Travis Pastrana will no longer be a part of the Subaru USA team that participates in the Rally America Championship. An announcement was made today that stated the two would part ways effective immediately. There had been some rumor that this was going to come about with extreme speculation indicating his Red Bull money may take him to the Citroen Junior squad. Take that bit for what it is as there is absolutely no facts at the moment to support that. We talked to Travis this summer at the 100 Acre Wood Rally and he indicated that the WRC was not in the cards. However, money talks and Red Bull may want to take their money and Travis to the WRC as they have not been happy with their investment on Kimi Raikkonen. Other sources have indicated Travis may be going to NASCAR and will race for Michael Waltrip in the Nationwide series. We will wait and see what happens as Travis has not said anything in response to his move. Be sure to keep it at the Paddock for all the latest on any potential moves.
This does however put a huge dent in the Rally Car Rally America championship. The series has made their money in having both Ken Block and Travis Pastrana in the series and they are now going to deal with life after their two mega stars. While Dave Mirra will remain with the team, it will be interesting to see what crop of young talent will come about to replace Block and Pastrana. Regardless of the series future plans, not having Travis Pastrana (4x times champion by the way) will deal a massive blow to the series.