Evel & Robbie Knievel to Pay Tribute to Monster Energy’s Ryan CapesTuesday, July 25, 2006 | 6:14 AM
The greatest motorcycle jumper ever – Evel Knievel – celebrates
his legacy with Monster Energy’s Ryan Capes this weekend at Knievel Days in Butte, Mont.
CARLSBAD, Calif., (July 24, 2006) – Monster Energy’s Ryan Capes
couldn’t have received a better compliment than when the sport of
long distance motorcycle jumping’s founding father – Evel Knievel – invited him to join his son Robbie Knievel as the exclusive distance jumpers at this weekend’s (July 27-29) Knievel Days celebration in Butte, Mont.
Capes, who’s hands down the undisputed champ of long distance
jumping – his championship belt that nobody can touch being a mind-
blowing 310-foot leap last fall – will attempt a world record ramp-
to-ramp jump right smack dab in the middle of Butte on Main Street
(Harrison Ave.) on Saturday (July 29th).
“This is a tribute to Evel more than anything,” said Capes. “In a time where all the other guys are jumping ramp-to-dirt I’m going to nut up and stomp a world record ramp-to-ramp jump right in front of Evel in his hometown of Butte, Montana!”
Capes will have to navigate his Pro Circuit-tuned Honda CR 250
through the air to the tune of (at least) 254 feet in order to break
the old world record held by Jason Rennie at 253 feet. According to
Capes, the furthest he’s jumped ramp-to-ramp is 210 feet several
weeks ago at a secret location in San Diego.
“It won’t take anything more, really,” said Capes, who also
holds the world record for a ramp-to-ramp jump with a trick thrown in
between – a record he set earlier this summer in Ohio. “All it took was the right payday and Evel and Monster came through for me.”
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