Travis Pastrana candidly refers to rallying as “motocross with a rollcage!” and has driven a Subaru rally car from the very start of his career in the sport. Pastrana dominated rallying in the U.S. from 2006-2009, winning four consecutive championships with Subaru Rally Team USA after switching his focus away from Freestyle Motocross (FMX). After a few years’ hiatus which included a stint in NASCAR, Pastrana rejoined Subaru in 2014 to compete in partial seasons as his busy schedule allowed.
In 2017 Pastrana returned to Subaru to compete full-time in the inaugural American Rally Association (ARA) championship. He and teammate David Higgins traded wins over the six-round ARA championship and battled closely through the last event at the Ojibwe Forest Rally. In the end, Pastrana edged out his longtime mentor and was crowned the 2017 inaugural ARA champion, sealing his fifth national rally title.
Beyond his prowess as an athlete, Pastrana is the co-creator and superstar of the Nitro Circus action sports entertainment brand – which includes sold-out world tours, a successful TV series, feature films, viral digital content, and competition events such as the Nitro World Games. Pastrana spends his time traveling the world with his wife, professional skateboarder Lyn-z Adams Hawkins and their two young daughters.