Travis Pastrana Jumps Farther Than Evel Knievel Ever Did In Three Epic Events!
On Sunday night, extreme motorcyclist Travis Pastrana jumped farther than Evel Knievel ever did. The Nitro Circus stuntman nailed three of Evel Knievel’s infamous jumps on live television. Broadcast live on the History Channel tagged as “Evel Live,” the first feat Pastrana tackled was jumping over 52 cars and over 140-feet with his Indian Scout FTR750 and he nailed it. Where Knievel jumped over 50 cars.
“For me, this is going to be really awesome,” Pastrana said in an interview. “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 bit at night.”
Pastrana, the supercross, motocross, and rally racing professional, then vaulted over 16 Greyhound buses (Knievel jumped over 14 buses) with his 350-pound bike.