Travis Pastrana's legend is one that extends far beyond the motocross track. He's reached a level of superstardom that only a handful of action-sports athletes ever will. His name is known in households that have never heard of motocross. But Pastrana sharpened his death-defying teeth on motocross tracks all over America as one of the top amateur prospects in the country in the '90s.
Even as a professional racer, Pastrana was always considered one of the best. He won the 125 AMA Pro Motocross National title at his first attempt, at just 16 years old. Travis is often called a "professional everything" by those around him, but he was indisputably one of the fastest motocross riders on the planet for a time in the early 2000s.
However, always the serial adventurer, Pastrana found inspiration outside of motocross and left the professional scene behind in 2003. He would return for select one-off races through the next several years, but his life as a man who made his living on a motocross track was over. Double backflips, rally car jumps and parachute-less skydives all occupied Pastrana's calendar on his rise to the mainstream limelight. But he never forgot where he came from, and his passion for having fun on a dirt bike has never withered.
That's why Pastrana jumped at the opportunity to head to Kevin Windham's new Farm 14 MX Facility in Centerville, Mississippi. Along with Windham, Travis joined fellow '90s motocross phenom Robbie Reynard, along with whip connoisseur Brett Cue, for an epic weekend of racing, nac-nacs, backflips and of course, some fifth gear-pinned pond skimming.
Is Travis coming back to racing full-time? No.