-Mart for a successful day of no accidents. A very large collection of these cars resulted in him lining up the entire starting field on the floor in the front of the TV on Sunday's NASCAR race.  He would work up a sweat when Daytona or Talladega was on, trying to keep the cars in the proper running order.  As he learned to read, he was fascinated with racing books and track programs and would memorize every fact and detail.  His grandfather enjoyed getting adults they encountered wearing any racing attire to challenge Noah on NASCAR history, they usually lost as he would rattle off race winners and champions from the past 4 decades. When it came time to learn math, dad would ask, "What is Dale Jr. minus Kyle Busch?".  He would think and answer Dale Sr. (based on their numbers at that time). It proved be a very successful way to learn math.

Noah has wanted to race since before he could walk. It took mom and dad a while to warm up to the idea and figure out the right type of racing to get started.  After much research, they decided the best option was Dirt and Sprint Outlaw Karts.  The first kart was purchased in late October of 2009, followed by a couple of practice sessions in November of 2009, then the first race on December 5th, 2009.  While the first few months were bumpy as Noah and dad learned the basics of driving and car setup, things started to click in April of 2010 when Noah won his first heat race, followed by a few more.  He started to improve his feature finishes and had the joy of winning his very first feature on a warm Texas Saturday night with a last lap pass on the outside on July 24th, 2010, his 9th birthday. What an unforgettable night! He slept with the trophy.

There was no looking back from there as he would go on to win a total of 5 features, score 11 top 3 finishes and win 14 heat races at a total of 5 different tracks in the last half of 2010, his rookie season.  That earned him Rookie of the Year at KAM Kartway, his home track, as well as the Most Improved Driver award at the end of the year.  He finished 6th in points out of 25 drivers in his class at KAM Kartway.  He ran several races at Knox City Speedway during the last half of 2010. He went undefeated at Knox City, winning the Points Championship for the Intek class and scoring his first Grand Slam at the track winning both heats and the feature on September 11th, 2010.  He finished the year with two regional events, placing second at the Lone Star Winter Nationals at Texoma Motor Speedway and finishing third at the Santa Shootout in Graham, TX, the largest indoor dirt kart race in Texas.

2011 proved to be a breakout year for Noah as a driver.  Running 36 events over the year at nine different tracks, he won 13 features at five different tracks, 23 top three finishes and 27 heat wins.  Noah had an average finish of second in the 36 features he ran in 2011.  He won the Jr 3 Clone points championship at Knox City Speedway, finished second in the Animal fall points at Boondoxxx Speedway, and finished third in the Animal Gold Plate season points at KAM Kartway. Noah picked up major sponsors in 2011 including Simpson, Fuzzy's Taco Shop and Music Creek Photography and did several appearance events for his sponsors. He ran multiple national events across the country in 2011, including the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, IA, the Got Milk Nationals in Hartville, Missouri, and the highlights being a second place finish at the Lone Star Kart Nationals in Wichita Falls, TX and winning the 2011 Santa Shootout in Graham, TX in December of 2011, one of the biggest karting events of the year with over 180 entries.  Noah closed out the year running his first Tulsa Shootout in a Jr Sprint in Tulsa, OK.

In 2012 Noah ran his kart in the Animal and Modified Animal classes while practicing his new Micro Sprint with plans to start racing it later in the year.  Noah turned almost 2000 practice laps in the Micro Sprint during the summer while winning several features in his kart.  The highlight of the year in his kart was winning the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, IA in the Animal class.  After that race in August, he turned his attention tot he Micro Sprint and ran his first race in September at Cowtown Speedway in Ft. Worth, TX. After a couple of races Noah was running up front and ended the year running the Tulsa Shootout and finished 6th in the B Main, finishing about 30th out of 90 cars total.

2013 has been Noah's first full 'Rookie" year in the Micro Sprint.  It has been a year dedicated to learning, running as many tracks as possible.  To date Noah has had a great rookie season, with a feature win, several top three finishes and a few heat wins.  Most importantly he is learning fast and getting better every week.  He will be a contender at every track in 2014.

2014 proved to be a big year for Noah in the Restricted Micro Sprint class.  He had 3 feature wins, 7 second place feature finishes and 21 top five finishes in a total of 36 races at 14 different tracks.  He finished second in the TOWR Series Points Championship.  His biggest win of the year came at the prestigious Longhorn Shootout inside the Mesquite Rodeo Arena in Mesquite, TX.

2015 was a transition year for Noah, moving out of Restrictor and into the adult classes of Non-Wing and Outlaw Winged.  Noah won 4 features in the Restrictor class, and had two big top three finishes and two top five finishes in the Non-Wing class, all at big national level events.  Noah raced a winged Outlaw micro with the national POWRi for the first time in June during their Speedweek.  With over 60 cars at each event each night, the goal was to make the 24 car field for the feature, he achieved that at the last race of the week and learned a lot. 

In 2016 Noah will continue to gain experience in the Non-Wing and Outlaw cars across the midwest at over 60 events, all while practicing in a new Midget...preparing for the 2017 season and a move up.

School:
Noah is currently in the 9th grade and is a straight A student.  Noah has competed in the Science Fair, the UIL Spelling Contest and Maps & Graphs completion the past two years. He has also performed in the school talent show the past years as Elvis. Noah loves to learn and has excelled in Math and especially Science. He was chosen to compete in the Math Olympiad the last few years.
Community:
Noah and his family attend Argyle United Methodist Church in Argyle, TX where he is part of Mission Possible, a children's mission program to help local charities and causes.
Other Activities:
Noah was selected in 2011 as Junior Construction Panelist at Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine, TX, assisting the Lego Master Builder at the facility.  He is now a certified LEGO Jr Master Builder.
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