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Kayla Blood

2024 Truck

Sparkle Smash

2024 Tour

Stadium Championship Series West

Hometown

Lafayette, LA

Birthday

July 19

Kayla initially started out by competing in ATVs before making her debut in Monster Jam in 2016. Having served in the Louisiana National Guard, she started her career by representing the military behind the wheel of Soldier Fortune. In 2024, Kayla became the first driver of the all-new Sparkle Smash Monster Jam truck.

career highlights

  • 2019 Arena Donut of the Year
  • 2022 Donut of the Year
  • 2023 Extreme Air of the Year

about

  • What are some of your interests/hobbies/favorite pastimes?
    Going to the motocross track with my family and racing on the weekends.
  • Who are your role models?
    Tom Meents and Madusa
  • Do you have any ‘pre-show’ rituals you run through?
    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?
    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?
    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?
    My family.

life on the road

  • What is the best and worst thing about being on the road every weekend with Monster Jam?
    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?
    I like to explore the area that I am in.
  • How do you keep fit?
    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?
    Definitely sunglasses.
  • What is your favorite city to travel to? Why?
    Las Vegas

career

  • How did you get started competing in Monster Jam?
    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 1,500 hp beast, I was given my very own seat in El Toro Loco.
  • What is your favorite part about competing in Monster Jam?
    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?
    Aggressive and always giving it my all.
  • What advice would you give to kids who want to become a Monster Jam driver?
    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?
    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?
    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.

fun facts

  • Do you have any nicknames?
    My MMA fighting nickname was “Out for Blood.” Other than that, it’s Kay.
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Fast 7
  • What’s your favorite television show?
    MTV’s The Challenge
  • What’s your favorite color?
    Red
  • What’s your favorite thing to eat?
    Crawfish
  • How would your friend and family describe you?
    Easy going, fierce competitor and an awesome mom!

STADIUM SERIES EAST

Champion: Tyler Menninga

POINTS THROUGH April 27, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 660
behind
Position 2
name Tristan England /
truck JCB DIGatron /
points 578
behind -82
Position 3
name Todd LeDuc /
truck Megalodon /
points 551
behind -109
Position 4
name Bryce Kenny /
truck Great Clips Mohawk Warrior /
points 511
behind -149
Position 5
name Tom Meents / Blake Granger / Coty Saucier /
truck Max-D /
points 483
behind -177
Position 6
name John Gordon /
truck Bad Company /
points 439
behind -221
Position 7
name Cole Venard / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Black Pearl /
points 385
behind -275
Position 8
name Linsey Read / Charlie Pauken / Jamie Sullivan /
truck Lucas Stabilizer /
points 342
behind -318
Position 9
name Jamey Garner /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 315
behind -345
Position 10
name Ryan Disharoon /
truck Shaker /
points 306
behind -354
Position 11
name Matt Pagliarulo / Mike Pagliarulo /
truck Jester /
points 263
behind -397
Position 12
name Mike Pagliarulo / Nick Pagliarulo /
truck Kraken /
points 214
behind -446

STADIUM SERIES WEST

Champion: Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Ryan Anderson /
truck Son-uva Digger /
points 635
behind -0
Position 2
name Adam Anderson / Charlie Pauken / Tyler Menninga /
truck Grave Digger /
points 561
behind -74
Position 3
name Camden Murphy /
truck Bakugan Dragonoid /
points 533
behind -102
Position 4
name Bari Musawwir / Todd LeDuc /
truck Zombie /
points 492
behind -143
Position 5
name Colt Stephens /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 453
behind -182
Position 6
name Cory Rummell /
truck Megalodon /
points 452
behind -183
Position 7
name Chris Koehler /
truck Monster Mutt / Northern Nightmare /
points 361
behind -274
Position 8
name Joe Foley /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 361
behind -274
Position 9
name Kayla Blood /
truck Soldier Fortune /
points 348
behind -287
Position 10
name David Olfert /
truck Velociraptor / Rod Ryan Show /
points 343
behind -292
Position 11
name Jim Koehler /
truck Avenger /
points 286
behind -349
Position 12
name Mike Christensen /
truck Vendetta /
points 240
behind -395

ARENA SERIES CENTRAL

Champion: Weston Anderson

Weston Anderson in Grave Digger

POINTS THROUGH April 30, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Weston Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1568
behind
Position 2
name Fernando Martinez /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1207
behind -361
Position 3
name Brianna Mahon /
truck Scooby-Doo /
points 1179
behind -389
Position 4
name Jamie Sullivan / Joe Dennis /
truck Monster Mutt Dalmatian /
points 1165
behind -403
Position 5
name Brandan Tulachka /
truck Just Get Er Done /
points 1054
behind -514
Position 6
name Alex Bardin /
truck Stone Crusher /
points 717
behind -851
Position 7
name Mikayla Tulachka /
truck Megalodon /
points 666
behind -902
Position 8
name Frank Krmel /
truck Zombie /
points 544
behind -1024

ARENA SERIES EAST

Champion: Armando Castro

POINTS THROUGH April 28, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Armando Castro /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 1239
behind
Position 2
name Krysten Anderson /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1213
behind -26
Position 3
name Zack Garner /
truck Wild Side /
points 1088
behind -151
Position 4
name Coty Saucier / Chelsea Vancleave / Joe Dennis / Tony Ochs /
truck Dragon /
points 921
behind -318
Position 5
name Chad Tingler /
truck Over Bored /
points 746
behind -493
Position 6
name Angelina Nock /
truck Megalodon /
points 642
behind -597
Position 7
name Mark Hall /
truck Raminator /
points 617
behind -622
Position 8
name Kurt Kraehmer /
truck Rammunition / Hotsy /
points 425
behind -814

ARENA SERIES WEST

Champion: Matt Cody

POINTS THROUGH April 7, 2024

Position
Name
Truck
Points
Behind
Position 1
name Matt Cody / Tyler Menninga / Coty Saucier /
truck Grave Digger /
points 1367
behind
Position 2
name Dalton Widner /
truck Jurassic Attack /
points 1330
behind -37
Position 3
name Tony Ochs /
truck ThunderROARus /
points 1275
behind -92
Position 4
name MJ Solorio /
truck El Toro Loco /
points 992
behind -375
Position 5
name Ashley Sanford / Loghan Ashline / Bernard Lyght /
truck Megalodon /
points 898
behind -469
Position 6
name Berto Treviño /
truck Monster Mutt Rottweiler /
points 753
behind -614
Position 7
name Joe Urie / James Calhoun / David Olfert /
truck Earth Shaker /
points 628
behind -739
Position 8
name Devin Winfield / Jeff Souza /
truck Velociraptor /
points 622
behind -745