Santa Pod Raceway

The Doorslammers

Fri 15th to Sun 17th May 2020

Big Money, Street Style Race!

Doorslammers which ran in the 1970’s and 1980’s is back at Santa Pod in a bigger and better format, along with a huge prize fund. The Doorslammers has six heads-up classes along with one huge Bracket class. The prize money up for grabs will be £85k, this will again be the largest prize money ever paid out for this type of event in the UK.

The Classes:

Pro DoorslammersPro Doorslammer
Entry Fee £500 - Prize Pot £20k, Winner £10k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • No limitations, Safety rules only

Pro StreetPro Street
Entry Fee £250- Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only
  • Chassis mods allowed
  • No Wheelie bars
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • Open Headers permitted

True StreetTrue Street
Entry Fee £250 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only
  • No Wheelie bars
  • No chassis mods allowed (Must retain original floor pan, firewall and chassis)
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • Full Exhaust System Required
  • Any E marked tyre permitted plus: Hoosier Quick Time (Full Tread Pattern), Mickey Thompson - Sportsman / Sportsman Pro / ET Street Radial / ET Street Radial S/S, BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial, M&H - Drag Radial / Muscle Car DOT Drag Tyre. All tyres must maintain a tread depth of at least 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre at all times.

FWDFront Wheel Drive
Entry Fee £200 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Front Wheel Drive cars only

4 Cylinder4 Cylinder
Entry Fee £200 - Prize Pot £7.5k, Winner £3,500

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Up to Four cylinder
  • Rotary cars NOT permitted
  • Road Legal Electric cars permitted

6 Cylinder6 Cylinder
Entry Fee £200 - Prize Pot £5k, Winner £2,500

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Five & Six cylinder
  • Rotary cars permitted
  • Non-Road Legal Electric cars permitted

Big BracketBig Bracket x 2
Entry Fee £200 - Prize Pot £10k Per Day, Winners £5k

  • Each bracket race will take place over a single day
  • 6.99 to 11.99 dial in only
  • One Practice run and NO qualifying
  • Random pairings
  • Ladders produced for the last 8 cars
  • All electronics allowed
  • Random first bulb Sportsman Tree
  • First round “buy back” £50 (payment must be made at Sign-on before buy back race)
  • Buy back racers vs buy back racer before entering second round eliminations
  • The Big Bracket class will be scheduled/time tabled runs only over both days
  • All run field


The organiser deems the right to add to or alter these rules prior to the event.

General Rules

  • A full valid recognised road driving licence or MSA/FIA licence is required to sign-on. 
  • A declaration form must be signed by the driver before running on the track.
  • The Race Director/Promoter retains the right to refuse track access to any vehicle they deem to be unsuitable, entry will not be refunded.
  • Open Qualifying; Unlimited qualifying runs available for all heads-up classes on Saturday. Run at any time. No mixed class qualifying, all heads up cars must run as a pair from the same class or solo.
  • Qualified cars in each heads-up class will advance to Sundays’ eliminations. All pairings and lanes will be drawn at random for each elimination round.
  • All normal MSA/FIA general racing rules will apply such as blue line (excludes Pro Doorslammer), first or worst, red lights, boundary infringements and staging rules etc.
  • 30 seconds starting rule from staging lanes applies. The Starters decision is final.
  • The race director’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
  • All prize fund pay-outs are subject to a minimum 16 entries or on a downward sliding scale thereafter. Please see prize fund chart for details.
  • The Big Bracket must have a minimum entry field of 25 cars per day to activate the 10k prize fund structure.
  • In heads up classes 3 to 4 qualifiers will compete in 4 car eliminations, 5 to 12 in 8 car eliminations, 13 + cars in 16 car eliminations, 32 car eliminations will be run at the promoters discretion.
  • The big bracket class is an all run field.

Car Rules

  • The Doorslammers event is reserved for full bodied left or right-hand drive cars.
  • Seat belts are mandatory.
  • Arm restraints are mandatory for all open top and windowless vehicles.
  • A safety helmet that is fit for purpose and a suitable fire suit are compulsory for ALL competitors.
  • The driver must declare that their vehicle is safe and complies with the necessary rules and regulations.
  •  All vehicles taking part must be fit for purpose.
  • Roll cages are strongly recommended for all vehicles running quicker than 12 seconds over a quarter mile.
  • An SFI spec neck brace is recommended for ALL competitors using a helmet and compulsory for anyone travelling 130mph and faster.
  • It is recommended that there is a secondary braking system for all vehicles travelling faster than 150mph, this can be a parachute or mechanical braking system in addition to a hydraulic system.
  • A 5-point harness is strongly advised for vehicles capable of 145mph+.
  • A HANS device is strongly advised for vehicles travelling 170mph and faster.
  • It is highly recommended that all fuel systems and tanks are separated from the driver. There should be at least a bulkhead between the driver and the fuel lines and tank.
  • Please note that if you and your vehicle have taken part in MSA/FIA competition, the safety rules and equipment required at the Doorslammers is the same as any MSA/FIA race event.
  • All cars must have slammable doors!
  • No Jets.

Entry Fees & Prize Funds

Entry Fees

Class Entry Fee Ticket Allocation Prize Fund
Pro Doorslammer £500 6 £20k
Pro Street £250 4 £10k
True Street £250 4 £10k
Front Wheel Drive £200 4 £10k
4 Cylinder £200 4 £7.5k
6 Cylinder £200 4 £5k
Big Bracket £200 per day 4 for single day, 6 for weekend £10k per day

Entry Fee includes 16amp single phase power (3 phase power on request extra £100).

Prize Funds

Class Winner Runner up Losing
Semi finalists x 2
Quarter finalists x 4
Pro Doorslammer £10k £4k £2k £500
Pro Street £5k £2k £1k £250
True Street £5k £2k £1k £250
Front Wheel Drive £5k £2k £1k £250
4 Cylinder £3.5k £2k £500 £250
6 Cylinder £2.5k £1.5k £500 -
Big Bracket (per day) £5k £2k £1k £250

New for 2020: £2,500 Random Giveaway

We are giving away £500 to the winners of 5 random side by side pairings during eliminations!

Five “Golden Chips” will be waiting to be drawn out of the hat. If your race is a “Golden Chip” race, you’re in with a chance of pocketing £500 for the win!

Race Entries

Event entry will be available soon.

Please email if you have any questions or enquiries regarding Doorslammers rules.

VIP Hospitality

For just £119 + VAT per person come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch and balcony viewing. Don't worry if you've already booked your tickets, you can still upgrade for a great day out or a gift.

More information on the Hospitality page.

The Doorslammers - Tickets

Buy Tickets Online or phone the Box Office on 01234 782828 (Tickets available from 1st November 2019)
Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Early Bird Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A Free
Saturday £11.20 £14 £20 Sat 8am Free
Sunday £11.20 £14 £20 Sun 8am Free
Sat / Sun £20 £25 £33 Sat 8am Free
Weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun) £28 £35 £45 Fri 9am Free

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Doorslammers Menu:

Doorslammmers 2020: Preview
Doorslammmers 2019: Report, Entry List, Gallery
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