Yeah, had the same problem not too long ago, almost same situation. Kicked it to go around slowpoke moron I had been following for miles, got zapped 72 in a 45.
I usually try and cut a deal with the PA before court, though on the last one I took traffic school before court, showed up with my completion certificate, and pretty much threw myself at the mercy of the court. Worked pretty well. Got out of it for just a processing fee and court costs, no points. $150 or so.
always always always plea not guilty. (if you have the time) i learnd this about 5 years ago. ive gotten every ticket dropped. because the officer didn't show for the trial. YES they could ask for an extention, but the courts want you off their calender. they dont want MORE work. so if you have at least a semi-clean record and supposing your court system isnt super small, you have a very good chance of having the ticket dropped.
i've had 3 tickets dropped this way. hasnt failed me yet!