Santa Pod Raceway

Dragstalgia 2020

Fri 10th to Sun 12th July 2020

Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia, a weekend dedicated to drag racing, hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars, altereds, hot rods, American muscle and more.

There will be Championship Drag Racing and Run What Ya Brung sessions on the track and off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cracklefest, Historic Car Display and more.

What's on - Track

Drag Racing
National classes racing at Dragstalgia include:

Drag Racing

  • Nostalgia Cannonball
    Nitro and methanol nostalgia funny cars and Fuel Altereds running a cannonball format.
  • Slingshot Showdown
    Shootout for quick Front Engined Dragsters only. Entrants must have ran quicker than 8.5 to be eligible.

Drag Racing

  • More classes TBC

Entry Forms:

Coming soon.

Run What Ya Brung

Run What Ya Brung
Take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Open to pre-1980’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes (sorry, no modern cars or bikes).

RWYB sessions are on Friday ONLY from 9.30am-4.30pm with no race classes. Unlimited runs for £25 Sign-on.

Please note that at this event, helmets are required for all vehicles travelling faster than 100mph at the finish line. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Full RWYB details at

Run What Ya Brung

Showmanship Trophies
Trophies will go to those racing in the spirit of the event in the following categories:

  • Best Backup Girl/Guy
  • Lowest ET
  • Wheelstand of the Weekend
  • Burnout of the Weekend
  • Driving Job of the Weekend
  • Best Appearing Team
  • Moment of the Weekend
  • Spirit of Dragstalgia
  • Best Appearing Vehicle


There will be a cracklefest on Saturday evening with cars lining up on the track in front of the grandstand. Keeping the nostalgia vibe going, suitable cars will be push started from the road in front of the grandstand before driving onto the track.

What's on - Vintage Hub


Dragstalgia will host a Live Music Stage within the Vintage Village with a vibrant mix of Live Bands and DJs throughout the day playing long into the evening. Evening entertainment (Fri & Sat) then continues over in Fuelers Bar for all those up for a late night knees up!

As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

Show & Shine

Autoglym Show & Shine
In association with the NSRA (Sunday)
Put your pride and joy on display and you could be going home with a trophy. It's free to enter, just turn up and register on the day. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

We have prizes from Autoglym and trophies judged by the NSRA for the Best of Show plus 4 runners up completing the Top 5. Open to pre 1980 vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes.

Vintage Fair

Vintage Fair with Hotties Vintage Village
We have teamed up with true purveyors of Nostalgia, Hotties Vintage Village; expect an eclectic and vibrant mix of stalls with vintage and retro clothing, homewares, jewelry, crafts and collectables. Make sure you pop into the Vintage Fair marquee this Dragstalgia to have a good browse and a rummage!

If you are interested in exhibiting at The ‘Dragstalgia’ Vintage Fair, email for further information.

Best DressedBest Dressed Competition (Live Stage – Sat)
Nostalgic costumes are always encouraged at Dragstalgia so w
e thought we would take this one step further with our Best Dressed Competition! The panel of judges from Hotties Vintage Village and Santa Pod will be on the lookout over the weekend to create a short list of worthy competitors. Whether a celebration of retro clothing or a nod to rockabilly flare, anything goes; from the 40s onwards, we will be looking to award prizes for attention to detail including authenticity, humor and design. With a host of goodies up for grabs, you have got to be in it to win it!

Dragstalgia Beer FestivalDragstalgia Beer Festival
Running along side Dragstalgia will be the return of the Beer Festival with more ales from local breweries. So if you’re a real ale fan then head over to the Marquee in the Vintage Village which will be open from Friday.

What's on - Around Site

Hall of Fame

British Drag Racing Hall of Fame
The BDRHF will be bringing along some of the biggest names from the past 40 years of drag racing. Don’t forget your autograph book for this fantastic opportunity to catch some of your childhood hero’s.

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides
There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides.

Event Facilities:

There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables. (All Days)

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers
There are multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway. View details. (All Days)


On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway. View details on the Camping Page where you can also find links to Santa Pod's partners Camplify - Caravan Hire and RV-sharing, and American Motorhomes - Large High Spec Motorhomes Hire.


For just £129 + 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 pages.

Dragstalgia Photo Gallery

View photos from Dragstalgia 2019 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.


Dragstalgia 2019 Tickets

Buy Tickets Online at Tickets go on sale 1st November 2019

Ticket Type Early Bird Adv Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A FREE
Saturday £17.60 £22 £30 Sat 8am FREE
Sunday £17.60 £22 £30 Sun 8am FREE
All 3 Days £36 £45 £55 Fri 8am per day

Flame & Thunder

Fireworks Frenzy

Dragstalgia Videos & Galleries

Dragstalgia 2020 Preview
Dragstalgia 2019 Report, Highlight Video, Entry List, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2018 Report, Highlight Video, Entry List, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery

Drag Racing

View the full Results Data here and descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page.


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