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Jeff Higgins Jeff Higgins is offline
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Originally Posted by Superman View Post
I am thinking of checking out the speedway in Shelton but even then, the straight may not be long enough.
We reach a higher top speed on the front straight and through turn one at Pacific raceways than we do down the front strait at The Ridge in Shelton. The entrance to the straight at The Ridge is much slower, and the straight is shorter than at Pacific. In a relatively stock SC you probably won't even need to get it into fifth gear on the straight at The Ridge, so it's not a great place to verify top speed. At Pacific, in a relatively stock SC, you will probably grab fifth somewhere around the kink on the front straight, carry it around turn one, and get on the brakes for turn two before redlining fifth. My son's '79 with stock cams, Euro pistons, SSI's, and a single out Dansk sport will go somewhere around 125 through there before getting on the brakes for two. So, not quite top speed. Not quite long enough at either track.
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