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.

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.


23RD MOPAR Euro Nationals Fri 29th to Sun 31st July 2016

The Ultimate American Muscle Car show with RWYB, burnout competition, huge show & shine, muscle car cruise, MSA Pro Modified and live music.Mopar details here.

Photo Entry List

  View which drivers have entered Pro Mod at Mopar on the Mopar page.
Ultimate Street Car

Ultimate Street Car Fri 5th to Sun 7th August 2016

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 top flight evening entertainment plus daytime stage, stunt displays, huge trade village and more. Full details at

Ultimate Street Car

Monster Truck Nationals Sun 21st August 2016

The UK’s Top Monster Truck Showdown! See Monster Truck Freestyle action including caravan crushing & awesome Bus Jumps!!! Plus Monster Truck Rides, Jet Car & much more family fun. Full details at

Junior Drag Day

Junior Drag Racing Fun Day Wed 31st August 2016

FREE spectator admission! A fun-filled family day out showcasing junior drag racers. With side attractions, Monster Trucks, stunt displays and funfair. Full details at View full Euro Finals details here.

Euro 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 over 20 supporting classes. See the famous Jet Car plus USA Fuel Altereds, Rocket Bike, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more.View full Euro Finals 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

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

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.

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
Ultimate Street Car 2015

Essential Info

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

Essential Info
50th Anniversary


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