MOUNDS, Okla. – Eighteen-year-old Noah Gass will embark on a rookie season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this year, the series announced Thursday evening.
The Oklahoman will pilot his family-owned No. 20G with sponsorship from Arrowhead Electric, Big G Transport and Triple-X/Claxton across the near 90-race campaign.
He’ll also battle former NASCAR winner Kasey Kahne and Spencer Bayston, a World of Outlaws winner from a year, for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year honors.
“Being only 18 years old, this is about as cool as it gets,” Gass said in a statement. “Being able to run with the best of the best every weekend all over the country, I mean how badass is that to say. It’s The Greatest Show on Dirt for a reason, and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
Less than a year removed from his World of Outlaws debut in March 2021, Gass has shown signs of improvement throughout his first 25 events with the series.
Things started slowly as Gass only made three features in his first 13 attempts. He quickly improved, however, to 10 feature starts over his final 12 series races, including a career-best finish of 12th at River Cities (N.D.) Speedway in August.
Gass rose through the ranks with experience in micros sprints, midgets and sprint cars of the wingless and winged variety. Last year alone he scored a pair of Interstate Racing Association victories in Wisconsin and earned several top fives with the Midwest Open Wheel Association in Illinois.
“It’s definitely not going to be easy going on the road full-time, but if it was then everyone would do it,” Gass said. “We are going to have our challenges, so it will be important to stay positive and keep our team morale and attitude up. We have a lot of goals going into the 2022 season and we’re ready to get it going at Volusia.
“I have complete confidence in Cody [Cordell] and Robert [McQuinn] that they’re going to work hard to make sure I have a great car every night,” he continued. “We are not as big as most of the teams on the road and we know that, but we’re not going to let it hold us back at all.”