Sarah Fisher building go-kart facility in shadow of Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Four days after she watched Joesef Newgarden win his first Verizon IndyCar Series race , it was announced that Sarah Fisher and her husband, Andy O’Gara, would construct and open a privately-owned go-kart track in Speedway, Indiana.

The co-owner of Carpenter Fisher Hartman Racing (CFH Racing) announced plans for Speedway Indoor Karting, a 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor karting facility that will be home to a 14-turn road course with multiple elevation changes, plus a banked oval that will be sunk into the floor for viewing by spectators on both floors of the facility.

The facility track is scheduled to open in April 2016 and will be located at 1067 Main St., in Speedway, walking distance from Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the shop for CFH Racing.

“Andy 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,” Fisher said in a release. “We want our customers to leave educated and passionate about returning to our community here in Speedway.”

The go-karts used will be made by Sodikarts and there will also be a competitive league for junior karters to provide “an ideal, affordable introduction into motorsports for aspiring racers.”

The facility will also have an on-site restaurant called 1911 Grill, named after the first year the Indianapolis 500 was ran.