Santa Pod Raceway
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Main Event

FIA/FIM Main Event 2017
Fri 26th to Mon 29th May 2017

FIA European Drag Racing Championships Inc FIM Europe Drag Bikes

Round 1 of the FIA/FIM European Championships is one of Santa Pod's most prestigious Drag Race meetings. This hugely popular, televised extravaganza features over 200 teams and 17 classes of cars and bikes including the sports F1 class – 8000bhp Top Fuel Dragsters accelerating 0-100mph in less than 1 second, making this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing.

As well as the Drag Racing there's fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike, this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend. kids under 16 go free!

What's on at Main Event:
Drag Racing
Top Fuel Dragster

Car Classes

  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • Funny Car
  • FIA Top Methanol
  • FIA Pro Stock Car
  • FIA / MSA Pro Modified Championship
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Super Street
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator
  • Comp Eliminator
  • Junior Dragster
Top Fuel Bike

Bike Classes:

  • FIM Supertwin Bike
  • FIM Top Fuel Bike
  • FIM Pro Stock Bike
  • FIM European Super Street Bike Cup

FIA & FIM Classes Sat, Sun & Mon only

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page in the Drag Racing section.

Photo Entry List

  For photos of all the drivers and riders that have entered Main Event, view the 2017 Photo Entry List. Check out which of your favourite racers you can look forward to seeing including 7 Top Fuel Dragsters, 4 Fuel Funny Cars, 7 Top Methanol, 23 Pro Mods & 11 Top Fuel Bikes!

Running order


The provisional running order for the 2017 FIA/FIM European Championship - 'Main Event' is now available on the Main Event 2017 Running Order page.

Demonstrations, Stunts & Exhibition Vehicles
As well as the Drag Racing there's fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike - this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend. kids under 16 go free!
Jet Cars
Jet Cars
The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car and Fireforce 5 Jet Dragster piloted by Martin Hill will be thundering down the strip. (All days)

Monster Truck
Monster Trucks
The car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be attempting to out jump each other. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Podzilla Swampthing
Lee Bowers
Lee Bowers
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (Sat, Sun & Mon)
lee bowers
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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Terry Grant
Terry Grant
Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed show featuring multiple cars including the famous Legend car. (Sat, Sun & Mon)
Terry Grant
BOB Flight
BoBMF Fly Pasts
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be making a fly past with a WWII Dakota on Saturday (2.10pm) & Monday (2.20pm )and a Spitfire on Sunday (1.45pm).
Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity
There will be Trials Bike displays from the Zero Gravity team. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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FIA/FIM Main Event 2016 Highlights Video:
Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment
2 Seater
2Seater Dragster
For the ultimate thrill ride, the 7 second Santa Pod 2 Seater Dragster will be running, with passenger rides available. Full details on the 2 Seater page.
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. £45 per person, adult or child)
Mini Monster Trucks
Mini Monster Trucks
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. (All days)
Kids Entertainment
Kids 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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)
Circus Whiz
Circus Whiz
An interactive circus skills workshop for all the family. 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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)
Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides
Enjoy all the fun of the fair with rides including dodgems and waltzers, arcades, sideshows and more. (All days)
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 (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Red Dragon
Fuelers Bar
Live Bands
For those camping over there will be evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar with Live Bands No Such Thing on Friday, Maxwell Hammer & Smith on Saturday and Boxeddy on Sunday.
Bars & Caterers
There are multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway. (All days)
Lamborghini Club
Lamborghini Club UK
Open to all who share an indefinable passion for the Lamborghini marque and its rich history. The club will
be putting on a display to celebrate and appreciate the most outrageous, exciting and exotic cars in the world. (Sat only)
A display presented by the Sharnbrook Hotel featuring a variety of supercars. Since 2007, they have welcomed petrolheads to the hotel from far and wide with classic jalopies to hypercars. Throughout the car season they host a variety of events with the hotel as backdrop serving up from their famous Pizza’s to Sunday Roasts. (Sun & Mon)
Trade Village
There will be a wide range of traders selling everything from motorsport clothing to model dragsters. (All days)
Nitro FM
Nitro FM - 96.2
The Santa Pod radio station Nitro FM will be broadcasting daily, early till late on 96.2FM with great music, interviews and chat to keep you informed and entertained. (All days)
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VIP / Hospitality

From £109 + VAT per person, come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch. Don't worry if you've already booked your tickets, you can still upgrade for a great day out or a gift.

Packages include: Hospitality Suites, Pitside Balcony, Mid Track, Grandstand and Quarter Mile Club. More information on the VIP/Hospitality page or call 01234 782828.

Live Web Broadcast
Live Web TV   There will be a Live Web Broadcast from the Main Event with multi-camera coverage including qualifying sessions and eliminations from Sunday morning through to the Finals on Monday. Watch live on the WebTV page.
FIA/FIM Main Event Tickets
  • FREE parking for all ticket holders.
  • FREE access to the pits! Get up close to the racers, crew and of course the Dragsters.
  • The FIA & UEM race classes along with the off track displays will be on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Friday is sportsman race classes only, plus Fireforce.
  • Limited overnight camping on 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.
FIA/FIM Main Event - Fri 26th to Mon 29th May 2017 - Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Advance Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Friday £15 £12 FREE Fri 8am N/A
Saturday £40 £32 £10(std)/£7(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £40 £32 £10(std)/£7(adv) Sun 8am N/A
Monday £40 £32 £10(std)/£7(adv) Mon 8am N/A
Sat/Sun £70 £62 per day Sat 8am N/A
Sun/Mon £70 £62 per day Sun 8am N/A
Sat/Sun/Mon £80 £67 per day Sat 8am N/A
All 4 Days £90 £75 per day Thu 2pm N/A
Buy Tickets Online   To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.
  • Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (£6 recorded, no postage fee on "print at home tickets").
  • Maximum single online order of 9 admission tickets. To bulk book tickets for clubs or groups you will need to phone the Box Office to place your order.
  • 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.
  • Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets. e.g. Sat/Sun ticket = camping Sat night.
  • Any ticket upgrades made on the day will be charged the difference to full gate price.
  • 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.
FIA/FIM Main Event Menu
The Main Event 2017: Preview / Photo Entry List / Running Order
The Main Event 2016: Report / Facebook Photo Galley / Photo Entry List
The Main Event 2015: Report / Facebook Photo Galley / Photo Entry List
The Main Event 2014: Winners / Facebook Photo Galley / Photo Entry List
The Main Event 2013: Winners / Photo Gallery / Photo Entry List
The Main Event 2012: Report / Photo Gallery / Photo Entry List / Photo Competition
The Main Event 2011: Report & Gallery / Photo Entry List / Photo Competition
The Main Event 2010: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Gallery Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
The Main Event 2009: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Gallery Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
The Main Event 2008: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Gallery Thu | Fri | Sat
The Main Event 2007: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Gallery Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
The Main Event 2006: Report / Gallery
The Main Event 2005: Report / Gallery
The Main Event 2004: Report

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