Travis Pastrana New Years Eve 2009 - Watch Live Travis Pastrana New Years Eve 2009. Pastrana is a motorcross champion and stunt performer and he is attempting to break a world record by jumping 230 feet over open water from one ramp to another. The current record is 171 feet.
Pastrana has done a few practice runs in the desert and he says it's all about the speed:
The jump will be televised live on ESPN after the Chick-fill-A Bowl that starts at 4:30pm.
If Pastrana does hit the water the Long Beach Fire Department is standing by and he has a scuba tank in the car.