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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.


Run What Ya Brung Video Guide

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The 2016 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.

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.

2016 Tables

View the full RWYB Challenge 2016 meeting and season tables on the 2016 Tables page.

1st (136) - Filippo Agresti
CC5847 - Impreza wr1
Filippo Agresti
TS: 10.6593s, ET: 129.55mph
2nd (121) - Jonathan Turner
CC2382 - Phoenix R1
Jonathan Turner
TS: 12.2162s, ET: 111.4mph
3rd (78) - Dan Salt
CC6241 - Impreza STi Type RA
Dan Salt
TS: 11.5302s, ET: 115.08mph
4th (69) - Gwen West
CC4319 - Mustang GT
Gwen West
TS: 14.3048s, ET: 99.71mph
5th (49) - Richard Whelan
CC4853 - Celica
Richard Whelan
TS: 11.7866s, ET: 121.73mph
1st (144) - Michael Gooding
CC5496 - TL1000R
Michael Gooding
TS: 9.8247s, ET: 139.4mph
2nd (94) - Luke Blundell
CC6185 - GSXR1000
Luke Blundell
TS: 10.0139s, ET: 136.46mph
3rd (82) - Anton van der Veen
CC5759 - ZX12R
Anton van der Veen
TS: 10.0175s, ET: 138.55mph
4th (52) - Nigel Downs
CC6184 - TL1000
Nigel Downs
TS: 10.6971s, ET: 125.57mph
5th (40) - Mark Ricketts
CC1079 - GSXR 1100 ti
Mark Ricketts
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


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.


All Welcome

Any and all cars are welcome at RWYB days.

Alfa Romeo Audi BMW Citroen Ferrari lotus Kia Bently
Mercedes MG Land Rover Maserati Mazda Aston Martin Caterham Chevrolet
Fiat Ford Mitsubishi Nissan Peogeot Dodge Rolls Royce Lamborghini
Porsche Renault Rover Subaru Skoda Saab Lada Pontiac
Toyota Volvo Mini Chrysler Vauxhall Daewoo Arial Atom VW

Run What Ya Brung is for bikers as well of course.

Harley Davidson Triumph Suzuki KTM Indian Kawasaki Benelli Italjet
Norton Yamaha Lambretta Honda Vespa Aprilia Buell Ducati


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