FMX / Jolene Van Vugt
- Nickname: Nitro Girl
- City, State you reside in: London, Ontario, Canada
- Birthday: September 17th
- Age when first started riding: 11 years old
- Favorite place to ride: Gopher Dunes, Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
- Sponsors: Rockstar, Fox Racing, Vestal Watches, Alpinestars, EVS, Race Tech Suspension, Michelin Tires, Pro Circuit, Twin Air Filters, TAG Bars and Sprockets, ethika , Ogio, Motul, Giant Bikes, Tubend Racing, Dr. Sharon Lee Gdanski, 8sixsix industries, and The Nitro Circus!
- Inspiration: My father and Travis Pastrana
- What’s on your IPOD playlist? Depends on my mood, but Punk Rock and Chick Singers!
- When I’m not riding I like to: Taking photos, working on my house, chilling with my friends/family
- Official/Favorite Website: nitrocircus.com
- Something that most people don’t know about you: I’m Canadian and that I love to dress up and wear heels!
- Quote: The things you work for the hardest in life are the most rewarding.
- Career History. How did you start riding? My has Dad raced since I was born, it runs in my family ☺
- Career Honors, Awards, and Highlights: First Female Backflip Combo Trick, (1-hand flip) Manchester, UK – 2012, Women’s Supercross X-Games LA, 7th Place Overall – 2010, First Female to Backflip a BMX bike 40 feet off a Mega Ramp – 2009, Guinness World Record - First female to Backflip a full-sized dirt bike – 2008, Guinness World Record - Longest female backflip – 2008, Walton TransCan Grand Canadian National Ladies Champion, 1st Place Overall – 2008, CMRC Women’s Canadian National Championships, 3rd Place Overall - 2008, First female to Backflip a full-sized dirt bike in the Grand Canyon – 2007, CMRC Women’s Canadian National Championships, 1st Place Overall – 2006, First female to Backflip a full-sized dirt bike ramp to dirt - 2005
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David Rinaldo and Libor Podmol Claim Podium Spots at Night of the Jumps in Munich
Congratulations to David Rinaldo who claimed Silver at Night of the Jumps in Munich, Germany! Rockstar teammate Libor Podmol also landed a podium spot, coming away with Bronze.
Nitro Circus Live
Watch "Nitro Circus Live" with Jolene Van Vugt tonight, April 23rd, at 11/10c on MTV2! Take a sneak peek at the all-new episode here.
Teammates top podiums during Round 2 and 3 of Night of the Jumps.
Libor Podmol wins Round 2 of FIM Freestyle MX World Championships in Berlin while new Rockstar teammate David Rinaldo wins Round 3.
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