Block vs Pastrana Nitro Circus Challenge

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“Subaru Drivers Ken Block and Travis Pastrana go head-to-head in driving challenge on this week’s in new episode of Nitro Circus

(October 14, 2009) Subaru Rally Team USA teammates Travis Pastrana and Ken Block will appear together on this week’s new episode of Nitro Circus on MTV (Thursday, October 15th at 10pm ET/PT). In the segment, the duo teamed up to film a fun game of H.O.R.S.E., but instead of basketball trick-shots, they performed driving moves behind the wheel of a fully-prepared Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car. Shot on location at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, the segment features Pastrana and Block competing against each other in several wild stunts and technical driving challenges.

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car the pair utilized for the segment was prepared by Vermont SportsCar and features the same specifications as the cars both drivers compete with in the Rally America National Championship driving for Subaru Rally Team USA. Between filming his popular Nitro Circus TV show this year Travis Pastrana has secured his fourth consecutive Rally America National Championship, winning five of eight events run thus far in 2009. Parts of the Nitro Circus segment were filmed by Mad Media, the same production crew that has filmed Ken Block’s popular Gymkhana videos.

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ABOUT NITRO CIRCUS: Nitro Circus is a television show centered around the world’s greatest freestyle motocross rider Travis Pastrana and his crew of top action sport athlete buddies.

There is a special chemistry with this group. Whether they are trying to double back-flip a motorcycle, jump out of a plane without a parachute, or flip a Big Wheel over a 70-foot gap, these guys are going hard 24/7 and there is no downtime–it’s just fast and faster.

The show follows Travis and the Nitro Circus Crew as they travel around the world setting up outrageous stunts and pushing the human body to the limit, constantly looking to innovate the world of action sports. Travis’ compound in Annapolis houses a full motocross course, foam pits and a home-made waterslide carved into a hill creating a self contained extreme sports circus.

Whether they are base jumping, sky diving, riding, driving or relaxing, this group of tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-fueled friends always take the action “to eleven” with the hammer down.”

-www.livesockets.com

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