Fresh off of winning the Verizon IndyCar Series race this past weekend with driver Josef Newgarden, CFH Racing co-owner Sarah Fisher announced that she will be opening a 60,000-square-foot indoor karting facility near the headquarters of CFH Racing on Main Street in Speedway, Ind.
“Andy (O’Gara) and I have many goals for Speedway Indoor Karting, all of which are driven toward providing our community, fans and anyone interested in our sport with a destination here in Speedway where they may experience first-class, hands-on racing. We want our customers to leave educated and passionate about returning to our community here in Speedway,” she said. “It is a privilege to have fans who are willing to give us their time, and for that, we want to build on the destination that the Town of Speedway is developing here, especially as a neighbor to the most iconic speedway in the world. There is so much to share about our sport, about karting, the science, the math and the technology, and you can’t forget the social fun.
“Starting my own team in 2008 and taking it to where it is today has only begun the learning process for our small business ventures. And if we’ve learned one thing over the past eight years, it’s that everyone who walks through our door, big or small, is important to your success.”
The multi-level Speedway Indoor Karting facility will include a 14-turn road course with multiple elvation changes, and a banked oval that will allow spectators to watch from both floors. There will also be a restaurant included in the facility. The facility is set to open in April 2016.
“I congratulate Sarah and Andy for their vision and tenacity to translate a personal passion for auto racing into a successful business venture,” Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann said. “Sarah’s success as a race car driver, their ownership of an IndyCar team and now this new endeavor make them model Hoosier entrepreneurs.”