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Travis Pastrana Biography

Travis Alan Pastrana is an American professional motorsports competitor and a performer who has won championships and X Games gold medals in several events. This included supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing.

He runs a show called Nitro Circus, and previously competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Roush Fenway Racing the Global RallyCross Championship for Subaru Rally Team USA, and the Monster Jam circuit, in his own Pastrana 199 truck.

He last competed in NASCAR in the Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports. Pastrana replicated three of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel’s most famous jumps without injury in record-breaking fashion while in Las Vegas.

Travis Pastrana Age

Pastrana was born on 8th October 1983 in Annapolis, Maryland in the United States. He is 35 years old as of 2019. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Travis Pastrana Family| Early Life

Pastrana was born to Robert and Debby Pastrana in Annapolis, Maryland. He was interested in racing from his early childhood and rode BMX bikes performing stunts. At the age of four, he got his first motorcycle and participated in racing events.

He even registered many wins ever since he took to racing. His grandfather, Alan Pastrana, played as a quarterback from 1965 to 1968 at the University of Maryland, which Travis Pastrana also attended. On June 11, 2003, 19-year-old Pastrana was seriously injured when he crashed his Corvette into a tree in Davidsonville, Maryland.

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Travis Pastrana Education

He was a brilliant student as well and earned good grades in school and pursued his higher studies from the ‘University of Maryland’.

Travis Pastrana Rallying

In 2003, Pastrana opened a rallying career in the Race of Champions and began driving for the Subaru-backed Vermont SportsCar rally team in 2004. Starting in 2006, Pastrana was signed by Subaru to lead their new Subaru Rally Team USA, being paired once again with veteran co-driver Christian Edstrom.

On August 5, 2006, Pastrana won the gold medal in the first rally car competition at the X Games, edging out rally legend Colin McRae by 0.53 seconds after McRae rolled his car through the last jump. Pastrana and Edstrom clinched the 2006 Rally America National Series overall and open class championship on October 22, 2006, during day one of the Lake Superior Performance Rally.

The team finished out the 2006 series with another first-place victory at the Wild West Rally in Olympia, Washington on December 31, 2006. On December 16, 2006, Pastrana competed at the 2006 Race of Champions at the Stade de France in Paris.

He represented the United States in the Nations’ Cup by himself, after injuries forced teammate Jimmie Johnson and his replacement Scott Speed to withdraw. February 19, 2007, brought news that Pastrana’s longtime co-driver Edstrom had announced a sabbatical to concentrate on his career and family.

Although former McRae co-driver Derek Ringer competed with Pastrana for the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Salem, Missouri, and Rally America, he did not announce a permanent co-driver.

Travis Pastrana Motorcross

Pastrana has won three motocross racing championships: the 2000 AMA 125cc National championship, the 2001 125cc East Coast Supercross Championship, and the 125cc Rose Creek Invitational. Pastrana also raced in the 2000 Motocross des Nations. He moved up to the 250cc class in 2002.

His stand-up style, ability to spot jump combinations and great speed through the whoops make him easy to spot on the track. Although Pastrana has never won a 250cc race, his kindness to the fans and love of the sport still make him one of the most popular riders of all time.

The Freestyle stunt riding started at a young age. At 13 years old Pastrana was already performing stunts during motocross racing, keeping the fans enthused and, later in life, leading to his career in freestyle motocross. Pastrana has always raced and competed on Suzuki motorcycles and remains fiercely loyal to the brand.

He races with Team Cernic’s Suzuki. All of his motorcycles and rally cars carry the number 199. He even sponsored a Monster Jam truck called Pastrana 199 and Nitro Circus, after the show on MTV. On October 3, 2014, Pastrana competed in the first-ever Red Bull Straight Rhythm competition.

Riding in the Open Class on a Suzuki RM-Z 450 with a Honda CR500 engine swap. He dubbed the bike the RM-Zilla, a name born on Instagram where Pastrana posted a picture of the bike and the quote “I see your 450 and raise you a 500.” However, Pastrana was eliminated early on in the bracket and James Stewart Jr. took the win.

Travis Pastrana Team Puerto Rico

Robert Pastrana, Travis’ father, is of Puerto Rican descent, which made Travis directly eligible to represent Puerto Rico in international competition.

The Puerto Rico Motorcycle Association provided him with a license to represent the Territory, which was accepted by the Unión Latinoamericana de Motociclismo, the relevant sanctioning body in Latin America. His debut with the team took place on March 15, 2008.

