Press Coverage

May 10, 2007

National Geographic Channel "Need for Speed: Boats"

Russ Wicks and the American Challenge Team will be featured on National Geographic Channel's "Need for Speed: Boats" on Thursday, May 10th, 2007 at 8 PM EST and 11:00 PM EST.

September 1, 2005

National Geographic Channel "Thrill Zone: Extreme Powerboats"

National Geographic Channel's "Thrill Zone: Extreme Powerboats" will include World Speed Record Holder Russ Wicks and the American Challenge Team.  The one-hour special is scheduled to air on Wednesday, September 7th at 8 PM EST.

February 5, 2003

WIRED Magazine Features Wicks on Cover

The March issue of WIRED Magazine has a cover story on Russ Wicks and the American Challenge effort to return the World Water Speed Record to the United States.  The article includes eight full pages and covers the history of the 25 year old record, as well as the modern technology that American Challenge is utilizing.  WIRED is the country's foremost technology magazine, with a monthly circulation of about three quarters of a million.

December 1, 2000

ESPN Speed World Show on Wicks

ESPN2 broadcasted a thirty-minute documentary featuring Russ Wicks' record breaking speed run.