Travis Pastrana

I’m not crazy, just competitive

Travis Pastrana competes at the Red Bull Global Rally Cross in San Pedro, CA on 13 September, 2015.
© Justin Kosman/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Travis Pastrana. My discipline is rally and riding dirt bikes. My friends call me TP. I was born on 8 October 1983 in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. My special talent is mountain biking. My philosophy of life is if people don’t know you, then don’t care what they say about you. My favourite food is ice cream. My favourite music is rock.


Over the years, the name Travis Pastrana has become synonymous with disciplines such as freestyle, rally and rallycross, particularly in the X Games. In fact, Travis is so entrenched in the world of the X Games, he is credited for introducing rally to the series.

He has a raft of world records under his belt, competes in multiple disciplines, is renowned for pushing himself to the limits and is the man behind many a new trick, particularly in motocross freestyle where he performed the first Rodeo 720 in competition. Travis has also had a career of firsts, starting in 1999 when he won the first ever X Games in California.

Since then he has wowed the crowds and earned his peers' respect by constantly pushing the boundaries of what is deemed possible on two and four wheels. His unique talent makes him not only an athlete, but a pioneer of the sport he excels in - conjuring up new tricks and smashing previous records at almost every event. Travis has had his fair share of injuries and failed attempts along the way but without his bravery, creativity and sheer talent, the X Games would not be the incredible, internationally renowned sporting spectacle that it is today.

After a two-year run in NASCAR for Roush Fenway Racing, Pastrana has gone back to rally racing with the Subaru Rally Team USA in the Rally America series.

He has also gone back to his motocross roots. In October 2014, Pastrana entered the inaugural Red Bull Straight Rhythm (his first professional race in five years). Not only did Pastrana claim the win in his second heat against Josh Hansen, he also celebrated in true Travis style: with a backflip! Even though he was pipped to the post one race later, his performance was a true testament to Pastrana's undying skill and relentlessness for all-things motorsport!

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Career Highlights

  1. 2010
    1. 1st place: X Games FMX

      California, USA

  2. 2010
    1. 1st Place: X Games FMX Speed & Style

      California, USA

  3. 2008
    1. 1st Place: X Games Rally

      California, USA

  4. 2007
    1. 3rd Place: X Games Rally

      California, USA

  5. 2006
    1. 1st Place: X Games Best Trick

      California, USA

    2. 1st Place: X Games Moto X Freestyle

      California, USA

    3. 1st Place: X Games Rally Car Racing

      California, USA

  6. 2005
    1. 1st Place: X Games MotoX Freestyle

      California, USA