For Immediate Release
BARGING INTO 2010 – RED BULL: NEW YEAR. NO LIMITS.
Action Sports Icon Travis Pastrana Aims to Shatter World Record for
Longest Distance Jump in a Rally Car
On New Year’s Eve, Live from Long Beach on ESPN
Santa Monica, Calif. (October 15, 2009) – With four consecutive Rally
America championships, nine X Games gold medals, the first double
backflip on a motorcycle and a hit television series under his belt,
it is safe to say that Travis Pastrana has reached the pinnacle of his
career – and yet he’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
In fact, on New Year’s Eve at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits., the
action sports superstar will step on the accelerator and ring in 2010
by adding yet another jaw-dropping feat to his already impressive
resume: the world record for longest distance jump in a rally car. Add
a healthy dose of the Pacific Ocean to clear, and now you have a
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 of revelers in downtown Long Beach.
“I’m looking forward to being part of Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.,”
said Pastrana. “Long Beach will continue the tradition of a fun and
festive environment for this New Year’s celebration and flying over
the water in a car and landing it onto a floating barge will push the
limits of anything that I have ever executed in my career. Live events
are always difficult and more entertaining, both for the fans and the
participants, and so many factors play into the success of this jump.
I live for this kind of excitement.”
Joan Lynch, ESPN vice president, content development, added, “We are
thrilled to team again with Red Bull to televise this live and
exciting event on ESPN for a third year. ESPN is dedicated to bringing
live and compelling programming to the viewer and no New Year’s show
delivers more unique suspense and action than Red Bull: New Year. No
NOT SINCE THE JETSONS WILL A CAR FLY SO FAR
Before the clock strikes midnight on the East Coast on December 31,
Pastrana will attempt to accomplish the first ever ramp-to-ramp car
jump over water, a feat that will test the laws of physics and take
his career to yet another level. With the world-famous Queen Mary
docked in the background, Pastrana will jump his rally car off the
Pine Street Pier onto a floating barge anchored in Long Beach’s
Rainbow Harbor, aiming to shatter the existing mark of 171 feet and
establish a new world distance record, live on ESPN.
Jumping a car takes guts enough, but add water between the ramps, and
Pastrana will feel what most, if not all, golfers feel when faced with
hitting a ball over water – stay out of the water! On New Year’s Eve,
Travis is not only the golfer, but also the golf ball!
Pastrana will follow in the footsteps of fellow motorsports athletes
Robbie Maddison and Rhys Millen, who rang in the last two New Year’s
Eve celebrations by pushing their physical, mental and technical
limits to break boundaries and records, in front of thousands of fans
in Las Vegas and millions of viewers on ESPN.
For Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. event details, visit
www.redbullnewyearnolimits.com, and for information on Pastrana, visit