I HAD THE pleasure on Friday of going to Nitro Circus, the death-defying "action sport collective" led by Annapolis, Md.-born motor-sport stuntman Travis Pastrana.He and his team of dirt-bike riding, high-flying, base-jumping thrill-seekers wowed an audience of thousands at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 S.As a needer of speed and lover of all things fast, I found her pretty cool, though she was unable to participate in Friday's show because of some serious injuries suffered in a September accident preparing for the tour.During recent tryouts in California of the "slingshot," a new winch mechanism that enables performers on wheels to achieve high speed in little time going into a ramp, Van Vugt shattered her forehead, nose, eye socket, right arm and jaw.For years, Jolene Van Vugt and Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana have been the only female members of the "Nitro Circus Live," crew, but now there's a new little lady joining the mostly male cast on their North American tour. #addypastrana," "Nitro" Girl captioned the pic above.Travis Pastrana and wife Lyn-Z's adorable daughter, Addy, has been traveling with the all-star athletes, and Auntie Jolene recently shared a snapshot that shows just how much Baby Addy has grown since we first met her back in September. Though Baby Pastrana was born this past Labor Day, she's clearly grown out of her newborn phase, and her beautiful features are already developing.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., of course, is far more than Danica Patrick's boyfriend. I think once the season gets going and we can talk about how great this Gen-6 car is going to be and how great the racing is going to be, hopefully it can take a back seat and we can focus on our racing." So just who is Danica's new man?
Broad St.) - the first stop on their North American tour.
Thanks to my buddy Steve Christini, owner of Philadelphia-based Christini All Wheel Drive motorcycles, I met backstage with Canadian-born Jolene Van Vugt, a/k/a "Nitro Girl," the first woman in history to ever backflip a dirt bike.
The couple will compete against each other for Sprint Cup rookie of the year this season. Stewart, who turns wrecked chassis into artificial reefs, said: "I've got a lot of race car frames in my lake that have his name on them on cars that he crashed." "The hardest part was pulling the reins back in on him," Stewart said.
"There were races he'd have half a lap lead on second place and crash the car with 10 laps to go.