Ok, not the type of thing we’d usually post, but I thought the picture was cool.
Happy New Year!
via ESPN release:
December 31, 2009
TRAVIS PASTRANA RINGS IN 2010 WITH SUCCESSFUL WORLD RECORD DISTANCE JUMP IN A RALLY CAR
ESPN and ESPN HD to Re-Air Action Sports Star Moment on
“Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Show”
ESPN captured nine-time X Games gold medalist, Travis Pastrana, in a live telecast of Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. as he rang in the new year on the east coast by launching his rally car off the Pine Street Pier and landing on a floating barge in the middle of Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor. The world record feat set at 269 feet will re-air tomorrow Jan. 1 on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. ET and this Sunday, Jan. 3 on ESPN and ESPN HD at 10:30 p.m. ET. Pastrana’s successful jump was witnessed by more than 75,000 fans.
Previous record of 171 feet was held by fellow X Games Rally Car Racing competitor Ken Block.
Pastrana follows in the footsteps of fellow motorsports athletes Robbie Maddison and Rhys Millen, who rang in the last two New Year’s Eve celebrations by pushing their physical, mental and technical limits to break boundaries and records, in front of thousands of fans in Las Vegas and millions of viewers on ESPN.
Known to most as a leader in motocross, the popular innovator has focused on Rally Car Racing in recent years. The three-time defending Rally America Champion is the most decorated athlete in the history of X Games Moto X and has 11 Moto X Games medals and three Rally Car Racing medals, including gold in 2006 and 2008.