Victory Lane – Is That A Racetrack In Your Backyard?

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I’ve seen some crazy housing developments in my time, but this one from racing legend Phil Hill takes the cake. Victory Lane is a 3,000 acres development geared toward fast car enthusiasts – it has its own racetrack.

The private 4.5-mile road course, designed by world-renowned track engineer Bob Barnard, will give Victory Lane residents a chance to explore the performance limits of their fancy sport cars in a safe environment. With a one mile long straight (that doubles as an airplane landing strip), you can find out if your Zonda F can really go 215MPH without worrying about getting a speeding ticket (or put in jail).

In addition to the private racetrack, other amenities include a signature 18-hole golf course and driving range, an equestrian center and a clubhouse on the lake. To ensure total privacy and maximum security, a 10-foot high fence with more security cameras than a Hollywood movie set surrounds the entire 3,000-acre development.

The homes at Victory Lane will range in size from 3,342 square feet to 11,484 square feet. Lot sizes are three to 30 acres. Homesite lots start at $675,000 and paddock/hangar lots start at $100,000. It’s recommended every owner buy a lot of each. After all, if you’re going to build a house at Victory Lane, then chances are you’ll need a hanger to store those cars, bikes and jets. The monthly homeowners’ association fee is about $1,800 per month and includes access to all the common areas, including the track, airport landing strip and golf course.

If you’re thinking all this seem very inexpensive (there’s no way you can buy a 3 acre lot in Vancouver for anything close to $675,000), you’re not a alone. When I received the mailer from Victory Lane, my first reaction was, “Where is this place?” It turns out Victory Lane is located somewhere in Georgia, approximately 80 miles west of Savannah. The exact location is undisclosed to maintain privacy. Suffice it to say that you’re not close to any major markets, which many explain the private aircraft landing strip.

Here is the Victory Lane promotional video. If the thought of having a private racetrack in your backyard appeals to you, then you had better get your deposit down now. I wonder if I can land the BMW Designworks 787 on that strip?


59 thoughts on “Victory Lane – Is That A Racetrack In Your Backyard?”

  1. wish i can be as rich one day

    1. lol, don’t we all. I think John is the only one on this site that this may be a reality for.

      Dylan

    2. uncle sha says:

      i wish i was married to carmen electra too πŸ™‚ but then again … who am i kidding

      hope you’ll make it dude!

      cheers

    3. I think all of us wants to be rich. haha
      I do think also that that is the reason why we are here in johnchow.com

  2. Nice. What an awesome indulgence. If I had the money…

  3. santosh p says:

    Are u planning to buy a lot???
    Wish we had one in India too πŸ™

  4. Whoa, I live somewhat near there. Now I just need the money. πŸ™‚

  5. Laptop Skins says:

    Hope there are a few low income units. πŸ™

    1. Marc says:

      Keep hoping… πŸ˜•

  6. Nate W. says:

    That is absolutely insane. And I want IN.

    1. I think there’s a similar project in Germany (on a recent episode of Top Gear), and some guy (unrelated to this Georgia project) buying up old airports and doing something similar. So sweet.

  7. well, we all need to evil-er to get rich

  8. I 787 could land in a 1 mile runway, but taking off I’m not sure. Ask John Travolta πŸ™‚

    I would use that strip for drag racing. Wake up, have breakfast, check the stats and do some quarter mile dragging with friends in your own race track. I could get used to it πŸ˜€

    1. Mmmm. Drag Racing. Consider myself invited over. πŸ˜†

  9. Johnny Cash says:

    Great place for letting your kids running around.

  10. I have reviewed films, books, music…never a blog…but your idea sounds good. Let me see when i can do it πŸ™‚

  11. Could be us buying somewhere like this one day!

  12. Court says:

    Dang now that’s some serious livin’.

  13. Hmmm…are you saying you actually signed up for the 787, John? 😈 That is a pretty sick (and when I say sick I mean AWESOME) set-up. The things I would do to have a race track in my backyard… :mrgreen:

  14. Shaun Carter says:

    Seems to me that booking some time on the track could be a tall order with so many racing enthusiasts in one place.

  15. Eric says:

    Very, very NICE

    Maybe the pope should move there with his Ferrari Enzo?

  16. The people at Victory Lane had a great idea of development. They found this niche market which is wealthy and ready to pay for a better toy (and for a place to use it).

  17. MySpace API says:

    Great idea – but does it make up for the fact that you have to live in the middle of nowhere? (at least you’ll have a car fast enough to get you out quick).

    1. Eric says:

      Judging by the images of old people in the video. This is probably marketed towards retired people, who could care less how far away they are from the civilized world.

      Don’t make money online.

  18. “If you’re thinking all this seem very inexpensive”

    Actually I was thinking the total opposite. maybe cheap for a dot com mogul? I think I could buy my whole city for that much.

    That would be my dream neighborhood though.

  19. Marc says:

    I’m just wondering where the nearest paramedics are. US drivers have a habit of buying overpowered vehicles that they can’t handle. It’s a recipe for accidents.

    On the bright side, if you need a place to buy spare parts for your exotic vehicle, this will be the place to go since there will be lots of parts cars in the fields surrounding the track πŸ˜‰

    1. Eric says:

      Seriously? was that a crack at US drivers or what? From my own personal experience, the US is one of the few places that can handle the POWER they possess.

  20. oh boy … I think i’m going to have to move again!

    LOL

    πŸ™„ πŸ‘Ώ

  21. blogdinero says:

    yah, I think could spend $5 dollars jeje

  22. Eric says:

    Yes John, that is a racetrack in my backyard.

    Thanks for noticing!

  23. I’m writing the check as we speak…I’m in south carolina so I can take trips back and forth.

    Clothing Line

  24. James says:

    I wonder if the neighbors will complain about the noise.

    1. If they are geared toward retirees, as Eric pointed out above, I don’t think they would mind a little noise out back. πŸ˜‰

      1. nah. they won’t hear it. why? look at the map. it is far from the residential area. if the track is really that long, compared to the ratio in the map and the distance to the residential area, that is very far for us to walk.

        anyway I do think no one will walk just to get to that part of the Victory Lane unless, s/he is on a date.

        1. Money says:

          AGAIN 😈

  25. Money says:

    EVIL 😈 😈 😈 😈

    1. Money says:

      Haha, you all get the point.. wow that’s annoying

      1. yeah. spamming is annoying. the next thing you will know, John Chow IP ban you from accessing this site.

  26. uncle sha says:

    hmmm spammers has indeed took over the comment area. why the one syllabus comments by ‘Money’?

  27. mintie says:

    I think this is a totally waste of money. Just imagine all the noise pollution it will get.

    Dear Eric, or Money, is your site really that bad that the only to get people to visit is by spamming? anyway, that was a rhetorical question.

  28. Is john chow going to compete? πŸ˜›

  29. This is kind of funny. An actual racetrack in your backyard! Haha… How annoying would that get?

    -Sam from Market Matador

  30. john you never answered the question… what car do you drive?

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