Travis Pastrana is one of the most accomplished racers in the history of the United States of America. He developed an interest in racing at a young age, and his parents recognized his natural potential and encouraged him to further his abilities. He acquired his first motorcycle when he was four years old, and even at that young age, he was performing amazing tricks. Travis lacked both physical and mental power, which this discipline necessitates. He was involved in a number of incidents and was wounded and injured numerous times, yet this daring racer never gave up. Pastrana seems to embody the proverb “Failure is the pillar of success,” because everytime he failed in any endeavor, he made it a point to practice even more and assured his success. In the realm of athletics, his speed and stunts combine to make him stand out. His feats, which he claims to be magnificent, have gained him a lot of attention. Travis has a large amount of followers who follow him on social media platforms to stay up to speed on his life, endeavors, and accomplishments. Along with racing events, the skilled rally racer has won many hearts, and he still has a long way to go.
Childhood & Early Life
Travis Pastrana was born on the 8th of October, 1983 in Annapolis, Maryland, as the only child of Robert and Debby Pastrana.
He has been interested in racing since he was a boy, and he used to perform acrobatics on BMX bikes. He received his first motorcycle when he was four years old and began racing. Since he began racing, he has amassed a number of victories.
He was also a smart student who received good scores in school and went on to the ‘University of Maryland’ for his higher education.
Career of Travis Pastrana
He was only fourteen years old when he won the ‘World Freestyle Championship’ in 1998.
In 1999, he competed in the ‘X Games MotoX Freestyle’ event and won the gold medal with the highest score of 99.00 points.
In 2000, he won the AMA 125cc National Championship. During this race, he attempted a backflip stunt, which resulted in an injury to his foot. He was named ‘AMA Rookie of the Year’ in the same year.
In 2001, he won his third gold medal at the ‘X Games,’ winning the ‘125cc East Coast Supercross Championship.’ He also won the ‘Gravity Games Freestyle’ competition that year. He also won the ‘Gravity Games Freestyle’ and ‘Gravity Games Freestyle Challenge’ the following year.
He began his rallying career in 2003, when he competed in the ‘X Games’ for the ‘Subaru Rally Team USA,’ winning his fourth gold medal. Injuries hindered his performance the next year, but he still managed to win a silver medal. He also took third place in the ‘Best Trick’ competition.
He earned a gold medal in the ‘X Games MotoX Freestyle’ in 2005, and he repeated the feat the following year.
In the 2006 ‘X Games,’ he earned three gold medals in the categories of ‘MotoX Freestyle,’ ‘MotoX Best Trick,’ and ‘Rally Car Racing.’ In the event, he even attempted a Double Backflip and won the ‘Best Trick’ competition with the most points. He also won the ‘Red Bull X Fighters’ in the same year.
He also won the ‘Red Bull X Fighters’ and the ‘American Rally Champion’ in 2007. For the next two years, he successfully defended his title as ‘American Rally Champion.’
He was allowed to race for the Puerto Rico team by the ‘Asociación de Motociclismo de Puerto Rico’ (Motorcycling Association of Puerto Rico) in 2008. He was a member of the squad that placed third in the competition.
After two failed attempts at the ‘Rodeo 720’ trick in 2009, he finally landed on the 8th of November, although at a slightly less than 720 degree angle, which Travis dubbed ‘TP7.’ This stunt was documented and featured in his adventure video ‘Nitro Circus Country Fried,’ which was released as the seventh installment of the ‘Nitro Circus’ action sports collective.
In 2010, he won both the ‘MotoX Freestyle’ and the ‘Moto X Speed & Style’ categories. In his Subaru WRX STi, he set a world record for the fastest ascent of Mount Washington that year. However, faults in his rally car prevented him from winning the ‘Rally Car Racing,’ and he even missed out on the ‘Super Rally.’
He raced in the ‘National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing’ (NASCAR) for the first time in 2011 and finished sixth in the ‘Toyota All-Star Showdown.’
In 2011, he made his debut in the ‘Global RallyCross Championship,’ and the following year he won the event.
In 2012, he competed in the ’24 Hours of Daytona’ with racers Michael Waltrip, Ruiguas, and Rob Kauffman as part of the ‘AF Waltrip’ squad.
Achievements & Awards
This talented racer has a long list of triumphs under his belt. He won his first gold medal at the ‘X Games’ in 1999, and he has won a total of ten gold medals at the event since then.
The renowned rally racer has also won the ‘American Rally’ event four times.
Personal History and Legacy
A character based on this legendary rally driver appears in the computer game ‘Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer,’ which was released in 2002.
Pastrana was a voice actor in the video game ‘Colin McRae: DiRT,’ which was released in 2007. Characters based on Pastrana may be found in the video games ‘Colin McRae: DiRT 2’ and ‘MTX Mototrax.’
Along with Alyssa Roenigk, a senior writer for ‘ESPN The Magazine,’ he co-authored ‘The Big Jump: The Tao of Travis Pastrana,’ which was released by ‘ESPN Books’ in 2007.
‘199 Lives: The Travis Pastrana Story,’ a documentary on this famous sports personality, was released by ESPN in 2008.
Travis married Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, a professional skateboarder, on October 29, 2011. Addy Ruth and Bristol, the couple’s two daughters, were born to them.
This accomplished driver is also a co-owner of the ‘Ethika’ clothing line.
This sports celebrity has a net worth of $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Estimated Net Worth
Travis Pastrana has a net worth of $25 million as a professional racing racer and stunt driver. Pastrana is noted for his extreme flexibility, having raced in supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing. He’s also recognized for his participation in Monster Jam and NASCAR events. Travis is a firm believer in the Suzuki brand and only rides Suzuki motorcycles.
Travis’ uncle is American football quarterback Alan Pastrana.