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X Games: Travis Pastrana may rally with hand controls

July 30, 2011 | 12:27 pm


Apparently, a broken foot and ankle won’t stop Travis Pastrana. The fan favorite reportedly will compete in the X Games Rally Car competition Sunday.

Pastrana crashed his motorcycle in the Moto X Best Trick competition Thursday night attempting his much-heralded, never-seen “TP Roll.” The subsequent injuries knocked him out of his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut Saturday and were supposed to eliminate him from the RallyCross competition as well.

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Pastrana posted Saturday morning on his twitter @TravisPastrana: “The guys made me hand controls & I’m about to test them to see if I can’t still rally at @XGames!”

Pastrana included a link to a picture that shows a steering wheel with two additional hand controls, presumably for the accelerator and the clutch. Pastrana broke his right leg, which he would usually use to work the gas and the clutch.

#Pastranathon lives on.


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Photo: Travis Pastrana has his right leg and foot crushed by his motorcycle after failing to land his 'TP Roll' maneuver during the Moto X Best Trick competition on Thursday. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times