Virginia Mini Cup Driver

Virginia Mini Cup Driver

2023 VMCRA Rookie of the Year

2023 VMCRA Rookie of the Year

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About

Noah is a 18-year-old mini cup driver from Glen Allen, Virginia. From a young age he was obsessed with wheels and going fast. He started riding a dirt bike at age 4 and earned the nickname "Nitro Noah” for outrunning adults on the recreational go-kart tracks. He has encyclopedia-style knowledge of vehicles, his favorite being a classic Camaro. Racing runs in Noah’s family as his great-grandfather was an early 195o's stock car driver.


From 2020 - 2022, Noah raced in the Junior Champ Kart Division at Capital City and King George Speedways. He gathered 2 wins, 21 top 5 finishes, with 15 being on the podium. He placed 3rd in points in the 2021 King George Speedway Winter Series and 2nd at the 2021 Junior Champ Predator Turkey Trot. In 2023, Noah joined the Virginia Minicup Racing Association with an incredible run including a dominating first win at Orange County, four runner-up, and five top 5 finishes, He was named the 2023 Rookie of the Year. Behind the wheel, Noah is a fierce competitor and a kind sportsman. He especially enjoys meeting fans, fellow racers, and introducing others to the sport.


Noah is a graduate of Glen Allen High School and The ACE Center at Hermitage as an ASE Certified Diesel Mechanic. Noah’s been practicing Tae Kwon Do since age 4 and is a 3rd degree black belt. He enjoys playing the guitar, gaming, and working on his Jeep and Camaro.

2024 Race Schedule



APRIL 13...Dominion RACEWAY - THORNBURG, VA...P5


April 20...Orange County Speedway - Rougemont, NC...P1


MAY 11...DOMINION RACEWAY - THORNBURG, VA...weather cancellation


June 1...SHENANDOAH SPEEDWAY - PAGE COUNTY, VA...P5


June 29...LANGLEY Speedway - HAMPTON, VA


JULY 20...DOMINION RACEWAY - THORNBURG, VA


AUGUST 3...SOUTH BOSTON - SOUTH BOSTON, VA


August 17...DOMINION RACEWAY - THornburg, VA


September 14...SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY- South boston, VA


september 21...dominion RACEway - thornburg, va


october 5...orange county speedway - rougemont, nc


October 26...Langley Speedway-Hampton, VA




Our Crew

Tim Matthews

CREW CHIEF, spotter

Tim handles everything from mechanics, driving to tracks, troubleshooting, and spotting for Noah. He has extensive knowledge of vehicles, performance, and can literally fix anything. Like his son, he’s a Camaro and Jeep enthusiast.

Laura Matthews

MANAGER

Laura is our race day organizer, social media manager, photographer, videographer, co-spotter, point-of-contact, vinyl queen, cheerleader, and team nurse. Noah says his mom has a lead foot and missed her calling as a racer.

DONNIE THORP

Assistant CREW CHIEF

Donnie is our biggest race day supporter in the pits. He’s a talented welder, auto body tech, metal worker, and overall a great friend. Donnie also shares our love of NASCAR, especially when the 9 car wins.

TYLER THORN

CREW COUSIN

Tyler is Noah’s cousin. They have grown up riding dirt bikes, tractors, and lawn mowers...right nextdoor to each other. Tyler has a mechanical mind just like his Uncle Tim. He helps us on race days and keeps Noah’s mom in check while he’s on the track.

Sponsors

KELLY TALBOTT

TRUCKING

Individual Sponsors:


Alan and Barbara Broom

Bob and Sheri Morris

Linda & Donnie Thorp

Heather & Joe Geil

Tyler & Hope

In Memory of Karen Matthews

Mirrorz & Makeup

Gabe & Alex

The Creeden Family

Kristy & Jackson Tannehill

In Memory of Johnny Birkitt

Annie, Wrangler, & Willys

Race Day Partners

Media

Images courtesy of Laura Matthews Photography

Aaron X Young Photography

Brandon Michael Photography

Brandon Zumbach Photography

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Email: noahmatthewsracing@gmail.com