Travis Pastrana took a tough fall on the first day of the X Games 17 on July 28, attempting to complete a rodeo 720 in Moto X Best Trick but shattering his leg and ankle after losing control of his bike mid-air.Fans thought that the crash would put an end to the so-called "Pastranathon," a series of high-octane events at the X-Games. However, he returned to take part in the RallyCross event, using a special hand-controlled device for the steering wheel. He finished 4th in the final—what a...Read Full Story
Travis Pastrana set a New Year's Eve world record for jumping his Subaru Impreza WRX STI 274 feet across Pine Avenue Pier in Long Beach, California. The motocross champion and stunt performer launched his car over open water, careening into a wall after the jump, but emerged victoriously and unscathed. Travis Pastrana (Getty) His 274-foot jump over open water, from pier to pier, beat the previous rally car record of 171 feet. The jump was televised on ESPN live, after the Chick-Fill-A Bowl...Read Full Story
Travis Pastrana isn't spending New Year's Eve 2009 out at some club, he'll be in his car. And, it's not what it seems. He's a motocross champion and stunt performer, and this NYE he will attempt to jump a Subaru Impreza WRX STI on Pine Avenue Pier to set a world record. Travis Pastrana (Getty) He'll try to launch his car 230 feet over open water, from pier to pier. The current record is 171 feet, according to NowPublic.com. The jump will be televised on ESPN live, after the Chick-Fill-A...Read Full Story
Travis Pastrana (October 8, 1983) is a motocross competitor and stunt performer. He successfully completed a 230-foot jump in a Subaru Impreza on New Year's Eve 2009, setting a world record. See more about Travis Pastrana here.