Nitro Circus (TV series)

Nitro Circus
Created by Gregg Godfrey
Jeremy Rawle
Jeff Tremaine
Travis Pastrana
Johnny Knoxville
Trip Taylor
Starring Travis Pastrana
Andy Bell
Jolene Van Vugt
Greg Powell
Jim DeChamp
Erik Roner
Tommy Passemante
Opening theme "The State of Massachusetts" by Dropkick Murphys
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21
Executive producer(s) Gregg Godfrey
Jeremy Rawle
Jeff Tremaine
Travis Pastrana
Johnny Knoxville
Trip Taylor
Running time 22–23 minutes
30 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Dickhouse Productions
Original network Fuel TV[1] (miniseries)
Original release June 23, 2006 – February 8, 2009 (as miniseries)
June 23, 2009 – October 22, 2009 (as series)
Followed by Nitro Circus Live
Nitro Circus: The Movie
External links

Nitro Circus is an "action sport collective" led by Travis Pastrana, featuring his friends and him traveling around the world riding dirtbikes, base jumping, and performing stunts. It has spawned a tour, a second television series based on the tour, and a 3D feature film.


The collective began by releasing about 10 DVDs during the early 2000s. Good sales led to the creation of the television show.

Originally run as a 2006 miniseries on Fuel TV, it began running as an episodic reality television show on MTV that featured people performing various dangerous stunts. The series officially debuted on February 8, 2009; Season 2 premiered on August 27, 2009.

A second series on MTV2, titled Nitro Circus Live, documents the Nitro Circus tour around the world.


Travis Pastrana
Title: "Pro action sports athlete"
Pastrana is the Ringleader of the Nitro Circus Crew, is a pro FMX rider, rallycar driver, and NASCAR driver, and is usually the first to attempt any stunt involving dirt bikes or BMX bikes.
Andy Bell
Title: "Washed-up motorcycle rider"
Former FMX rider. Bell holds a rivalry with Pastrana involving Big Wheel tricycles stemming from the first episode of the series.
Jolene Van Vugt
Title: "Pro motocross racer"
Canadian Female Motocross Champion. She joins Pastrana in many stunts involving dirt bikes. Van Vugt took on more of a cheerleading role in the second season after breaking her arm and can be seen wearing a pink cast throughout the season.
Jim DeChamp
Title: "Pro mountain biker"
Pro mountain bike downhill racer and freestyle rider. He has been friends with Pastrana since childhood. They collaborate on many stunts together on the show. Became the first person to land a front-flip on a motorbike to dirt, as seen in the 7th episode of the first season.
Erik Roner
Title: "Pro skier/base jumper"
Pro extreme skier and base jumper. Roner is usually the first to attempt any stunt involving snow.
Tommy Passemante
Title: "Construction Worker"
Known by his nickname "Street Bike Tommy", given for a failed stunt in which he attempted to jump his Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle into the foam pit but overshot, breaking both his legs. He functions as the comic relief member of the crew, and is commonly employed for stunts that are the most dangerous and require the least amount of talent, known as "zero skill stunts".
Greg Powell
Title: "Travis' cousin"
Pastrana's Cousin. Going by the nickname "Special Greg", Powell is the all-around member of the team, and generally attempts any stunt on the show. He was the first person to land a "Special Flip" on a BMX bike. He was a wide receiver on the University of Maryland football team from 2003–06 and is currently an over-the-wall crewman for Pastrana in NASCAR.[2]


Season 1: (2009)

No. # Title Original air date
11"Welcome to Pastranaland"February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08)
Guest appearance(s): Bob Burnquist and Johnny Knoxville
22"Lake Medina"February 16, 2009 (2009-02-16)
Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay and Mat Hoffman
33"Las Vegas"February 22, 2009 (2009-02-22)
Guest appearance(s): Bam Margera, Brandon Novak, T.J. Lavin, and Carey Hart
44"Hell Compound"March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01)
Guest appearance(s): Jeff Tremaine and Tom Meents
55"Home Sweet Home"March 8, 2009 (2009-03-08)
Guest appearance(s): Mark Zupan
66"The Circus Heads West"March 15, 2009 (2009-03-15)
Guest appearance(s): Rob Dyrdek, Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius
77"Nitro in the Guinness Book"March 22, 2009 (2009-03-22)
Guest appearance(s): Scott Palmer
88"Hollywood Nitro"March 29, 2009 (2009-03-29)
Guest appearance(s): Gary Coleman, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Jeff Tremaine and Colin McKay
99"Panamania"April 5, 2009 (2009-04-05)
Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay
1010"Puerto Rico"April 12, 2009 (2009-04-12)
Guest appearance(s): Miguel Cotto
1111"Nitro Winter Wonderland"April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19)
Guest appearance(s): Ken Block and Mark Zupan
1212"Jamaican Me Crazy"April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26)
Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville

Season 2: (2009)

No. # Title Original air date
131"Nitro City"August 27, 2009 (2009-08-27)
Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville and Jukka Hilden
142"Hydro Circus"September 3, 2009 (2009-09-03)
Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay and Kirby Chambliss
153"Go Big or Go Foam"September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10)
Guest appearance(s): Mat Hoffman, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine and Ervin Santana
164"Southern Discomfort"September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17)
Guest appearance(s): Dave Mirra
175"No Right Churn"September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)
Guest appearance(s): Bam Margera, Brandon Novak and Jeff Tremaine
186"Mud and Guts"October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)
Guest appearance(s): Dennis Anderson and Adam Anderson
197"Nitro Circus Circus"October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08)
Guest appearance(s): Rob Dyrdek, Tony Hawk, Mat Hoffman and Roland Sands
208"Nitro Ut-Opia"October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)
Guest appearance(s): Ken Block
219"Epic Pass/Epic Fail"October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22)
Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville and Bob Burnquist

DVD releases

Both seasons of Nitro Circus have been released in Region 1, with only the first season released in Region 2 and Region 4.

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale DVD releases
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
One 12 February 8, 2009 April 26, 2009 September 8, 2009 August 2, 2010 September 2, 2010
Two 9 August 27, 2009 October 22, 2009 June 1, 2010 TBA TBA


External links

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