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Senior Noah Brittenburg poses with his demolition racing car.

Senior Noah Brittenburg poses with his demolition racing car.

Courtesy of Noah Brittenburg

Senior Noah Brittenburg poses with his demolition racing car.

Courtesy of Noah Brittenburg

Courtesy of Noah Brittenburg

Senior Noah Brittenburg poses with his demolition racing car.

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A demolition derby is defined as a contest in which skilled drivers ram old cars into one another until only one car remains running. It becomes very destructive, which is senior Noah Brittenburg’s favorite part about demolition derby racing.

“You basically try and kill the other team’s engine. It’s a battle between teams, so it’s different,” Brittenburg said.

According to Brittenburg, there different types of demolition racing which are small, loaded and big. Small cars are basically any vehicle that is four cylinder to six cylinder, loaded cars are exactly what the title entails (a fully loaded car) and a big car is a V8 engine you can find to put in any car. Also, your car can only have two-wheel drive no matter what kind it is.

Brittenburg has watched demolition racing since he was young by watching his dad’s friend race. He was intrigued and wanted to try it himself, so he gave it a go this past year and fell in love with it. Currently, Brittenburg races at Mountain Springs in Shartlesville and occasionally in Kutztown and at Mahoning Valley Speedway. When asked what the best parts about racing were, Noah explained that he loved the “rush” and “winning” the most.

Many people take notice to the different designs, graphics and sayings on the outside of the cars. Noah stated that he puts all different kinds of designs on his cars. “I usually do a lot of different colors. Sometimes I’ll even do an American flag,” Brittenburg said. He uses spray paint to color his cars.

 

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