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Van Vugt has been with Nitro Circus for 10 years, starting off racing dirt bikes with her dad and brother, and she met Pastrana when they were teenagers.
Not only for her racing efforts but also for her accomplishment of being the first female to backflip a full-sized dirt bike over 60 ft ramp to dirt.
In September 2015, Van Vugt was seriously injured when attempting to do a ramp jump using a slingshot (a device used to propel bikes to high speeds in a short distance).
The injuries required multiple reconstructive surgeries to her face and were expected to take months of recovery before she could perform again.
Earning multiple Ontario Provincial Championships, a 9th place overall in the WMA (Women’s Motocross Association), earning her lifetime number 63.
She also competed in many prestigious motocross events, such as the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National and the Trans Can Canadian Amateur Grand National Championship.
During recent tryouts in California of the "slingshot," a new winch mechanism that enables performers on wheels to achieve high speed in little time going into a ramp, Van Vugt shattered her forehead, nose, eye socket, right arm and jaw.
This week, she'll undergo full reconstruction of her orbital socket so that she can fully see again out of her left eye.
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With guidance and lessons from her friend Travis Pastrana she had learned the backflip a year before, first on a smaller 110cc play bike, than a month latter on her RM125.
The milestone backflips and other stunts performed at the Pastrana compound would be featured in the popular Nitro Circus video series, and open many doors for the young talent.
Thanks to my buddy Steve Christini, owner of Philadelphia-based Christini All Wheel Drive motorcycles, I met backstage with Canadian-born Jolene Van Vugt, a/k/a "Nitro Girl," the first woman in history to ever backflip a dirt bike.