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Autobahn Indoor Speedway to host Grand Opening Event

autobanRacers and notable celebrity guests to take to the track in support of the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF)

WHAT: Autobahn Indoor Speedway, one of the nation’s premier indoor go-karting facilities, will celebrate the GRAND OPENING of its Jacksonville, FL location on July 3, 2014 with a daylong fundraiser celebration to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation (AAF). The Grand Opening event will include races with surprise celebrity guests, a ceremonial ribbon cutting, cupcakes form Sweet by Holly, food offerings from Sonny’s BBQ and local vendors and chances to win prize packages. Autobahn Indoor Speedway will offer a Grand Prize giveaway package, which will include a weekend pass to Daytona – Coke Zero 400 and a year of FREE racing (two per week) at Autobahn Indoor Speedway.

Autobahn Indoor Speedway will donate 50 percent of all proceeds from races held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 to the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), a nonprofit organization that offers vital assistance to active-duty and retired military personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists and military families, helping to support our heroes here at home.

WHO: Hundreds of racing fans are invited to attend! Notable attendees will include:

  • Autobahn Indoor Speedway Partners
  • The Armed Forces Foundation
  • Bryan LaRoche and Catalina, from 97.9 KISS
  • Jacksonville City Council
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Other special celebrity guests to be named!

WHEN: Thursday, July 3
10:00am – 10:00pm

11:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting with Autobahn Indoor Speedway Partners, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Autobahn’s General Manager, Donald Wagner

11:30 a.m. “KISS My Dust” Celebrity Race with Bryan LaRoche and Catalina, from 97.9 KISS

1:00 p.m. Jacksonville City Council Race

WHERE: Autobahn Indoor Speedway
6601 Executive Park Court North Jacksonville, FL 32216

***Media interested in attending or receiving event photos may contact Laura Hager at or 443-878-4387

For more information about the Autobahn’s newest speedway visit:

About Autobahn Indoor Speedway:
Autobahn Indoor Speedway is a premiere indoor karting center. The European style go-karting takes place in a 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility in Jacksonville, FL. There are two Grand Prix style tracks for two completely different racing experiences. Racers take to the tracks in unique, high speed electric Italian pro-karts. These F1 inspired karts reach speeds of up to 50 mph. The attractive, upscale facility has the latest technology and is ideal for corporate events, team building, fund raisers, and competition racing events. For more information, visit:

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About the Armed Forces Foundation (AAF)
The Armed Forces Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists, military families, and veterans. The AFF returns 95 cents of every dollar raised to service members and their families through our programs. Since 2001, the AFF has provided more than $75 million in assistance by covering travel, hotel rooms, home mortgages, car payments and everyday bills for families to be able to stay at their loved ones’ sides during treatment and recovery from wounds suffered during war. With the launch of our Help Save Our Troops campaign, the AFF proactively educates Americans about the hidden wounds of war, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and advocates for those troops and veterans who have suffered these hidden wounds. The ultimate goal of Help Save Our Troops is to reduce military suicides. Through this campaign, the AFF provides counseling services for military families, including children, grants for therapy and addiction counseling, and runs a variety of recreation group therapy programs to boost morale amongst service members, veterans, and their families.

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