Russ Wicks Is Featured on National Geographic Channel

Need for Speed: Boats

National Geographic Channel's "Need for Speed: Boats" will include World Speed Record Holder Russ Wicks and the American Challenge Team.  The one-hour show is scheduled to air in high definition on Thursday, May 10th, 2007 at 8 PM EST and 11:00 PM EST.  A rebroadcast is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 2:00 PM EST and then be in rotation throughout the year.

3D Model of American Challenge watercraft

The show will provide an in depth look at how engineers, mechanics and daredevils push the boundaries of human possibility - all in their Need for Speed.  Included is the American Challenge team's use of Autodesk Inventor for digital product design.  Russ Wicks was also interviewed about his pursuit of speed records and what drives him towards being one of the fastest people on the planet.

Need for Speed: Boats was produced for National Geographic Channel by Big Fish Entertainment.  Big Fish Entertainment is a Washington D.C. based production company dedicated to creating cutting-edge, engaging, and informative television programming.  For further information visit

About National Geographic Channel

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channel (NGC) is a joint venture between National Geographic Ventures (NGV) and Fox Cable Networks (FCN).  Since launching in January 2001, NGC initially earned some of the fastest distribution growth in the history of cable and more recently the fastest ratings growth in television.  The network celebrated its fifth anniversary January 2006 with the launch of NGC HD, which provides the spectacular imagery that National Geographic is known for in stunning high-definition.  NGC has carriage with all of the nation's major cable and satellite television providers, making it currently available to 64 million homes.  For more information, please visit