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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 £10 admission and £25 to "sign on", 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.
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), £10 for admission and a £25 signing-on fee (prices are for standard RWYB days). 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 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 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.
View the full RWYB Challenge 2016 meeting and season tables on the 2016 Tables page.
1st (234) - Filippo Agresti
TS:9.9234s, ET: 138.25mph
2nd (201) - Jonathan Turner
TS:12.2162s, ET: 111.4mph
3rd (127) - Gwen West
TS:13.665s, ET: 101.65mph
4th (78) - Dan Salt
Impreza STi Type RA
TS:11.5302s, ET: 115.08mph
5th (69) - Barry Packer
Civic type R
TS:13.4819s, ET: 104.92mph
1st (227) - Michael Gooding
CC5496 - TL1000R
TS: 9.6836s, ET: 138.54mph
2nd (192) - Luke Blundell
CC6185 - GSXR1000
TS: 9.5864s, ET: 141.58mph
3rd (119) - Anton van der Veen
CC5759 - ZX12R
TS: 10.0175s, ET: 138.55mph
4th (96) - Nigel Downs
CC6184 - TL1000
TS: 10.6703s, ET: 129.52mph
5th (55) - Mark Ricketts
CC1079 - GSXR 1100 ti
TS: 9.7475s, ET: 142.11mph
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 www.santapod.com.
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.
Any and all cars are welcome at RWYB days.
Run What Ya Brung is for bikers as well of course.