Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing
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Welcome to Santa Pod Raceway

Home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, the fastest & loudest motorsport on Earth!

Santa Pod hosts over 50 events including: National drag race meetings, modified car shows, VW Beetle & Camper festivals, Japanese performance car events, retro & classic car events, Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days.

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, Jet Cars, Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks, Drifting, Stunt Displays and much more.

Coming Soon at Santa Pod Raceway

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

Calendar   Add the Santa Pod calendar to your Google / iCloud Calendars here.

If you're a 'Pod regular you can print off a handy A4 2017 Events Calendar by clicking this link SantaPod2017.pdf.

Main Event

The Main Event 26th to 29th May 2017

Santa Pod’s flagship Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams for the ultimate in high speed drag strip action. 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes plus Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more. View full details here.

Photo Entry List

  For photos of all the drivers and riders that have entered Main Event, view the 2017 Photo Entry List. Check out which of your favourite racers you can look forward to seeing including 7 Top Fuel Dragsters, 4 Fuel Funny Cars, 7 Top Methanol, 23 Pro Mods & 11 Top Fuel Bikes!

Running order


The provisional running order for the 2017 FIA/FIM European Championship - 'Main Event' is now available on the Main Event 2017 Running Order page.

Live Web TV   There will be a Live Web Broadcast from the Main Event with multi-camera coverage including qualifying sessions and eliminations from Sunday morning through to the Finals on Monday. Watch live on the WebTV page.
Fireworks Frenzy

Retro Show Sunday 18th June 2017

The multi-marque event for fans of retro vehicles on two and four wheels with pre 1995 RWYB, Show & Shine, car clubs and retro entertainment, incorporating Triumfest! View full details at

Summer Nationals

Summer Nationals 24th to 25th June 2017

National Drag Racing Championships headlined by MSA 200mph Pro Mods, Drag Bikes, Nostalgia classes and the Jet Car. Details here

BMW Show

BMW Show Sunday 2nd July 2017

Featuring modern, classic and modified BMWs including the new Mini! BMW only RWYB with Show & Shine, clubs, off track entertainment, traders and more. Details


Japshow Sunday 9th July 2017

The first major event for Japanese car fans with Jap only RWYB, FWD and Jap Drag Series, club displays, Show & Shine, live stage and more. Details at


Dragstalgia Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July 2017

A weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era with Jet Car, free live music*, swap meet, Show & Shine (with the NSRA), Cracklefest, fire burnouts and more.

Bug Jam

Bug Jam 31 Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July 2017

A true VW festival in every sense of the word, with a vibrant and fun atmosphere, bringing to life the very essence of VW culture. Europe’s largest VW event incorporates all things VW, with drag racing, RWYB, nightlife, Show & Shine, comedy, fun fair, massive trade village, autojumble and much more. View full details


Ultimate Street Car Friday 4th to Sunday 6th August 2017

The largest, loudest, hottest and fastest car festival in Europe featuring FWD and Jap Drag Series with open RWYB, Show & Shine, club camping, live stage, free top flight evening entertainment*, stunt displays, huge trade village and more.View full details


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


Drift What Ya Brung
Throughout the year
At Drift What Ya Brung days you can come along and learn or practice drifting in safe and legal conditions on some of the Pods 30 acres of open tarmac. There are beginners, intermediate and advanced tracks open at the same time each DWYB day. Full details at

*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

Latest News



FIM and Trakbak Racing to launch World Drag Bike Series
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has signed a Promoter Agreement with the UK-based company Trakbak Racing Limited ahead of the launch of a new FIM World Series in the spectacular sport of Drag Bike Racing under the aegis of the FIM Circuit Racing Commission.
Read the full News item here

Virtual Tour of Santa Pod Raceway
Google Street View   Never been to Santa Pod Raceway before? Then take a virtual tour with Google Street View. You can start at the Main Gate and make your way round site or go straight to the Startline and head down the 1/4 mile strip.
Main Gate Tour Startline Tour
Watch Drag Racing Online

One of the latest videos on SantaPodTV is the Euro Finals 2016 Full TV Show for pro car classes. View a full list of online TV Shows on the Santa Pod Raceway TV page.

Merchandise Shop

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

Recent Event Reports & Galleries

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

Festival of Power 2017
The Fast Show 2017
Stunt Fest 2017
Flame & Thunder 2016
JapShow Finale 2016
National Finals 2016


FIA/FIM European Finals 2016
Junior Drag Day 2016
Ultimate Street Car 2016
Bug Jam 30
Dragstalgia 2016
JapShow 2016


Retro Show 2016
Summer Nationals 2016
BMW Show 2016
FIA Main Event 2016
Big Bang 2016

Essential Info

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Essential Info

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