By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 11, 2022 at 12:01 PM

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Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events, located at W229N1400 Westwood Dr. in Waukesha, is now open. The raceway, virtual arena and axe-throwing venue will host a grand opening today – Wednesday, May 11 – from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Local officials and the general public are invited to participate in special races – including "Chase a Cop" races throughout the day.

The event is also a benefit for the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF). The facility will donate 50 percent of the day’s revenue to the organization.

After today, the entertainment center offers “arrive and drive” and online reservations, along with providing a venue for corporate meetings, birthdays and other events. 

“We are honored to have the chance to build on this great tradition by providing even more opportunities for people of all ages," says David Larson, managing partner of Autobahn Holdings which operates nine Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events, one Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events and two Victory Lap sports-themed restaurants.

"We want to take something that’s already great and make it even better, elevating customer experience and offering our team members a spirited work culture where they can grow.”

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.