A few minutes after midnight as we entered into 2010 (east coast time), Travis Pastrana jumped his Subaru Rally Car 269 feet, crushing the previous record of 171 feet set by Ken Block in 2006. Add extra style points for doing it under the first blue moon in 19 years and in front a live television audience. Travis landed on a floating barge 200 feet off the Long Beach pier, slid into the tire wall and jumped out of the car to celebrate the only way Travis knows ... full throttle. He jumped (actually did a backflip) off of the tallest part of the landing ramp into the chilly water below.
I hope, for all of us, that 2010 is as successful as Travis's first 10 minutes of 2010 were. Happy New Year!