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 (47 points) - Filippo Agresti
CC799 - Impreza
ET: 10.6661 sec, TS: 136.14mph
Filippo Agresti
2nd (36 points) - Colin Meekings
CC490 - Skyline
ET: 12.2201 sec, TS: 113.63mph
Colin Meekings
3rd (29 points) - Lionel Santos
CC433 - Ibiza 1.9tdi
ET: 13.474 sec, TS: 108.3mph
Lionel Santos
4th (26 points) - Simon Paul
CC510 - GT-R
ET: 10.5372 sec, TS: 132.54mph
Simon Paul
5th (25 points) - Richard Bream
CC720 - Chimaera
ET: 13.3019 sec, TS: 112.22mph
Richard Bream


1st (35 points) - Luke Blundell
CB50 - Gsxr 1000
ET: 9.6477 sec, TS: 139.54mph
Luke Blundell
2nd (32 points) - Michael Piggott
CB725 - Hayabusa
ET: 9.6019 sec, TS: 140.75mph
Michael Piggott
3rd (30 points) - Brandon Tottle
CB727 - CBR
ET: 9.8088 sec, TS: 131.31mph
Brandon Tottle
4th (29 points) - Kevin Wright
CB726 - GSXR
ET: 9.4905 sec, TS: 142.55mph
Kevin Wright
5th (23 points) - Tim Park
CB216 - GSXR 1000
ET: 10.1902 sec, TS: 143.93mph
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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