Since opening in Kent in 1960, Pacific Raceways motorsports facility has hosted some of the world’s most notable road- and drag-racing events and drivers. The legendary 2.5-mile, nine-turn course is known for its quick elevation change of 110 feet in less than one-half mile. In 1969, Mario Andretti used a late season victory at Pacific Raceways to catapult his way to a USAC National Championship. In addition to hosting multiple road-racing and drag-racing events throughout the year, the course is also a training ground for law enforcement agencies throughout the Northwest who rent the facility to practice pursuit driving. Pacific Raceways is also home to the Puget Sound region’s only motocross track, where MX riders of all skill levels are welcome to spin their wheels on the safe and challenging course. Pacific Raceways MX hosts Friday night racing under the lights from May through August. Revved-up riders compete for trophies and prizes. The family-friendly (and affordable) races offer full concessions and a unique viewing area for spectators to take in all the action. During the race season, Pacific Raceways MX offers practice sessions each week—along with a number of weekend sessions—for riders to hone their jumps, turns and speed.