Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder

Flame & Thunder 2014
Saturday 25th October

Stunts & Drag Racing Family Firework Spectacular

Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles and experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel dragsters along with cars and bikes from all classes of Drag Racing. Watch stunt displays including Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross, Drifting and Stunt Riders. The climax of the day will be a huge firework display and massive bonfire.

FREE ENTRY FOR KIDS! (Under 16s, max 3 per adult)


Watch Highlights from Flame & Thunder 2013

Running Order   Running Order: The provisional running order for Flame & Thunder is now available on the Flame & Thunder Running Order page.

What's on at Flame & Thunder 2014:

Lots more still to be confirmed.

Top Fuel  

Top Fuel Dragsters!
Your last chance to see nitro burning machines this season and experience the explosive power of what top level Drag Racing has to offer.

Chris Andrews and Gabrielle McDonald will be the drivers powering down the dragstrip.


More Drag Cars
There will be Drag displays running throughout the day featuring cars and bikes from a variety of national Drag Racing classes.

Jet Dragster  
Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster
Martin Hill's new Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5.

Podzilla Monster Truck  
Monster Trucks
The mighty monster trucks Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be jumping and crushing in a battle to find the carnage king!
Podzilla   Swampthing

Air Display
Twister Aerobatics are Europe's only formation Pyro aerobatic team. The aircraft are fitted with LED light strips, spot lights and wingtip Pyros which stream fire. The display is a choreographed aerial ballet with close formation aerobatics.
Terry Grant


Firework Display
As always the climax to Flame & Thunder will be a spectacular firework displays.


Ultimate Disney Experience
Don't miss the magical Disney experience on the Live Stage at 2.15pm. Plus have a chance to meet and greet the characters in the Activity Zone at 3.30pm.

Jet Car  
Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car
The World Record-Breaking Fireforce 3 Jet Car of Martin Hill!

Jet Dragster   Split Second Jet Dragster
The Split Second Jet Dragster will be blasting down the track driven by Julian Webb.

Terry Grant  
Terry Grant Stunt Displays
The multiple world record breaking stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an incredible stunt show.
Terry Grant


There will be a huge bonfire at Flame & Thunder to keep you warm.

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

Jet Mini  

Classic Jet Mini
A classic Mini powered by an aircraft jet engine will be lighting the bonfire.

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

New Jet Mini  

New Jet Mini
There will be a new jet car at Flame & Thunder this year in the shape of a New Mini but with a Rolls Royce Viper 203 jet engine protruding out the back providing 2,800 lbs of thrust.

Wall of Death  
Wall of Death
The classic motorcycle stunt show will be at Flame & Thunder with riders defying gravity as their bikes travel round the wall parallel to the ground.
Terry Grant

Fun Fair   Fun Fair Rides
All the fun of the fair with rides, dodgems, sideshows and arcades.

Titan the Robot  
Titan the Robot
Be prepared to come face to face with the awesome 8ft robot Titan from Cyberstein Robots Limited.

Ice Rink  

Ice Rink
Young and old alike can try out their skating skills on the Flame & Thunder Ice Rink for FREE.

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

Drift Rides  

Some of the country's top drifters will be giving people the opportunity to experience the sideways driving, tyre smoking art of drifting with Drift Rides available.

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

Bike Stunts  

Bike Stunt Show
Savage Skills pride themselves on being the most accomplished stunt show team in the United Kingdom and quite possibly the World. The facts speak for themselves, with 8 World and over 25 British Championship titles you’re sure to see some of the most impressive tricks, jumps and stunts possible, many of which would not think possible on a bicycle – prepare to be amazed!

Show Paddock  

Show Car Display:
A static display filled with nothing but the finest Show Cars, featuring Hot Rods and VWs through to Supercars.

Flaming Burnouts   Flaming Burnouts
Flaming burnouts made a welcome return to Santa Pod at Dragstalgia earlier in the year, if you missed out on that one, here's your chance to catch some rubber burning action.

Crazy Cart   Crazy Carts
Fancy yourself as a bit of a drifter? Then try a Crazy Cart on for size as they will be bringing a load down for you to have a go on for FREE!

Jet Karts   Jet Karts
Real DIY jet engined vehicles built by keen individuals as seen on episodes of Scrapheap Challenge. Vehicles will include jet kart, jet mini, jet mobility scotter and jet peel car.

