Presentation on theme: "Travis Pastrana Early life-He was born on October 8, 1983 in Annapolis, Maryland to parents Robert and Debby Pastrana. His uncle, Alan, played as a quarterback."— Presentation transcript:
1 Travis PastranaEarly life-He was born on October 8, 1983 in Annapolis, Maryland to parents Robert and Debby Pastrana. His uncle, Alan, 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.HomepagePage2Page3Page4Page5Page6Photo- galleryTravis Pastrana.comMotocross/Supercross-Pastrana has won two motocross racing championships: the 2000 A.M.A 125cc National Championship, and the cc East Coast Supercross Championship. Pastrana also raced in the 2000 MX des Nations. He moved up to the 250cc class in 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 makes him one of the most popular riders of all time. 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 sponsors a Monster Jam truck called Pastrana 199, and Nitro Circus after the TV show.
2 X Games Homepage Page2 Page3 Page4 Page5 Page6 Photo- Gallery Pastrana wins the first ever MotoX Freestyle event at the X-Games. He also scores the highest ever run of points.Pastrana wins the gold medal for the second time, and attempts the first ever back flip on a motorcycle.Pastrana wins his third gold, still the only person to win the event.Pastrana claims his fourth gold and becomes the second rider ever to complete a 360 in competition.Pastrana crashes while trying a 50 ft (15m) 360, sustaining a concussion, but is able to compete the next day and wins a silver medal. Nate Adams becomes the only rider to beat Pastrana at that time. Before this event, he had won Bronze in Best Trick, performing a One-Handed 360 and a Superman Seat Grab-Indian Air Back flip.Pastrana wins his fifth gold in Freestyle and also attempts the first ever Back flip Barspin on a motorcycle, however the bike fails and he resorts to a regular bike and performs a Back flip Saran Wrap to take Silver in Best Trick.Pastrana becomes the third athlete to win three Gold medals at a single X Games Event. He wins Gold in MotoX Best Trick, MotoX Freestyle, and Rally Car Racing. Pastrana also performs the first Double Back flip in competition, scoring a 98.60, the highest score in the Best Trick competition at X Games.Pastrana takes bronze in Rally after sliding into the other drivers area while inside the Home Depot Center. He is disqualified but retains his medal. He also competes in the first MotoX Racing event at X Games, but does not achieve a medal after two false starts in the heat race and last chance qualifier.Pastrana takes gold in Rally and competes in the Speed & Style event but does not place.Pastrana attempts a rodeo 720 at X Games 15 in the Moto X Best Trick Event. He crashes on his first attempt and withdraws from his second after experiencing blurred vision. He places 4th for his efforts. He takes silver in Rally after being defeated by rookie and former Indy car/ Indy 500 champion Kenny brack. On November 8, Pastrana landed the famous Rodeo 720, and filmed it in his newest movie, Nitro Circus - Country Fried. Once he landed the trick, he named it the TP7, due to the fact that he was 20 degrees short of 720.Pastrana wins Moto X Freestyle, landing yet another Double Backflip, the first one done at an X Games Freestyle. Travis also wins Moto X Speed & Style, beating silver medalist Nate Adams by a landslide. Travis had problems with his Rally Car during competition, costing him gold at Rally Car Racing and a chance to compete in the new event, Super Rally.
