Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway

Festival of Power

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 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

Bike Classes  

Bike Classes:

  • Top Fuel Bike
  • Funny Bike
  • Pro Stock Bike
  • 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)

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

Top Freestyle Motocross riders Broke FMX will be performing gravity defying tricks as they jump between ramps. (Sat only) Broke FMX

Jason Smythe  
The Adrenaline Tour
Ex world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth brings an awesome Quad and Motorcycle Stunt show. (Sun only)
Lee Bowers

Jez Avery  
Jez Avery
Jez will be performing his amazing show on 4 wheels, 2 wheels, 1 wheel and even no wheels! (Fri only)
Jez Avery

Stunt Rider  
Stunt Rider
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bower will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (All days)
Lee Bowers

The Pinders Circus will be bringing a dazzling family circus show to Festival of Power. (All days)
Pinders Circus

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)
Red Dragon

BMX Demons  
BMX Display
Watch the UK's coolest BMX team BMX Demons with their unique jump box set up. Their team boasts tricks such as barspins, tailwhips, 360's and back flips. (All days)
BMX Demons

Jet Peugeot   Peugeot 205 Jet Car:
Herve Franquin's will be bringing his Peugeot 205 Jet Car from France. (All days)

Lauren Richardson  
The Aerobatic Project
Performing dynamic and stylish displays in a Pitts Special biplane, Lauren Richardson is one of the most talented and accomplished aerobatic pilots in the UK and one of the youngest at just 27. (Fri)
Aerobatic project


The Grace Spitfire Air Display
Carolyn Grace is the only woman in the world to own and fly her own Spitfire and will be putting on a display over Santa Pod Raceway. (Sat)

Team Yakovlevs  
Team Yakovlevs
A UK based formation and aerobatic display team who have earned a reputation for excellence. The team fly authentic cold war Russian war-bird aircraft in precise, yet graceful combinations of tight formations and exciting aerobatics. (Sun)


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

Chieftan Tank  

Chieftain Tank
Your chance to get up close to this iconic vehicle and hear it fire up! The Chieftain was the main battle tank of the UK during the '60s, '70s and '80s. It was one of the most advanced tanks of its era with the most powerful main gun!

Gamers Bus  

Gamers Bus
A luxury mobile video gaming venue within a converted Double Decker bus with up to 45 players at once and you can have a go for just a small fee!


An exciting Robot Wars style experience for all ages where you get to control the robots who can flip other bots and right themselves if flipped.

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)

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. £35 for a standard or £45 for a thrill flight with some sharp turns and drops.)

Live Bands  

Evening entertainment:
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands inc "Pure Tone" on Friday. (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)


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


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


Phone Charging & Lockers:
If you're coming for the weekend, a phone charging and locker service will be available on site. Pre-book by visiting



Pre-Pitched Camping Options:
Take the stress out of camping and arrive at Santa Pod with your tent already pre-pitched giving you even more time to relax and enjoy the amazing event. are providing the additional accommodation options of Glamping as well as regular and family sized Pre-Pitched Tents. Visit for details. Pillow


From just £99 + 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.


  • 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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