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13 June 2011

Run What You Brung gets back on track this June 19

rwyb_2011_1Established by the late Kookie Ramirez in 1998, Run What You Brung (RWYB) paved an avenue for amateur drivers to learn the ropes of auto racing. But when the Subic International Raceway (SIR), the home track of RYWB, closed its doors in 2010 and with Kookie's passing a few months after, we thought that the future of Philippine motorsports disappeared along with them. What we didn't know was that, out of our sights, the Ramirez family has been hard at work to jump start the RWYB series and revive the hopes of aspiring Filipino drivers - all because of the dream of one great man. Join us on June 19, 2011 as Run What You Brung gets back on track at the Clark International Speedway.
Running on the short course of the Clark International Speedway, this amateur event is open to all competitors with no racing license. For a minimal entry fee of P2,5000, bring your daily driven street car and a helmet to know and feel what auto racing is all about. Beginning with a driver briefing and an orientation lap to get all drivers up to speed, cars are grouped according to time brackets making driving consistency (and not a fast car) the key to victory.
Run What You Brung is organized in cooperation with C! Magazine, with the support of and Ramspeed Motorsports.   
Entry Fee  P2,500  
Event Schedule
7:00AM: Registration
8:00AM: Orientation
10:00AM: Competition Run 1
12:00PM: Lunch Break
1:00PM: Competition Run 2
3:00PM: End of competition
4:00PM: Awarding of winners 
5:00PM: Event End
Bracket Rules
  1. Each entry will get three runs of three laps each.
  2. Each entry must declare his brackets after the Orientation Run (First Run).
  3. All three laps will count, the fastest time within the bracket will be chosen.
  4. If an entry breaks the time bracket (runs faster than the bracket time) that lap will not count.
  5. Time closest to but not below the bracket will win. 
Safety Regulations
  1. All drivers must have a valid National Drivers License (Pro /Non-Pro).
  2. Open to all drivers who DO NOT hold an AAP Karting, Rally or Circuit Racing competition License.
  3. All car must have seat belts.
  4. All drivers must wear a safety helmet.
  5. No Slicks or Racing tires allowed. 
RWYB History
Run What You Brung used to be held at the Subic International Speedway and originated as a support race for the track's touring car race schedules. It was also a way to get the spectators to participate in the weekends’ fanfare. The RWYB name was derived from an American drag racing event and was introduced here in the Philippines by Michael Renfro, an American expat during the early days of the SIR. This event became a series championship in 1998 under Kookie Ramirez who encouraged many amateurs to share his passion for motorsports. When Subic International Raceway closed its doors, the RWYB series had already grown so much that it attracts over 100 competitors per event date.