3 Rallying Homepage Page2 Page3 Page4 Page5 Page6 Photo gallery In 2003, Pastrana opened a rallying career in the Race of Champions, and began driving for the Subaru-backed Vermont Sports car rally team in 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 is set to compete with Pastrana for the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Salem, Missouri and Rally America, he has not announced a permanent replacement co-driver. In September 2008, Pastrana took part in the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally, a round of the Scottish Rally Championship centered in Perth in Scotland. Derek Ringer was his co-driver and they entered in a historic Ford Escort RS1600. He was one of a number of celebrity drivers to take part in the event in memory of McRae, who died in 2007.On August 29, 2009 Pastrana claimed the overall victory at Ojibwa Forest Rally, his fifth of the 2009 Rally America season. The victory sealed his fourth consecutive Rally America driver's title, the most in series history.HomepagePage2Page3Page4Page5Page6Photo gallery
4 Injuries Homepage Page2 Page3 Page4 Page5 Page6 Photo gallery Injuries have often taken Travis Pastrana off the circuit for weeks or months at a time. His medical records include: the dislocated spine, in his left knee he has torn his ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL, his Bucket Handle Meniscus, 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.When Travis was 14-years-old, he was severely injured while competing in an FMX competition. He came up short landing on the top of the front side of the landing ramp and the motorcycle went from 50 mph (80 km/h) to 0 mph (0 km/h) in less than one second. The bike was stuck into the dirt ramp with the front wheel just over the top and the crank case smashed into the dirt deep enough to support the entire bike upright. Upon impact Travis froze in the upright riding position and 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 and his father took off across the dirt course in fear of what everyone just witnessed. He was seriously injured; he separated his spine from his pelvis. It also left him in a wheel chair for three months.“I was in and out of consciousness for about three days and had six blood transfusions,” says Pastrana. He also adds that according to doctors, only three people in the U.S. have ever lived after such an injury. It was a long and difficult recovery. Pastrana would routinely ride wheelies in his wheel chair around the hospital and therapy areas. While in the wheel chair recovering he vowed to continue motorcycle jumping.
5 Activities Homepage Page2 Page3 Page4 Page5 Page6 Photo gallery On September 26, 2007, Pastrana jumped out of an airplane over Arecibo, Puerto Rico, without a parachute in a carefully choreographed stunt. He met up in midair with another jumper, then latched himself into a harness to make a safe tandem landing.On Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 10:00 PM, MTV Nitro Circus, his new television show that he is an executive producer, premiered on MTV. A spinoff of MTV's Jackass, the two shows shared producers, Jeff Tremaine and was partially created by Jackass front man, Johnny Knoxville. It features Jolene Van Vugt, Erik Roner, Street bike Tommy, Andy Bell, JD Larson, Jim DeChamp, among others doing dangerous stunts. Jackass' Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius and Steve-O; BMX freestylers, T.J. Lavin and Mat Hoffman; and actor, Gary Colman have guest starred on various episodes. Nitro Circus was also featured on an episode of MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and vice-versa.Travis and the rest of Nitro Circus appeared in the music video for Spaceship by Puddle of Mudd.On Friday, January 1, 2010, Travis officially set a new world record in a ramp-to-ramp car jump. He jumped his rally car off the Pine Street Pier onto a floating barge anchored in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor, shattering the existing mark of 171 feet (52 m) and establishing a new world distance record of 269 feet (82 m). To celebrate, after getting out of his car, he performed a gainer from the landing ramp into the harbor below.In September 2010, Travis set the world record for fastest ascent of Mount Washington in a car, using his Subaru WTX STi: 6min 20.47sec
6 Nitro Circus Monster Truck HomepagePage2Page3Page4Page5Page6Photo galleryPastrana' 199 is a monster truck that races on the USHRA circuit. The truck is owned by Live Nation/FELD Motorsports and sponsored by Travis Pastrana. It was originally driven by Paul Cohan, then driven by Chad Tingler, then driven by Courtney Jolly and now driven by Cam McQueen. Travis made his monster truck debut on October 18, 2006 in the Pastrana 199 monster truck at the 2006 Monster Jam. Also, on an episode of Nitro Circus, Travis attempts to back flip the Nitro circus themed monster truck. Though unsuccessful, he walked away without injury. In , the Pastrana 199 truck was driven by Pastrana's good friend Cam McQueen. McQueen was invited to the 2009 World Finals for his second appearance. Pastrana himself competed in the freestyle competition of the event, finishing in a three-way tie for 5th place in a field of 24 trucks. On February 27, 2010 in Jacksonville, FL Cam McQueen nailed successfully a back flip in the Nitro Circus monster truck during the freestyle competition, making Nitro Circus the first to do a back flip in competition.
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