Forget the pool. Forget the tennis courts, and even the golf course. Victory Lane is a new development outside of Savannah, Ga., that includes, in addition to the obligatory golf course and club house, a private 4.5-mile track for racing aficionados. Interestingly, the web site does list the exact address—only says that it’s at an “undisclosed location,” with directions available for serious inquiries. Is Dick Cheney the developer?
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