MUM’S MANY HATS
MONSTER Jam driver Candice Jolly is a mum who knows how to multitask.
Not only is she contracted to compete in truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian for 20 weekends of the year, but the Florida-based Jolly is mother to 11-year-old son Chase, partner to fellow Monster Jam Max-D driver Neil Elliott, a restaurant manager, go-kart track owner and estate agent.
She also started charity Showtime Riding Academy on the 10ha property she owns with her mum that teaches horseriding to students with autism and Down’s syndrome.
“Like any mother in the world, you juggle it and just make time for everything that’s important at that moment,” Jolly said. “I wear many different hats.” Jolly comes from a long family line of motorsports drivers, including her grandma who raced swamp buggies in the 1950s, her mum and step dad, who still race them now, and her dad, who races drag cars.
She began driving go-karts at age eight and in 2007 Candice and her sister Courtney began on the Monster Jam circuit.
“Monster Mutt Dalmatian is the only truck I drive,” Jolly said.
“It’s a 10,000-pound giant puppy which has a tail that wags, ears and a tongue that goes in and out; it’s adorable and kids absolutely love it.
Monster Mutt Dalmatian in action.