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.

Run What Ya Brung Video Guide

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.

2017 Tables

View the full RWYB Challenge 2017 meeting and season tables on the 2017 Tables page.


1st (214 points) - Kris Tennet
CC60 - Impreza WRX STI UK
ET: 10.8189s, TS: 137.29mph
Kris Tennet
2nd (201 points) - Nick Greaves
CC253 - r8 24h
ET: 10.7275s, TS: 127.02mph
Nick Greaves
3rd (194 points) - Gary Pemble
CC68 - Impreza Wagon
ET: 11.8156s, TS: 117.75mph
 Gary Pemble
4th (188 points) - Dwain Bromfield
CC221 - S3 1.8t
ET: 11.3926s, TS: 125.25mph
Dwain Bromfield
5th (157 points) - Richard Whelan
CC183 - Celica
ET: 11.7031s, TS: 121.22mph
Richard Whelan


1st (221 points) - Luke Blundell
CB50 - Gsxr 1000
ET: 9.5575s, TS: 140.26mph
Luke Blundell
2nd (145 points) - Paul Morris
CB64 - GSXR 1000
ET: 8.7755s, TS: 153.68mph
Paul Morris
3rd (103 points) - Anton van der Veen
CB202 - ZX12R
ET: 9.9431s, TS: 140.29mph
Anton van der Veen
4th (93 points) - Nigel Downs
CB51 - gsxr1300
ET: 10.2686s, TS: 131.79mph
Nigel Downs
5th (81 points) - Steve Addison
CB41 - zx750
ET: 10.7889s, TS: 126.5mph
Steve Addison

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.

Follow Santa Pod Raceway on Facebook

Run What Ya Brung allows you to hit the famous Santa Pod Raceway 1/4 mile and really put your motor and driving skills...

Posted by Santa Pod Raceway on Monday, 12 February 2018

Mailing List:

Fill out your e-mail address below to receive the Santa Pod Email News Letter and you will also be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £50 Santa Pod Raceway gift voucher.

  Subscribe   Unsubscribe