Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing
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.

National Finals

National Finals 23rd to 24th September 2017

National Drag Racing Championship Finals headlined by the wild 200mph Pro Mod doorslammers! See over 20 supporting classes inc ACU Championship Drag Bikes, Junior dragsters and many Nostalgia favourites. View full details here.

Photo Entry List

  For photos of all the drivers and riders that have entered the National Finals, view the 2017 Photo Entry List.

Transit Mania - Transit Mania will be held alongside National Finals and is a show for owners and enthusiasts of Ford's legendary Transit Van, standard, modified, classic or campers all are welcome along to enjoy the weekend. Details at

JapShow Finale

Japshow Finale Sunday 1st October 2017

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

Flame & Thunder

Flame & Thunder Saturday 28th October 2017

An action-packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel Dragsters, Jet vehicles and Drag Racing demos. Stunt displays including Monster Trucks and Stunt Riders. Plus funfair, bonfire and huge firework finale! View full details here.

Fireworks Frenzy

Fireworks Frenzy Saturday 4th November 2017

An evening of family entertainment with monster truck, two and four wheeled stunts topped off with a bonfire and firework display.! View full details here.


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 Main Event 2017 Full TV Show for pro car classes. View all the Santa Pod TV Shows at

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.

FIA/FIM European Finals 2017
Ultimate Street Car 2017
Bug Jam 31
Dragstalgia 2017
JapShow 2017
BMW Show 2017


Summer Nationals 2017
Retro Show 2017
FIA Main Event 2017
Big Bang 2017
Festival of Power 2017
The Fast Show 2017


Stunt Fest 2017
Flame & Thunder 2016
JapShow Finale 2016
National Finals 2016

Essential Info

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

Essential Info

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