Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway

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:

Drag Racing

Top Fuel Bike

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.

Top Fuel Dragster

Car Classes:

  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • European Funny Car Series
  • FIA Top Methanol Dragsters
  • FIA Top Methanol Funny Car
  • FIA Pro Stock Car
  • FIA / MSA Pro Modified
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Super Street
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator
  • Comp Eliminator

FIA Classes Fri, Sat & Sun only

Top Fuel Bike

Bike Classes:

  • FIM Supertwin Bike
  • FIM Top Fuel Bike
  • FIM Pro Stock Bike
  • FIM Super Street Bike Cup

Bike Classes Fri, Sat & Sun only

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!

Jet Car Shootout
Jet Car:
The awesome Fireforce Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. (All days)

Monster Truck
Monster Trucks:
The car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Slingshot will be attempting to out jump each other. (Fri, Sat & Sun. Podzilla only on Fri)
Terry Grant
Terry Grant:
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.)
Terry Grant
Lee Bowers
Lee Bowers:
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bower will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (All days)
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Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment

2 Seater Rides

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 Flights

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)

Monster Truck Rides

Monster Truck Rides
Rides in the back of Red Dragon will be available in between shows in the Live Action Arena. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)

Kids Entertainment

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

Live Bands
For those camping over there will be evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar with Live Bands
on Friday and Saturday.

Fun Fair Rides

Funfair Rides
Enjoy all the fun of the fair with rides including dodgems and waltzers, arcades, sideshows and more. (All days)


Trade Village
There will be a wide range of traders selling everything from motorsport clothing to model dragsters. (All days)

Climbing wall

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

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.


Pre-Pitched Camping
Take the stress out of camping and arrive with your tent already pre-pitched.
Glamping, regular and family sized options. Visit for details.

Mini Monsters

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.


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

Bounce n Box

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.

Crazy Golf

Crazy Golf
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)

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2015 European Finals Highlights Video

2015 European Finals Full TV Show - Car Classes



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.

  • 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.
FIA/FIM European Finals - Thu 8th to Sun 11th September 2016
Details here, Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Adv Early Bird** Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Thursday £15 £12 £9.60 Free Thu 8am N/A
Friday £32 £25 £20 £7(std)/£4(adv) Fri 8am N/A
Saturday £40 £32 £25.60 £10(std)/£7(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £40 £32 £25.60 £10(std)/£7(adv) Sun 8am N/A
Sat/Sun £70 £62 £49.60 per day Sat 8am N/A
Fri/Sat/Sun £80 £67 £53.60 per day Fri 8am N/A
4 Days £90 £75 £60 per day Wed 2pm 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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European Finals Menu:

European Finals 2016: Preview
European Finals 2015: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Live Web Broadcast
European Finals 2014: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Live Web Broadcast
European Finals 2013: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery
European Finals 2012: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Photo Competition
European Finals 2011: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Photo Competition
European Finals 2010: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Galleries Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
European Finals 2009: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Galleries Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
European Finals 2008: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Galleries Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
European Finals 2007: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Galleries
European Finals 2006: Report / Entry List / Gallery
European Finals 2005: Report / Gallery
European Finals 2004: Report

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