Prepping the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Jump at the Northern Maine Fair [VIDEOS]
Watch pro stuntmen, Corey Eubanks, Tommy Sarmento & crew plot out tonight's huge 'Dukes of Hazzard' extravaganza, 7:30 p.m. at the Presque Isle racetrack.
The big jump tonight at the Northern Maine Fairgounds will have a chase scene with lots of dirt and noise - and then the sheriff's car heads to the ramp for a spinning jump like Aroostook County has never seen before!
Setting up the 'Dukes of Hazzard' jump at the Northern Maine Fair is a study in speed, timing, trust and skill.
Below, the best in the business decide where to place the ramp at the right angle for the jarring launch. Thank you to Troy Nichols for these great videos.
Corey Eubanks is Hollywood's premier stuntman. He's been wowing us for over 35 years. He's done over 126 feature films, such as the one he's doing now, 'Transformers 5.' He's pretty much been in all the major movies. Corey's also done over 1000 TV shows including 'Dukes of Hazzard,' 'Entourage' and everything else. We're watching a true star behind the wheel tonight.
Below, Corey, Tommy and Rick Gurrette coordinate the stunt for safety and excitement:
Tommy Sarmento was the main man on The Dukes of Hazzard. He was the head mechanic who built and maintained over 317 General Lee cars and 80 sheriff cars for the show from 1979-1985. He is a producer, stuntman, car builder and actor. Tommy built the sheriff car for the spectacle tonight.
Below, a test run. The car goes about 55 mph when it hits the ramp.
Here's an example of what we'll see tonight at the Northern Maine Fair's racetrack. This is Tommy in the car and Corey with the team:
The 'Dukes of Hazzard' jump at the Northern Maine Fair, 7:30 p.m. on the racetrack in front of the grandstand. We'll see you there!