Saturday Night Special Saturday 01 May 2021 08:00 Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod is back on track with Run What Ya Brung - Saturday Night Special!

We know you are as eager as us to get back on track, so don’t miss this great opportunity to get racing again!

Track Race Vouchers & Admission plus all Additional Crew Tickets must be pre-booked, subject to availability. None will be available on the day of the event.

Gates open from 8am. Track open from 9:30am - 8pm. 

At this time, spectators are not permitted - entrants & participants only. 

Before purchasing tickets, please read full Coronavirus information for visiting Santa Pod Raceway, via

Each entrant will need to purchase the combined Race Voucher & Admission Ticket. Please note there will be NO SIGNING ON, on the day for RWYB. The sign on procedure is now built into the online ticket purchasing process BUT you will still need to present your driving licence at the signing on office for RWYB.

In line with the government's 'Rule of Six' Additional Crew Tickets are limited to 5 per driver. Groups, or teams, of larger than 6 people are not permitted at any time. Any groups, or teams, of 6 people or less are also restricted to people from a maximum of 2 households only. Ie. You may NOT have a group of 6 with members from 3 different households. Please note you may be asked to provide proof of address to evidence this. The entrant must purchase ALL of their required crew tickets at the time of booking & entry - we will not be able to issue crew tickets in a separate transaction. NO Kids Spectator Tickets are available at this time - 16yrs+ ONLY. We ask that teams MUST socially distance themselves when working on and around vehicles even within their pit bay. Unfortunately, at this time both the spectator bank & grandstands will be shut in accordance with government guidelines.

Section Description Price Booking fee Quantity
9.30am - 8pm Sign On Fee info   Race Voucher & Admission £52.00 £2.00
9.30am - 4.30pm Sign On Fee info   Race Voucher & Admission £47.00 £2.00
5pm - 8pm Sign On Fee info   Race Voucher & Admission £27.00 £2.00
Saturday Night Special Admission info   Additional Crew Admission 16yrs+ £12.00 £2.00

The safety and welfare of racegoers, participants and our staff is our highest priority and we have been working hard to ensure our site is Covid secure. In preparation, we are introducing new hygiene and safety measures around site in line with Government guidance.

To allow for social distancing, we are limiting the number of tickets available on a first-come, first served basis. All tickets and sign-on procedures will be PRE-BOOKING ONLY. Plus, a limit on Additional Crew Tickets up to 5 per driver, in line with the government's rule on gatherings of no more than 6 people from 2 households only. No Kids Spectator Tickets are available - 16yrs+ Additional Crew ONLY. 

Unfortunately at this time both the spectator bank & grandstands will be shut for track viewing. Spectators are not permitted. 



  • We politely request that you do not attend if you or your household start displaying any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 prior to the event. The main symptoms are: a high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. See for more details.
  • Ensure you have your tickets ready either printed off or on your phone prior to leaving for the event. Please be ready to pay for items on site with contactless card payment rather than cash.
  • We encourage participants to bring their own first aid kits where possible for minor injuries.


  • Please be mindful of social distancing within the pits and allow enough space between each pit bay when you park up; each pit bay to include race car and/or trailer only. We ask you stay within your pit bay and take any instruction given by the pit marshal and security.
  • All participants must socially distance themselves when working on and around vehicles even within their pit bay. 
  • Parking areas will be available for Additional Crew.


  • Hand Sanitiser stations will be at key locations around site. We ask you uphold the highest possible hygiene standards with regular hand washing or use of hand sanitiser.
  • Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines when moving around site, viewing the track and when queuing for the Sign On Office, Toilets & Catering Units. Please pay attention to markers and signs which will be clearly visible at all key locations for your safety.
  • At this time the spectator bank & grandstands will be shut. 
  • Catering will be limited at these events. We will be operating a single catering unit for take away fast food, tea, coffee and soft drinks. 
  • Contactless/card payment please.
  • Camping is not available. 
  • Failure to follow requests and instructions may result in removal from site. 


  • Booking fees apply for advance price tickets. Prices are per person, per day.
  • Additional Crew Tickets are strictly limited to 5 per entrant and must be bought in conjunction with each entry. The entrant must purchase ALL of their required crew tickets at the time of booking. We will not be able to issue crew tickets in a separate transaction. Rule of Six applies - six people from two households only - you may be asked to provide proof of address to evidence this. 
  • Please note that anyone 16 yrs and over are to be included in the allotted number of tickets per entrant. (Currently no Kids spectators under 16 are allowed.)

About Run What Ya Brung/Saturday Night Special

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 - 8pm, 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.

For full rules and regs please click here.

Santa Pod Raceway - Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7XA

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