Here’s a Deputy Who Drives on and off Duty


Jon VanGesen (far left, in blue), a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy, drives a patrol car for a living — but he also drives in his spare time.

And it appears to be quite good at it.

At the 2008 Bluewater Wireless Road Course Challenge, held at the Pacific Raceways Road Course in Kent June 7, VanGesen took first in the semi-pro division.

It was VanGesen’s first road course event as a But not the last — the win qualifies the sheriff’s deputy for the Legends Series World Road Course
Finals, to be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in December 2008.

Here’s more information on the course from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office:

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.

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