Indoor go-kart racing tracks proposed for Brookfield

Published on: 3/31/2010

A family entertainment center, featuring indoor go-kart racing tracks, is being proposed for a former warehouse in the Town of Brookfield.

The two indoor tracks -- a small one for young children and a longer one, with higher speeds, for older children and adults -- would be part of Top Dog Speedway and Family Entertainment Center.

The speedway and entertainment center, which also would feature batting cages, miniature golf, video games, a golf simulator, and party rooms, is proposed for 43,300-square-foot building at 21875 Doral Road.

The development is proposed by Mark Damico, former president and chief executive officer of StoneRiver Inc.

Damico left StoneRiver, formerly known as Fiserv Insurance Solutions, in October after 14 years at the company. Damico told me he's financing the new venture, which he hopes to open by July. The business needs a conditional use permit from the Town Board.

The Milwaukee area has a growing number of family entertainment centers, including the new Jump Zone opening soon in Franklin. But the only indoor go-kart track in southeastern Wisconsin appears to be Stocky's Fast Track, in West Bend.

Damico says offering go-karts, which can accommodate adults, appeals to a broader demographic than other family entertainment centers.

I'll have more details later at JSOnline.com, and in Thursday's Journal Sentinel.