– “Be The First”

This is a one off opportunity to be in the first pair of cars to race down the brand new all-concrete drag strip at Santa Pod Raceway. For the first time in its history, the Santa Pod Drag strip has been completely rebuilt with concrete (previously asphalt) after digging up the original WW2 runway over Winter. This marks the start of a new era for the Home of European Drag Racing. The legendary Harold Bull was the first man to record a time on the original race track way back in 1966 and here is your opportunity to etch your name in Santa Pods illustrious history books.

The Ebay auction comprises two lots and all proceeds will be split between  The Air Ambulance Service (East Midlands) and Magpas Air Ambulance (East Anglia)

One auction is for the chance to drive in the left hand “Coldfire” Lane. There is a separate auction for the chance to drive in the right hand “Autoglym” Lane. You will receive a certificate to mark the occasion.

These “first” runs on the track will take place at the Run What Ya Brung event on Saturday 17th March. 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.

All you need is a valid driving licence (UK, European or International). After the first run you will also be entitled to unlimited runs that day 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. Visit www.rwyb.com for full rules and more info.

Happy bidding – Good Luck!

Left Lane Auction – ebay.co.uk/itm/302657028642

Right Lane Auction – ebay.co.uk/itm/302657030904

See the new track in action at the upcoming Festival of Power 2018, grab your tickets at www.SantaPod.com.”

“Work continues on the new Santa Pod Raceway track with the timing equipment being reinstalled ahead of fresh rubber being laid.