I live three metres from race track.. it’s like an earthquake as cars comes past
KEITH TUCKER lives three metres from the legendary Bathurst 1000 race track, where cars can reach 190mph.
He has even revealed it is like an earthquake each time a car comes past his property.
Tucker’s six-bedroom house sits on the Conrod Straight at Mount Panorama in Australia.
The property lies so close to the track that visitors are told not to stand too close to the fence in case a car loses control.
Back in 2015, driver Damien Flack was airlifted to hospital after a shocking accident which saw his car flip 10 times and burst into flames right outside Tucker’s house.
Incredibly the driver was conscious when medics rushed to him.
Flack suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung in the accident.
Running this weekend, the Bathurst 1000 is a 1,000 kilometre touring car race held in New South Wales.
Competitors complete 161 laps of the track, which passes right next to Tucker’s home.
His property boasts three bathrooms, a swimming pool with a view of the track and private tunnel that goes under the road.
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Racing fans can even stay for a visit, with a night at the house costing over £8,000-a-night.
However, they will have to wait as it is currently booked out five years in advance.
Guests are treated to front row seats to the race, though, with Tucker’s house regularly seen on TV as cars race past.
Speaking to Yahoo Sport, he explained: “We have people from the (Bathurst 1000) campsite who walk the track at night and see what we’ve got and ask how they can book and I’ve got to tell them to join a long waiting list.
“Our front fence is three metres from the track and the balcony is four metres away. The only place closer to the action is pit lane.
“It’s like an earthquake each time a car comes past…your whole body shakes.
“You get a real appreciation of the drivers’ skill and courage when you’re this close to it all.
“It’s the closest things to actually being in the driver’s cockpit.”
The Mount Panorama circuit opens for racing five times a year, with the Bathurst 1000 serving as the feature event on the calendar.
Cars have been racing around the track this weekend, with the event starting on Thursday and running through until Sunday.
“You sit on the balcony and watch cars get impounded,” Tucker added.
“It’s only 60km/h along here but plenty can’t resist putting the foot down…they had some bloke the other day clocked at 220. The cops are always there waiting for them.”
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