Run What Ya Brung

Welcome to Run What Ya Brung (RWYB)

Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire offers the cheapest and most accessible public track time in the UK.

From just £35 admission and "sign on" (booking fees apply), you can take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment.

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About Run What Ya Brung

You don't have to apply for a race licence or own a supercar, most drivers who come along will be racing in normal road cars and bikes. Some participants may have modified cars or even be professional racers in their drag cars but don't worry, you won't be pitched against a 300mph Top Fuel Dragster!

All you need is a valid driving licence (UK, European or International). You'll be entitled to unlimited runs and you'll receive a personal performance print-out showing your reaction times to the start lights, 60ft, 1/4 mile, 1/8 mile times and terminal speed.

Throughout the year there are also specialist events and festivals which incorporate Run What Ya Brung, including car only, bike only and manufacturer-specific events. Prices and number of runs vary for these events, please see the Dates page for more info.

The venue normally opens at 8.00am with track runs starting at 9:30am - 5pm, weather and track conditions dependant. Opening times vary for specialist events.

Some RWYB meetings are busier than others, longer waiting times can be expected at a RWYB before a big Drag Race meeting as drag cars testing take longer to stage. On the plus side you sometimes get to see Europe's fastest cars running on the same strip as you.

Please note that RWYB spaces are sold on a first come first served basis as we can only service a certain amount of customers on each day.

Don't forget your driving licence! Helmets are required for all bikes and open top cars, and any vehicles doing 110 mph or more at the finish line. Arm straps required in open top cars. Full Rules & Regulations here.

The 2019 RWYB Challenge

The RWYB Challenge is a competition where you will be awarded points based on your performance at each event you come to. Points will be accumulated and added to the season table to determine a winner at the end of the year. The Challenge will be split into two classes, Cars and Bikes and is open to road legal and non-road legal cars and bikes but NO Dragsters, Altereds or Go-karts.

How To Enter

To enter the challenge, you must pre-register your vehicle and obtain your personal race number.

View full details on the The RWYB Challenge along with a list of eligible dates and how to enter on the RWYB Challenge Introduction page.

2019 Tables

View the full RWYB Challenge 2019 meeting and season tables on the 2019 Tables page.


1st (102 points) - Filippo Agresti
CC799 - Impreza
ET: 10.3709 sec, TS: 137mph
Filippo Agresti
2nd (82 points) - Simon Paul
CC510 - GT-R
ET: 10.5317 sec, TS: 130.93mph
Simon Paul
3rd (74 points) - David Kinghorn
CC740 - S10
ET: 10.0246 sec, TS: 133.03mph
David Kinghorn
4th (62 points) - Colin Meekings
CC490 - Skyline
ET: 12.0706 sec, TS: 118.55mph
Colin Meekings
5th (61 points) - Richard Bream
CC720 - Chimaera
ET: 13.0091 sec, TS: 113.47mph
Richard Bream


1st (93 points) - Kevin Wright
CB726 - GSXR
ET: 9.3363 sec, TS: 153.11mph
Kevin Wright
2nd (82 points) - Keith Wright
CB264 - Hayabusa
ET: 9.1241 sec, TS: 153.69mph
Keith Wright
3rd (68 points) - Michael Piggott
CB725 - Hayabusa
ET: 9.126 sec, TS: 145.76mph
Michael Piggott
4th (67 points) - Ray Spong
CB261 - K5 gsxr 1000
ET: 9.5409 sec, TS: 144.34mph
Ray Spong
5th (66 points) - Tim Park
CB216 - GSXR 1000
ET: 10.0128 sec, TS: 143.07mph
Tim Park

Adverse Weather Ticket Policy

If a meeting is severely affected by adverse weather a value will be assigned, so please hold onto your tickets as you can use them to get money off a future Santa Pod event up to and including the same event next year. Full details on the Adverse Weather Ticket Policy page at

Sign On Form

To save time when you get to Santa Pod Raceway you can print off and complete your Sign On Form before hand by clicking here.

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