More than a race track | Waukesha Co. Business News


TOWN OF PEWAUKEE – If you need speed, getting some friends together for a race around the track at Accelerate Speedway might be what you need.

Autobahn Holdings recently took over the former Veloce Indoor Speedway, W229-N1400 Westwood Drive in the city of Pewaukee, and added ax throwing and virtual reality.

David Larson, managing partner of Autobahn Holdings, said the purchase was finalized in early February, but his company had been eyeing the location for some time. however, the pandemic suspended the acquisition.

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The company already owns and operates another Accelerate in Chicago and nine Autobahn interior tracks. Additionally, Autobahn Holdings is a founding member of the American E-Kart Championship, which brings together approximately 50 racers for a national competition that was featured on ESPN and is now on Amazon Prime.

Although the name on the building has changed, Accelerate still has the same high-speed Italian-made go-karts that can reach speeds of 80 km/h.

“They’ve done a really good job of maintaining their karts,” Larson said. “They had great mechanics that we were able to keep on staff.”

He said the first thing people notice about the go-karts at Accelerate is how fast they go.

“Speed ​​is the first thing that hits you and the second thing is torque because of the electric motor,” Larson said, adding that the Teslas with their electric motors are also some of the fastest off the start line.

It is therefore natural that people want to race on indoor karting tracks.

“We put a very strong emphasis on the competitive aspect of karting,” said Larson.

An upcoming change to the City of Pewaukee location will be more league activity for go-karts and for the newly added Ax Throwing and Omniverse Arena VR. People who participate in Accelerate leagues get the chance to compete in national competitions, Larson said.

Women don’t need to feel out of place on the track or throwing an axe, Larson said, explaining that in March, Accelerate has a special program to get more women into karting. He also said that ax throwing enthusiasts are roughly evenly split by gender.

Larson encourages people to check out Accelerate as a great social activity for friends, family, or team building. It can also be enjoyed in any type of weather.


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