Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus television show used a frat boy-like style and took over the extreme sports world as they dared to conquer anything previously deemed as "impossible."
Whether attempting backflips in a wheelchair (yes, that actually happened), or jumping over rivers in full-size rally cars, Pastrana and his band of extreme athletes have wowed audiences across the globe.
What originally began as a television show, Pastrana, a Davidsonville resident, brought together the most daring and talented extreme-sport athletes to attempt the improbable. When the show exploded in popularity in 2009, Pastrana took "Nitro Circus Live" to international audiences and began performing around the world.
The extreme-athlete troupe performed in Australia in 2010 and they're set to make the trip once more. But this time, they'll be going without Pastrana, their star attraction and founding father.
In an interview with ESPN.com, Nitro Circus star Jolene Van Vugt did some spring cleaning in Davidsonville last week as he washed Pastrana's extreme sports "compound" and prepared for the upcoming tour.
Pastrana won't be making the trip down under so he can focus full-time on his driving career.
"Nitro Circus is the most fun you can have," Pastrana told ESPN. "It truly is like a family. It's amazing, but it's not racing. And this year, I'm focused on racing."
Despite Pastrana's absence, Van Vugt is optimistic their five-city tour said they will still draw large audiences.