Santa Pod Raceway

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

Due to the unprecedented bad weather recently and the current poor ground conditions here at Santa Pod, it has been necessary to reschedule two of our forthcoming events.

THE FAST SHOW will move from Sun April 15th and will now take place on NEW DATE Sun April 29th

Sat Night Special will still take place on Sat 14th April (Hardstanding parking/camping/pits)
NEW “All Torque Test Day” will take place on Sun 15th April (Hardstanding parking/camping/pits)

BIG BANG will move from April 27th – 29th and will now take place on NEW DATES May 18th-20th
The Peak Performance Day is cancelled on Friday 27th April but will be replaced with an “All Torque Test Day” on Fri 18th May.

The Doorslammers event will continue as planned on May 19th-20th and share the weekend with the Big-Bang VW Festival.

All pre-purchased tickets will be valid for the re-scheduled dates. Please refer to and for further information.

The Fast ShowThe Fast Show - NEW DATE
NOW Sun 29th April 2018 - Day Tickets from £20
The season-opener for all performance and modified car enthusiasts with RWYB, FWD and Jap Drag Series, Show & Shine, stunt shows, traders, car clubs and “N2O” heated nightclub on Saturday night! Kids under 13 FREE*

Nostalgia NationalsNSRA Nostalgia Nationals
11th to 13th May 2018
Organised by the NSRA and Santa Pod Raceway, a hot rod meet rolled up into a weekend of nostalgia style drag racing. Run what ya brung for pre-1973 cars. Hot rods, customs, Outlaw Anglias, dragsters, altered and the Gasser Circus. Event Details. Kids under 16 FREE*

Big BangBig Bang - NEW DATE
NOW 18th to 20th May 2018 - Day Tickets from £14
This springtime family VW festival features Drag Racing with monster truck, live music†, Show & Shine, traders and a chilled out atmosphere with an array of sideshows and kids entertainment! Kids under 16 FREE*

19th to 20th May 2018
Huge cash payouts attracting the best doorslammers in Europe. The quickest cars go head to head including the unlimited Pro Doorslammer class, the True Street class, FWD and the Big Bracket. Kids under 16 FREE*

Event Info: View Full Event Info
Entry List: View Photo Entry List

Season Highlights 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. Alternatively add the Santa Pod calendar to your Google / iCloud Calendars and if you're a 'Pod regular you can print off a handy A4 2018 Events Calendar.


The Main EventJapShow

Retro Show

Summer Nationals

BMW ShowDragstalgia

Bug JamMopar

USCMonster Truck Nationals

Junior DayEuropean Finals

Hot Rod DragsFlame & Thunder

Also at Santa Pod Raceway

Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days enable pople to try Drag Racing and Drifting in their own cars. View the latest shows from Santa Pod Raceway at SantaPod.TV and buy Santa Pod merchandise at

RWYBRun 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 Kids under 16 FREE*

DWYBDrift 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 Kids under 13 FREE*

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Fill out your e-mail address on the Newsletter page to receive the Santa Pod Email News Letter and you will also be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £50 Santa Pod Raceway gift voucher.


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