This may come as a shock (or, actually... not at all
), but Travis Pastrana
to have injured himself, which may render the oft-maimed X Games star unable to compete in the upcoming Race of Champions. The RoC pits the world's greatest drivers from various motorsport
(and other sports
) against each other piloting identical vehicles, including the new KTM X-Bow
. Pastrana has already raced in the RoC back in 2003, 2006 and 2007 – always making at least the quarter finals and managing to reach the finals in '06. He was most recently in the news for winning a Gold medal
in the Rally competition at this past summer's X Games 14 (shown above during competition at X Games 13, in which he also earned Gold).
This time, Pastrana is rumored to have broken a hip and an ankle, though we're not sure how the injuries were sustained. If Travis isn't able to make it, Top Gear
USA co-host and rally racer extraordinaire Tanner Faust may join NASCAR
driver Carl Edwards to represent Team USA for the event. Of course, we send our best wishes to Pastrana for a speedy recovery.
[Source: Auto Fiends
, Photo by Harry How/Getty]