World Speed Record Holder Selects Impact Race Products

Bill Simpson's new company is the Official Safety Gear provider for Russ Wicks and the American Challenge world speed record team

Brownsburg, IN – February 14, 2005 – Impact Racing announced today they have become the official safety products supplier to Russ Wicks and his American Challenge team, providing a complete line of Impact Race Products, including helmets, driving suits, safety belts, and crew uniforms.

Russ Wicks is focused on breaking the outright world water speed record of 317 MPH.  His American Challenge team, comprised of aerospace, marine, and motorsport professionals, are currently developing a revolutionary jet-powered watercraft capable of 400 MPH.  Wicks' sites are also set on several land speed records, as well as competing in the NHRA Top Fuel Series.

"Russ' unique background has provided him with a variety of experiences and he understands the importance of safety as the first criteria for each of his speed endeavors," said Bill Simpson.  "We're pleased that Wicks has chosen Impact Race Products as his exclusive safety gear supplier."

"As an innovator in motorsports safety, Bill Simpson's background is unsurpassed and he continues to deliver a perfect blend of function and performance with Impact Race Products," said Wicks.  "It's forward thinking people like Bill that make it possible for racers to confidently push the limits of speed."

About Russ Wicks

Russ Wicks has experienced excessive speed and is one of few people to have traveled over 220 MPH on both land and water.  Wicks' background includes Motocross, Formula Cars, Dragsters, and Unlimited Hydroplanes.  During 2000, Wicks broke the longest-standing major speed record in motorsports history, and became the fastest person ever to take a propeller-driven boat through the measured mile.  For further information visit

About Impact Racing

Impact Racing is an Indianapolis based manufacturer of motorsports safety products including helmets, driving gloves, driving shoes, driving suits, restraint systems and accessories.  Impact Racing is a Bill Simpson company.  Impact Racing competes directly with and is not affiliated with Simpson Performance Products.  For more information, call 317.852.3067 and please visit our website at

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