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:

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

Drag Racing

Top Fuel Dragster

Top Fuel Shootout
Three 300mph, 10,000bhp Top Fuel Dragsters will be competing, piloted by Jari Halinen, Duncan Micaleff and Liam Jones. (All days)

Birgitte Bremnes will also be making licensing passes in a Top Fuel Dragster during Festival of Power.

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)

Funny Cars  

Nitro Funny Cars
The Festival of Power will host the first round of the 2015 European Funny Car Series. (All days)

Rocket Bike   Rocket Bike:
The crazy Frenchman Eric Teboul will be hurtling down the strip at over 200mph on his world record breaking Rocket Bike. (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. More info at (All days)

Car Classes   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

Photo Entry List spacer Festival of Power Photo Entry List
View photos of the Racers that have entered 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.

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)

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.

Infernal Varanne  
The World's Biggest Globe of Death
The Varanne family are one of the oldest "Motorcycle daredevil" families in Europe and will be bringing the largest Globe of Death in the world to Santa Pod for the first time. The team is comprised of pro riders from all over the world. (All days)
Maximum Lock


The Pinders Circus will be bringing a dazzling family circus show to Festival of Power with performers ready to astound young and old alike. (All days)

Pinders Circus
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

Freestyle Motocross
Broke FMX will be performing gravity defying tricks as they jump their motocross bikes 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
Jet Peugeot

Peugeot 205 Jet Car
Herve Franquin's will be bringing his Peugeot 205 Jet Car all the way from France to warm up the crowds at the Live Action Arena.
(All days)


Style Bicycles

BMX Displays
BMX ramp and flatland displays from "Style Bicycle" riders including multiple UK and European champions! Make sure you come and take a look, performances throughout the day. (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 only)

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 only)

Team Yakovlevs

Team Yakovlevs
This formation and aerobatic display team have earned a reputation for excellence, flying authentic cold war Russian war-bird aircraft in tight formations and exciting aerobatics. (Sun only)


Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment

As well as watching the Drag Racing and Stunt Displays there will be plenty more going on at Festival of Power where you can have a go yourself.

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.)

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)

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
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)

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)

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! (All days)


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.
(All days)

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)

Live Bands

Evening Entertainment
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands "Pure Tone" on Fri & "Empire" on Sat. (Fri & Sat)

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. (All days)

Chieftan Tank

Chieftain Tank
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!

Kids Entertainment

Scale Replicas
Mohican Motorsport R/C are bringing us a few scaled down drag vehicles to test out on the drag strip. These nitro (and jet) powered scale models will be taking to the drag strip for the first time, inc a Funny Car, Slingshot, and Bike. (Sat only, scheduled for 9am)


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



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.


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 Sunday 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 Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Friday £25 £19 £6(std)/£3(adv) Fri 8am N/A
Saturday £25 £19 £6(std)/£3(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £25 £19 £6(std)/£3(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

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.
  • 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 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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Festival of Power Menu

Festival of Power 2015: Preview
Festival of Power 2015: Photo Entry List
Festival of Power 2015: Running Order

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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