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