Formula One Race Course in Hudson Valley Backyard [VIDEO]
If someone handed you a million dollars today, would you know what to spend it on? If you're Alan Wilzig, your idea involves driving very, very quickly.
52 -year-old Wilzig has built a 1.15 mile long, lobster claw shaped Formula One track in his backyard, says New York Upstate. The bidirectional track can be found in Taghkanic in the Hudson Valley. The New York Post is reporting that the track has nine turns, 80 feet of elevation changes, and FoamAir fences outside of the corners. He's already done about 15,000 laps around it.
He plans to use all kinds of high-speed vehicles: motorcycles, F1 racing cars, go-karts, and even dune buggies. He has plenty to choose from since his personal collection has 100 motorcycles and over a dozen cars.
This will be a private track but it's getting attention because it's the first course of its kind in the world for personal use only. He said the reason for deciding to build the course is because he loves watching it on TV and would want to go do it himself. Now, he can.