“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and race fans for making this a most memorable race season for everyone involved. A special thank you to Meritor, Euclid, Fleet Brake, Firestone Air Springs, NGk, Castrol Canada and Karl’s Truck Service. It has been one unforgettable race season. Thank You!”
Paul, Gina and Brooklyn Noakes
For the 4th consecutive year, the Meritor Top Alcohol Funny Car travelled to the NHRA KEYSTONE NATIONALS in Reading, PA.
This was their 3rd time to the final round and the results were impressive with 1 win and 2 runner-ups!
This year was full of personal bests for Paul Noakes and The Team. Their first and only qualifying run at this event was a striking 5.53 seconds! This landed them the #1 qualifier position, which is a first for Paul’s NHRA National career. In the semi-finals, the Meritor car made a 5.51 second run! This became Paul’s quickest run and set the fastest time ever made by a Canadian in T.A.F.C. A truly proud moment for the team!
Amongst their celebrations, they had their struggles. In the final round, the transmission failed. It was devastating since early times to the 330 foot mark indicated the car was well on its way to another impressive 5.50 run against their competitors 5.62 run.
The year’s inspiring results proved that the Noakes / Meritor Motorsports team has what it takes to reach the top. They look forward to next year’s season with their engines revving and full speed ahead!