Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/29/2014 6:23 PM

Elgin native likes his monster job

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Larsen Middle School alumnus Scott Buetow, a driver for the Hot Wheels team on the Monster Jam circuit, talks to students Tuesday at the Elgin school.

       Larsen Middle School alumnus Scott Buetow, a driver for the Hot Wheels team on the Monster Jam circuit, talks to students Tuesday at the Elgin school.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Larsen Middle School alumnus Scott Buetow, a driver for the Hot Wheels team on the Monster Jam circuit, signs autographs for students Tuesday at the Elgin school.

       Larsen Middle School alumnus Scott Buetow, a driver for the Hot Wheels team on the Monster Jam circuit, signs autographs for students Tuesday at the Elgin school.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
 

Elgin native Scott Buetow has been following his dreams since he was 6 years old and his dad put him on a Suzuki 50 dirt bike.

He said he's been an adrenaline junkie ever since.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

In the same gymnasium that Buetow used to play basketball as a kid, the Team Hot Wheels Monster Jam driver had some advice for Larsen Middle School students. "Think big, dream big and follow your dreams," he said Tuesday at a school assembly.

More than 700 students also watched a video as Buetow flipped, jumped and practically flew through the air in his 10,000-pound monster truck.

Buetow told the kids that he attended Coleman Elementary School, Larsen, Elgin High School and then Elgin Community College.

"It's surreal being back here at Larsen," said Buetow, acknowledging he hadn't been back at Larsen since his eighth-grade graduation in 1984.

After the assembly students went outside to get an up-close look at the giant monster truck that towered almost 12 feet in the air. They also were able to get autographs from Buetow.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.