n Saturday, July 8, at 5 p.m. PST in front of a live television audience on the History Channel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, decorated extreme sports competitor Travis Pastrana will drop the clutch as he attempts to soar over 52 crushed cars, two more than original action hero Evel Knievel did at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1973. But the man best known for double backflips isn’t stopping there. His Nitro Circus doesn’t do anything small, so he also plans to jump 16 buses, two more than Knievel’s 1975 jump at Ohio’s Kings Island. Then to finish the evening, a final jump 150 feet through the iconic Caesars Palace fountain, 9 feet farther than Knievel, who fell short and suffered a crushed pelvis and femur, fractures to his hip, wrist, and both ankles, and a concussion in his 1967 attempt. And Pastrana, 34, will attempt all three jumps in three hours on slightly modified Indian Scout FTR750s, built at Rolands Sands Design in Los Alamitos, California. I spoke with Roland Sands about his relationship with Pastrana, and the work his team is doing on Pastrana’s four machines.