Drivers FAQ

Q. Can I do a burnout to warm up the tires before I run?
A. Unfortunately no. Burnouts damage the runway and the painted markings, making it dangerous for aircraft. We learned this the hard way.

Q. Will cars be running side by side on the runway?
A. No. For safety reasons all runs will be solo

Q. Can I run a track-only car?
A. Generally no. But email us (info@racetherunway.com) for a final decision

Q. What kind of mods are allowed?
A. Generally cars should be stock or very near to it. Engine enhancements by reputable shops, big brake kits, custom wheels and suspension tweaks may be allowed. Email us to be sure.

Q. Do I need a helmet?
A. It’s your call. Helmets are a good idea but not mandatory.

Q. What was the fastest run last year?
A. We knew you’d ask. 330kph at the half mile in an 2000 hp Lamborghini Gallardo.

Q. What could prevent my car from running?
A. This is not a complete list but here are some definite no-nos: tires not speed rated, brakes not adequate to stop from high speed, car not built/modified for high speed (e.g. we love vintage muscle but, lets face it, many of these beauties just do not steer or stop well at 200kph), car not street legal (some exceptions). Email if you have specific questions

Q. How long is the runway?
A. 1.2km. Cars will have just under half a mile to accelerate and just over a quarter mile to stop

Q. How many runs do I get?
A. Three

Q. Will the speeds be posted?
A. Yes

Q. Does the car need to be mine?
A. Yes. Bring your ownership papers.

Q. I am driving in from out of town the night before and I don’t want to leave my Ferrari/Lambo/Aston in the hotel parking lot overnight. Is there some place secure that I can store it overnight?
A. Yes. Email us for details