Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland
Day or night rallying: Day - night feels like a video game!
Favorite surface: Air
Favorite food during a service break: Anything and everything
Longest distance traveled to run in a rally: 6,000 miles
Since switching his focus away from freestyle motocross, Travis Pastrana has dominated rallying in America, which he candidly refers to as "motocross with a rollcage!" In 2006, at only 23 years of age, he became the youngest ever American rally champion and has been the Rally America champion ever since, winning the series four years in a row: 2006-2009. Pastrana has been on the podium over 36 times with 19 wins. Pastrana has medaled at all four X Games rally events, including two Gold medals. And he's done it all behind the wheel of a Subaru.
Starting at the age of four with a one-speed 50cc dirt bike, Travis hammered his way through a string of National Amateur Motocross titles culminating with the World Freestyle Championship at the age of 14, cementing his place as an icon in the world of motocross. Although Pastrana began in the motocross world, he has become a standout in freestyle motocross (FMX). Besides winning six X Games Gold medals in FMX, he is also credited with inventing many of the sport's most demanding tricks and continues every year to elevate the bar for the sport. Pastrana gained additional worldwide fame when he landed the first ever double-backflip at the 2006 Summer X Games 12.
Pastrana is well known for his positive, unpretentious attitude, which has earned him worldwide admiration. He is in constant demand from both the corporate and endemic media, not to mention his millions of fans. He makes sure never to forget them, though: despite drawing huge crowds wherever he goes, Pastrana has been known to spend hours signing autographs and taking pictures with every last fan.
When not competing in the Rally America National Championship, Pastrana can be seen attempting wild stunts on his hit MTV show "Nitro Circus."
Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Skates to Victory at the Sno*Drift Rally
By: Subaru - January 30, 2010
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana and his co-driver Christian Edstrom overcame treacherous icy conditions to take a dominating win at this weekend's Sno*Drift Rally, round one of the 2010 Rally America National Championship. Pastrana, the defending four-time Rally America National Champion, won by over one minute and thirty seconds driving an Open Class rally specification 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. In an amazing show of determination and grit, Pastrana completed the event nursing an extremely sore collarbone, which he broke in a motocross accident less than a week ago. His Subaru Rally Team USA teammate, BMX legend-turned-rally pro Dave Mirra, finished 6th overall with co-driver Derek Ringer...
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block Impresses in SP Class at Rally Colorado
By: Subaru - September 20, 2009
Piloting a lesser specification Subaru Impreza WRX STI at this past weekend's Rally Colorado, Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) driver Ken Block hovered near the top of the time sheets throughout the event. Block was without his usual high-powered Open Class 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and instead drove the Super Production (SP) Class Subaru Impreza WRX STI of fellow SRT USA teammate Dave Mirra, who did not attend Rally Colorado due to a schedule conflict with a BMX event. Block and his co-driver, Alex Gelsomino, put in an impressive drive in the lower-specification SP class car, running a majority of the rally in 3rd Overall and winning three stages outright...
Subaru Driver Travis Pastrana Secures 4th Consecutive Rally America National Championship with win at 2009 Ojibwe Forests Rally
By: Subaru - August 29, 2009
Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana has mathematically secured his fourth consecutive Rally America National Championship with a dominating win at the Ojibwe Forest Rally in northern Minnesota this weekend. Pastrana and his co-driver Christian Edstrom, cruised to victory in their 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI after several of their closest rivals hit trouble. The win, his fifth of the season, hauled in sufficient championship points to place Pastrana mathematically out of reach to his closest challengers and thus securing his fourth consecutive Rally America national title. Pastrana has won each of his Rally America championships (2006-2009) behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car...