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RWYB - Run What Ya Brung

Japanese Cars & Bikes ONLY at JapShow Finale

Get your car or bike on the famous quarter mile and see what it can do! Full performance print-out available for each run.

No Tickets or Race Vouchers will be available on the gate, Pre-Booking Only

Track Ticket Track Fee Track Open
Saturday - RWYB (Does not include Admission) £45 for unlimited runs 9.30am-5pm
Sunday - JapShow Finale (Does not include Admission) £45 for unlimited runs 9.30am-5pm
Weekend per day N/A

Signing On Procedure

All signing on for RWYB will be processed through our new ticketing system online on your smart phone or in the Sign On Office. All signing on is on a first come first served basis. Please note you still need to visit the Sign On Office to show your driving licence and present your e-ticket before hitting the track.

If you want maximum track time then come for the weekend as there is a RWYB on the Saturday open to everyone and free camping for weekend ticket holders. Japanese Cars and Bikes ONLY on Sunday.

RWYB Competition

Our RWYB Competition returns! If you’re in the need for speed, don’t miss out on the opportunity to be the winner of your RWYB Class Trophy and have all the bragging rights!

The RWYB Classes for JapShow Finale are:

Class A Nissan / Datsun / Infiniti
Class B Toyota / Lexus
Class C Honda / Acura
Class D Mitsubishi / Proton
Class E Subaru
Class F Mazda
Class G Suzuki / Daihatsu / Isuzu
Class H All Jap Bikes
Class X Non-road Legal (inc. cars on slicks)

The RWYB classes A to G are for Jap Cars only, Class X is for non-road legal Jap cars plus Jap engine cars (eg. Honda-powered atoms, Subaru-powered Caterham 7s), and Jap bodied cars with alternate engines (eg. Nissan Skyline with big block V8.)

The RWYB Competition will end at 4pm or an hour behind schedule if we are behind schedule.


ET Slips - Live Timing Data

All timing slips from runs at Santa Pod Raceway can be viewed at www.etslips.co.uk.

A RWYB Video Guide

Run What Ya Brung  Beginners Guide

What is RWYB?

RWYB stands for “Run What Ya Brung” and refers to public test days when Santa Pod is open to anyone with a driving licence to run their car or motorcycle down the track.

RWYB is as simple or scientific as you want it to be, and you can use these days either to just have fun with your friends or as serious test days, whether your vehicle is for road or track.

Your mission is to accelerate from a standing start and cover the 1/4 mile in the shortest possible time. A full performance printout after each run will show your reaction time, speed, and elapsed time as well as a host of incremental measurements.

What Do I Need To Have A Go?

What Do I Need To Do?

  1. Visit the Signing On Office located at the base of the control tower near the startline on foot. You will still need to present your driving licence. No sign on is available on the day – Pre-Booking ONLY.
  2. Check your vehicle is well maintained and safe. Tyres, oil, steering, coolant and brakes are important. Also check your tyres and arches are not muddy.
  3. Move your Vehicle to the back of the queue in the "fire up road". Bikers can usually push past to the separate queue for bikes.
  4. When you are called forward by the marshal, close your windows and sunroof fully, and buckle your seatbelt. Bikers should pull down visors or goggles. Please DO NOT activate liquid spray-bars.
  5. If you wish, attempt a burnout in the water under the tower. This will clean and warm your tyres. 4WD cars will not burnout unless equipped to do so.
  6. Roll forward to the Start Line when the marshal indicates. The start line is not actually marked on the track (because it would get scrubbed out very quickly), but the best way to spot it is to look for a gap in the red boarder next to the track.
  7. The first pair of lights on the "starting tree" marked Pre Staged will light when you are nearly in position.
  8. Roll a few inches further forward and the next pair of lights marked Staged will light also.
  9. When you and your opponent are both staged and the track is clear, the three orange bulbs will light and then the Green. Now is the time to go!
  10. Accelerate as hard as you can without spinning the wheels too much. The last timing beam is under the gantry exactly 1/4 of a mile from the start line.
  11. Slow down gently once you have crossed the finish, and keep going until you reach the first Turn Off Point on the left. Check your mirrors for your opponent before turning off and heading back on yourself. Drive slowly and carefully once you have left the track.
  12. You can collect Timing Slips from the signing on office at the startline tower. These are free to collect as soon as your run is complete. If in doubt at any point, simply look to the marshals for direction. Please do not smoke or use mobile phones when on the track.

An advanced RWYB guide, including startline procedure and tips for a good run can be found on the official RWYB website along with a full calendar of all upcoming RWYB days, at www.RWYB.com.

1320go - Live Track Timing

Enhance your visit to Santa Pod with live track timing via www.1320go.com where you can also view live timing data on your mobile phone from Drag Strips around the world.