“Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus will be paying tribute to Evel Knievel”
“During “Evel Live,” American professional motorsports icon Travis Pastrana will honor legendary daredevil Evel Knievel by attempting three of his most dangerous feats in Las Vegas, Nevada, all while riding a modern-day recreation inspired by the motorcycle Knievel used. These include: breaking Knievel’s record jump over the length of 52 cars, another record-breaking jump over 16 full size buses, and aiming to make history as the first person to successfully jump the Caesars Palace fountain on a bike similar to the one Knievel used 50 years ago – an attempt that ended with a crash that left him grasping for life. If Pastrana rides away from all three, he will be the only person to successfully beat two of Knievel’s distance records and land a jump over the fountain on a v-twin motorcycle in one three-hour timespan.”
The feats will be broadcast live on HISTORY, July 8, 2018 at 5PM PT / 8PM ET in partnership with Nitro Circus.