Traveling at an average speed of nearly 72 miles per hour in a Vermont SportsCar, Travis Pastrana took his BFGoodrich Tires-shod 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car on the 149-year-old Mt. Washington Auto Road. Four-time Rally America National Champion Pastrana made sure the project name, Red Bull Speed Chasers, lived up to its name. He reached the summit faster than anyone else in history by clocking an officially timed run of 6 minutes 20.47 seconds, besting the previous record by more than 20 seconds.

Pastrana posted the great time on his first-ever high-speed run to the summit. The 7.6-mile-long Mt. Washington Auto Road is a serious challenge for racers, with the partially paved, partially gravel road is lined with trees and dangerous drop-offs. There are more than 100 turns on the road that climbs to a 6,288 foot summit of the Northeast’s tallest peak. Pastrana posted the time a year before the legendary Mt. Washington “Climb to the Clouds” Automobile Hillclimb will return after a 10-year hiatus on June 22-26, 201,1 as part of the 150th anniversary of the Mt. Washington Auto Road..