Postman Pat   Postman Pat
The worlds fastest coin operated ride be returning in 2014 and it now has an evil twin brother that will also be coming to run in the form of “The Express Van”. Watch in amazement as these wild little rides pair up on the drag strip.

Shopping Cart   World's Fastest Shopping Trolley
A jet powered shopping trolley built by Matt Mckeown and his team. The machine reached a record breaking 70.4mph in 2013.

Monocycle   Britain's Fastest Monowheel.
Tom Anable is a British Monowheel Builder, Rider and Racer. He is the current British Monowheel Speed Record holder with a speed of 52.5mph... currently working towards the world record of 57mph.


World's Fastest Mobility Scooter
The team from Garage Insanity will be at Flame & Thunder with the world's fastest mobility scooter.


Steam Engines:
A selection of steam engines of all different shapes and sizes will be on display giving you working examples of how we used to use steam to carry out everyday tasks using some seemingly rather unorthodox techniques years ago!

Kids Entertainment  

Kids Entertainment
If the fabulous array of vehicles on show isn't enough to keep the kids happy there will also be children's entertainers, a wandering Nitro the Dragon and we will be making Halloween decorations in the Kids Craft Area from 10am – 5pm.

Kids Halloween Disco 5.30pm-6.30pm with prizes for the Best dressed, so remember your costumes!

Circus Whiz   Circus Whiz
The very best interactive circus skills workshop for all the family, set in a fun packed inflatable circus ring with two entertainers. 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.

Giving you the chance to operate real full size JCBs! Play the Dippy Ducks game and try hooking ducks using the arm of a digger, or play skittles like never before and knock down skittles with a JCB 801! Fun for people of all ages – no driving licence or experience is needed.

Live Band  

Evening Entertainment
Live band "Blue Renegades" will be playing in Fuelers Bar from 9pm till late for weekend ticket holders.

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.

Helicopter Flights  

Helicopter Pleasure Flights
If you have always wanted to fly in a helicopter then this is your chance with Helicopter 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.)

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.

2 Seater Rides  

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

To keep you going during all the incredible motorsport action there will be a wide range of caterers, bars and traders! Santa Pod Raceway has several large toilet blocks with disabled facilities.

Weekend Tickets
Make a weekend of it with evening entertainment in Fuelers bar on Friday and Saturday, then stay on for Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) on Sunday, where the famous quarter mile is open to the public. Details at, please note the track is not open for RWYB on Saturday.

Enjoy The Evening
Avoid the traffic queues that form immediately after the fireworks display and stay to enjoy the extended activities on and off the track, including the Monster Trucks, Fun Fair rides and a Live Band in the bar.

Fireworks Frenzy
At Santa Pod we pride ourselves on delivering exciting events which are good value for money and our local visitors are especially important to us. To that end, Fireworks Frenzy will take place on Saturday 1st November. This event will cater primarily for our local residents and those just wanting to come for the evening. We’ll present an exciting show of stunts and displays in the Live Action Arena, a large bonfire and a huge fireworks display. Details on the Fireworks Frenzy page.


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Mobile Phone Apps
Enhance your visit to Santa Pod with two apps available on iPhone and Android. The Santa Pod Raceway app is FREE and has information about events including Entry Lists and Timetables. The 1320go App lets you view live timing data on your mobile phone. Details on both are on the App page.


We still have places available for VIP/Hospitality at Flame & Thunder. For 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.

Flame & Thunder Tickets

Flame & Thunder - Sat 25th October 2014
Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Adv Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Saturday £25 £20 £5(std)/£4(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Weekend £35 £30 per day Fri 2pm Sunday only
£25 unlimited
  • 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"). Maximum single order of 9 entrance 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, 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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Flame & Thunder Menu

Flame & Thunder 2014 Preview
Flame & Thunder 2014 Running Order

Flame & Thunder 2013 Report & Gallery

Flame & Thunder 2012 Report & Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2012 Photo Competition

Flame & Thunder 2011 Peport & Gallery

Flame & Thunder 2010 Report & Gallery
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Flame & Thunder 2009 Report & Gallery

Flame & Thunder 2008 Report & Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2008 Photo Entry List

Flame & Thunder 2007 Report & Gallery
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