BIRTHPLACE: Annapolis, Maryland
LIVES: Davidsonville, Maryland
- One of Action Sports most iconic athletes
- Most successful Freestyle Motocross athlete in history
- Four-time Rally America National Champion (2006 – 2010)
- Began his auto racing career with Subaru in 2004
Travis Pastrana candidly refers to rallying as “motocross with a rollcage!” and has driven a Subaru rally car from the very start of his rallying career. Travis Pastrana dominated rallying in the USA from 2006-2009 winning the series four years in a row after switching his focus away from Freestyle Motocross. After a few years’ hiatus which included a stint in NASCAR, Pastrana rejoined Subaru Rally Team USA in 2014 to compete in partial season as his busy schedule allowed.
Starting at the age of four with a one-speed 50cc dirt bike, Travis was soon hammering 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 nine X Games Gold Medals in FMX, he is also credited with inventing many of the sport’s most demanding tricks and continues to elevate the bar for the sport every year. Pastrana gained additional worldwide fame when he landed the first ever double-backflip at the 2006 Summer X Games 12.
Travis is also well known for his positive and unpretentious attitude, which has made him a media darling and earned him worldwide exposure. He is in constant demand from both the corporate and endemic media, not to mention his millions of fans. Despite drawing huge crowds wherever he goes, Travis makes sure never to forget his fans, and has been known to spend hours signing autographs and taking pictures with every last fan!
Beyond his athletic prowess, Pastrana is the co-creator and superstar of the Nitro Circus franchise which includes sold out World tours, a successful MTV TV series, and a 3D feature film. Pastrana spends his time traveling the world with his wife, professional skateboarder Lyn-z Adams Hawkins and their two young daughters.
In 2017, Travis is competing in ARA (American Rally Association) full time and the close battles against David Higgins (#75 Subaru), his team-mate and mentor, will redefine his limits. It is guaranteed to be an exciting year.