Travis Pastrana News

Me with Travis Pastrana and Ken Block–Yay! 

I got to meet 2006 Rally America Champion Travis Pastrana at the LA Auto Show and asked him about his future. We know that he’s signed for three more years at the Subaru Rally Team USA, but he will be entering three rounds of the PWRC in the 2007 season, including Rally Mexico in March. 

He did the recce this past year in Mexico, and everyone’s suspicions that he’d contest that rally have been confirmed. His sights are on the PWRC for now, but he’s made it abundantly clear that World Rally is where he ultimately wants to be.

Today, Travis had the time of his life at the 2006 Race of Champions in the Stade de France. With both 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champ Jimmie Johnson and F1 up-and-comer Scott Speed sidelined with broken wrists (coincidence or voodoo…?), Travis became his own teammate. Though he came in second in the Nations Cup, the star-struck Pastrana still raced and beat Marcus Gronholm, Armin Schwarz, DTM champ Bernd Schneider,  F1’s David Coulthard and rally god Colin McRae! This boy’s in motorsport nirvana right now.

And I got to meet him! I’m pretty happy too. 🙂

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December 17, 2006. Auto Racing, Motorsport, News, Rally, Rallying, Sports, Subaru, WRC.

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