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Daredevil clears 22 cars on motorcycle

Doug Danger beats Evel Knievel’s world record

 Arielle Orsuto, Weekend Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter, arielleorsuto@kotatv.com
POSTED: 10:30 PM MDT Aug 06, 2015    UPDATED: 08:26 AM MDT Aug 07, 2015 

Doug Danger sets jump record

STURGIS, S.D. – Doug Danger attempted a stunt more than 40 years in the making.

Evel Knievel failed to clear all 22 cars on his motorcycle in 1972, but Doug Danger knew exactly what it would take.

“I had to be doing 80 to get to the other side,” he said. “I just said here we go baby, ‘god, here i come, take care of me.’ and he did.”

Doug is thrilled with the world–record setting leap. He said he wants to inspire kids to never give up.

“I just want kids to know that dreams come true,” he said. “It takes a lot of hard work. I’ve been working on this for a year.”

Doug says he’s not alone in this ride. He has the strongest supporter in his side car.

“Behind every shining star, there’s a wonderful, beautiful woman standing behind him making it happen,” Doug said, smiling at his wife Maria Senecal. “If it wasn’t for her, I could’ve never gotten this jump done.”

Maria agrees and believes support is what a marriage is all about.

“That what a true relationship is all about, is that you support each other. In bad, I was there in cancer, and in good, when we get to celebrate a 22 car jump.”

Maria was a major reason behind the jump…but not the only one.

“This one here was Evel Knievel and Doug Danger’s world record, a tag–team deal. So he got to finish his jump.”

Doug danger said next on his wish list is to complete Evel Knievel’s other failed jump over Snake River.

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