JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The Autobahn Indoor Speedway, where the ladies of The Morning Show earned some bragging rights last summer, celebrated its grand reopening Thursday in a big way, unveiling nearly a million dollars in upgrades.
The changes include the introduction of four new hand-controlled go-karts for adaptive athletes.
“We added hand controls to them so anybody that lost the use of their lower extremities, amputees, things like that, they can come out here and race and compete with everybody else out here on the track," said Donald Wagner, director of operations or Autobahn. "We were the first ones in Florida to get this up and running.”
There's also a new arcade, featuring 40 to 50 games, a restaurant and bar.
"We added a full restaurant called Victory Lap Social. Its’ got a Kansas City barbeque based menu. We got burnt ends, mac and cheese, we got a number of vegetarian options, so if you’re not a meat eater we’ll have something for you,” Wagner said.
“They have really gone over the top," said Steve Holt with Wounded Warrior Project, a beneficiary of Thursday’s grand opening celebration. "They’re giving 50% of all the proceeds today to the Wounded Warrior Project, which that money goes to helping all these guys, taking them out to these trips, bringing them out to places like this that get them out of the house so they can enjoy themselves again. "
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday
Where: Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events Jacksonville, 6601 Executive Park Ct N, Jacksonville, Florida 32216