He was born on October 8, 1983 in Annapolis, Maryland to parents Robert and Debby Pastrana. His uncle, Alan, played as a quarterback from 1965 to 1968 at the University ofMaryland, which Travis Pastrana also attended. On June 11, 2003, 19-year old Pastrana was seriously injured when he crashed his Corvette into a tree in Davidsonville, Maryland.
Pastrana has won two motocross racing championships: the 2000 A.M.A. 125cc National championship, and the 2001 125cc East Coast Supercross Championship. Pastrana also raced in the 2000 MX desNations. He moved up to the 250cc class in 2002. His stand-up style, ability to spot jump combinations and great speed through the whoops make him easy to spot on the track. Although Pastrana hasnever won a 250cc race, his kindness to the fans and love of the sport still makes him one of the most popular riders of all time. Pastrana has always raced and competed on Suzuki motorcycles, and remainsfiercely loyal to the brand. He races with Team Cernic's Suzuki. All of his motorcycles and rally cars carry the number 199. He even sponsors a Monster Jam truck called Pastrana 199.
 TeamPuerto Rico
Robert Pastrana, Travis' father and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a native Puerto Rican, which made Travis directly eligible to represent Puerto Rico in internationalcompetition. On February 27, 2008, the Asociación de Motociclismo de Puerto Rico (Motorcycling Association of Puerto Rico) provided him with a license to represent the island, which was accepted by theUnión LatinoAmericana de Motociclismo, the relevant sanctioning body in Latin America. His debut with the team took place on March 15, 2008. Here he qualified to the finals by defeating ErickVallejo of Mexico. In the finals he finished third, behind local Costa Rican racer Roberto Castro and Vallejo.
 X Games
* 1999 - Pastrana wins the first ever MotoX Freestyle event at the...
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