Travis Pastrana is a legend on both four wheels and two, though he has earned much of his fame from having none 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 wowed the X Games by becoming the first rider ever to nail the double backflip. Pastrana’s range of silverware is impressive, with 11 X Games gold medals and four Rally America titles to go with all his two-wheeled glory.
His Race Of Champions record is also mighty. In 2005 Pastrana made it to the semi-finals where he was knocked out by Sébastien Loeb in his own Citroën rally car. That was despite driving with 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 Jimmie Johnson and his replacement Scott Speed were injured just before the event.
It’s alongside fellow Rallycross ace Speed that Pastrana will now attempt to claim America’s first Nations Cup title since 2002.
11x X-Games Gold Medallist
4x American Rally Champion
5x US Amateur Motocross Champion
2x Canadian Amateur Motocross Champion
Won World Freestyle Championships at just 14 years old
2010 X Games Gold Medalist
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
Years contested: 2003, 2005-2007, 2009-2011 & 2017 (8). Was due to compete in 2008 but was forced to pull out due to injury
2017: Travis will contest the individual Race Of Champions and represent Team USA Rally X alongside Scott Speed in the ROC Nations Cup.
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