APEX: The Secret Race Across America is a documentary film that takes viewers on a fast-paced ride through the illegal, underground world of U.S. transcontinental racing. How fast can you drive cross-country? APEX tells the true story of what happened after the Cannonball Run ended in 1979, the rise of the U.S. Express, and the seemingly unbreakable NY to LA 32 hour record set in 1983, when FBI scrutiny forced an end to the secretive races. Or did it? Decades later, two men get in a car and attempt to break the unbreakable record. Narrated by Ice-T, APEX shatters the myths surrounding the transcontinental record and shows never-before-seen footage from the Cannonball, U.S. Express and modern runs.
Alex Roy first told this story in the pages of WIRED magazine and in his book (“The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World), and he told it well. But between his cameras and the amazing footage of the old Cannonballs, it was clear: this is a story that demanded a feature-length documentary treatment.
The film features interviews and footage of participants from the many eras of transcontinental racing including journalist Alex Roy (record holder/participant), SimCity creator Will Wright (record holder/participant), Indy 500 winner and racer Bobby Unser (participant), Cannonball Run writer/founder Brock Yates (record holder/participant), journalist Matt Farah, and many more. It’s narrated by legendary rapper Ice-T.
The film will premiere Sunday, October 20th at 7:30 PM ET on NBC Sports followed by a release on iTunes in December.