Travis Pastrana Chalks Up First Rally Win


The former motocross superstar won his first race Saturday at the Rim of The World Rally outside of Los Angeles. Pastrana won by a significant margin, but that's probably because this wasn't part of the WRC circuit. That means there wasn't much competition besides Pastrana's own teammate Ken Block, who came in second. There is some upside to this win though. Pastrana gets an ego boost and the two drivers get familiar with the route most likely to be used in this summer's X Games Rally competition. The marketing folks know where the money is that's for sure. It's on ESPN during the X Games and they want their drivers to get some air time. Get it? Air time? X Games? Ahhh... nevermind.

[Photo Courtesy of Subaru]

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