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NASCAR driver gives local Boy Scout race car ride to school

Scott Lagasse drives for Boy Scouts of America

Photo courtesy of Brevard Public Schools
Photo courtesy of Brevard Public Schools

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse gave a local boy the ride of his life by picking him up in his race car and taking him to school.

Local Cub Scout and second grade student Sammy Kirschten showed up to Golfview Elementary school in style thanks to an alliance between Lagasse and Boy Scouts of America.

Sammy was picked from a pool of Cub Scouts who worked on bicycle safety in 2016. His responsibilities to earn his Boy Scout belt loop were to demonstrate how to use safety equipment, explain the rules of bicycle safety and show how to wear property safety equipment.

Lagasse is an advocate for Alert Today Florida, a pedestrian and bicyclist safety program operated by the Florida Department of Transportation. 

Sammy was presented with a signed NASCAR helmet from Lagasse, and even asked the driver if he could take a turn at the wheel.

All students at Golfview Elementary School received signed cards from Lagasse about the importance of bike safety.