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By Brendan Relaford
For The Sentinel 

The 'craziest drivers' come to Goldendale

Travis Pastrana and a cadre of crazed racers return to barrel across land, water-and in the air


Chris Daley photography

They say there's a hierarchy of insanity in motor sports. Normal people think all racers are looney. Folks who race sedans think people in open-wheel cars are daft. People who race cars of any kind think motorcycle racers are out of their heads. But there's one group that everyone agrees is made up of the absolutely craziest people in racing-rally racers.

Apparently, Travis Pastrana is the craziest of them all. According to Dana Peck, executive director of the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce, Pastrana is the Michael Jordan of rally racing. An American professional motorsports competitor and stunt performer, Pastrana is known not only for his driving skills but also for his outgoing persona...

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