We love elevation changes

Down the hill and into turns 3a and 3b at Pacific Raceways just outside of Seattle. This is an absolutely fantastic-looking circuit that we hope we’re able to do someday.

The Pacific Raceways Road Course is a world-class, SCCA and NASCAR certified, 10-turn (9 turns with a “kink” in the main straightaway), 2.25-mile course. The 170 MPH front straight is at an elevation of 150 feet above sea level. There is a total elevation change of 125 feet, of which 100 feet occurs in 1/2 mile, between turn 2 and turn 3B. Winding through natural wooded terrain, its sweeping curves and hairpin turns make it one of the most unique and challenging courses in the United States (source).

Image: Camden Thrasher


~ by velofinds on March 23, 2010.