Motorcycle leaps in the Evel Kneivel style .. and seventeen-year-old australian Dale Buggins has set?
CU Team member PULL OUT TO SV stuntman Dale Buggins, putting on helmet
GV Workers with brooms sweep water from runway track
GV & SV Crowd watch as flamethrower dries water from track (3 shots)
Hovering helicopter's rotor blades help frying process
GV Buggins on motorcycle leaps over moving truck as gun-powder explodes
GV Crowd watching as Buggins makes leap over line of parked trucks, lands safely (3 shots)
CU Buggins interviewed and speaks over slow motion replay of leap (3 shots)
ISHERWOOD: "The record attempt was on-again, off-again all day for seventeen-year-old Dale. Occasional downpours made the Castlereagh drag-strip greasy, posing dangers that would have made the try without use of a landing ramp seem foolhardy. However, Dale was determined to give it a go, and with a blow-dry from a gas tank and a chopper buzz, organisers felt it was safe enough to go ahead.
"After a few warm-ups for the crowd, our own Evel Kneivel opened throttle for his jump across ten lorries, earning him his second world record this year.
BUGGINS: "No, not bad, I'm a bit winded."
ISHERWOOD: "You took a few risks with the weather, and no landing ramp. Why did you take these risks?"
BUGGINS: "The risks were necessary because, with the racing on all day, I didn't have time to set a landing ramp on. (indistinct)... but it worked all right, didn't it?"
ISHERWOOD: "What's your next big achievement?"
BUGGINS: "Oh, I'd like to do the bus jump this year, but it's just impossible. So it's going to be next year now. The next big thing is Evel Kneivel; I've hot that to look forward to."
ISHERWOOD: "That's early next year, it is?"
BUGGINS: "Yeah, that's right."
ISHERWOOD: "Good luck then."
BUGGINS: "Thanks a lot."
SPORT: MOTOR CYCLE JUMPS
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Background: Motorcycle leaps in the Evel Kneivel style .. and seventeen-year-old australian Dale Buggins has set a world record by hurtling over ten trucks. A crowd of ten thousand held its breath at Castlereagh Dragway in Sydney on October the 29th as Dale made his successful leap to touch down on a slippery track instead of the usual landing ramp. Ken Isherwood of Sydney's Channel Ten tells about it.