Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway
FIA/FIM Main Event 2016
Fri 27th to Mon 30th May 2016

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!


FIA/FIM Main Event 2015 Highlights Video:

What's on at Festival of Power:

Drag Racing

Top Fuel Dragster

Car Classes

  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • European Funny Car Series
  • FIA Top Methanol Dragsters
  • FIA Top Methanol Funny Car
  • 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

FIA Classes Sat, Sun & Mon only
Top Fuel Bike

Bike Classes:

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

Bike classes Sat, Sun & Mon only


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

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 Car Shootout
Jet Car
The awesome Fireforce Jet Car 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
Drift Show
Drift Display: Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show. (Sat, Sun & Mon)
Maximum Lock
To be confirmed.

Lee Bowers
Lee Bowers:
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bower will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (All days)
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Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment

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)

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
Fun Fair Rides

Funfair Rides
Enjoy all the fun of the fair with rides including dodgems and waltzers, arcades, sideshows and more. (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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Live Bands

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

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)


Trade Village
There will be a wide range of traders selling everything from motorsport clothing to model dragsters. (All days)


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


Pre-Pitched Camping
Take the stress out of camping and arrive with your tent already pre-pitched.
Glamping, regular and family sized options. Visit for details.

Mini Monsters

Mini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are Mini Monster truck rides for kids and young adults where you get to drive a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.

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.



  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. More information on the VIP/Hospitality pages or call 01234 782828.
  • 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 27th to Mon 30th May 2016
Details here, Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Adv Early Bird** Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Friday £15 £12 £9.60 FREE Fri 8am N/A
Saturday £40 £32 £25.60 £10(std)/£7(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £40 £32 £25.60 £10(std)/£7(adv) Sun 8am N/A
Monday £40 £32 £25.60 £10(std)/£7(adv) Mon 8am N/A
Sat/Sun £70 £62 £49.60 per day Sat 8am N/A
Sun/Mon £70 £62 £49.60 per day Sun 8am N/A
Sat/Sun/Mon £80 £67 £53.60 per day Sat 8am N/A
All 4 Days £90 £75 £60 per day Thu 2pm 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").
  • 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.
  • **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.
  • 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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FIA/FIM Main Event

The Main Event 2016: Preview
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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