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Next European Drag Racing at Santa Pod Raceway
European Finals

FIA/FIM European Finals 8th to 11th September 2016

Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and supporting classes. See the fcrowd favourite Jet Cars plus famous USA Fuel Altereds, Rocket Bike, Monster Trucks, Stunt Shows, Static Displays, Traders and more. View full Euro Finals details here.

Running order


The Provisional Running Order for the 2016 FIA/FIM European Finals is now available on the Running Order page.

Live Web TV   There will be a Live Web Broadcast from the Euro Finals featuring multi-camera coverage from Friday's Evening Nitro Session through to the eliminations and finals on Sunday. Watch live on WebTV page.

European Finals Entry List

Photo Entry List   There is a great entry of cars and bikes at this year's Euro Finals. View photos of the drivers and riders on the 2016 Photo Entry List page.
Top Fuel Dragster
8 FIA Top Fuel
Plenty of Nitro action including Fuel Funny Cars. Plus 7 Top Methanol Dragsters.
Pro Mod
19 FIA Pro Mods
Huge pro doorslammer entry including 4 FIA Pro Stock.
Top Fuel Bike
FIM Drag Bikes
13 Top Fuel, 5 Supertwins, 9 Pro Stock and 15 Super Street bikes.


Additional Entertainment at European Finals
There will be an Evening Qualifying Session on Friday with Fuel Cars and Jet Dragsters plus a full Live Action Arena. Details here.

Fuel Altereds
USA Fuel Altereds:
Ron Hope’s Rat Trap and Randy Bradford’s Topolino from the USA.
Jet Dragsters
Jet Dragsters
Split Second Jet Dragster, Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster and Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car.
Monster Truck
Live Action Arena
Monster Trucks Podzilla & Blaster, Stunt Biker and Drift display.

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.

Santa Pod Raceway Promo - 50th Anniversary Year
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 2016 Calendar page.

Junior Drag Day

Junior Drag Racing Fun Day Wed 31st August 2016

Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT and will not be available on the gate.
A fun-filled family day out showcasing junior drag racers. With side attractions, Monster Trucks, stunt displays and funfair. View full event details here.

National Finals

National Finals Sat 24th to Sun 25th September 2016

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.

Euro Finals

JapShow Finale Sunday 2nd October 2016

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.Full details at

Extreme Bike Weekend

Extreme Performance Bike Weekend 15th to 16th October 2016

Open Bike RWYB with a round of the ACU Drag Bike championships, Straightliners Series, evening entertainment and more. View full details here.

Flame & Thunder

Flame & Thunder Saturday 29th October 2016

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


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

Virtual Tour of Santa Pod Raceway

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 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

2016 Santa Pod Calendar

View the Full 2016 Santa Pod 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 2016 Events Calendar by clicking this link SantaPod2016.pdf.

Recent Event Reports & Galleries

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

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
The Fast Show 2016
Festival of Power 2016
Stunt Fest 2016


Flame & Thunder 2015
JapShow Finale 2015
National Finals 2015
FIA/FIM European Finals 2015
Junior Drag Day 2015

Essential Info

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

Essential Info
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