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

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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.

Malcolm Stewart sidelined by knee surgery for ‘extended duration’

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The knee injury that kept Malcolm Stewart from mounting up for Anaheim 2 will require surgery and he will be sidelined for “an extended duration” of the Monster Energy Supercross season, according to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.

“I just wanted to give you guys an update,” Stewart said on Instagram. “It’s not the news you guys want to hear, but I took a spill last week and hurt my knee pretty bad to the point that we’re going to have to get surgery done.

“I’m definitely bummed out about it; I felt we were riding pretty good and were just now starting to get the ball rolling, but it is what it is.”

Stewart’s season started with high expectations until accidents in the first two rounds left him 15th in the standings.

He ended 2022 on a high note, finishing a career high third in the Supercross standings. He then missed the start of the Pro Motocross season with another knee injury.

The 2023 season appeared to live up to his expectations. Despite back-to-back accidents, Stewart contended for podiums at both Anaheim 1 and San Diego. He won his heat at San Diego.

“It was very tough to receive the news that Malcolm will need to undergo knee surgery,” Nathan Ramsey, Team Manager for the Husqvarna team said in a press release. “He has worked so hard to be in a position to win races this year and I truly believe he was ready.

“The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing program will support him in every way that we can through his recovery and we can’t wait to get him back on track and back at the races.”

Stewart joins 250 rider Jalek Swoll on the sidelines after he broke an arm in a practice session. Swoll will be relieved by Talon Hawkins beginning this week at Houston, Texas.

A replacement rider has not been announced for Stewart, which means the focus shifts to his 450 teammate Christian Craig, who currently sits 12th in the standings with three top-15s in the opening rounds.