Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder 2016
Saturday 29th October 2016

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)



Flame & Thunder 2015 Highlights Video:

What's on at Flame & Thunder:

More acts still to be confirmed!

Track Action

Top Fuel

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

Drag Demos

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

Jet Car

Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car
The World Record-Breaking Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car.

Jet Dragster

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

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.

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.

Shopping Trolly

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.


Off Track


Firework Display
As always the climax to Flame & Thunder will be a spectacular firework displays that will begin as the Fireforce Jet Car crosses the finish line.


Big is always better and the Flame & Thunder bonfire is massive, guaranteed to keep you warm all evening.

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!

Drift Show

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

Maximum Lock

Drift Rides

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.

Drift Rides
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
Stunt Rider

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

Lee Bowers
Action Sports

EX Action Sports
A mix of the incredible skill and aerial styles of Trials Riding & Freerunning. This tour gives audiences the opportunity to watch the crazy tricks they have seen on the internet, Live!

Jet Peugeot

Jet Peugeot 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.

Drift Trikes

Drift Triking
Drift Triking is a new, up and coming sport to the UK. They're a mixture between Go-Karts and Trikes with 50cc motors and speeds of up to 30mph. Are you ready for extreme sideways fun!

Pit Party

Pit Party
Before the action begins get up close to Podzilla and the other Live Action Arena acts, take photos and meet the drivers.

Show Paddock

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


Bounce n Box

Bounce N Box
Find a mate, get inside the 15' x 15' inflatable boxing ring, don the giant foam gloves and headguard and wait for the bell.

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. £40 per person, adult or child)

Mini Monsters

Mini Monster Truck Mania!
Straight from the USA to the UK are adrenaline rushing Mini Monster truck rides for kids and young adults where you get to drive. Experience driving a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.

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

Fun Fair

Fun Fair Rides
All the fun of the fair with rides including waltzers and dodgems complete with arcades, sideshows and candy floss.


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!


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.

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.

Live Stage / Music

Live Band

Evening Entertainment
A live band will be playing in Fuelers Bar from 8pm till late on Satruday night plus a Disco on Friday for weekend ticket holders.


Kids Entertainment

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 Disco

Kids Halloween Disco
From 4.30pm in Fuelers Bar for anyone under 12 years. With Halloween games and a disco, wear your scariest costumes and let the fun and frolics begin.


Meet the Minions as they wander around site. See if you can spot Dave, Kevin and Stuart on your travels.


The advertised attractions may be subject to change. The organiser deems the right to alter these attractions without further notifications.

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 5th 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.

Flame & Thunder Tickets

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 - Sat 29th October 2016
Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Adv Early Bird** Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Saturday £25 £20 £16 £7(std)/£4(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Weekend £35 £30 £24 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.
  • **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, Stunt Fest, 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, 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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Flame & Thunder Menu

Flame & Thunder 2016 Preview
Flame & Thunder 2015 Report & Video, Facebook Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2014 Report & Video, Facebook Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2013 Report & Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2012 Report & Gallery, Photo Competition
Flame & Thunder 2011 Peport & Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2010 Report & Gallery, Photo Competition
Flame & Thunder 2009 Report & Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2008 Report & Gallery, Photo Entry List
Flame & Thunder 2007 Report & Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2006 Report & Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2005 Report & Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2004 Report

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