- Pacific Raceways
Name =Pacific Raceways
Location =Kent, Washington, United States of America
Image_caption =Map of Pacific Raceways
Former_names =Seattle International Raceways
National Hot Rod Association, SCCA, ICSCC
Pacific Raceways is a mixed-use road racing facility in
Kent, Washington. The race trackwas constructed in 1959and 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 ICSCCfor automobile road racing. WMRRAuses the course for motorcycleroad 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 stripwhich is used by local organizations and the NHRAfor both regional and national-level races, plus a dirt motocrosstrack.
The track hosted a two heat race weekend of the USAC
Championship Carseries in 1969. The first heat was won by Mario Andrettiand the second was won by Al Unser.
* [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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