But on a more serious note, WTF. Cops need to relax, these guys haven't killed anyone yet, and there isn't even a quarter mile drag strip here. All there is is a 4/10-mile oval and a 500-foot drag strip: http://www.westernspeedway.net/facility.htm
And this is total bullsh1t, because he wasn't even going 100 mph. Pat Bay is the only highway straight and large enough to do this kind of thing, unless you go up-island a few hundred km to Inland Island Highway 19. And the curves on Pat Bay are pretty sharp, you probably won't want to be taking them at 100 mph.
200 kilometer/hour = 124 mile/hour (mph)
180 kilometer/hour = 112 mile/hour (mph)
150 kilometer/hour = 93 mile/hour (mph)
100 kilometer/hour = 62 mile/hour (mph)
80 kilometer/hour = 50 mile/hour (mph)
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolo ... 92&k=15699
Saanich has growing street racing problem
Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Two vehicles tore down the Pat Bay Highway in Saanich at speeds of more than 180 km/h last week, in what Saanich police say is an example of the growing problem of street racing.
A 17-year-old man was eventually caught by police after an officer recorded his Nissan 300ZX at 150 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the highway near McKenzie Avenue Friday, said Sgt. John Price, police spokesperson.
The other vehicle accelerated to more than 180 km/h as it headed south and rounded Vernon Avenue by Saanich Plaza, said Price. Police were unable to catch the car, and it was travelling so fast it was out of sight by the time the officer had retrieved his radio, said Price. There was no description.
The 17-year-old received a $483 fine for excessive speeding, a 15-day driving prohibition and a $109 fine for not displaying his new driver sign. His vehicle was also impounded for 48 hours.
"We're seeing two or three of these a week," Price said of high-speed races.
Police ask anyone who sees street racing or dangerous driving to phone 911. Officers were able to catch two Ford Mustangs racing on the Pat Bay Highway March 21 after witnesses called police to report them.