Pamela
Vaters

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Driver of Boogie Van monster truck. Pamela is the first and only female monster truck driver to qualify for the Penda Point Series. Born: March 25, 1965

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD

Career Highlights: Pamela is the first and only female monster truck driver to qualify for the Penda Point Series.

Sponsors: M-30 Hand Cleaner, Valco Cincinnati

Truck: '94 Aerostar, 572 CID Ford engine, 1500 HP, Ford C-6 trans, Profab transfer case, 66x43x25 Goodyear tires, 11'5" tall, $100,000 building cost, 24 months building time.

Personal: Pamela Vaters would like to be known as the "Shirley Muldowney of monster truck racing." Pamela is the first and only female competing in the Penda Point Series and her sights are high. She finished 5th in 1995. When asked how she got started as a monster truck driver, Pamela said, "My husband, Mike, got into racing first. The new truck we were building was supposed to be for him, but I really wanted to race, so it became mine. He waited eight years for that truck."

Pamela now races against the best. "The cheering of the fans, the great feeling of winning, and the tough competition are what I enjoy the most. I think more women will be racing in the future, and I hope I can be a model for them. It's really competitive, but I like the pressure."

Crew Chief: Mike Vaters

Team Address: Black Stallion/Boogey Van, 9950 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740, 301-582-2297 (fax), E-Mail

Related Issue: Women Racers Directory, Women in Racing, Women Racers, More Women in Racing, Race Schedules, Notable Women

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