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.