Indy Car Testing

In 1996, Russ participated in several Indy Car test programs including driving for Antonio Ferrari's Indy Car Team.  During 1997, Wicks made history 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.