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."