HOMEGROWN MON­STER!

WE PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL WITH AUS­TRALIA’S FIRST MON­STER JAM UNIVERSITYTRAINED DRIVER: RHIANNA BUCHANAN!

Mania - - TOTES COOL -

The long­est mon­ster truck mea­sured 9.75m long. Most nor­mal cars are about 4.3m. To break a world record, a mon­ster truck was used to crush 61,106 cans in three min­utes.

MANIA: How did you get into mon­ster truck driv­ing?

RHIANNA: “I grew up rid­ing mo­tor­bikes and bal­let danc­ing. For the past two years I’ve hosted Mon­ster Jam in Aus­tralia. At the end of that tour they asked if I’d be in­ter­ested in go­ing to Mon­ster Jam Univer­sity to be­come a driver.”

MANIA: You’re also a stunt driver. What’s the most dan­ger­ous stunt you’ve had to do?

RHIANNA: “The last cra­zi­est stunt I did was drag some­one be­hind my bike and then kick them off as we went around a cor­ner!”

MANIA: What is Mon­ster Jam train­ing school like?

RHIANNA: “Very in­tense. It’s a lot of hard work and there’s a lot of safety in­volved. You do a lot of drills, but then you get to do what­ever you want in a freestyle ses­sion.”

MANIA: What’s your favourite thing to do dur­ing the freestyle ses­sion?

RHIANNA: “Hit­ting cars and do­ing donuts.”

MANIA: Have you landed a back flip?

RHIANNA: “Not yet...”

MANIA: Is it hard con­trol­ling such a pow­er­ful ve­hi­cle?

RHIANNA: “It is. You’ve gotta be men­tally and phys­i­cally ready.”

MANIA: How do you keep your cool when you crash?

RHIANNA: “I’ve landed up­side down a cou­ple of times by ac­ci­dent. When that hap­pens you can’t help but have a bit of a laugh.”

MANIA: Do you have any se­cret skills?

RHIANNA: “My friends say I’m an an­i­mal whis­perer!” CATCH RHIANNA AND MORE HEAVY METAL MAY­HEM DUR­ING MON­STER JAM’S AUS­TRALIAN TOUR FROM 7TH TO 21ST OC­TO­BER.

How big is a mon­ster truck? The av­er­age truck is about 3.7m tall, 3.7m wide and 6.1m long. Their tyres are usu­ally about 1.7m high.

The long­est ramp jump by a mon­ster truck is a whop­ping 72.4m (A soccer field is roughly 100m).

I CAN SEE MY HOUSE FROM HERE!

SHARK AT­TACK!

DOIN’ WHEEL­IES FOR TREATS!

TRUCK SPECS: Won­der Woman Weight: 4,500 kg Horse­power: 1,350 – 2000+ Top Speed: 113 km/h Mo­tor: Su­per­charged Fuel In­jected Big Block Amer­i­can V8 The Won­der Woman truck weighs about 4,500 kg. That’s roughly 45 fridges!

BORN: 21/11/1986 Hillview, QLD FROM: Mo­tor­bikes HOB­BIES: and danc­ing.

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