Travis Alan Pastrana (born October 8, 1983) is an American professional motorsports competitor and stunt performer who has won championships and X Games gold medals in several events, including 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 and the Global Rally Cross Championship for Subaru Rally Team USA. 125cc National championship, the 2001 125cc East Coast Supercross Championship, and the 125cc Rose Creek Invitational.
Injuries have often taken Pastrana off the circuit for weeks or months at a time.His medical records include: a dislocated spine, he has torn his ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee, broken his tibia and fibula, he’s 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.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. On February 27, 2008, the Asociación de Motociclismo de Puerto Rico (Motorcycling Association of Puerto Rico) provided him with a license to represent the island, 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.
Here he qualified to the finals by defeating Erick Vallejo of Mexico.Pastrana has always raced and competed on Suzuki motorcycles, and remains fiercely loyal to the brand. 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.Pastrana made his debut in NASCAR competition by driving in the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown, finishing sixth.Later in the year, he competed in NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin's Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway, finishing 31st after being involved in a crash on lap two.I've never been able to figure out the finesse required in pavement racing and that is disappointing, but I'm looking forward to driving more rally and racing more off-road trucks and there will be some announcements on those fronts shortly." On September 23, 2015, Pastrana announced he would make his comeback to NASCAR, signing a one-race deal with NTS Motorsports to race the No.