April 23, 2024
Kayla Blood. Courtesy photograph

For Louisiana native Kayla Blood, it began with a fierce angle, massive desires and an ATV. Blood, a aggressive driver in Monster Jam, which returns to San Diego this weekend, stated her love for motocross sports activities started at an early age. She liked competing towards largely male drivers, whereas serving as a task mannequin for different younger athletes.

Eight years in the past, her life took a brand new path when she was invited to go to Monster Jam College to coach to develop into a driver. 

“I had so many nerves and overwhelming feelings competing in my first Monster Jam occasion,” stated Blood, who can also be a mom. “I overcame adversity to do one thing I like, and might bear in mind embracing the help and love from the followers.”

This weekend, followers can see Blood compete at Snapdragon Stadium the place she might be driving Soldier Fortune, a 12,000 pound truck that’s been devoted to honor the U.S. army. Though Blood, a member of the Nationwide Guard, loves the game and competitors, she stated the very best half is assembly followers.

“The factor that I like most about Monster Jam is the way in which we’re capable of join with our followers,” Blood stated. “We’re right here due to our followers, and we love producing wow loopy spectacular moments that they’ll always remember.”

She can also be grateful for the feminine drivers who got here earlier than her and the consideration to encourage the subsequent era of feminine drivers.

Kayla Blood might be competing in Soldier Fortune. Courtesy photograph

“The ladies of Monster Jam who’ve paved the way in which for extra proficient ladies to satisfy their desires and provides hope to so many little ladies who aren’t dreaming sufficiently big — they encourage me,” Blood stated.

Monster Jam will happen at Snapdragon Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, and on Jan. 27 to Jan. 28. Audiences can anticipate Monster Jam drivers to do large stunts, massive air, backflips, loopy abilities and all-out racing. Followers are inspired to reach early to fulfill drivers on the Monster Jam Pit Social gathering.

For extra info or to purchase tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com. 


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