Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway


Dragstalgia 2016

Fri 15th to Sun 17th July 2016

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 along with the a Jet Dragster and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cacklefest, Historic Car Display and more.


Dragstalgia 2015 Highlights Video

  View photos from Dragstagia 2015 in the Facebook Photo Gallery.


Dragstalgia 2016 will Feature:

Drag Racing
Superstock   Gasser Circus
Supercharged Outlaws   NSA

Drag Racing
National classes racing at Dragstalgia include:

  • Nostalgia Cannonball
    Nitro and methanol nostalgia funny cars and Fuel Altereds including the NFAA running a cannonball format.
  • Gasser Circus
    High riding gassers.
  • Wild Bunch
    Predominantly slingshots and altereds.
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Ford Pops and Anglias.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • 2nd Annual Willys Wars
    Willys match racing.
  • Superstock
    Shootout for pre 72 American bodied cars with stock rear suspension, carbs only no power adders, slicks are allowed.
  • NSA Bike Shootout
    Some of the most historic Drag Bikes around will be taking part in a shootout.
  • Outlaw Street
    Street legal muscle cars (pre 1980’s only).

Drag Racing  

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, RWYB takes place on Friday from 12pm-7pm with no race classes.

The RWYB sessions on the Saturday and Sunday are now sold out. Places are still available on Friday to pre-book or purchase on arrival.

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


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

show and shine
Autoglym   NSRA

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.

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Club Displays
Club display areas and club camping areas are available for booking now, to book call 01234 782828 or Download a Dragstalgia Club Booking Form. You must have a minimum of 10 cars to book a club stand or camping area.

20% discount for members of American, Classic, Retro and Hot Rod car clubs including MMA, NSRA, NASC, AACI and UKSM. Offer applies to gate tickets only and you must provide your membership card.


There will be a cacklefest 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.

Fire burnout   Fire Burnouts
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the event (and year) is the annual fire burnout display. Watch in amazement as man and machine strap in, set themselves on fire and then light up the tyres.

Fuelers BAr

Fuelers Bar:

Live Evening Entertainment
After the track closes head to Fuelers Bar on Friday and Saturday for DJs and Live Bands.

Dragstalgia 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 Fuelers Bar which will be open from Friday.


Historic Car Display
Some of the greatest cars and bikes from Drag Racing's past will be on display in a special marquee.


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.

Swap Meet  

Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale
If you're looking to buy or sell vintage cars, bike or parts then head over to the Swap Meet and Cars 4 Sale areas. Both are free.

Hair Styling   Vintage Hair Styling
Vintage hair styling and make up will be available for the ladies and haircuts for the men for a small fee on both Saturday and Sunday. To pre book appointments please contact Sarah,

Jet Cars  

Jet Dragster
An awesome Jet Dragster will be thundering down the strip.

2 Seater Dragster  

2Seater Dragster
Watch as the brave and the lucky get to ride down the strip in the 7 second Santa Pod 2Seater dragster. See the 2Seater page for how to book a ride.


Catering & Traders: Full catering & bar facilities are available all weekend along with a range of traders.

Fun Fair Rides  

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


Camping: Camping is included with weekend tickets. Gates opening at 8am Friday. Separate Hot Rod only camping field.

Nitro FM  

NITRO FM - 96.2: The Santa Pod radio station, Nitro FM will be broadcasting daily from early till late on 96.2FM with a selection of great music, interviews and chat to keep you informed and entertained.


Dragstalgia 2016 Tickets:

  • FREE parking for all ticket holders.
  • FREE access to the pits! Get up close to the racers, crew and of course the Dragsters.
  • Camping included for multiple day ticket holders.
Dragstalgia - Fri 15th to Sun 117th July 2016
More details here, Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Adv Early Bird** Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Friday N/A N/A N/A Free Fri 8am £25 unlimited
Pre entry only
Saturday £20 £14 £11.20 Free Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £20 £14 £11.20 Free Sun 8am N/A
Weekend £40 £30 £24 Free Fri 8am N/A
  • Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (no postage fee on "print at home tickets").
  • Maximum single online order of 9 admission tickets. To bulk book tickets for clubs or groups you will need to phone the Box Office to place your order.
  • Advanced ticket prices end on the Friday a week before the event weekend at 5pm. After this time only "print at home tickets" will be available at standard rate.
  • All tickets are non-refundable.
  • Ticket prices are per person.
  • * Three FREE kids per paying Adult, photo ID is required if kids look older than they are.
  • **Early Bird discounts of 20% are available until 31st January (year of the event) on admission tickets for Santa Pod organised events excluding third party events, Stunt Fest, RWYBs, DWYBs and grandstand seats. These cannot to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
  • Day admission is 8am till racing finishes, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
  • Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets. e.g. Sat/Sun ticket = camping Sat night.
  • Parking is free.
  • Please see Essential Info page for Rain Off Policy and other terms and conditions.
  • For RWYB don't forget your driving Licence.
  • Caravan Club members get 20% discount on selected Santa Pod tickets. View details and exclusions here.

To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.

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Dragstalgia Menu:

Dragstalgia 2016 Preview

Dragstalgia 2015 Report
Dragstalgia 2015 Entry List

Dragstalgia 2014 Report
Dragstalgia 2014 Entry List
Dragstalgia 2014 Facebook Photo Gallery

Dragstalgia 2013 Report & Gallery
Dragstalgia 2013 Entry List

Dragstalgia 2012 Report & Gallery
Dragstalgia 2012 Entry List

Dragstalgia 2011 Report & Gallery
Dragstalgia 2011 Entry List

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