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Video: Daredevil Robbie Knievel jumps 24 trucks at Kings Island

Photographer: AJ Moore | WXIX-TV Photographer: AJ Moore | WXIX-TV
MASON, OHIO --  A large,  cheering crowd watched Evel Knievel's son, Robbie, successfully jump 24 Coke Zero delivery trucks Saturday night at Kings Island in Mason.

Robbie "Kaptain" Knievel flew about 220 feet at the site where his father set a record for jumping 14 buses.

Knievel said he would be going 95 miles per hour when he made the jump.

He took several practice runs down a steep ramp to check his speed with a radar gun held by a crew member.

Once satisfied that the speed would propel him high and far enough to clear the trucks,   Knievel raced down the start ramp,  along the pavement,   then up a launch ramp and into the air.

He cleared the truck cabs,  landed firmly,  and rolled to a stop to the delight of thousands of spectators.

Knievel thanked the crowd and then raced around getting high fives and congratulations.

Kings Island already is in the history books for another Knievel stunt.

More than half of the country's turned-on TVs watched Evel Knievel jump 115 feet during his 1975 stunt here.

Evel Knievel died last year at age 69.

Before Saturday night's stunt,  Robbie Knievel made a brief speech in tribute to his father.


Posted by N Dutton

WXIX-TV contributed this report.

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