History and Nitro Circus announce return of record-breaking ‘Evel Live 2’
The live TV event will premiere Sunday 7th July at 8PM ET, kicking off History’s 3rd annual Car Week. Athletes will set out to smash world records including the longest motorcycle jump in history.
Participants include athletes Axell Hodges and Vicki Golden. Travis Pastrana will return to co-host the special.
Viewers will watch Vicki aim to break the motorcycle firewall record, where she will speed through a series of flaming wooden boards. She is the first female to attempt the current record from 2006.
“I’ve been racing and jumping dirt bikes for as long as I can remember, but it’s not often you hear about women breaking records on motorcycles. This is right in my wheelhouse. I’m looking forward to holding it down for women alike and to make my own history on HISTORY.” – Vicki Golden.
We’ll also see Axell attempt to soar over more than 24 beverage trucks to break Evel Knievel’s 1971 attempt and Evel’s son Robbie’s 2003 record. He’ll put his life on the lime by trying to jump further than anyone ever has on a motorcycle: set in 2011 at 379’9” feet.
“I’m stoked to be a part of this HISTORY special and to attempt two motorcycles jumps that could cement my name in history. Evel and daredevils of the past have helped pave the way for guys like me. What Travis, Nitro Circus, and HISTORY did last year in ‘Evel Live’ inspired a lot of freestyle athletes and a new generation of motorcyclists. I’m ready to make my mark.” – Axell Hodges.