Nitro Circus is an action/alternative sports collective most notably created by rallycross and motocross legend Travis Pastrana. The group gained notoriety in the early 2000’s by releasing a series of DVDS under the name Nitro Circus. Their success led to numerous ventures, including a television show, a film, and even a travelling live performance production.
The growing popularity of groups like Nitro Circus, Metal Mulisha, and others pushed action sports into prominence. Motocross, rally racing, skateboarding, and the like found their way from the United States underground circuits into national recognition, even finding places in the Olympic Games. Nitro Circus has spawned soundtracks, television specials, video games, and merchandising, further solidifying action sports and its place in history.