By Georgie Greasby

MEET the youngest female monster truck driver in America who started racing when she just 14

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Videographer / director: Elie Khadra
Producer: Sophia Rahman, Ruby Coote
Editor: Beth Angus

Rosalee Ramer is 20 years old and has been driving monster trucks professionally since she was just 14.

She is now known as the youngest professional female monster truck driver in the United States.

Rosalee, from Watsonville, California, told Barcroft Cars: “I think I was too young to remember when I first started working with trucks and cars.

In pictures I was three-years-old holding flashlights on monster truck shows for the guys who are working on trucks.

“I was 13 when I crushed my first car.

“As soon as I got the opportunity I have always been working on trucks along side my dad, whether that was on his truck or helping build my own.”

Rosalee’s truck, Wild Flower, is a 1932 Ford Coupe monster truck with 66 inch tall tyres, weighing approximately 600-800lbs each, boasting 15-16 horsepower and decorated with pink roses.

Rosalee said: “It’s got two nitrogen shocks on each corner of the truck. To go along with the two nitrogen shocks we run a four-link suspension.

“Monster trucks are a lot to handle. It’s two different complete steering systems, a lot of horsepower, a lot of responsibility but I think I was definitely ready when I first jumped in the seat.”

Rosalee has competed in over 300 competitions whilst studying mechanical engineering at university. Winning titles in freestyle competitions, racing and wheelie and doughnut contests.

However, the racer has admitted that there are some obstacles that she has had to overcome, admitting: “Some people try and give me a hard time because I’m a girl.

“But you really can’t let it get to you, if you do then that’s your biggest disadvantage.

“Monster truck is the only platform really when girls and boys compete on an even playing field.

There are no girls monster trucks or boys monster trucks, we are all out there competing against each other."

Rosalee’s father and biggest support base, Kevin, said: “Since the age of 11 she was driving my truck around in the pit area, getting comfortable with it.

“It was just ongoing progression. It just seemed like a natural next step, to put her in a monster truck and set up one that fit her and her style.”

“My dad is like my best friend, its pretty great to spend every weekend with him.”

Rosalee added: “As soon as I got the opportunity i have always working on trucks along side my dad.

“My dad is like my best friend, its pretty great to spend every weekend with him.”

And the pair spend the majority of their team working on their trucks and travelling around to compete.

Rosalee said: “The highest I’ve jumped is probably about 50 feet in the air.

“The adrenaline rush is absolutely insane going 30-40 feet in the air you feel like you are flying.

Sometimes there’s a little hang-time when you’re up there and you lose your breath a little bit and you’re not sure exactly where you’re going to land but you’re still planning for when you do.

It’s pretty incredible.

“Sometimes I say it’s like driving a roller coaster but I have control over it.

“Jumping a monster truck is like flying.”