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Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus.jpg
Format Reality television
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
Production
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
Broadcast
Original channel Fuel TV[1](miniseries)
MTV2
Original run July 1, 2006 – February 8, 2009 (As miniseries) February 8, 2009 (As series) – Present
External links
Official website

Nitro Circus is an American television series that features Travis Pastrana and his friends traveling around the world riding dirtbikes, base jumping, and performing reckless stunts. It was originally run as a miniseries in 2006 on Fuel TV. In January 2009, it began running as an episodic reality television show on MTV that features people performing various dangerous stunts. The series officially debuted on February 8, 2009. Season 2 premiered on August 27, 2009.

The second season featured guest stars such as professional skateboarder Bam Margera and Jukka Hilden of the Finnish stunt group, The Dudesons.

Contents

The Nitro crew

Travis Pastrana
Title: Pro action sports athlete
Pastrana is the unofficial leader of the Nitro Circus team, 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 moto cross 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 hot pink cast throughout the season.
Jim DeChamp
Title: Pro mountainbiker
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.
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
A former street racer. Known by his nickname "Street Bike Tommy", which he received after failed stunt. He is the general comic relief member of the crew.
Special Greg
Travis cousin
Pastrana's Cousin. Added in Season 2's opener, Powell goes by the nickname "Special Greg". Special is the all around member of the team, and generally attempts any stunt on the show. Greg was a wide receiver (primarily used on special teams) on the University of Maryland football team from 2003–06. [2]


Besides the Nitro Crew, a number of other athletes and members of the production crew make regular on-screen appearences, including executive producers and creators Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville, mechanic Hubert Rowland, former motocross rider Ronnie Renner, pro wakeboarder Parks Bonifay, and pro skydiver Scott Palmer.

Episodes

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Season 1

  • Episode 1: "Welcome to Pastranaland"
  • Episode 2: "Lake Medina"
  • Episode 3: "Las Vegas"
  • Episode 4: "Hell Compound"
  • Episode 5: "Home Sweet Home"
  • Episode 6: "The Circus Heads West"
  • Episode 7: "Nitro In The Guiness Book"
  • Episode 8: "Hollywood Nitro"
  • Episode 9: "Panamania"
  • Episode 10: "Puerto Rico"
  • Episode 11: "Nitro Winter Wonderland"
  • Episode 12: "Jamaican Me Crazy"

Season 2

  • Episode 1: "Nitro City"
  • Episode 2: "Hydro Circus"
  • Episode 3: "Go Big or Go Foam"
  • Episode 4: "Southern Discomfort"
  • Episode 5: "No Right Churn"
  • Episode 6: "Mud and Guts"
  • Episode 7: "Nitro Circus Circus"
  • Episode 8: "Nitro Ut-Opia"
  • Episode 9: "Epic Pass/Epic Fail"

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