Travis Pastrana Bio: Early Life , Education & Net Worth

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Travis Pastrana is the most accomplished American professional motorsports competitor and stunt performer who has continuously broken records with his terrific stunt performances and motorsports racing.

He is the ten-time gold medalist at the X games holding a world record as the first stunt performer to pull off a double black flip and the second world record for notable jumps.

Pastrana has won Rally American four times and has competed in the Global RallyCross Championship, Monster Jam, and Race of Champions. 

American Professional Motorsports Competitor And Stunt Performer Travis Pastrana
American Professional Motorsports Competitor And Stunt Performer Travis Pastrana (Source: Racer X)

Travis has also driven in NASCAR, most recently participating in the Truck Series in 2020. He will make his debut in the NASCAR Cup series in the 2023 Daytona 500 for 23XI Racing in the No.67 Toyota Camry. 

Today, we will let you in on the life of Travis Pastrana and his incredible journey as a racer and stunt performer.

Below are the details about his career, early life, net worth, personal life, and many more. So, please stick to the article to the end.

Let us start with some quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Travis Alan Pastrana
Birth Date October 8, 1983
Birth Place Annapolis, Maryland
Nick Name Wonder Boy
Religion Christainity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Colombian
Education University of Maryland
Horoscope Libra
Father’s Name Robert Pastrana
Mother’s Name Debby Pastrana
Siblings N/A
Age 39 Years Old
Height 6’2″/1.88 m/188 cm
Weight 88 kg/194 lb
Shoe Size 12 (U.S)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Measurement 40-32-14
Figure Slim
Relationship Status Married
Wife Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
Children Addy Pastrana
Bristol Murphy Pastrana
Profession Motorsports competitor, stuntman
Net Worth $25 Million
Merch New Ray Toys, Baja Diaries
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update February, 2023

Early life, Education, & Family

Travis Pastrana, a motorsports competitor and stunt performer, was born on October 8, 1983, in Annapolis, Maryland, to supporting parents Robert Pastrana and Debby Pastrana. 

His father, Robert, built his career in the military and was of Puerto Rican descent.

Travis was a brilliant student since his childhood and always earned good grades. After completing high school, he pursued higher studies at the University of Maryland.

He was interested in motorsports early on and loved racing bikes. Travis’s parents supported his passion and told him to do his best.

At 19, Pastana was seriously injured after crashing his Corvette into a tree in Davidsonville, Maryland.

Age, Height, & Nationality

Tall and handsome, Travis is 39 years old in 2023. 

According to horoscope charts, the stuntman is Libra. And from what we know, the people of this sign are known to be charming, diplomatic, fair-minded, and passionate simultaneously.

Travis Pastrana
Travis Pastrana Posing With His MotorSport Car (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Pastrana stands at 6’2″/1.88 m tall and weighs 88 kg/194 lb. Besides that, he has a well-maintained and fit body measuring 40-32-14 inches

The motorsports competitor has attractive and impressive features like short black hair and brown eyes.

Likewise, Pastrana is an American citizen whose ethnicity belongs to white.

Professional Career

Motocross

At 13, Travis was already performing stunts in motocross racing and started his career in Freestyle Motocross.

He won three motocross racing championships, including the AMA 125cc National championship in 2000, the 125cc East Coast Supercross Championship in 2001, and 125cc Rose Creek Invitational.

Likewise, Pastrana also raced in Motocross des Nations in 2000 and later competed in Red Bull Straight Rythm Competition in 2014.

Puerto Rico

Travis’ father was of Puerto Rican descent, which made him directly eligible to represent Puerto Rico in international competitions.

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Travis While Competing At 100 Acre Wood Rally In Missouri (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

He participated in the Motocross of Nations event as a part of Team Puerto Rico in 2018, where Travis and his teammates eventually made it to the main event, qualifying via the B-final.

X Games

Travis won the first-ever MotoX Freestyle event during the 1999 X Games. He won four gold medals, becoming the second rider to complete a 360 competition between 2001-2004. 

He won his fifth gold medal in Freestyle in 2005. Moreover, Travis became the third athlete to win five gold medals at a single X Games event.

The same year, Pastrana won his sixth medal in FMX. He also won Moto X Freestyle and Moto X Speed & Style, landing another Double Backflip and beating silver medalist Nate Adams in 2010.

Furthermore, Travis made his Stadium Super Trucks debut at X Games Austin in 2015 and finished last in the heat race and ninth in the final race.

NASCAR

Travis made his NASCAR debut in the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown, where he finished sixth.

His plan to compete in 2011 in the National Wide Series got canceled because of his injuries at the X-Games.

In 2012, Travis made his Nationwide Series debut, finishing 22nd at the Richmond 250. He also participated in the Camping World Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, finishing in 15th place in the race.

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Travis Pastrana At NASCAR (Source: Pinterest)

Moreover, Travis announced that he would be leaving NASCAR at the end of the 2013 season due to a lack of sponsorship, frustration regarding his performance, and a desire to spend time with his family. 

He said, “I hate to quit, and I hate to fail, but sometimes things work out as they should. I’ve never been able to figure out the finesse required in pavement racing, which isn’t very pleasant, but I’m looking forward to driving more rallies and racing more off-road trucks, and there will be some announcements on those fronts shortly.”

