Travis Pastrana sucked in the section the whole night. And RC didn’t mean to hit him. But the crowd let him have it when he did. When Ricky Carmichael Got Boo’d Like Crazy For Running Into Travis Pastrana 2002 also vs David Vuillimen. Indianapolis Supercross 250 Main
It is one of the most memorable battles of 21st century supercross and one of the best wins of David Vuillemin’s career after fan favourite Travis Pastrana ended up on the deck once again courtesy of Ricky Carmichael!
Travis Pastrana was the popular new kid on the block (think Adam Cianciarulo or Jett Lawrence when he moves up) and in his first year of premier class supercross action taking on Ricky Carmichael, who’s ruthless race-winning mentality grave him a singular focus that meant he wasn’t worried about being popular with the fans like Pastrana. Added to the spiky situation was the fact RC had taken down the king of the sport, the adored Jeremy McGrath, to become the new champ and face of supercross, and it all meant that RC got royally booed when Travis hit the deck and ended up on the losing end of another bar-to-bar battle with Carmichael.