Lijana and Nik Wallenda Walk Tightrope Before NASCAR Race (Video)

Monday, 14 Oct 2013 10:48 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Brother-and-sister acrobats Nik and Lijana Wallenda wowed the crowd at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night when they performed a tightrope walk 150 feet above the track.

Armed only with balancing poles and no harnesses, the seventh-generation members of "The Flying Wallendas" stunt group started out at opposite ends of the 500-foot long cable and met in the middle. Lijana Wallenda stooped down to sit on the tightrope as Nik Wallenda stepped over her. They each then successfully walked to the end.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

The stunt was televised before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race.

"It was exciting to perform together again," Nik Wallenda told reporters after the walk. "We don't perform like this very often. We've never performed this high and this far apart before and this was the first time in many, many years.

"It's always exciting to perform in front of race fans, for one, because they're such an outgoing audience, and to have them so quiet while we perform — there's a lot of respect there."

Nik Wallenda successfully traversed the Grand Canyon on a two inch-wide tightrope on live television back in June. He performed the stunt without any safety nets or harnesses. 

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related stories:

Daredevil Skydiver Lifts Off for Stratosphere Jump

Daredevil Sailendra Nath Roy Dies Doing Pony Tail Stunt on Zip Line

Houdini Would Be Proud of Coffin Skydive Aerial Escape (Video)  

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Incubus: Island Records Signs Band, Will Release Two EPs in 2015

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 20:08 PM

The alternative rock band Incubus has signed with Island Records, and will put out two EPs next year, Billboard reported . . .

Squarespace Workers Re-Create Famous Paintings Using Office Objects

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:41 PM

Two Squarespace employees are re-creating famous works of art on their breaks with things found lying around the office, . . .

FedEx Truck Accident Spills Likely Christmas Packages Along Interstate

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:21 PM

A FedEx truck crashed in Georgia on Tuesday, spilling boxes, Netflix videos, and probably Christmas gifts along the high . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved