Travis Pastrana Extends his Winning Streak by Taking the Top Spot at X Fighters MadriFriday, September 15, 2006 | 6:12 AM
Madrid, Spain – 9/14/06 – Travis Pastrana just keeps on winning, this time taking home the top spot at X Fighters Madrid, scoring an impressive 95.5 en route to taking the win.
Coming off his three X Games Gold Medals and his win at the Vans Invitational, Travis Pastrana is on a winning streak never before seen in the freestyle motocross world. Pastrana’s dominating performance at today’s Red Bull X Fighters shows why he is one of the best freestyle motocross riders in the world. Pastrana’s score of 95.5 was good enough to beat out the current Dew Tour point’s leader and freestyle motocross star Nate Adams, who finished in second with an impressive score of 92. Travis, the obvious crowd favorite, threw down an impressive run before the 23,000 screaming Spaniards and their noise making machines. Pastrana’s run included a lazy boy backflip, a superflip so big it could almost be called a kiss of death backflip and a heel-clicker backflip to no hander lander.
The win was Travis’ third this summer, a summer which saw him pull off the first ever double backflip in competition, win the Gold Medal in both X Games Freestyle Motocross and Freestyle Motocross Best trick and beat Colin Mcrae, the all-time winningest rally car drive, in X Games Rally. “I’ve had such an amazing summer with X Games, the Dew Tour and now this, what a way to end the summer” said an ecstatic Pastrana adding; “I’m really glad I was able to win it for Red Bull, their one of my biggest sponsors so it feels great to win it for them! They put on such a first class event and take such good care of the riders that it’s the least I can do!” Travis heads to Colorado next week where he looks to try and expand upon his Championship points lead in the Rally America Rally Series.
Travis would like to thank his sponsors: Red Bull, Thor, Parts Unlimited, Alpinestars, DC Shoes, Michelin, Suzuki, Cernics, Ogio, Smith Optics, Subaru, JD Motoring, Nixon, EVS and Kicker Inc.