— excerpts from a Jane Ford-Stewart article in the June 24th Waukesha addition of JS Online.
Pole Position Raceway, which has a dozen similar facilities elsewhere across the country, plans to offer what it calls high-performance racing, with electric go-karts that reach top speeds of 45 mph. The raceway would have two tracks that can be changed to vary the race design for racers from 12 to 65 years old. The tracks can also could be combined into one large track.
The facility will also offer laser tag competitions in a 3,000-square-foot arena. A bar/restaurant would have flat-screen televisions tuned to sports games. The facility would have a system in place to prevent customers from drinking before racing on the track. At peak times, the facility would handle up to 220 patrons. A secondary business focus would be on corporate and groups meetings and events, birthday parties and outings.
The facility's owner would be Christopher Daskam, a district sales leader at Frito Lay in Menomonee Falls. Brian Fisher of Anderson Ashton Design/Build of New Berlin will oversee the design and head the construction efforts for whichever buiding Pole Position ultimately converts into an entertainment facility.