Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway

Festival of Power 2015
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April 2015

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.

Festival of Power 2014 Highlights:

What’s on at Festival of Power 2015:

Drag Racing

Funny Cars  

Nitro Funny Cars:
There will be Nitro Funny Cars racing at Festival of power. (All days)


Top Fuel Dragster  

Top Fuel Shootout:
Two 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters will be going head to head. (All days)


Jet Cars   Jet Car Shootout:
Multiple Jet vehicles will be running side by side over the 1/8th mile as well as 1/4 mile solo runs each day including Martin Hill's Fireforce 3 funny car & Fireforce 5 dragster, Gerd Habermann's Dragon Hunter funny car and Julian Webb's dragster. (All days)


National Drag Racing Championships:
A huge variety of race cars and bikes will be competing in the first round of National Drag Racing championships. (All days)

 

ACU and  MSA


Pro Mod  

MSA Pro Mod:
0-240 mph in under 6 seconds! That's what these cars are capable of! Full-bodied, full-sized cars with massive engines and monster attitude. Pro Mod is the MSA National Drag Racing Championship class. (All days)

Check out www.MSADragRacing.com for more details on the MSA British Drag Racing Championship.


Car Classes  

All Car Classes:

  • MSA Pro Mod
  • Top Methanol
  • Nostalgia Fuel Challenge Cup (NFAA & NFC)
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Super Street
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Sportsman ET
  • Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator
  • Comp Eliminator
  • VWDRC Pro
  • VWDRC Sportsman
  • Wildbunch
  • Junior Dragster


Super Street Bike  

FIM European Super Street Bike Cup:
The European Super Street Bike Cup features stretched out bikes with no wheelie bars and treaded tyres.

 

FIM


Bike Classes  

Bike Classes:

  • FIM European Super Street Bike Cup
  • Top Fuel Bike
  • Funny Bike
  • Pro Stock Bike
  • ACU Super Street Bike
  • Competition Bike
  • 8.50 Bike
  • 9.50 Bike
  • Junior Drag Bike


For descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes have a look at the Classes page, in the Drag Racing section of this site.

Demonstrations, Stunts, & Exhibition Vehicles

Alongside the drag racing there will be demonstration vehicles galore! Promising high-octane excitement both on and off the track for a true "motorsport extravaganza" including Monster Trucks, Stunt Shows, Air Displays and more.

Monster Truck   Monster Trucks:
There will be Monster Truck carnage each day from two of the country's top Monster Trucks, Santa Pod's own Podzilla and Swamp Thing. (All days)


Trig Display Team   Air Display
There will be air displays overhead.

Drift Show  

Drift Show
Drifters Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show. (All days)


Stunt Show  

Terry Grant
Top international stunt driver Terry Grant will be demonstrating precision driving and performing stunts. (All days)


Merlin  

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine
Feel the power of a classic Rolls Royce Merlin Engine running on a static display. (All days)


Monster Truck Rides  

Monster Truck Rides:
Rides in the back of the monster truck Red Dragon will be available throughout the day. (All days) (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)


Kids Entertainment  

Kid's 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. (All days)


2 Seater Rides  

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


Live Bands  

Evening entertainment:
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands on Friday and Saturday. (Fri & Sat)


Pit Access  

Pit Access:
Unlike other motorsport venues the public are able to walk around the pits and watch the crews work on their cars and bikes. (All days)


Fun Fair Rides  

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


Caterers  

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


Traders  

Trade Village:
Motorsport traders selling everything from drag racing t-shirts to model dragsters. (All days)


 

VIP/Hospitality:
From just £79 + 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.

Tickets:

  • FREE parking for all ticket holders.
  • FREE access to the pits! Get up close to the racers, crew and of course the Dragsters.
  • Limited overnight camping on Sunday until midday Monday - 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 Monday night unless you are self sufficient as there will be limited facilities on site.
Festival of Power - Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April 2015
Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Advance Earlybird Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Friday £25 £19 £15.20 £6(std)/£3(adv) Fri 8am N/A
Saturday £25 £19 £15.20 £6(std)/£3(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £25 £19 £15.20 £6(std)/£3(adv) Sun 8am N/A
Fri/Sat £55 £45 £36 per day Fri 8am N/A
Sat/Sun £55 £45 £36 per day Sat 8am N/A
Fri/Sat/Sun £60 £52 £41.60 per day Fri 8am N/A
Fri/Sat/Sun (Thu Arrival) £65 £58 £46.40 per day Thu 8am N/A

For details of credit values attributed to tickets for weather affected days please visit the Adverse Weather Ticket Policy.

  • 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").
  • 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, 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 & does not include evening entertainment, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
  • Weekend Gate ticket sales end at midnight.
  • 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 Santa Pod organised event admission tickets when booked in the advanced period by phone. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets will not be posted but left at the Main Gate Collection Office and Caravan Club membership card must be shown on collection of tickets at the event.

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

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Festival of Power Menu

Festival of Power 2015: Preview

Festival of Power 2014: Report / Video / Photo Entry List / Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2013: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery
Prior to 2013 the Easter event was known as Easter Thunderball
Easter Thunderball 2012: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Photo Competition
Easter Thunderball 2011: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon / Photo Comp
Easter Thunderball 2010: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Frid | Sat | Sun | Mon
Easter Thunderball 2009: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Frid | Sat | Sun | Mon
Easter Thunderball 2008: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Frid | Sat | Sun | Mon
Easter Thunderball 2007: Report / Photo Entry List / Galleries: Thur | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Easter Thunderball 2006: Report / Gallery
Easter Thunderball 2005: Report / Gallery
Easter Thunderball 2004: Report

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