X Games legend, part-time rally driver and full-time professional badass Travis Pastrana, will look to replicate three of the most risky motorcycle jumps attempted by Even Knievel tomorrow.
The event took place in Las Vegas Sunday and was produced and aired live by The History Channel.
Motorcycle daredevil Travis Pastrana pulled off an incredible triple feat in Las Vegas by successfully recreating three of late stuntman Evel Knievel's most famous jumps on live TV.
Pastrana's third jump was a recreation of Knievel's attempt to clear the fountain at Caesars Palace.
That was not the case for Pastrana, even though he had a significantly smaller area for both takeoff and landing due to capital improvements and expansion of the same area over the years after Knievel made his jump attempt more than 50 years ago.
"Man, it's been such an honor and been an awesome career".
His first jump was something of a warmup - a casual 143 feet over 52 cars stacked three to a pile. He crushed his pelvis and fractured several other bones. "I'm not done yet, but this was definitely one of the coolest things, the coolest thing I've ever been able to do". It's 141 feet over the 15-foot high fountain at Caesars Palace. Where, I'm jumping basically a street bike. The second jump involved breaking Knievel's record of jumping 14 Greyhound buses by jumping 16 buses for a total of 192 feet; and again, he made it look easy.
"This was so cool, such an epic time", Pastrana told The History Channel.
Mr Pastrana, 34, said: "It's just such an honour to live a day in Evel's... And to end at Caesars Palace, to have a chance to jump the fountain, it's not the longest jump, but it's definitely the hardest". "This is the most iconic jump in stunt lore".
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