Travis Pastrana Lands 3 Of Evel Knievel's Legendary Jumps

Evel Knievel jumping the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1967

Motorsports veteran Travis Pastrana paid tribute to that image with his own show in Las Vegas on Sunday in a televised Evel Live special on the History Channel.

Prior to making the final jump, Pastrana told The History Channel, which televised the three-hour event live, "This has been absolutely unbelievable".

In the first jump, Pastrana traveled 143 feet as he leaped over 52 crushed cars that were stacked three high.

He then jumped over 16 buses and the notorious fountain at Caesars Palace.

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Pastrana completed the feat easily, landing with plenty of room to spare and breaking Knievel's jump of 120 feet over 50 cars at the L.A. Coliseum.

"Man I tell you what, it's been such an honor".

The first two jumps were each longer than Knievel's versions, while the jump over the fountain had to be done in the opposite direction due to new construction around it. Knievel crashed on his attempt, breaking his pelvis and other bones. The other two jumps I had enough time to hit my marks exactly flawless. "This was definitely the coolest thing I've ever done".

Knievel jumped over 50 crushed cars at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1973, and 14 Greyhound buses in 1975 at Ohio's Kings Island amusement park.

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But Pastrana grew more serious knowing the most risky and technical jump was still to come.

Mr Pastrana, 34, said: "It's just such an honour to live a day in Evel's..." And to replicate the kind of bikes his predecessor jumped, Pastrana will do it on an Indian Scout FTR750 - not one of the much lighter motorcross dirt bikes typically ridden in the X Games events. The jump may prove even more hard for Pastrana because changes to Caesars Palace means he will have a shorter approach and smaller run-out area.

After finishing with a few burnouts, Pastrana celebrated his triplicating feat by diving into the fountain.

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