Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Date of Birth: July 19, 1990
Started competing in Monster Jam: 2016
What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
Kayla Blood: Going to the motocross track with my family and racing on the weekends.
Who are your role models?
Kayla Blood: Tom Meents and Madusa
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Kayla Blood: When I get in to my truck and strap in before a show, I have so many emotions running through me, so saying a prayer and thinking about my little boy and what I can do to make him proud calms me down, humbles me and keeps me grounded.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
Kayla Blood: I currently hold the LSU Louisiana High School state record for the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.2
What is your favorite memory on or off the race track?
Kayla Blood: When my truck was racing into Sam Boyd Stadium for the 2016 Young Guns Shootout and just being a part of something so great!
What is your most prized possession?
Kayla Blood: My family.
Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
Kayla Blood: The best thing about being on the road is being able to travel the world and see new places. The worst part is the airport!
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Kayla Blood: I like to explore the area that I am in.
How do you keep fit?
Kayla Blood: My son and I love to run together at the park. Other than that, I like to get some rounds in on the punching bag.
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
Kayla Blood: Definitely sunglasses.
What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
Kayla Blood: Las Vegas
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
Kayla Blood: After Monster Jam was able to see what I was capable of on an ATV, I was asked to test drive a Monster Jam truck and see how I liked it. After progressing and learning how to handle the 1,500hp beast, I was given my very own seat in El Toro Loco.
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
Kayla Blood: Interacting with all of the awesome fans and being an inspiration for all little girls aspiring to do what I do.
How would you describe your driving style?
Kayla Blood: Aggressive and always giving it my all.
What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Kayla Blood: Set goals for yourself, get involved in some form of a motorsport, create a resume and be sure to put it all out there. Stay positive and if one thing doesn’t work out, try something else.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Kayla Blood: During training, I pulled off the sweetest move where I hit the wheelie obstacle and the rear end of the truck came all the way up, twisted around and landed perfectly for me to ride a wheel up the face of the jump. I would love to perfect this and make it my signature move!
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
Kayla Blood: I look up to all of the great pioneers of the sport; the drivers who are appreciative of the new generation and upcoming talent coming in to carry on the success of Monster Jam. The women of Monster Jam who have paved the way for more talented women to fulfill their dreams and give hope to so many little girls who aren’t dreaming big enough, they inspire me too.
Do you have any nicknames?
Kayla Blood: My MMA fighting nickname was “Out for Blood.” Other than that, it’s Kay.
What’s your favorite movie?
Kayla Blood: Fast 7
What’s your favorite television show?
Kayla Blood: MTV’s The Challenge
What’s your favorite color?
Kayla Blood: Red
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Kayla Blood: Crawfish
How would your friend and family describe you?
Kayla Blood: Easy going, fierce competitor and an awesome mom!