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Pastrana smahes record for rally hillclimb


Video: Travis Pastrana recently laid down a record-setting run on his first attempt up the Mt Washington Climb in Vermont

On 8 September, traveling at an average speed of nearly 116kph in his 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car, four-time Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana reached the summit of Mt Wellington faster than anyone else in history.

He officially clocked 6 minutes 20.47 seconds on the 7.6-mile course, beating the previous record by more than 20 seconds set in 1998.

"This is an amazing road, it’s just so much fun," said Pastrana. "It’s extremely challenging; there is no room for error and the scenery is epic. The Mt Washington Auto Road has some amazing history to it."

Check out the video below, which interestingly shows how Pastrana and his team prepared for the race - recce, pace notes, and the rest...

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