Taking the Wheel with Monster Jam Driver Bailey Shea Williams + WIN Tickets to the Show!

  • Posted on 17th April 2015

Monster Jam 2015 rides into the Frank Erwin Center for more car-crushing action on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26. Some may think that Monster Jam Truck racing is just for the guys, but 24-year-old Bailey Shea Williams is one of TWO female drivers taking the wheel in Austin, bringing new meaning to the term “drive like a girl.” For someone who routinely pops wheelies and catches air in a 10,000-pound truck, Monster Jam Truck driver Bailey Shea is completely down-to-earth. We were lucky enough to catch up with the Scooby-Doo driver on parallel parking, all things Scooby-Doo and the fans who inspire her every day.

Applause Blog: You started out racing ATVs at 15. Did you ever think you’d be behind the wheel of a Monster Jam Truck?
Bailey Shea: In ATVs, I didn’t have a roll cage and I was hurt so much on a quad that I knew my next step was to get inside one—with age comes the cage. I was asked to drive a Monster Jam Truck and the first time I set foot in it, I said yes, this is for me! I’m not switching; this is so much cooler than a race car—it’s what I want to do now.
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