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 2018 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.

2018 Tables

View the full RWYB Challenge 2018 meeting and season tables on the 2018 Tables page.


1st (24 points) - Jonathan Gamble
CC463 - Sierra saphire
ET: 10.3692 sec, TS: 136.91mph
Jonathan Gamble
2nd (23 points) - Owen Waddingham
CC474 - Mustang
ET: 10.9838 sec, TS: 125.12mph
Owen Waddingham
3rd (22 points) - Ray McNally
CC475 - GTR R35
ET: 11.0005 sec, TS: 125.57mph
Ray McNally
4th (21 points) - Luis Silva
CC431 - Ibiza
ET: 11.3383 sec, TS: 125.59mph
Luis Silva
5th (20 points) - Helder Pereira
CC436 - Ibiza 1.9 tdi
ET: 11.3837 sec, TS: 123.55mph
Helder Pereira


1st (17 points) - Daniel Madeira
CB500 - zx12r
ET: 9.1463 sec, TS: 152.09mph
Daniel Madeira
2nd (16 points) - David Bedford
CB519 - Gsxr 1216
ET: 9.8683 sec, TS: 146.66mph
David Bedford
3rd (15 points) - Steven Aram
CB296 - Gsxr SRAD
ET: 9.9337 sec, TS: 146.76mph
Steven Aram
4th (15 points) - Steve Addison
CB41 - zx750
ET: 10.784 sec, TS: 126.29mph
Steve Addison
5th (14 points) - Alan Brudenell
CB90 - B King
ET: 10.0065 sec, TS: 135.64mph
Alan Brudenell

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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