By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo

SEVENTEEN-year-old Rosalee Ramer is the youngest female professional monster truck driver in the United States

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Videographer / Director: Skye Fitzgerald

Producer: Jack McKay

Editor: Kyle Waters

Princess! Rosalee Ramer with her monster truck

While most teenagers are just learning how to drive, Rosalee, from Watsonville, California, has been jumping and crushing cars for three years.

17-year-old Rosalee Ramer poses with her monster truck

Rosalee, who became pro at just 14, has been interested in monster trucks since she was a toddler.

She said: “I’ve been holding flashlights and helping work on the trucks since I was three.

“At eight I was trying to move eight hundred pound tires that are five feet tall - it’s kind of crazy.

The teen has been interested in monster trucks since she was a toddler
Rosalee became a pro at just 14 - making her the youngest female driver in the U.S.

“I started driving monster trucks professionally when I was just 14-years-old - there aren’t any girls who have done that quite yet.

“There’s no feeling like driving these big trucks - sometimes you just kind of forget everything and it’s just you driving the truck - it’s your own little world."

Rosalee’s father Kelvin Ramer, 49, is also a monster truck driver and was thrilled when his daughter started showing an interest in them.

In the driving seat: Rosalie has competed in over 100 shows

Kelvin said: “As she showed desire to drive, I put her in the truck and slowly introduced her to it - I let her coast it out of the trailer.

“She’s helps me fix things whether it be a drivetrain, an engine transmission or electrical issues.

Rosalee, aged nine, inspects a huge monster truck
The fearless teenager pushes her truck to its limits

“A lot of people spend their whole lives looking for something that they enjoy and that fulfils them - and she’s found it at a very young age."

Rosalee knows her truck inside out, which is important when it comes to safety precautions.

She has competed in over 100 monster truck shows and has rolled her truck several times.

Rosalee takes on a row of cars at a show

She said: “I’ve rolled my truck three times - the first thing you do is shut the fuel off - if the fuel is still running that’s a hazard for a fire.

“When I got out of the truck after I rolled, I came out smiling - and everyone said I was beaming, like I just got off a ride in an amusement park.

“My dad makes sure I’m completely safe when building the truck - there’s a roll cage and extra supports.”

And she continues to impress those around her by competing in what is considered a male dominated sport.

She said: “I don’t exactly fit the monster truck stereo type but it’s what I love to do, and I’m doing it very well.

“I like painting my nails and doing girly things too - I hate when people can’t understand why I love both.

“It’s a passion of mine - it doesn’t matter that I’m a girl. I do it just as well as all the boys.”

Rosalee was inspired by dad Kelvin - who also drives mammoth monster trucks