Fan-Made Tribute: Cynthia Gauthier’s Incredible Journey from Farm to Monster Jam!

Cynthia Gauthier’s story is one of passion, perseverance, and an unyielding love for motorsports. From humble beginnings on a farm to the thrilling arenas of Monster Jam, her journey is both inspiring and motivating.

Early Life and Passion for Engines

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Photography Daniel Cromaz 

Farm Beginnings

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Cynthia’s adventure began on a farm near her home, where her first encounter with engines was through a tractor. Despite her parents’ lack of involvement in motorsports, her father often took her to dirt track races, sparking her interest in the sport.

Learning the Mechanics

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Her father, a mechanic, became her mentor. She spent countless hours in the garage, absorbing everything about engines and mechanics. This early exposure fueled her passion for anything with an engine.

First Steps in Racing

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As a teenager, Cynthia worked tirelessly to save enough money to buy her first dirt bike at 18. Her dedication paid off as she soon began racing regularly, balancing a full-time job and night school to support her weekend racing endeavors.

Rising Through the Ranks

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Amateur to Pro Transition

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After three years in the amateur class, Cynthia moved up to the Pro Women’s Canadian National Series. Despite facing several injuries, including full reconstructive surgeries on her knee and shoulder, she persevered.

Shift to Off-Road Racing

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Transitioning from motocross to off-road racing was a natural move for Cynthia. She quickly excelled in short course buggies, eventually joining the Monster Jam World Finals team in 2013 and 2014. Her passion for Monster Jam trucks was ignited, leading to a successful test drive and her participation in the Maple Leaf tour in 2015.

Breakthrough in Monster Jam

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In 2016, Cynthia competed in the Triple Threat Series Tour, which demanded both physical and mental endurance. Her hard work culminated in significant achievements, including victories in freestyle and the high jump competition at the 2019 World Finals.

Achievements and Accolades

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Awards and Recognition

Cynthia’s talent and dedication have earned her numerous accolades, including:

  • Monster Jam Arena Donut of the Year (2016)
  • Monster Jam Rising Star (2018)

Pushing Boundaries

Known for her relentless drive, Cynthia continually pushes the limits. She received a welding certification from Lincoln Electric in 2016 and opened her own welding shop, “Pin Metal Up,” in 2019. Her involvement in the Monster Jam Dirt Crew showcases her versatility and commitment to the sport.

Fitness and Representation

An avid CrossFit athlete, Cynthia stays in peak condition to compete at the highest levels. She is passionate about representing women in a male-dominated sport, proving that strength, power, and beauty can coexist.

YearAchievement
2013-2014Participated in Monster Jam World Finals
2016Triple Threat Series Tour
2018Monster Jam Rising Star Award
2019World Finals High Jump Competition Win

Career

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World Finals appearances

  • 2015 – Monster Mutt Dalmatian (YGS)
  • 2016 – Monster Mutt Dalmatian (YGS)
  • 2017 – Monster Mutt Dalmatian (YGS)
  • 2018 – Monster Mutt
  • 2019 – Monster Mutt Dalmatian (ice) (racing & freestyle and high jump) (won high jump).
  • 2022 – Lucas Oil Stabilizer (main field, high jump)
  • 2023 – Lucas Oil Stabilizer (main field, high jump)

All-Star Challenge appearances

2019- Monster Mutt Dalmatian Ice (Team Ice)

Accomplishments

  • 2016 Monster Jam Arena Donut of the Year award.
  • 2018 Monster Jam Rising Star of the Year award.
  • 2019 high jump champion.
  • 2023 Save of the Year.

CYNTHIA GAUTHIERGALLERY

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Impact and Inspiration

Role Model for Young Girls

Cynthia aims to be a positive role model for young girls, encouraging them to pursue their dreams with determination. Her journey is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication.

Hosting Zone VL

In 2017, Cynthia expanded her horizons by hosting the French TV show “Zone VL,” where she explores various power sports. The show, now in its sixth season, highlights her versatility and passion for engines.

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