Pacific Raceways


Pacific Raceways

Motorsport venue
Name =Pacific Raceways
Location =Kent, Washington, United States of America
Coordinates =Coord|47|19|12.2|N|122|8|42.6|W|display=inline,title


Image_caption =Map of Pacific Raceways
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Owner =
Operator =
Broke_ground =1959
Opened =1960
Closed =
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Former_names =Seattle International Raceways
Events =National Hot Rod Association, SCCA, ICSCC

Pacific Raceways is a mixed-use road racing facility in Kent, Washington. The race track was constructed in 1959 and opened in 1960. The track was originally named Pacific Raceways, then became known as Seattle International Raceways in 1976. After the landowner regained control of the track in 2002, the name was reverted to Pacific Raceways.

Pacific Raceways features a 2.25-mile (3.62 km) road course which is utilized by the SCCA, SOVREN, and ICSCC for automobile road racing. WMRRA uses the course for motorcycle road racing. The course features more than 125 feet (38.1 m) of elevation change and a beautiful naturally wooded back section.

The track hosts a performance driving school which offers several curricula, including sanctioned race licensing courses, performance driving, lapping clinics, and specialty driving instruction. The facility also features a drag strip which is used by local organizations and the NHRA for both regional and national-level races, plus a dirt motocross track.

The track hosted a two heat race weekend of the USAC Championship Car series in 1969. The first heat was won by Mario Andretti and the second was won by Al Unser.

External links

* [http://www.pacificraceways.com Pacific Raceways]
* [http://www.wmrra.org Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association (WMMRA)]
* [http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Pacific_Raceways Trackpedia guide to driving this track]


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