He and his team of dirt-bike riding, high-flying, base-jumping thrill-seekers wowed an audience of thousands at the Wells Fargo Center S. Broad St. As a needer of speed and lover of all things fast, I found her pretty cool, though she was unable to participate in Friday's show because of some serious injuries suffered in a September accident preparing for the tour. 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. Get the news you need to start your day. 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.
Flushed with success: Stuntwoman rides into the record books on fastest toilet in the world
Born in London, Ontario , Canada to Dutch immigrant parents Bill and Tina Van Vugt, youngest to sister Michelle and brother Billy, Van Vugt grew up heavily influenced by her father Bill, a young at heart avid motocross racer, while her mother wanted her to become a figure skater or a ballerina. At the age of 14 Van Vugt was given the ultimatum to either practice, race and take motocross seriously or give it up for good. In September , 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Canadian motocross rider. Medal record. See: Career highlights. Nitro Circus. Nitro Circus: The Movie.
By Emma Reynolds. It's not just toilet humour - a Canadian stuntwoman has ridden her way into the record books on the fastest loo in the world. Jolene Van Vugt, 31, managed to reach 46mph on the motorised toilet in the most rushed bathroom break of all time. Ms Van Vugt's remarkable achievement unseated previous record-holder, Edd China, who hit 42mph on a lavatory in Milan, Italy, in March Scroll down for video. Look at that loo: Jolene Van Vugt, 31, managed to reach 46mph on the motorised toilet. Plumbing their resources: Ms Van Vugt and her crew make adjustments as technical issues threatened to unseat their bid.