Kristen Hope

Kristen Hope

Hometown : New Smyrna Beach, FL Started Competing in Monster Jam : 2018 Birthday : September 23
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About Me
What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?

When I'm not driving my Monster Jam truck, I'm repairing it and getting it in tip top shape for the next show.
Who are your role models?
My parents as well as all the female Monster Jam athletes that continue to show people that girls can do it, too!
Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
Right after I strap in before every show, I pray for safety of the drivers and crew.
What’s something a lot of people don’t know about you?
I was actually home schooled from 5th through 12th grade.
What is your most prized possession?
My family and friends because they can never be replaced

Life on the Road with Monster Jam
What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?

The best part is being able to experience all the different cities and states we go to. They are all so unique!
While on the road, what is your favorite thing to do during your free time?
Definitely exploring the city we are in but shopping sprees and going to the movies are fun, too
What item(s) can you not live without while traveling on the road with Monster Jam?
My backpack; I carry all my most important stuff in there.

Career
How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
I started making my way into the sport by going to as many shows as possible and volunteering with many different teams. I met J.R. McNeal with Razin' Kane Monster Trucks, and he invited me to come test in one of his Monster Jam trucks. After that awesome experience, I came to a couple shows the team was a part of and helped out. JR hired me to be a full-time member of the team, and I have been loving it ever since!
What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
I love the high impact thrill that Monster Jam delivers. It is such an adrenaline rush that I am so thankful I get to share with every Monster Jam fan.
How would you describe your driving style?
Smart yet crazy!
>What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
Never give up and most importantly never lose hope. With hard work and determination, you can do anything you can dream of.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam driver?
Probably my first ever event win. It gave me a lot of extra confidence going into future shows.
Who in Monster Jam do you look up to for inspiration?
All of the amazing women of Monster Jam that kick butt and look good doing it!

Fun Facts
What are your favorite colors?

Blue and green
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Noodles
How would your friends and family describe you?
Crazy, smart, funny, a hard worker and kind

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