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American Challenge is a consortium of successful business leaders, innovative technical engineers, and motor-sport professionals focused on breaking additional World Speed Records.

Kepler Motors Makes Global Debut at 2009 Dubai International Motor Show Kepler Motors Makes Global Debut in Dubai

Kepler Motors, founded by World Speed Record Holder Russ Wicks, will unveil its groundbreaking MOTION supercar at this year's Dubai International Motor Show, December 16-20.

New Stock Car World Speed Record New Stock Car World Speed Record

Speedking Russ Wicks set a new stock car world speed record of 244.9 MPH which was confirmed by Guinness World Records.   Wicks hit a top speed of 247 MPH in a NASCAR-spec stock car on the Bonneville Salt Flats during Tuesday, October 9, 2007.

National Geographic Channel Featured on National Geographic Special

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.

CBS KIRO TV Profiles KIRO TV Eyewitness News Profiles features Wicks

The CBS affiliate in Seattle broadcasted a story on Russ Wicks' speed record activities for their “Eyewitness News Profiles show” on Tuesday, April 17, 2007.

World's Fastest Stock Car World's Fastest Stock Car at 237 MPH

After breaking the World Stock Car Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Wicks drove the Autodesk Stock Car in a non-spec NASCAR configuration and made a 237 MPH one-way pass through the measured mile.

World Record Stock Car Breaks Stock Car Land Speed Record

Russ Wicks set a new World Stock Car Speed Record in a NASCAR-spec Ford Taurus averaging 222 MPH through the measured mile.   The runs across the Bonneville Salt Flats broke Bobby Isaac's 216 MPH record set in 1971.

Autodesk, Inc Autodesk Sponsors Speed Record Team

Autodesk is the exclusive software sponsor of American Challenge's attempt to break a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats outside Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bill Simpson's Impact Race Products Russ Wicks Selects Impact Race Products

Bill Simpson’s new company Impact Racing is the Official Safety Gear provider for Russ Wicks and the American Challenge world speed record team.

American Speedking Television Show American Speedking in Times Square

SuperGraphics has placed two eye-popping billboards in New York's Times Square promoting the upcoming television series titled American Speedking.   The 18' x 28' billboards will remain in Times Square through the end of the year.

WIRED Magazine 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.

Infiniti Pro Series Wicks Tests Infiniti Pro Series Car

Russ Wicks tested the Sam Schmidt Motorsports IPS car during the Indy Racing Leagues "Test in the West" at the California Speedway.   Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears acted as driver coach for Wicks.   "Russ did exactly what he needed to do getting acclimated to the car and the track.   He took small steps and paced himself, gradually getting up to speed, which is the right way to progress."

Miss Budweiser Wicks qualifies in the Miss Budweiser

Wicks piloted Bernie Little's Miss Budweiser unlimited hydroplane around San Diego's Mission Bay race course, qualifying him to compete in unlimited hydroplane races.

ESPN Speed World ESPN Speed World show on Wicks

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

World Speed Record Wicks breaks Water Speed Record

Russ Wicks broke the world speed record for propeller-driven boats.   The record run ended the longest-standing major speed record in motorsports history.
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