June 1, 2000 — Columbia River Unlimited Testing

Russ Wicks, who will attempt to break a 38-year old world water speed record in just two weeks, drove a race boat for the first time.  Wicks climbed aboard Dr. Ken Muscatel's Miss Freei unlimited hydroplane and wheeled it up and down the Columbia River without flinching.  "He's great.  I don't have any question that he can do this," Muscatel said.  "He has a very cool head, and very step-wise in his approach.  I think he's going to be great.  I'm real happy with him."