Travis Pastrana gets Sebastian Vettel waving the Stars and Stripes

Race4Change main man Travis Pastrana has this week been competing for Team USA at the 2011 Race of Champions in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The Race Of Champions has been staged every year since 1988, founded by IMP President Fredrik Johnsson and Michèle Mouton, the world’s most successful female rally driver. It takes place on a specially constructed asphalt circuit, most recently at the Stade de France in Paris (2004-2006), London’s Wembley Stadium (2007-2008) and the Beijing National Stadium (2009). The 2011 event took place on a specially constructed Tarmac circuit, with two parallel lanes winding their way round Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena.

Travis has a mighty history at the Race Of Champions. In 2005, he made it to the semi-finals, knocked out by Sébastien Loeb in his own Citroën rally car; despite a broken leg sustained in a freestyle motocross exhibition jump at the same event. The next year, he single-handedly took Team USA to the ROC Nations Cup final after both Jimmie Johnson and his replacement Scott Speed were injured just before the event.

For 2011, Travis was paired with Brian Deegan, fellow X Games Rallycross competitor. Sadly, it was not Team USA’s turn his year, but Travis managed victory of another kind. Here’s a video of Travis handing the flag to two-time Formula 1 World Champion, Sebastian Vettel:


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