Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing

About Santa Pod Raceway UK - Drag Racing

Santa Pod Raceway in the UK is the home of European Drag Racing and host to the televised FIA / FIM European Drag Racing Championships. It's the fastest and loudest motorsport on earth with sensational race action from dragsters and doorslammers to beetles and bikes.

Santa Pod hosts over 50 events during the race season Jan-Nov, including: National drag race meetings, modified car shows (The Fast Show and USC), VW Beetle & Camper festivals (Bug Jam and Big Bang), Japanese performance car events (JapShows), retro & classic car events (Dragstalgia and Retro Show), Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) & Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days and more.

Enjoy VIP / corporate hospitality and fantastic family days out in the heart of England (on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire) and see Top Fuel Dragsters & Funny Cars, Jet Cars & Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks & Motocross, Drifting and more.

Jet Dragster   Pro Mod   Monster Truck   Top Fuel Dragster


Coming Soon at Santa Pod Raceway

Here are a selection of some forthcoming events at Santa Pod Raceway, view the full calendar of events on the 2015 Calendar page and the 2016 Calendar page.

JapShow Finale

JapShow Finale - Sunday 11th October 2015

The final event for Japanese car enthusiasts featuring the final round of Jap and FWD Drag series. Jap only RWYB competition, Jet Car, club displays, Show & Shine, traders and more.


Gymkhana Grid

Gymkhana GRiD Final - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October 2015

The Gymkhana GRiD Final with appearances, signings and performances from Ken Block and friends.


Flame & Thunder

Flame & Thunder - Saturday 31st October 2015

Santa Pod’s Season Finale! An action packed family day of Drag Racing plus a huge line up of stunts and displays including jet vehicles, dragsters, monster trucks, fireworks, funfair, music, sideshows and more. Full Details here.


Fireworks Frenzy

Fireworks Frenzy - Saturday 7th November 2015

An evening of family entertainment with jet car, monster truck and stunts topped off with a huge bonfire and fireworks. Fireworks Frenzy is an event in addition to Saturday 31st October's Flame & Thunder. Fireworks Frenzy is primarily for our local residents and those just wanting to come for the evening. Details here


Public Track Days


Run What Ya Brung - Throughout the year

Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire offers the cheapest and most accessible public track time in the UK.  For just £10 admission and £25 to "sign on", you can take your car and motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Full details at




2015 Santa Pod Calendar PDF

If you're a 'Pod regular and you have a computer and a printer at home then you can now print off a handy A4 Santa Pod Raceway 2015 Events Calendar by clicking this link SantaPod2015.pdf.

You can view the full 2015 calendar of events on the Calendar page and now also add the Santa Pod Raceway events calendar to your Google or iCloud calendars here.


Watch Drag Racing Online

One of the latest videos on SantaPodTV is the full TV Show from The Main Event 2015. View a full list of online TV Shows on the Santa Pod Raceway TV page.


Santa Pod Online Merchandise Shop

Looking for gift ideas? Visit the Santa Pod Online Merchandise Shop for clothing, DVDs, Books, Models & Collectables, Stickers and more. Visit the shop at

Merchandise Shop


Recent Event Reports & Galleries

Visit the links below for recent event reports and photo galleries.

National Finals 2015
FIA/FIM European Finals 2015
Junior Drag Day 2015
Ultimate Street Car 2015
Bug Jam 29
Dragstalgia 2015


Summer Nationals 2015
JapShow 2015
Retro Show 2015
FIA Main Event 2015
Big Bang 2015
Festival of Power 2015


The Fast Show 2015
Stunt Fest 2015
Flame & Thunder 2014
JapShow Finale 2014
BMW Show 2014


Essential Info

Please read the Essential Info page before visiting Santa Pod Raceway.

Essential Info

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