FIA/FIM European Finals 2016 Thu 8th to Sun 11th September 2016
Santa Pod Raceway is the home of adrenaline-fuelled European Drag Racing and the European Finals is the last round of the prestigious, televised FIA Championships. The fastest drag cars and bikes from across the continent battle it out to be the best. Close to 300 teams in 16 race classes make this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing with 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 5 second Pro Mod doorslammers and Supertwin Drag Bikes amongst those out on track. Alongside the international racers is a supporting line-up of cars and bikes competing in British championships classes.
If the racing wasn’t impressive enough, on the track in-between racing will be the awesome Fireforce Jet Funny Car and off track there will be Monster Truck battles and breathtaking stunts. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Santa Pod making it a firm family favourite with kids entertainment, trade stalls, fun fair rides, full catering & bar facilities throughout the weekend and evening entertainment in the Fuelers Bar.
Despite the incredibly packed itinerary, the European Finals is still the best value ticket in motorsport with the kids getting in for free, it could be the best family weekend that you’ve ever enjoyed! Corporate packages are similarly good value, with fully catered VIP packages available.
What's On at European Finals:
Friday Evening Nitro Session!
There will be an evening qualifying session on Friday for Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car so get ready for a flame show.
View descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page, in the Drag Racing section of this site.
Demonstrations, Stunts & Exhibition Vehicles
As well as the Drag Racing there's fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike - kids under 16 go free!
US Fuel Altereds:
Ron Hope’s Rat Trap and Randy Bradford’s topolino will be coming all the way from the US for a weekend of wild entertainment. Don’t miss them on track.
(Fri, Sat & Sun)
Jet Car: The awesome Fireforce Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. (All days)
Fireworks Display : There will be a spectacular fireworks display on Friday evening after the Nitro Session. (Fri only)
Lee Bowers: Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bower will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (All days)
The car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Slingshot will be attempting to out jump each other. (Fri, Sat & Sun. Podzilla only on Fri)
Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed show in the Live Action Arena. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
The crazy Frenchman Eric Teboul will be hurtling down the strip at over 200mph on his world record breaking Rocket Bike. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
The historic "High Risk" wheelie car is a Corvette stingray that runs the quarter mile quicker on two wheels than most production cars can on four. "High Risk" is a real piece of Santa Pod's history as it has been wheeling down the drag strip since the '60s.
The London Cheerleaders are a family friendly team of cheerleaders who will be providing world class entertainment. (Sat, Sun & Mon)
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be making a fly past with a Lancaster on Saturday and Sunday.
Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment
2 Seater Dragster For the ultimate thrill ride, the 7 second Santa Pod 2 Seater Dragster will be running, with passenger rides available. Full details on the 2 Seater page.
Helicopter Pleasure Flights
If you have always wanted to fly in a helicopter then this is your chance with Pleasure Flights around the raceway site available. (Weather permitting. £40 per person, adult or child)
Mini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are
Mini Monster truck rides for kids and young adults where you get to drive a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.
Kids Entertainment There will be plenty going on for youngsters, including a kids area with Arts & Crafts, Face Painting and Ceramic Workshops plus kids entertainers roaming around site. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Live Bands For those camping over there will be
evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar with Live Bands on Friday and Saturday.
Enjoy all the fun of the fair with rides including dodgems and waltzers, arcades, sideshows and more. (All days)
There will be a wide range of traders selling everything from motorsport clothing to model dragsters. (All days)
Climbing Wall If you're an experienced climber or a complete novice, there will be a mobile Climbing Wall with qualified staff on hand to show you what to do. £5 per person for up to 4 climbs.
NITRO FM - 96.2
The Santa Pod radio station Nitro FM will be broadcasting daily, early till late on 96.2FM with great music, interviews and chat to keep you informed and entertained.
Take the stress out of camping and arrive with your tent already pre-pitched. Glamping, regular and family sized options. Visit pillowmotorsport.co.uk for details.
An interactive circus skills workshop for all the family. Learn how to juggle, use diablos and devil sticks, spin a rope or plate, walk on pedal-gos, cups and fun stilts or just come and play. (All days)
Monster Truck Rides
Rides in the back of the monster truck Red Dragon will be available throughout the day. (Fri & Sat Only) (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)
Bounce N Box Find a mate, get inside the 15' x 15' inflatable boxing ring, don the giant foam gloves and headguard and wait for the bell.
There will be a 9 hole crazy golf course with all the classic obstacles including Windmills, Loop 'd' loop, and jumps. (Adults £2.50, Kids £2, Family of 4 £7)
Bars & Caterers
There multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway. (All days)
2015 European Finals Highlights Video
2015 European Finals Full TV Show - Car Classes
Live Web Broadcast
There will be a Live Web Broadcast from the Euro Finals with multi-camera coverage including qualifying sessions and eliminations from the Friday evening Nitro Session through to the Finals on Sunday. Watch live on the WebTV page.
European Finals 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.
Limited overnight camping on Sunday - Sorry, but due to the increasingly heavy demand placed on our site services over such a long weekend, we will no longer be able to accommodate spectator camping over Sunday night unless you are self sufficient as there will be limited facilities on site.
VIP/Hospitality: From £109 per person, come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch. 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 VIP/Hospitality pages or call 01234 782828.
FIA/FIM European Finals - Thu 8th to Sun 11th Sep 2016 - Kids Under 16 FREE*
To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.
Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (£6 recorded, 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.
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.