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Team Hot Wheels Firestorm
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Team Hot Wheels Firestorm in 2015

Owner

FELD Motorsports

Driver

Scott Buetow

Body Style

Custom Ford F-150

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-Speed

Tires

66" Terra

Debut

2012

Team Hot Wheels Firestorm debuted in 2012 under the name Team Hot Wheels, with a contest for the name in place. The truck is based off of the toy car company, Hot Wheels. Dan Evans (former Destroyer driver) would drive the truck until 2013, when Scott Buetow would take over.

History

2012 - Dan Evans begins to drive Team Hot Wheels throughout the season. This is the first time Hot Wheels would have a monster truck since 2007. The truck would make its first World Finals appearance with Maximum Destruction driver Neil Elliott in 2004. At the end of 2012, it was announced that Scott Buetow will take over the driving duties and that the truck's name will now be Team Hot Wheels Firestorm.

2013 - Buetow makes it to his first World Finals. He performs his first backflip.

2014 - Buetow makes it to second World Finals. Buetow would finish second to Metal Mulisha.

2015 - Buetow would get his 3rd World Finals invitation.

2016 - Buetow would get his 4th World Finals invitation, and would be the first driver ever to complete 3 back flips in one run. He was quite upset after his freestyle and thought he should've scored higher. Each back flip was scored as one move, not 3 in which he did. He was also shut down for brief moment which killed his run's flow/momentum. If Scott had kept going big and filled the clock and maybe worked a save or something, he might have won then with the back flips.

2017 - Buetow campaigned the truck on the west FS1 Series. He gets his 5th World Finals invite and his truck has a brand new look debuted at the World Finals, where he complets four backflips in freestyle. Alx Danielsson drives the truck in Saudi Arabia.

2018- will be the trucks final year as the feld and mattel toys contract is up and is not being renewed.

Trivia

  • There was a voting to see what the name of the truck would be, the other names were Motor Mauler, Jaw Crusher, Wrecker Breaker, and Gasket Case, but ultimately, Firestorm won. .
  • The body is made of carbon fiber, Kevlar and E-glass, meaning the body weighs half that of a normal fiberglass body.

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