Pastrana returned to compete in the Truck Series for Niece Motorsports in Las Vegas in 2017.

He ultimately returned to NASCAR for the first time in three years in 2020, competing for Niece Motorsports.

Rallying

Travis started his rallying career in 2004 at the Race of Champions and began driving for the Subaru-backed Vermont SportsCar rally team.

In 2006, Travis won his gold medal in the first rally car competition at the X Games. That same year Pastrana also competed at the 2006 Race of Champions in Paris.

He raced in three P-WRC events in 2007 and competed in his first world rally at the Corona Rally Mexico, finishing in the fifth position.

Travis Pastrana
Travis Pastrana While Undergoing One Of His Surgery (Source: PlayersGF)

He participated in the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally, a round of the Scottish Rally Championship in Scotland in September 2008.

Pastrana competed in the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Salem, Missouri, and Rally America with Derek Ringer. He competed in World Rally Championships events in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

He finished in thirteenth place on the Acropolis Rally in the 2008 P-WRC event.

Racing

In 2010, Travis set a new world record in a ramp-to-ramp car jump, breaking the existing mark of 171 feet and establishing a new world distance record of 269 feet.

That same year, in September, he set the world record for the fastest ascent of Mount Washington in a car.

Travis Pastrana
Pastrana Racing At Mount Washington In 2012 (Source: Twitter)

Moreover, he competed in the 24 hours of Daytona for AF Waltrip finishing 22nd in the GT class. Later, he participated in the 2004 and 2005 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as a part of rally America.

Nitro World Games

Pastrana and the CEO of Nitro Circus, Michael Porra, created Nitro world games in 2015.

It was officially announced in an event initially held in 2016 at Rice-Eccles Stadium, which moved to the Utah Motorsports Campus in 2018.

Nitro World Games serves as an annual extreme sports competition that includes Freestyle Motocross, FMX Biggest Trick, BMX Best Trick, BMX Triple Jump, Skate Best Trick Scooter Best Tricks, and Inline Best Tricks.

Awards

  • 4× Rally America Champion
  • AMA Supercross 125cc Champion
  • AMA Motocross 125cc Champion
  • American Rally Association Champion

Injury

Travis has been off the circuit numerous times due to his frequent injuries.

When he was 14, the stuntman was severely injured while competing at the FMX competition, with his spine separated from his pelvis, leaving him in a wheelchair for three months.

He received many injuries and surgeries, with a long and challenging recovery. To name some of them:

  • A Dislocated Spine
  • Torn ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL
  • Left Knee surgery nine times
  • Right Knee surgery for  6times
  • Left Wrist surgery twice
  • Left Thumb surgery twice
  • Back surgery twice
  • Broken Tibia and Fibula
  • Torn meniscus on left knee
  • One surgery on his right elbow

Not to mention, Pastrana was also injured in 2011 while competing at the X Games, where his motorcycle did not rotate to the landing position.

He crushed his ankle, causing a small fracture. Throughout his career, Travis has successfully overcome all the surgeries and still stands fit and robust. 

Net Worth & Salary

With a decade more spent in motorsports competition, it is sure that Travis has earned substantially from his chosen sports.

Pastrana has a net worth estimated to be around $25 million in 2023, which he earned via endorsements and participating in different racing and stunt events.

He makes $4.8 million yearly from his salary alone, which means his monthly wage amounts to $400k.

Moreover, Pastrana is involved in Nitro-Circus, an action sports collective projected to reach $1 billion valuations in the future. Nitro Circus Live Tours have drastically boosted Travis’s net worth, running into millions.

Aside from Nitro Cirus, Travis has won several championships that have fetched him hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money.

Personal life & Marriage

Travis Pastrana has successfully lived his life as a great stuntman and racer. Besides that, he is also a superb husband and dad to his wife and children.

Pastrana married his long-time girlfriend, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, on October 29, 2011, in Southern California.  

Lyn-Z is a professional skateboarder who made her video game debut as a skater in Tony Hawks Project 8.

She is a three-time gold medalist, four-time silver medalist, and one-time bronze medalist at the X Games. 

Travis Pastrana with his wife
Travis Pastrana With His Wife Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (Source: Instagram)

The couple welcomed their first child, Addy Pastrana, on September 2, 2013. Similarly, on February 9, 2015, they had their second child, Bristol Murphy Pastrana.

With the support and love for each other and their two children, everything seems to be going very well for the couple.

Social Media Presence

Travis is available on Instagram and Twitter, where he shares a glimpse of his personal and professional life.

Instagram: 4.6m followers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Twitter: 787.6k followers

The American stunt performer frequently interacts with his fan followers via live sessions. 

Popularity

Travis Pastrana is the most accomplished American racer and stuntman who has broken several records throughout his career.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Where is Travis Pastrana's house?

Travis Pastrana lives outside of Annapolis, in Davidsonville, Maryland.

What is Travis Pastrana's car number?

Travis Pastrana's car number features a number 199 on the back.

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Comments

  1. Impressive! Would like contact info for his PR or marketing agency about a relationship with a tax-exempt organization, potential personal appearances for inspiring youth, etc.

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