Travis Pastrana remains one of America’s shiniest professional motorsports competitor and stunt performer. Since he debuted in 2011, Pastrana has gathered several championships and X Games gold medals under his belt and has participated in the most competitive racing contests in the world. Some of them include supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing. Beyond the wheels, Pastrana runs a show tagged Nitro Circus and was a former competitor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Roush Fenway Racing, the Global RallyCross Championship for Subaru Rally Team USA, and the Monster Jam circuit, where he raced in his purpose-built Pastrana 199 truck. Here, we bring you all you need to know about the racer, including details of Travis Pastrana’s age, his wife, and children.
Who is Travis Pastrana and What’s His Age?
Travis Pastrana was born—Travis Alan Pastrana— in Annapolis, Maryland, the USA on October 8, 1983, to Robert and Debby Pastrana. As an only child, Pastrana took to racing early in life. As he recounts, his biggest push towards racing was at age four when Travis Pastrana was bought his first bicycle and he raced with his friends, most of which he won. But things went sour on June 11, 2003, when the then 19-year-old Pastrana crashed his Corvette into a tree in Davidsonville, Maryland. His injuries were quite serious. After high school, Pastrana attended the University of Maryland.
Career and Rise to Prominence
It’s not certain when Travis Pastrana began his professional journey. However, the earliest records show that the racer won the World Freestyle Championship for 1998. He was only fourteen years of age at the time. The following year, he participated in the X Games MotoX Freestyle competition where he scored 99.00 points; hence clinching the gold medal. At the turn of the millennium, Travis Pastrana won the AMA 125cc National Championship (2000) despite a backflip stunt that backfired and injured his foot. That same year, he also won AMA Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2001, Pastrana won the 125cc East Coast Supercross Championship. If you were keeping count, that would be his third gold medal at the X Games. Later that year, he won the Gravity Games Freestyle competition as well as the Gravity Games Freestyle Challenge in 2002. However, he lost the 2002 freestyle championship due to an injury. Making Mike Metzger the winner.
2003 saw the start of his rallying career. He began by representing the Subaru Rally Team USA in the X Games, where he clinched gold. We wish he struck gold the following year too, but an injury left him struggling for silver. That year, he also participated in the Best Trick contest where he won a bronze medal. This fell into shape for the young racer in 2005, when he clinched his fifth gold medal at the X Games MotoX Freestyle; repeating the same feat in 2006.
A year later, Travis Pastrana participated in and won the American Rally Championship, a title he retained for the next two years. He also won the Red Bull X Fighters that year. Now going international, Pastrana raced as part of the Puerto Rican team at the Asociación de Motociclismo de Puerto Rico (Motorcycling Association of Puerto Rico) in 2007, where he finished third place. While he was making winning at some competitions, he was sadly failing at others, especially the Rodeo 720 trick. But that wasn’t for long. After trying the Rodeo 720 trick twice, Pastrana finally made a successful landing on 8th November 2009. Nevertheless, the landing was a little less than 720 degrees.
2011 was a year of debuts for Travis Pastrana. First, it was at the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and also raced at the Toyota All-Star Showdown where he emerged sixth. He also debuted at the Global RallyCross Championship but only won the following year, 2012. In 2012, he reached in the 24 Hours of Daytona as part of the AF Waltrip team where he was with fellow racers such as Michael Waltrip, RuiÁguas, and Rob Kauffman.
From the early 2000s, Travis Pastrana began to make more frequent appearances on in the media documentaries, shows, and even films. Some of which include X Games: The Movie featuring Pastrana’s work with motocross and rally cars. And July 8, 2018, he was featured on Evel Live on History Channel where he recreated three historical jumps originally performed by daredevil icon Evel Knievel in Las Vegas.
Family, Does He Have Children?
Travis Pastrana have been married to professional skateboarder Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, since October 29, 2011. The two were married at a well-attended ceremony in Southern California, near Hawkins’ family home. Together, they welcomed their first child, a girl they christened Addy Ruth, September 2, 2013. On February 9, 2015, the couple welcomed their second child, another girl who they named Bristol Murphy.