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by Karl Peskett

Launching his Subaru Impreza STI off the Long Beach pier in California, Travis Pastrana has set a new world record for the longest jump in a rally car. At 269 feet, he smashed the previous record set by driving superstar Ken Block, who previously jumped 171 feet.

“I was really nervous all day long, but when I got in the car I felt really calm,” said Pastrana. “It was definitely a lot more fun than any of my practice runs, and when I landed, man did that retaining wall come up fast!  I’m just happy the car and I didn’t end up in the drink. What a way to head into 2010!”

The jump was held at Red Bull’s New Year’s No Limits show. Check the video below for how it went. Oh, and watch the slide into the wall.




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