Main Street Minute: Scottsdale kart track adds virtual reality attraction
KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. These stories air each weekday on KTAR at 7:27 a.m.
• Octane Raceway in Scottsdale is spending big bucks to enter the world of virtual reality. The Phoenix Business Journal reports the kart-racing facility will unveil a free-roam multiplayer VR arena, touted as the first in the western U.S. The addition is scheduled to open over Memorial Day weekend and cost $800,000.
• The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for 2018 low-income taxpayer clinic grants. The program awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations to develop, expand or maintain a clinic. The application period runs through June 20.
• Tuesday is the last day to apply to be a Chandler police officer. Applications are available online.
- Scottsdale schools superintendent placed on temporary paid leave
- Scottsdale home sells for $4.4 million at auction, $2 million under listing
- Gold mine in Scottsdale reduces price to nearly $3 million
- Valley chefs, restaurateur named as James Beard Award semi-finalists
- Scottsdale student arrested after gun found in parked car on school grounds