Travis Pastrana To Drive in Race4Change Rally

Travis Pastrana confirmed his presence in the Race4Change, a charity race aiming to end poverty by encouraging people to donate money to two of the worlds leading poverty fighting organizations. The nine-time X Games Gold Medalist and four-time Rally America champion will therefore be driving in the East African Safari Classic, one of the toughest rallies in the world.

"We couldn't be more pumped up to have Pastrana join us in our efforts to promote Microcredit," said Steven Funk, an American-born Canadian, founder of Race4Change. "We are racing towards a revolution that will unleash economic and creative innovation in the lives of millions powered by the engine of microfinance.”

Top supporters of Race4Change have the opportunity to win two fully paid round trip tickets to Kenya, with lodging and Microcredit Summit VIP tickets. The Summit will bring several thousand advocates, supporters, and dignitaries from more than 60 countries, including Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the Queen of Spain, Queen Rania of Jordon, and many others to Kenya in April of 2010.

"I can't think of a more perfect superstar for this race and this cause," says Funk. "His involvement will drive awareness among a younger generation, showing our youth that they collectively have the opportunity to do something HUGE right now - they can lead our children to only know poverty by studying it in history books."

Pastrana is also preparing to set the world record for longest distance jump in a rally car on New Year’s Eve at Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. He will try to accomplish the first ever ramp-to-ramp car jump over water, a stunt that will test the laws of physics and add another accomplishment to his career.
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