What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Brittany Marcotte: I grew up riding/racing motocross. I raced professionally for three years, including racing X Games in 2013. Aside from racing, I love fitness and Crossfit. It's part of my daily training and has become a part of my lifestyle.
Who are your role models?
Brittany Marcotte: I have two role models that are pretty opposite of each other but share the same passions I do. The first is Debbie Evans. She was such a pioneer for women in motorsports and also in the stunt industry, which is an aspiration of mine to be a part of in the future. My second role model is Joan Jett. I am very passionate about music and of course she was a huge advocate for women in a male dominated industry, quite similar to the industry I have grown up in.
Do you have any pre-show rituals you run through?
Brittany Marcotte: I'm not a superstitious person, so I get amped up by playing some of my favorite songs and warming up physically.
What's something a lot of people don't know about you?
Brittany Marcotte: My passion for music; I play the drums and guitar. I always think that if I wasn't an athlete, I'd be in a band.
What is your favoritre memory on or off the race track?
Brittany Marcotte: My favorite memory thus far with Monster Jam would be during the workshop training, we had our ATV race and I was always challenged by Chase Cabre. He was really fast. We battled back and forth, and I actually beat him! By the end of the race, i looked over and saw everyone on their feet cheering. Even though it was only training, it was a proud moment to represent us girls!
What is your most prized possession?
Brittany Marcotte: It's something I take with me everywhere I go: grandfather's dog tag from when he worked on military aircraft. My grandpa was my biggest supporter, fan and friend. Even if he physically couldn't get to watch me race, he would still go with me to the track and watch from the truck. He passed away in 2017, and it was tough. He gave me his dog tag to keep, so no matter what I do, or where I travel to, he can still be with me.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Brittany Marcotte: I toured with Marvel Universe LIVE! for five years doing motorcycle stunts in the show. Traveling and touring is not new to me so, from that experience, my least favorite part is being away from home for weeks at a time. It gets hard to be away from family and riding. My favorite part about it is the places we got to travel to and, of course, the friends I've made on the road.
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Brittany Marcotte: I find Crossfit gyms every week. It gets tough changing cities constantly, but the people I've met through this other passion of mine is so rewarding. I also love trying to find local concerts to go to.
How do you keep fit?
Brittany Marcotte: I got into Crossfit training about two years ago, and it's the perfect fitness training for me. Crossfit is a combination of cardiovascular training and weightlifting. It's tough keeping to a consistent training schedule on the road, so I have to keep motivated and also stay strict on my diet.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Brittany Marcotte: If I could pack my dirt bike in my bag, I would! But I always travel with my jump rope. I can always come up with a quick workout at the hotel if I need to.
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Brittany Marcotte: One of my favorite cities is San Diego. Maybe I am a little biased being a California native, but anytime we travel and perform on the west coast, it's always so much fun...plus all my friends and family are there as well.
What countries have you visited with Monster Jam?
Brittany Marcotte: I have yet to travel internationally with Monster Jam, but I have been to 10 different countries while touring with Marvel Universe LIVE!
How did you get started competing with Monster Jam?
Brittany Marcotte: I was a performer on Marvel Universe LIVE! for five years. Once I finished touring, I was encouraged to audition for Monster Jam. I have an extreme sports background and I knew Monster Jam would be right up my alley.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Brittany Marcotte: My favorite part is that I get to be myself. I get to compete as an athlete and let my athleticism show out on the track, whether it's in the Monster Jam truck, ATVs or Speedsters.
How would you describe your driving style?
Brittany Marcotte: I still have a lot to learn in the Monster Jam truck, but I think my aggressive motocross style will transfer into the way I drive. I like to drive like "one of the guys" because I know I can be just as good as they can.
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Brittany Marcotte: I give the same advice to everyone, whether it is motocross, fitness or now Monster Jam: it is so powerful what you can do if you truly believe you CAN do it. If you have a goal, set smaller goals to achieve the ultimate goal and believe you CAN.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Brittany Marcotte: During training at Monster Jam University, my favorite memory so far would be beating the boys racing ATVs. It's a great feeling to straight up win a race against the boys, of course.
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Brittany Marcotte: Jon Zimmer. He helped me from the very beginning, and he really knew how to teach me in a way I can understand. I got to finally watch him compete at Monster Jam All-Star Challenge in Las Vegas and it was inspiring to see the years of experience he has in action in person. He's a great teacher and a great guy off the track, too.
Do you have any nicknames?
Brittany Marcotte: I usually go by Britt
What's your favorite movie?
Brittany Marcotte: The Runaways
What's your favorite television show?
Brittany Marcotte: I don't watch much TV, but when I do, I usually watch MTV.
What's your favorite color?
Brittany Marcotte: Blue
What's your favorite thing to eat?
Brittany Marcotte: My cheat meal would definitely be pizza.
What's your favorite restaurant on the road?
Brittany Marcotte: Starbucks is my best friend on the road.
How would friends and family describe you?
Brittany Marcotte: They would say I'm extremely competitive.