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 party!
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.
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.
Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Anyone who uses public transportation and shows their ticket on-site will receive a free Red Bull and some swag from ESPN.
To find the route that's best for you, use the Metro Trip Planner, or contact Metro at (800) COMMUTE.
The Blue Line stops three blocks from the event site. Take the Metro and then take a free ride on one of the Pedi Cabs that will be available to transport people to the event site.
There are plenty of parking structures in downtown Long Beach. Event parking is $10 per vehicle. After parking, you can also hitch a ride on a Pedi Cab to the event site.
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