He qualified to the finals by winning the first heat, defeating Erick Vallejo of Mexico. In the finals, he finished third, behind local Costa Rican racer Roberto Castro and Vallejo. In 2018 Pastrana took part in the Motocross of Nations event as part of Team Puerto Rico.

With teammates Kevin Windham and Ryan Sipes in an effort to raise money and awareness following Hurricane Maria in 2017. All three team members eventually made it to the main event, qualifying via the B-final.

Travis Pastrana Racing

On January 1, 2010, Pastrana officially set a new world record in a ramp-to-ramp car jump. He jumped his Subaru rally car off the Pine Street Pier onto a floating barge anchored in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor, breaking the existing mark of 171 feet and establishing a new world distance record of 269 feet.

On June 2010, Pastrana entered the Prelude to the Dream charity dirt track race at Eldora Speedway in a No. 199 Subaru. After starting the 15th, he finished 23rd.

Pastrana set the world record for the fastest ascent of Mount Washington in a car. Using his Subaru WRX STi: 6 minutes, 20.47 seconds. In June 2011, David Higgins set a new record for the ascent of Mount Washington in a car. At 6 minutes, 11.54 seconds, using the same model vehicle.

Pastrana retook the record on July 2017, driving his Subaru WRX STi up the mountain with a time of 5 minutes, 44.72 seconds. In 2012, Pastrana competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona for AF Waltrip, with NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, Michael Waltrip Racing owner Rob Kauffman, and road racing veteran Rui Águas as codrivers.

After starting the 38th, the team’s Ferrari 458 finished 35th overall, 22nd in the GT class. As part of Rally America, Pastrana raced at the 2004 and 2005 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He returned in 2018, in this case driving a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, claiming a class win with a 10’33.9 run.

Travis Pastrana Injuries

Injuries have often taken Pastrana off the circuit for weeks or months at a time. He had a dislocated spine, he has torn his ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL, and meniscus in his left knee. Breaking his tibia and fibula, he has had surgery on his left wrist twice, left thumb once.

Two surgeries on his back, one on his right elbow, nine on his left knee. Six on the right knee, one shoulder surgery which left him with the only piece of metal he has in his body.

He came up short, landing on the top of the front side of the landing ramp. The motorcycles decelerated from 50 mph to 0 mph in less than one second. The crankcase smashed into the dirt deep enough to support the entire motorcycle upright.

Upon impact, Pastrana froze in the upright riding position.  His feet went straight out to the sides like he was trying to straddle a bull. As soon as his legs went outward he fell off the motorcycle. Pastrana’s father took off across the dirt course in fear of what everyone had just witnessed. It also left him in a wheelchair for three months.

Travis Pastrana Personal Life

On June 4, 2011, during a live performance of Nitro Circus, he proposed to Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, a professional skateboarder. Hawkins and Pastrana were married in front of several family and friends in Southern California, near the home of Hawkins.

Pastrana and Hawkins announced on their personal sites that they were expecting their first child due in September 2013. Hawkins gave birth to a girl named Addy Ruth on Labor Day.

Hawkins announced on her personal page that she and Pastrana were expecting their second child. She gave birth to a girl named Bristol Murphy on February 9, 2015.

Pair of rally cars come to a stop at motorsports museum

The museum is displaying a 2006 Subaru WRX STI rally car driven by X-Games legend and multi-time.

United States Rally Champion Travis Pastrana from Annapolis, Md., and a 2004 Ford Focus such as those seen as part of the World Rally Championship (WRC) competition.

Both cars will be on view through the end of October at the museum, 922 Route 106. Pastrana drove the Subaru at the 2006 X Games in Los Angeles, Calif., where he beat former World Rally Champion Colin McRae for the X Games
Gold Medal in the first rally competition in X Games history.
The Focus rally car was prepared by the Team O’Neil Rally School in Dalton as an educational tool. It has been equipped with a roll cage, racing seats, a five-point safety harness, and other rally-specific upgrades.

Pair of Rally Cars Come to a Stop at a Motor Sports Museum

The museum, on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, is displaying a 2006 Subaru WRX STI rally car. United States Rally Champion Travis Pastrana from Annapolis, Md. And a 2004 Ford Focus such as those seen as part of the World Rally Championship (WRC) competition.

Both cars will be on view through the end of October at the museum, 922 Route 106. Pastrana drove the Subaru at the 2006 X Games in Los Angeles, Calif. He beat former World Rally Champion Colin McRae for the X Games Gold Medal in the first rally competition in X Games history.
The Focus rally car was prepared by the Team O’Neil Rally School in Dalton as an educational tool. It has been equipped with a roll cage, racing seats, a five-point safety harness, and other rally-specific upgrades.

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