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2023 PRO Drivers
54

Nick Noback

  • Team Name: Noback Racing with Jerry Yang Racing
  • Car Number: 54
  • Car Manufacturer: BMW
  • Tire Manufacturer: GT Radial +
2023
RANK
30
2023
Points
48

Biography

Nick has had a passion for cars and racing ever since he can remember. Not only does he love cars, but he grew up an avid skateboarder, BMX biker, and competitive ice hockey player. In 2007, when Nick was 11, he saw The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and fell in love with drifting. Later that year, he attended a D1GP event in Las Vegas, and was able to see several pioneers of the sport compete. In 2012, Nick rediscovered competitive drifting and was able to attend his first Formula Drift event as a spectator. 

Later that year, he built a racing simulator to work on a foundation for driving skills after crashing his first car. In 2015, he started attending track days, and in 2016 started drifting at local events. Nick started drifting competitively in 2017, and in his first year won the Exc!teGP championship, securing a win and a second place finish out of three events. After that, Nick had continued drifting success throughout Pro/Am, competing in both East 10 Drift and Lone Star Drift, and in 2019 was awarded two Formula Drift Pro 2 licenses. During his Pro/Am years, he also traveled to Japan with the Lone Star Drift group to train for 2 weeks with several international drivers. Then, in 2020, Nick went on to earn a Pro 1 license for 2021. For 2021, Nick elected to stay in ProSpec (formerly Pro2) to develop his skills more and to work on other aspects of the program. He finished 2nd overall in the 2021 championship, securing podium spots in 3 out of the 4 ProSpec rounds. 

The 2022 season was Nick’s first step into Formula Drift Pro, the highest level of competitive drifting in the world. He finished 23rd overall out of 37 drivers, with a 4th place qualifying run in New Jersey, and a 6th place finish in St. Louis, MO. For the 2023 Formula Drift season, Nick has teamed up with Jerry Yang Racing to create a dynamic racing team that plans on being one of the top teams in Formula Drift., Nick has had a passion for cars and racing ever since he can remember. Not only does he love cars, but he grew up an avid skateboarder, BMX biker, and competitive ice hockey player. In 2007, when Nick was 11, he saw The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and fell in love with drifting. Later that year, he attended a D1GP event in Las Vegas, and was able to see several pioneers of the sport compete. In 2012, Nick rediscovered competitive drifting and was able to attend his first Formula Drift event as a spectator. Later that year, he built a racing simulator to work on a foundation for driving skills after crashing his first car. In 2015, he started attending track days, and in 2016 started drifting at local events. Nick started drifting competitively in 2017, and in his first year won the Exc!teGP championship, securing a win and a second place finish out of three events. After that, Nick had continued drifting success throughout Pro/Am, competing in both East 10 Drift and Lone Star Drift, and in 2019 was awarded two Formula Drift Pro 2 licenses. During his Pro/Am years, he also traveled to Japan with the Lone Star Drift group to train for 2 weeks with several international drivers. 

Then, in 2020, Nick went on to earn a Pro 1 license for 2021. For 2021, Nick elected to stay in ProSpec (formerly Pro2) to develop his skills more and to work on other aspects of the program. He finished 2nd overall in the 2021 championship, securing podium spots in 3 out of the 4 ProSpec rounds. The 2022 season was Nick’s first step into Formula Drift Pro, the highest level of competitive drifting in the world. He finished 23rd overall out of 37 drivers, with a 4th place qualifying run in New Jersey, and a 6th place finish in St. Louis, MO. For the 2023 Formula Drift season, Nick has teamed up with Jerry Yang Racing to create a dynamic racing team that plans on being one of the top teams in Formula Drift., Nick has had a passion for cars and racing ever since he can remember. Not only does he love cars, but he grew up an avid skateboarder, BMX biker, and competitive ice hockey player. In 2007, when Nick was 11, he saw The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and fell in love with drifting. Later that year, he attended a D1GP event in Las Vegas, and was able to see several pioneers of the sport compete.

In 2012, Nick rediscovered competitive drifting and was able to attend his first Formula Drift event as a spectator. Later that year, he built a racing simulator to work on a foundation for driving skills after crashing his first car. In 2015, he started attending track days, and in 2016 started drifting at local events. Nick started drifting competitively in 2017, and in his first year won the ExciteGP championship, securing a win and a second place finish out of three events. After that, Nick had continued drifting success throughout Pro/Am, competing in both East 10 Drift and Lone Star Drift, and in 2019 was awarded two Formula Drift Pro 2 licenses. During his Pro/Am years, he also traveled to Japan with the Lone Star Drift group to train for 2 weeks with several international drivers. Then, in 2020, Nick went on to earn a Pro 1 license for 2021. For 2021, Nick elected to stay in ProSpec (formerly Pro2) to develop his skills more and to work on other aspects of the program. He finished 2nd overall in the 2021 championship, securing podium spots in 3 out of the 4 ProSpec rounds.

The 2022 season was Nick’s first step into Formula Drift Pro, the highest level of competitive drifting in the world. He finished 23rd overall out of 37 drivers, with a 4th place qualifying run in New Jersey, and a 6th place finish in St. Louis, MO. 

For the 2023 Formula Drift season, Nick has teamed up with Jerry Yang Racing to create a dynamic racing team that plans on being one of the top teams in Formula Drift.