It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.00272727 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 366.6670 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 26,400 shaftments. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as Daytona International Speedway
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.00272727 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 366.6670 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 26,400 shaftments in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as tall as a Puncak Jaya
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.002247 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 445 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 32,050 shaftments. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-four-hundred-fiftieth as tall as a Vinson Massif
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.002243 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 445.80 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 32,100 shaftments at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-five-hundredth as long as Calangute Beach
In other words, the length of Calangute Beach is 500 times 72 shaftments.(Goa, India) (approximate)
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Goa, Calangute Beach, the "Queen of Beaches," stretches about 7 km in length.
It's about one-five-hundredth as tall as Mount Elbrus
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.001945 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 514.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 37,020 shaftments at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 24,930 shaftments.
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as tall as a Kilimanjaro
In other words, 72 shaftments is 0.0018627 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 536.8550 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 38,653.50 shaftments at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.