Former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher and husband/business partner Andy O’Gara, who opened Speedway Indoor Karting nearly four years ago, plan to open a second karting facility in Daytona Beach, Florida, they announced Wednesday.
The owners said they have a definitive agreement to open SIK Daytona next door to Daytona International Speedway in fall 2020.
The planned two-track facility will contain a 16–turn road course with multiple elevation changes and a slick track oval. It will feature electric-powered karts from CRG, one of the world’s premier kart manufacturers.
SIK Daytona is expected to employ 30 to 40 people.
“We have been extremely lucky with our first location in Indiana and are looking forward to bringing a similar model to Daytona,” Fisher said in written remarks. “There is so much to share about our sport, about karting, the science, the math and the technology. And, as we have grown our relationship with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, having another iconic track in Daytona International Speedway as a neighbor is vital for continued development.”
Plans call for the new facility to offer multiple corporate hospitality and entertainment rooms equipped for meetings, conferences, events and parties.
O’Gara said his grandparents have owned a home in Daytona Beach 34 years ago and his family frequently visits the area.
“Daytona Beach has always held a special place in our family’s hearts,” O’Gara said. “We could not be more thrilled that the opportunity to expand has led us to put even more roots down in this community.”
The facility, 2455 W International Boulevard, will replace an existing retail space.
Fisher and O’Gara also are among the owners of Whiteland Raceway Park, which they acquired in 2018 in a last-ditch effort to prevent the karting track from being bulldozed.
They opened Speedway Indoor Karting in April 2016 at 1067 Main St., a month before the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.