Indy Car Testing

During 1996, Wicks participated in several Indy Car test programs including driving for Antonio Ferrari's Indy Car Team.  Russ made history in 1997 when Tony George (owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway) re-opened the Speedway, after it had been closed for the month in preparation for the 500, to allow Russ to test for the PDM Indy Racing League Team.  During 2003, Wicks tested the Sam Schmidt Motorsports Infiniti Pro Series car at the California Speedway.