Kayla Blood's New Mission
Authored by Larry Jewett on November 27, 2018
Monster Jam veteran Kayla Blood has been enlisted to join the Soldier Fortune™ team for 2019. She started competing in 2016, spending the bulk of her time behind the wheel of El Toro Loco®.
Before joining Monster Jam, Kayla served with the Louisiana National Guard, assigned to Camp Beauregard in Pineville, which has a long history of training and mobilization of U.S. military personnel for 100 years. Kayla began service in 2009 and spent six years on duty, including post guard as an MP and working in administrative duties for the colonel on base.
“This is a big honor to be driving Soldier Fortune and representing the men and women who have served our country,” Kayla said. “It’s great to have a seat to call my own in this truck. Being selected as the first female to drive Soldier Fortune means I just need to keep doing what I am doing.”
As a popular member of El Toro Loco, she drew her inspiration from the many fans she made. “They show up with my name on their signs and their support motivates me to do my best. They have helped me believe in myself to get me to this great opportunity. It means a lot for me to now be going to Soldier Fortune,” she added.
In her 62 events in 2018, Kayla has recorded 9 event championships with 9 Freestyle wins to her credit. She has won 17 Donut competitions, bringing her career total to 29 wins in three years.
Kayla will remain in El Toro Loco for her scheduled 2018 events, which include Trenton, Dayton and Hartford. She will move to Soldier Fortune on the Triple Threat Series Central, starting with the season opener at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, on January 5-6, 2019. A new athlete to join Team El Toro Loco will be announced at a later date.