It is not uncommon to see someone fall in love with Monster Jam® trucks, want to become a part of the sport, get the proper training, start working on them as a mechanic, and then get the opportunity to drive one of these amazing machines. It is rare, however, that a female takes that path into the driver’s seat. Yet that is exactly the formula that Becky McDonough used to become a driver in Monster Jam. After beginning to establish a relationship through emails with one of the sport’s best known female stars, Madusa, who offered her advice on how to get into the game, McDonough went through the necessary technician training to land a job working on Monster Jam trucks and eventually became the Crew Chief for Nitro Circus. McDonough worked hard to learn that part of the craft and showed her ability to work with a team attitude, developing a tremendous chemistry with her Monster Jam truck driver Cam McQueen on the Nitro Circus team. Despite her success as a Crew Chief, Becky never abandoned her desire to be a Monster Jam truck driver, and she finally got the opportunity, competing in Costa Rica in 2010 behind the wheel of Donkey Kong, where her impressive debut performance landed her that coveted full time seat as a driver starting in 2011. In 2012 McDonough’s career continued to blossom when she joined the popular El Toro Loco® team.
Becky captured her first stadium Freestyle in dec. 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in her home state of Minnesota.
In 2017, McDonough will be piloting the El Toro Loco truck on the Stadium Tour 3.