If you think monster trucks, thrills, spills and heart-thumping revs are just for the boys, meet Rhianna Buchanan. Australia’s first ever driver to be invited to join the exclusive Monster Jam line-up, Rhianna is a pocket-rocket from South East Queensland, who starting riding at just four years old.

Now set to show her stuff at Monster Jam in Brisbane next month, Rhianna is first attending Monster Jam University (MUJ) in Illinois, USA. Designed to foster future Monster Jam superstars, MUJ athletes are pushed to their physical limits with intense training to develop the stamina required of these high-powered Monster Jam trucks.

unnamedAt just 166cm tall, Rhianna is a pint-sized dynamo against the four metre tall Monster Jam trucks. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, the Monster Jam trucks weight around 5,500 kilograms and can accelerate from 0-100km per hour in under three seconds.

But despite being dwarfed by these powerful trucks, Rhianna shows no fear. A lifelong adrenalin junkie, the motorcycle stunt driver has always had a need for speed, riding her QR50 motorbike around the backyard before she was even old enough to start school.

No stranger to the bright lights, Rhianna’s day job is as a Hollywood stunt double, working alongside superstars Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman. She has performed live motorcycle stunts across Australiasia and was an Australian EnduroX Championship competitor.

Cheer on the local girl and get your fix of fast-paced feats at Monster Jam. The national tour opens in Brisbane on 1 October – see it first and loud!


What // Monster Jam

Where // QSAC, Brisbane

When // 7pm, 1 October 2016

Tickets // Starting from $28

To book // Call 136 100 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com.au/MonsterJam


Courtney Robinson

Courtney Robinson  

Courtney Robinson is a Gold Coast mum, passionate foodie, whole foods recipe creator and personal trainer certified in holistic digestive health and nutrition. Follow @athletist_ or visit athletist.com.au for recipes, workout tips and training hacks.