overdrive-1Overdrive Raceway, a new go kart facility at Polaris Pointe in northern Colorado Springs, is planning its grand opening for Aug. 27. In addition, Tim Gannon, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse and creator of the famed Bloomin’ Onion, was in Colorado Springs Aug. 20 to create the menu for “Overdrive Sports Bar,” the new second floor eatery at Overdrive Raceway. Gannon, a nationally renowned restaurateur and businessman came to Colorado from his home in Palm Beach, Fla. Gannon created the menu for the new bar and lounge, which is co-owned by Keith Ledsome, his wife Kathleen Gannon-Ledsome (Tim Gannon’s daughter) and Jim and Jennifer Mundle.     

Overdrive Raceway has two quarter-mile Formula One go kart tracks. It opened its first-floor track on July 9. The second-floor track, set to open tomorrow, is built for speed and is open to adults only.

Overdrive Raceway also has a concession area, pro shop, arcade, party area and conference rooms.  The new entertainment complex cost $6.5 million to construct. As part of the grand opening, Overdrive will unveil four hand-controlled go karts for amputees, paraplegics and disabled racers. Jim is a double amputee and said he believes it’s important to be inclusive to people with disabilities.

Read an April One-on-One with Jim Mundle and the Colorado Springs Business Journal for more.