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Pastrana does the unthinkable, completes Evel’s historic jumps

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By Anthony Caruso III

On Sunday night, Travis Pastrana, a daredevil in his own right, surpassed the iconic jumps that Evel Knievel previously attempted, including one that never took his life. During the festivities on the History Channel, he jumped further than his idol did.

During the “Evel Live” telecast from Las Vegas, Nevada, he used an Indian Scout FTR750 to jump over 50 crushed cars. The previous record was 125 feet, and Pastrana set an official record of 143 feet on his first jump.

Travis Pastrana making his first jump over the crushed cars (Photo by the History Channel)

Travis Pastrana making his first jump over the crushed cars (Photo by the History Channel)

“For me, this is going to be really awesome,” Pastrana said during the telecast. “All my family is coming out and so many of my friends are coming out. I literally get to live a day in Evel Knievel’s boots, if you will. I’m pretty nervous. It’s keeping me up a little at night.”

Then, after a break, Pastrana attempted a jump over 16 Greyhound buses. When Knievel attempted this feat, he jumped over 14 buses at the time. Pastrana used a 350-pound bike to make this feat.

It is the longest, according to Pastrana, to use this kind of bike to jump as far as he did.

The second jump was 35-feet off of the ground. According to the telecast, he went 192 feet on the jump, an official record, they said.

Then, using the same bike as he did in his first two attempts, he jumped over the fountain outside of Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino. According to the telecast, Pastrana is the first person ever to accomplish this attempt. He went 149 feet on this jump.

In all three jumps, he went 484 feet.

Pastrana made these attempts to kick off the History Channel’s Car Week. He also admitted that Nitro Circus will be coming to Las Vegas.

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