Press Releases

December 15, 2009

Kepler Motors Makes Global Debut in Dubai

Kepler Motors, founded by World Speed Record Holder Russ Wicks, will unveil its groundbreaking MOTION supercar at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show, December 16-20.

October 10, 2007

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.

October 2, 2007

World Speed Record Media Alert

Autodesk and Dodge Team Up to Sponsor Wicks in his World Speed Record Attempt.

July 18, 2006

Team Is Autodesk Inventor of the Month

Autodesk Announces World Speed Record Holder Russ Wicks and the American Challenge team as Inventor of the Month for July 2006.

July 4, 2006

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.

July 3, 2006

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.

June 28, 2006

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.

August 21, 2004

Brian Towey Wins Spec Miata Race

Brian Towey wins during Seattle downpour

July 30, 2004

ACI Team Member Wins 24-Hour Race in Russia

Bob Wartinger conquers another powerboating milestone

June 12, 2003

ACI's Brian Towey Races Miata Cup

Towey competes in Mazdaspeed Miata Cup Presented by Hankook Tires at PIR

January 26, 2002

ACI Design and Technical Summit Held in Seattle

ACI team evaluates design for water speed record

August 3, 2001

Analytical Methods, Inc. Partners American Challenge

Analytical Methods joins ACI's quest to bring back water speed record

August 3, 2001

SDRC to Partner American Challenge

SDRC joins ACI's quest to bring back water speed record