It just goes to show you what you've gotta do for mainstream press
these days. Ricky Carmichael beat the fastest riders in the world at
Daytona a couple of weeks ago, but it was Travis Pastrana and his
heat-race backflip attempt that got the coverage. In this case, ESPN The Magazine
awarded Pastrana with this remarkable two-page spread photo (March 27 issue), shot by
photographer extraordinaire Paul Buckley, and all RC got was a
name-drop. Of course, crash photos always sell, and when the photo is this good, it sells to ESPN. If they didn't run it, we definitely would have.
Did you like this article?
Check out MOTO GIFT GUIDE in our Latest issue of Racer X available now.
Our annual gift guide has something (or maybe even a few somethings) for everyone on your holiday list. Page 146.
Sign in with your account from
Sign up now | Forgot your password?