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Travis Pastrana’s Pit Bike championship coming to ESPN

Nitro Circus

29 Jul 2020

Credit: Thrill One Entertainment

US rallycross stars Travis Pastrana and Conner Martell head the entry list for the Pastranaland Pit Bike Championship.

The competition, the brainchild of of Pastrana, takes place at the action sports icon’s Pastranaland compound at his Maryland home, on a purpose-built course designed by Nitro’s expert mechanic Hubert Rowland with an event format conjured up by Nitro Circus ally and Black Rifle Coffee executive Jarred ‘JT’ Taylor.

“The last few months have been challenging for both athletes and the action sports industry alike, without a doubt. All of us have been itching to ride and missed the thrill of racing,” said Pastrana. “With Pit Bike Challenge, we set out to get that competitive fire going again while making it as fun and exciting for fans to watch at home as it is for us banging bars on the track. Being able to do it all in my backyard makes it even sweeter!”

Eleven teams of two riders each will compete, with 2018 MXoN Team Puerto Rico racer Ryan Sipes, Nitro World Games FMX Best Trick winner Gregg Duffy, motocross pro Gared ‘Stank Dog’ Steinke, three-time world champion mountain bike rider Anneke Beerten, Tarah Gieger – the most decorated female athlete in X Games history; her husband, Nitro Circus’ Dustin ‘Dusty’ Wygle, and monster truck driver Justin Sipes will all compete, along with Pastrana and Martell.

“Travis and the Nitro Circus team have always been incredibly passionate about pushing the limits,” said Joe Carr, CEO of Nitro Circus parent company Thrill One Sports & Entertainment. “With Pastranaland Pit Bike Championship, we’ve set out to create an event that’s action-packed, insanely fun and completely unpredictable, which is a tall order even in the best of circumstances.

“We can’t wait to bring racing excitement back to viewers in a fresh new way on August 15.”

The Pastranaland Pit Bike Championship will be broadcast in the US on ESPN2 on Saturday, August 15.