Travis Pastrana is a force to be reckoned with at X Games, no matter the event. This year, Pastrana had to withdraw from both Moto X Best Trick and Super Rally due to varying issues. This didn’t stop the 26 year old phenom from Maryland from taking home some hardware.
The Speed and Style event originated as a way to pair together Supercross racers and Freestyle riders in the same stadium, sort of a mish-mash of the who’s who of both worlds. We wanted to see who was not only fast through the whoops, but could accommodate a crowd with a backflip or two while they were at it.
With Josh Hill breaking his femur getting ready for X Games 16, Pastrana and Kevin Johnson were the lone racers to enter the Speed & Style competition. Luckily for the racing fans out there, Speed & Style could be Pastrana’s middle name.
After Pastrana flipped his way to gold on Thursday, he was sufficiently warmed up for the Speed & Style competition on Sunday. “It feels really good,” Pastrana said following the win. I was hoping to do well in Speed and Style but I didn’t have high hopes. We really thought the cars would be the focus this year and it turned out to be exactly the opposite.”
Speed & Style Results
1. Travis Pastrana
2. Nate Adams
3. Ronnie Faisst
4. Jeremy Stenberg
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