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Travis Pastrana's Record Mt. Washington Hill Climb (w/Video)

Rally car driver shatters old benchmark in one shot.

On September 8th, rally driver Travis Pastrana cracked off a 6 minute 20.5 second climb up New Hampshire's Mount Washington, breaking the old record by more than 20 seconds. Consider us impressed. Even more inspiring: Pastrana broke the record on his first try. Practice? Who needs practice? Especially when you're driving a Vermont SportsCar-prepped Subaru STI rally car and have the good folks at Red Bull keeping you funded and hyper-caffeinated. Oh, and any West Coasters who glaze over at the mention of any mountain east of the Mississippi, the Mount Washington Auto Road features more than 100 turns during its 4,618 foot climb to the 6,288 foot summit.

Of course, hearing about the record-setting run is all fine and dandy, but watching it is far better—so feast your eyes on this nice little video of Pastrana's hard-core uphill blast. Our only question: Will Pastrana now slap one of these stickers on his rally car?

[via Vermont SportsCar, YouTube]

  • WhiteKnuckle says:
    September 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Before all the brodawgs start humping TP's leg lets get a few things straight: The old record was set 12 years ago, and then the race was canceled so no one has had a chance to break it till now. Also Travis had a codriver, a luxury that no one else had. And finally, he had the mountain all to himself, no one else to compete against, no limit on the number of runs he could make, no pressure. Let's hope that Travis comes back next year to defend his "record" when the playing field is level.

  • Mount Washington Hill Climb Redux | 0-60 Magazine says:
    September 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    [...] this month, rally car driver Travis Pastrana shot up the Mount Washington toll road in an astounding six minutes and 20.5 seconds from behind the wheel of his Vermont [...]

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