LAKE ELSINORE, California – Travis Pastrana knows a lot about going fast and jumping into, onto and over things. He’s been an extreme sports icon since he was 15 and celebrated winning a gold medal at the 1999 X Games by soaring about 100 feet in the air off the end of Pier 30 and landing in San Francisco Bay.
Pastrana also welcomed the new year in 2010 by driving a Subaru rally car off the end of the Pine Street Pier in Long Beach, California, and sailing a record 269 feet onto a barge floating in the harbor. He’s spent most of his life doing things that definitely aren’t for the faint-of-heart, on two wheels and four. Now he’s ready to test himself on the biggest, gnarliest jump at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Parks, the one near the end of the high-speed back straightaway that some of the drivers in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO call the Matterhorn.