Travis Pastrana is a legend on both four wheels and two, though he has earned much of his fame from having none of them in contact with the ground.
A YouTube sensation, Pastrana is best known for stunts including jumping out of a plane without a parachute and the longest ever jump in a car over water.
He became the youngest freestyle motocross world champion at the age of 14 and he wowed the X-Games by becoming the first rider ever to nail the double backflip. Pastrana’s range of silverware is impressive, with ten X-Games gold medals and four Rally America titles to go with all his two-wheeled glory. He plans to make a switch to America's most popular series NASCAR in 2011.
His Race Of Champions record is mighty too. In 2005 he made it to the semi-finals, knocked out by Sébastien Loeb in his own Citroën rally car – despite a broken leg sustained in a freestyle motocross exhibition jump at the same event. The next year he single-handedly took Team USA to the ROC Nations Cup final after both Jimmie Johnson and his replacement Scott Speed were injured just before the event.
- 10 times X-Games Gold Medallist
- 4 times American Rally Champion
- 5 times US Amateur Motocross Champion
- 2 times Canadian Amateur Motocross Champion
- Won World Freestyle Championships at just 14 years old
2009: American Rally Champion
2008: American Rally Champion, X-Games Gold Medallist
2007: American Rally Champion
2006: American Rally Champion, 3 X-Games Gold Medal wins
2005: X-Games Gold Medallist, 5th overall in the American Rally Championship
2003: X-Games Gold Medallist
2002: X-Games Gold Medallist
2001: X-Games Gold Medallist, East 125 Supercross Champion
2000: X-Games Gold Medallist, 125 Motocross Champion, MotoX Des Nations winner
1999: X-Games Gold Medallist
1998: World Freestyle Champion, aged 14
The Race of Champions Highlights
- Years contested: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2009. Was due to compete in 2008 but was forced to pull out due to injury
2009: ROC Nations Cup Semi-finalist for Team USA with Tanner Foust
2007: Quarter-finalist in The Race of Champions
2006: Single-handedly took USA to The ROC Nations Cup final after Scott Speed and Jimmie Johnson had to pull out due to injury
2005: Reached The Race of Champions semi-finals in spite of a broken leg
2003: Quarter-finalist on debut in The Race of Champions