Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing

Festival of Power

Festival of Power 2014
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th April 2014

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 Trailer:

What’s on at Festival of Power 2014:

Running Order   Running Order: The provisional running order for the Festival of Power is on the Festival of Power Running Order page.

Drag Racing

Funny Cars  

Nitro Funny Cars:
There will be a couple of Nitro Funny Cars joining us to match race over the quarter mile.

Top Fuel Dragster  

Top Fuel Shootout:
Two 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters will be going head to head twice each day driven by Duncan Micallef and Chris Andrews. In addition the first man to break the 300mph barrier Barry Sheavills will be making a solo run each day. (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, Gerd Habermann's Dragon Hunter funny car, Julian Webb's dragster and David Pertué's Go Fast Fire dragster. (All days)

Rocket Car   Rocket Car:
For the first time in many years there will be a rocket car at Santa Pod Raceway. David Pertué's Hydrogen funny car will be blasting down the track on Saturday at Festival of Power. (Sat only)

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

Nostalgia Fuel Challenge Cup  

Nostalgia Fuel Challenge Cup:
New for 2014 is the Nostalgia Fuel Challenge Cup; a combination of the Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association and the new Nostalgia Funny Car class. Look out for wild side by side runs from a combination of nitro & methanol burning Altered and Funny Cars.

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
  • FWD Drag Series
  • VWDRC Pro
  • VWDRC Sportsman
  • Wildbunch
  • Junior Dragster

Super Street Bike  

FIM European Super Street Bike Cup:
First round of the 2014 European Super Street Bike Cup that features stretched out bikes with no wheelie bars and treaded tyres.



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

Photo Entry List spacer Festival of Power Photo Entry List
View photos of the Racers that have provisionally said they will be attending Festival of Power on the Photo Entry List page.

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)


New for 2014 is the mighty Powerball! Watch in amazement as these fearless riders take their bikes around the inside of the ball as they defy gravity. (All days)

Trig Display Team   Trig Aerobatic Team
The Trig Aerobatic Team brings vintage glamour and dynamic close formation flying to the skies. Flying only feet apart, pilots Richard Grace and Dave Puleston are subjected to ‘g forces’ of up to 6g during their display. Precision flight under such conditions underlines these pilots’ extreme skill. (Sat & Sun)

Circus   Circus
Inside the Circus Big Top expect to see Ariel Silks, Ariel Hoop and Hula Hoop performers, a Contortionist, Acrobats and of course the Circus Clown. (All days)

Human Cannonball  

Human Cannonball
Following the family tradition, originally from Chile and now living in the UK, Rodrigo has worked all of his life in circuses around the world with experience shooting out of a cannon over 3000 times. Rodrigo is the young new generation of human cannonballs with no limits! (All days)

BMX Demons  

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


The Grace Spitfire ML407
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 at Festival of Power. (Fri)

Chieftan Tank  

Chieftain Tank
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! The FV434 repair tank was used to repair the chieftain whilst out in the field and this weekend you can see both mighty machines – it’s a rare chance to get up close to these iconic vehicles and hear them fire up!

Mini Tanks   Mini Tanks
As seen on Top Gear and The Gadget Show! Drive some of the world’s only miniature off road tanks and experience all the excitement and fun of a real tank. Designed for adults and kids to drive, they are a direct hit for all the family! (All days)

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)

Hovercraft Racing  

Hovercraft Racing
The Hovercraft Club of Great Britain will be putting on hovercraft racing displays.


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

Super Cars  

Supercar Display
Static display featuring cars such as Lamborghini Murcialago, DeTomaso Pantera, Ferrari F430, Ferrari LM F40, RUF Porsche and a Zonda. (Sun only)

Super Cars  

Powerboat Display
Static display featuring a Superstock P1 Powerboat. One of the fastest growing motorsport with action is close to shore and follows a circuit resulting in fast and furious white water action. (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)

Jet Mini  

Jet Minis
The Jet Mini built by Andrew Pleszko, a jet engine expert from Norfolk, which is believed to be the World's only classic Mini powered by an aircraft jet engine.

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)

Crazy Golf  

Crazy Golf
Keep the little kids entertained with a 9 hole crazy golf course!

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 "The Electric Experience" on Friday and "Boxeddy" on 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)

Radio Controlled Cars  

Radio Controlled Cars:
A variety of 1/10th scale electric radio controlled cars including drift cars will be racing on a special track where the public will be able to test their skills along with the experts. (All days)

Climbing Wall  

Climbing Wall
If you're an experienced climber or a complete novice, this mobile climbing wall will be at Festival of Power with qualified staff on hand to show you what to do. £5 per person for up to 4 climbs.

Helicopter Flights  

Helicopter Pleasure Flights:
If you have always wanted to fly in a helicopter then this is your chance, with flights around the raceway site available. Weather permitting. 5 minute experience. £35 per person, advance tickets available at £30. (All days)


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.


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)

Fab 1  

FAB1 Million:
Launched by celebrity broadcaster Chris Evans earlier this year, FAB1 Million is a year-long fundraising campaign aiming to make £1million for Breast Cancer Care - one of the chosen charities for Santa Pod's Festival of Power.

Every 10 minutes another woman receives the terrifying news that she has breast cancer. It's a complex disease with tough treatments that no one should face alone. You can help by visiting the bucket collectors this weekend and give what you can to help us support those with breast cancer.


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.


  • 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 - Fri 18th to Sun 20th April 2014
Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Advance Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Friday £25 £19 £5(std)/£4(adv) Fri 8am N/A
Saturday £25 £19 £5(std)/£4(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £25 £19 £5(std)/£4(adv) Sun 8am N/A
Fri/Sat £55 £45 per day Fri 8am N/A
Sat/Sun £55 £45 per day Sat 8am N/A
Fri/Sat/Sun £60 £52 per day Fri 8am N/A
Fri/Sat/Sun (Thu Arrival) £65 £58 per day Thu 8am 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").
  • 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 track closes, 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 Santa Pod organised event admission tickets when booked in advance 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 2014: Preview
Festival of Power 2014: Photo Entry List
Festival of Power 2014: Running Order

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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