Pastrana to test the NHRA Top Fuel car

Travis Pastrana’s next adventure is burning up NHRA nitro.

NHRA Top Fuel driver Alex Laughlin will turn the wheel of his car over to extreme sports veteran and stunt performer Pastrana on Monday for a test at zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Laughlin made the announcement Wednesday night on Instagram with a graphic titled, “Travis Pastrana goes for his Top Fuel license.”

Laughlin wrote, “I’ve been working on this for over a year and it’s finally coming together! I always try to do something fun and different, whether it’s racing against the Hoonigans or maybe the Street Outlaws, but this time … Travis Pastrana will be piloting the Top Fuel car I’m driving in the upcoming Monday in Charlotte!

“Travis and I have a mutual friend, Marty Smith, who worked on the film crew for ‘Nitro Circus.’ I expressed to Travis that he couldn’t have a show called ‘Nitro Anything’ unless he experienced first hand what nitro is all about. This Monday, he gets a chance to hit 300mph. I’m not sure who is most excited about this, but this tops the list for me!

“Thanks to Scott Palmer for letting me pimp his Top Fuel equipment! It’s not only good for both of us, but it’s great for drag racing as a whole! Hey TP, let’s roll!!”

Laughlin moved to a Top Fuel dragster last year after a successful stint in Pro Stock. Palmer is his crew chief and team owner.

Pastrana is no stranger to motorsports, with his experience including NASCAR (Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series), rally racing and Supercross. He is also the developer of the Nitro Rallycross series.

Pastrana won championships and gold medals throughout professional sports while also creating a career of new experiences. The 38-year-old is not afraid of anything, a mentality that can be seen on the “Nitro Circus” platform as Pastrana and friends constantly try new stunts.

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is at zMAX Dragway this weekend for the second round of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship.


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