Rated X

X Games 13 is here!  It actually started on Thursday and ends tomorrow with the Rally event (1:30-3:00 PM PDT on ABC).

On Thursday, Jake Brown caught some major air and helplessly crashed about 40 below.  He only suffered a broken right wrist and a bruised lung.  The video below is not for the faint of heart.

Tomorrow, I’m going after church to the Rally event with Derrick Ma (who turns 25 today) thanks to free tickets I got from Subaru at Santa Monica Subaru.

Here are some highlights from last year’s X Games Rally event.

1995 FIA World Rally Driver’s Champion (driving a Subaru Impreza), Colin McRae (co-driver Nicky Grist), in the #7 Sobe No Fear Subaru Impreza WRX STI (2:09 in the clip below is an amazing sight)

Not even a full day removed from performing the first ever double backflip on a motorcycle in competition, Travis Pastrana (co-driver Christian Edstrom) sought to win another gold medal in the Rally event in his #199 Red Bull Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

Here’s Edmunds.com Inside Line‘s feature story on Travis:
Travis Pastrana: Brutal Speed and (Sometimes) Graceful Landings

Here’s Travis’ gold medal-winning double backflip from last year’s MotoX Best Trick competition:

Here’s the practice he put in just to be able to do the double backflip (note: the music in the clip below is pretty loud):

Here’s an excerpt from Travis’ new book, The Big Jump: The Tao of Travis Pastrana, that was printed in the July 30, 2007 issue of ESPN: The Magazine.

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3 responses to “Rated X”

  1. konane30 says :

    omg i saw the jake brown clip…pretty crazy that he walked away from that!!

  2. gunnerman says :

    one lucky team…=p

  3. DEAD_ED_WALKING says :

    that jake brown clip was intense. I probably watched that clip fifteen times.

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