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Travis Pastrana Readies for New Years Jump

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Travis Pastrana
Travis Pastrana will attempt to break the world record for rally car jump distance, launching off the Long Beach peir as the headliner for Red Bull's New Year No Limits.
“On New Year’s Eve, A Car Will Fly.”

At least that’s the plan for Travis Pastrana on Decemeber 31st, as he headlines the ESPN-aired Red Bull New Year No Limits. The nine-time X Games gold medalist will attempt to break the world record for longest rally car jump, breaking the standing 171-foot record of his rally teammate, Ken Block.

Of course, the No Limits attempt won’t be your average, ordinary world’s-longest-rally-car jump. Pastrana will make his world-record run by jumping his car over the Pacific Ocean, or at least a small part of it located off Long Beach, California. The planned stunt will have the Nitro Circus star take off from a ramp on the Pine Street Pier, soar over the water and then land on a floating barge in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor.

Travis Pastrana practices for his Red Bull New Years stunt.
A recent practice jump by Pastrana resulted in a crash, making his New Year's success anything but certain.
Title sponsor Red Bull bills Pastrana’s attempt as “a feat that will test the laws of physics and take his career to yet another level.” Pastrana failed the physics test with a crash during practice jumps earlier this month. after rolling his Red Bull Rally car on the faulty landing, the typically chipper off-road icon commented, “On a positive note, I’m still kind of inline with what would have been the water.”

The Red Bull New Year No Limits will air live on ESPN and ESPN HD at 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (that’s 8 p.m. Pacific Time for time-zone impaired).

During last year’s event, daredevil Robbie Maddison set the No Limits bar incredibly high with his jump up, and even more exciting jump down, the Las Vegas Arc de Triomphe. But if anyone can top last year’s No Limits New Year’s, it’s the charismatic Pastrana. Make sure to check out the excitement New Year’s Eve on ESPN.

Check out Pastrana’s practice crash and relive Maddo’s steely 2008 jump in the Red Bull video clips below.

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anna -GIRLS LIKE CARS TOO  August 28, 2010 10:00 AM
Grady -Waste of time  January 2, 2010 06:27 AM
The true king of waste-of-time-motorsports,,,,,,,,,b-o-r-i-n-g
Tim B -Has Pastrana Ever Actually Won a Race? (Gary)  December 31, 2009 03:44 PM
Are you kidding me? You're either not a huge motorsports fan or you've been stuck under a rock for a long time. Travis is the man. He's crazy, but he's also super talented and he has a lot of skills! Travis has won on motorcycles and in cars and has competed in other forms of motorsports. It's funny how so many people forget that Travis used to race in the AMA SX and MX series and do quite well.

Good luck Travis!
Bardy Motocross 67 -travis  December 31, 2009 03:32 PM
Travis has won many championships in motocross, rally and is good at every sport he trys. Hope the jump goes good tonight!
Alysia -new years  December 31, 2009 03:00 PM
Im going tonight soo excited
Josh -WON Response  December 31, 2009 01:47 PM
Yes he has won an AMA championship and I think he has also won the rally championship twice. He is a nut and always fun to watch no matter what he is piloting.
Douglas Cranopolisitalisheresque -Get Yer Cold Cuts!  December 31, 2009 07:40 AM
Go Vartis Pastrami! You rock! All the Lysdexics of the world are behind you!! Or was that in front?
Gary -Won  December 31, 2009 06:07 AM
Has Pastrana ever actually won a race?Car,motorcycle ,truck,hot air balloon.
Kenny Brandon -Travis Pastrana  December 30, 2009 04:40 PM
Travis is an Embassador to the world of extreme sports. Keep up the good work Travis.
Mike Donavin -travis' jump  December 30, 2009 02:36 PM
Check out pictures from his jump prep in Long Beach http://lang.presstelegram.com/photos/photos.asp?a=917493
-ESP -Frickin Sweet  December 30, 2009 12:51 PM
TP Rules so sick of the haters that are simply jealous of this dude!
alma -new year 2010  December 30, 2009 12:01 PM
long beach the best ...... i will be there :)