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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 Calendar page.

The Main Event

FIA Main Event - 22nd to 25th May 2015

Santa Pod’s flagship Championship event attracting over 250 of Europe’s top drag racing teams including 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 10 supporting classes. Jet Cars, stunts, air displays, monster trucks, traders, sideshows and Live Action Arena family entertainment. Details here

Entry List   Photo Entry List: For photos of all the drivers and riders that have entered for FIA Main Event, view the 2015 Photo Entry List.

Running Order   Running Order: The provisional running order for the 2015 FIA/FIM European Championship - 'Main Event' is now available on the Main Event 2015 Running Order page.

Live Web Broadcast: After it's popularity at the 2014 Euro Finals, there will again be a Live Web Broadcast from the 2015 FIA/FIM Main Event featuring multi-camera coverage which will commence on Sunday 24th May 2015 at 9am and follow the qualifying and eliminations all the way through to the finals live. Watch all the action wherever you are in the world on the WebTV page.

Gallery   Photo Gallery: View photos from the Main Event 2015 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.


BWM Rally

BWM Rally - 12th to 14th June 2015

Scooter Rally and Mod Festival. Three days of fun with a Mod vibe. Track action, scooter racing and RWYB, Show & Shine, ride outs, dealers market, auto jumble. Evening entertainment, top live acts and DJ tents featuring famous names from the Mod and Ska scene. Funfair, amusements and much more. Full details at


Retro Show

Retro Show - Sunday 21st June 2015

The multi-marque event for fans of retro vehicles with both 4 and 2 wheels. Pre 1980 RWYB, Show & Shine, Retro Drifting, car clubs and retro entertainment. Full details at



JapShow - Sunday 5th July 2015

The first major event for Japanese car fans with Jap only RWYB competition, 3rd round of FWD Drag Series and Jap Drag Series, club displays, drifting, Show & Shine and more. Full details at



Dragstalgia - 10th to 12th July 2015

A weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era with Jet Car, Race classes, live evening entertainment, swap meet, Show & Shine (In association with the NSRA) and cars for sale. Details here


Bug Jam

Bug Jam - 17 to 19 July 2015

The biggest and best VW festival featuring VW Drag Racing,  VW only RWYB track action, car clubs plus huge music line up in 4 arenas, funfair, Show & Shine, sideshows, huge trade village and more.


Ultimate Street Car

Ultimate Street Car - 31st July to 2 August

Europe’s fastest, hottest, largest and loudest performance and modified car festival featuring rounds of  FWD Drag Series and Jap Drag Series with open RWYB track sessions, Show & Shine, car clubs, off- track entertainment, trade village, live music, Fueltopia Barrel Sprint and more. Full details at


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 highlights from Festival of Power 2015 at Santa Pod Raceway. View a full list of online TV Shows on the Santa Pod Raceway on 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.

Big Bang 2015
Festival of Power 2015
The Fast Show 2015
Stunt Fest 2015
Flame & Thunder 2014
JapShow Finale 2014


BMW Show 2014
National Finals 2014
FIA/FIM European Finals 2014
Junior Drag Day 2014
Ultimate Street Car 2014
Bug Jam 28


Dragstalgia 2014
Summer Nationals 2014
JapShow 2014
Retro Show 2014
FIA Main Event 2014


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