Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing

FIA/FIM European Finals 2017
Thu 7th to Sun 10th September 2017

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. Hundreds of teams in 20 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 awesome Jet Cars 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
Evening Nitro Session

Friday Evening Nitro Session!

There will be an evening qualifying session on Friday for Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car who will be joined by Jet Dragsters, so get ready for a flame show.

spacer
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
spacer
Top Fuel Bike

Bike Classes:

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

FIA & FIM 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!
Monster Truck
Monster Trucks
The car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be attempting to out jump each other. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Podzilla Swampthing
spacer
Jet Car Shootout
Jet Dragsters
Side by Side and solo Jet Dragster runs. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
spacer
Firework Display
Fireworks Display
There will be a spectacular fireworks display on Friday evening after the Nitro Session. (Fri only)
Jet Car

Jet Funny Car
The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. This mechanical monster of a machine develops thrust in the jet engine equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed in excess of 300mph! (Fri, Sat & Sun)

spacer
Drift Show
Drift Display
Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Maximum Lock
spacer spacer
Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment
2 Seater
2Seater 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.
spacer
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)
spacer
Mini Monster Trucks
Mini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are adrenaline rushing Mini Monster truck rides for kids and young adults where you get to drive. Experience driving a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.
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)
spacer
Circus Whiz
Circus Whiz
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. (Sat & Sun)
spacer
Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides
Enjoy all the fun of the fair with rides including dodgems and waltzers, arcades, sideshows and more. (All days)
Traders
Traders
There will be a wide range of traders selling everything from motorsport clothing to model dragsters. (All days)
spacer
Fuelers Bar
Live Bands
For those camping over there will be evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar with Live Bands on Friday and Saturday.
spacer
Wrestling
Bars & Caterers
There multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway. (All days)
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.
spacer spacer spacer spacer
Videos:
2016 European Finals Highlights Video
VIP/Hospitality
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.
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.
FIA/FIM European Finals - Thu 7th to Sun 10th Sep 2017 - Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Advance 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

Buy Tickets Online   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.
  • **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.
  • Any ticket upgrades made on the day will be charged the difference to full gate price.
  • 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.
European Finals Menu
European Finals 2016: Preview
European Finals 2016: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Live Web Broadcast
European Finals 2015: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Live Web Broadcast
European Finals 2014: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery
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
50th Anniversary

 

Follow Santa Pod Raceway

Facebook   YouTube   Twitter
Newsletter   Instagram   Livestream

 

Share Santa Pod Raceway

spacer spacer spacer

 

Lane Sponsors

Lane Sponsors

 
 
Family Days Out
 
Public Track Days
 
Buy Tickets
 
Merchandise
 
TV
 
Sponsors
 
advert

 

Championships

Championships

Buy tickets online at www.eticketing.co.uk/santapodraceway or Tel: 01234 782828

Please drive carefully when visiting Santa Pod Raceway!
Home | Site Page Map | Back to Top
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, NN29 7XA
©2016 Santa Pod Raceway. All Rights Reserved.
Photos on this site are copyright of the individual photographers.