We are excited to debut the trailer and announce the release date for APEX: The Secret Race Across America, our second feature-length documentary. The film will debut on Sunday, October 20th at 7:30 PM ET on NBC Sports and then will be available for purchase through iTunes (announcement coming soon).
This film that takes viewers on a fast-paced ride through the illegal, underground world of U.S. transcontinental racing. The Secret Race Across America 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, this film shatters the myths surrounding the transcontinental record and shows never-before-seen footage from the Cannonball, U.S. Express and modern runs.
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 & racer Bobby Unser (participant), Cannonball Run writer/founder Brock Yates (record holder/participant), journalist Matt Farah, and many more.
This is the second film from APEX, following the successful APEX: The Story of the Hypercar (viewable on Netflix and available for purchase from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and YouTube.)