Pastrana Jumps 269 Feet
Click video to watch the New Year’s Eve jump… he did it! Travis Pastrana, legend of both freestyle motocross and rally racing, jumps 269 feet in his rally car live on ESPN in Long Beach. Then, of course, he back flipped into the harbor. We love you Travis. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The technical and administrative scrutineering will be completed by the end of the afternoon for the drivers, riders and teams in the Dakar. Before hitting the trail, the contenders now have some time to enjoy their New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires before mingling with the crowds on the occasion of the start podium ceremony that will be held tomorrow afternoon. Overall 362 vehicles including 151 motorcycles and 25 quads will start the rally.
Downtown Long Beach will ring in the new year with a celebration unlike anything Southern California has seen before, drawing estimated crowds of 50,000 for festivities throughout the urban waterfront area.
New Year’s Eve Jump
Click video to watch with just a few hours left until Red Bull: New Year. No Limits goes live on ESPN, Travis is seeing the final setup of his takeoff and landing for the first time.
And he couldn’t stop himself from making just one last run up to the takeoff. This is as close of a look as you’ll get before seeing the jump live on New Year’s Eve.
Rally Car Jump
Click video to take a look at the Subaru Travis will be sending into the air on New Year’s Eve. It’s an impressive example of both ground and airborne vehicular performance.
And in the same way we’ve prepped the car to perform at it’s absolute best, the Long Beach Fire Department is also preparing for anything to go wrong, including the possibility that Travis ends up in the water.
Click video to watch Travis Pastrana and crew run through the final phase of practicing for his New Year’s Eve rally car jump. After starting with dirt-to-dirt jumps, the move to ramps was necessary for accurately reproducing the setup he’ll use when jumping over water.
This New Year’s Eve, action sports icon Travis Pastrana will star in Red Bull: New Year. No Limits., live on ESPN. Travis will attempt to shatter the world record for distance jumping in a car at the Pine Street Pier in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor.
New Year’s Eve Promo
Click video to learn more about Travis Pastrano and some of the wild things he has done. It’s been a long road to this point, as both a motorcycle rider and a rally driver, but jumping his rally car over water in Long Beach California will certainly make for his most incredible New Year’s Eve yet. Yes, on this December 31, 2009, Travis will make a car fly, live on ESPN.
With four consecutive Rally America championships, nine X Games gold medals, the first double backflip on a motorcycle and a hit television series under his belt, it is safe to say that Travis Pastrana has reached the pinnacle of his career – and yet he’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Travis Pastrana Gears-Up
Click video to see the New Year’s Eve world-record jump that Travis Pastrana will attempt. Yes, this coming New Year’s Eve, motorcycle and action sports icon Travis Pastrana will star in Red Bull: New Year. No Limits., live on ESPN. Travis will attempt to shatter the world-record for distance jumping in a car, at the Pine Street Pier in Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor.
Las Vegas Jump
Click video to watch Robbie Maddison achieve the impossible. In 2008 on the New Year’s Eve before 2009, Robbie Maddison jumped his motorcycle to the top of the Arc de Triomphe at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. Robbie then jumps off the top of the Arc de Triomphe on his way back down to earth. Congratulations Robbie on yet another record motorcycle jump!