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Pacific Raceways
Location Lake Morton-Berrydale, Washington, near Kent, Washington
Active from 1960 -
Major events National Hot Rod Association, SCCA, ICSCC
Surface N/A
Length N/A mi (N/A km)
Lap record N/A (driver, team, year, class)

Pacific Raceways is a mixed-use road racing facility near 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 reverted to Pacific Raceways.[1]

June 2005 BMW club track day, Pacific Raceways

A Porsche participating in a June 2005 BMW club track day

Roaring up the straight Pacific Raceways

Panoz GTS on the straight, 2007

Pacific Raceways features a Template:Convert/mi road course which is used by the SCCA,[2] Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN), and ICSCC for automobile road racing. The Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association (WMRRA) uses the course for motorcycle road racing.[3] The course has more than Template:Convert/ft 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.[4] The facility also features a dragstrip which is used by local organizations and the NHRA for both regional and national-level races, plus a dirt motocross track.[5][6]

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.[7]


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