Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing

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.

Festival of Power

Festival of Power - 3rd to 5th April 2015

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car Series, Jet Car Show and National Drag Racing classes headlined by the MSA 200mph Pro Mods. Plus all things powerful off -track including monster trucks, stunts, air displays, sideshows and more. Details here

Running Order   Running Order: View the provisional Running Order for the Festival of Power.
Photo Entry List spacer Photo Entry List: View photos of the Racers that have entered the Festival of Power.


Central Performance

The Central Peformance Show - Sun 19th

See the fastest sports & performance cars in the country battle it out head to head. New for this year Paul Swift - Top Gear and Ford display driver, plus open RWYB, traders, concours, show & shine, jet car, entertainment and more.


Big Bang

Big Bang Camper & Bus Show - 24th to 26th April 2015

The first VW festival at Santa Pod with VW Drag Racing, VW only RWYB and guest classes, Live Action Stunt Arena, Live music, Show & Shine, kids’ activities, traders and a chilled out family atmosphere!. Full details at


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


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


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 show on SantaPodTV is the full HD TV Show from the final round of the 2014 FIA / FIM European Championship 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.

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 Round 1 2014
Festival of Power 2014
Big Bang 2014
The Fast Show 2014


Essential Info

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

Essential Info

Follow Santa Pod Raceway

Facebook   YouTube   Twitter   Instagram   Newsletter


Share Santa Pod Raceway

spacer spacer spacer spacer


Lane Sponsor

Lane Sponsors

Public Track Days
Buy Tickets
Public Track Days


Phone Apps


Two apps to choose from on the Apps page.




Buy tickets online at or Tel: 01234 782828

Please drive carefully when visiting Santa Pod Raceway!
Home | Site Page Map | Back to Top
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, NN29 7XA
©2014 Santa Pod Raceway. All Rights Reserved.
All photos on this site are copyright of the individual photographers.