If you've always dreamt of being a racer but have never got close then Santa Pod Raceway near Wellingborough may well have the answer. The track regularly opens its doors to the public for a series of "Run What Ya Brung" public test days and this...
If you've always dreamt of being a racer but have never got close then Santa Pod Raceway near Wellingborough may well have the answer. The track regularly opens its doors to the public for a series of "Run What Ya Brung" public test days and this year the racing calendar starts earlier than ever.
You don't have to apply for a race licence, you don't have to stick on race numbers or tape over your lights, you don't even have to own a fast car or bike! Your mum's Fiesta or street bike would do the job fine and most of the drivers who come along will be racing in normal road cars and bikes. Some, however, may have slight modifications or even be professional racers in their drag cars and bikes but don't worry, you won't be pitched against a 300mph Top Fuel Dragster!
The only thing you need to go drag racing at the famous Santa Pod Raceway is a valid UK driving licence, £8 for admission and a £10 signing-on fee. You'll be entitled to unlimited runs or as many as your nerves will allow! After each run you'll receive a personal performance print-out showing your reaction times to the start lights, ¼ mile and 1/8 mile times, 0-100mph and top speed. If you really get hooked you could then apply for a competition licence and enter a street class at a proper race meeting because, don't forget, the RWYB days are how most of the professional racers get started.
RWYB days will be held at Santa Pod Raceway on the following Sundays:
Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 11, March 25, April 8, April 29, May 20, June 17, June 24, July 15, Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 2, Sept 9, Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18.
For further information call Santa Pod on (08700) 782828.
Venue normally opens at 8.00am with track runs starting at 10.00am-5pm. Normal admission £8 plus one-off signing on fee of £10 for unlimited runs.
NB: Don't forget your driving licence! Helmets required for RWYB bikes and open top cars.
-Santa Pod Raceway