Welcome to the thirty ninth episode of Roostertail Talk. Twenty years ago Russ Wick, along with many others, broke the speed record for propeller driven craft with the Miss Free-i hydroplane. Russ joins the podcast and recalls the events that led up to the record attempt, and the people who helped make his dream a reality. Enjoy!
On June 15th, 2000 Russ Wicks with Superior Racing and the Miss Free-I broke the mile record for propeller driven boat. To mark the 20 year anniversary Russ Wicks will join us to mark the occasion and recall the events that unfolded to break the 38 year old record.
Roostertail Talk has added a YouTube channel. You can visit this channel to see some of our older Podcast episodes as well as some video taken through races and interviews. Check it out!
Welcome to the thirty eighth episode of Roostertail Talk. In this episode I talk with Katy Norton. Katy is the President of Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as the Race Director for the H1 Lake Guntersville Hydrofest. Katy shared what it took to bring back hydroplanes to Lake Guntersville, the challenges of hosting a race and what the future holds for hydroplanes at Lake Guntersville. Enjoy!
Welcome to the thirty seventh episode of Roostertail Talk. In this episode I talked with Dave Villwock over the phone about hydroplane hull designs, the Budweiser years, his favorite moments in the sport and a few other surprises. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview. Enjoy!
What could have been. In the last episode Villwock talks about how close Marlboro was to entering the sport of hydroplane racing. I really love to think about what that paint scheme would have looked like. Here is my take...
Welcome to the thirty sixth episode of Roostertail Talk. In this episode I talked with Dave Villwock over the phone. We talked about hydroplanes, his years before reaching the unlimited ranks, the Circus Circus years, career highlights and even model radio controlled airplanes. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview. Enjoy!
Welcome to the thirty fifth episode of Roostertail Talk. I talk with long time crew member and fixture of the Miss Madison team, Charlie Grooms. Charlie has been with the Miss Madison racing team for over 40 years. In part 3 of his interview, we talked about the turbine years of the Miss Madison team, the involvement of the Hanson Brothers and even his time as the Commissioner of the sport. This is part 3 of a 3 part interview. Enjoy!
Welcome to the thirty fourth episode of Roostertail Talk. I talk with long time crew member and fixture of the Miss Madison team, Charlie Grooms. Charlie has been with the Miss Madison racing team for over 40 years. In part 2 of his interview, we talked about the purchase of the Miss Budweiser shop by Homestreet and Miss Madison, the future of the sport, his favorite Bernie Little story and what it means to share the sport with his family. This is part 2 of a 3 part interview. Enjoy!
You can now revisit our first episode or listen to it for the first time on YouTube. Why not?