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Dec 7, 2009

Red Bull No Limits 2010, Pastrana New World Record

Travis PastranaUPDATE! The new record has been set! 269 feet click here for VIDEO FOOTAGE!

Travis Pastrana is a freak of nature and is exactly the type of individual Red Bull looks for when considering the New Years Eve No Limits show. Years past have included Robbie Maddison Travis Pastranaperforming record breaking motorcycle jumps and Rhyes Milan performing a back flip in a truck. This Year Travis Pastrana will attempt to break the world record rally car jump of 171 feet that was set by his friend and teammate Ken Block in his monster energy rally car November of 2006. I still remember when Ken set the old record, it seemed crazy and everyone was blown away that Ken would attempt such a jump and not Travis! Ken BlockNever one to be outdone, Travis will now up the ante by jumping ramp to ramp from the Pine Street Pier in Long Beach, California onto a ramp on a barge anchored in the harbour. Travis is a veteran of extreme stunts and seems to thrive on adrenaline and the glory of the moment. Travis already has four consecutive Rally America championships, nine X Games gold medals, the first double backflip on a motorcycle and a hit television series. This impressive attempt shows that he is not slowing down even though he has changed formats somewhat from dirt bikes to rally cars.Travis Pastrana There are many who label Pastrana a nut job to do what he does, but if you've ever seen him you know that he is an extremely talented individual who is very calculated in his efforts. Come game time he seems to jump to another level and despite all odds continues to come out on top. At times he seems to lack focus, but more than likely this is simply his never ending drive to step up to the next level getting bored with what's been done before. Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. will be televised live on ESPN/ESPN HD on Thursday, December 31, immediately following the Chick-Fil-A Bowl (approx. 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT). Viewing of Pastrana’s jump will be free to the thousands who attend.

Here's footage of Ken Block setting the OLD record!