Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing

FIA Round 1

FIA/FIM European Championship - Round 1
Fri 23rd to Mon 26th May 2014

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.

If you've not experienced top-level drag racing before this is THE event to come to and witness the unique thunder of nitro engines and smell of burnt rubber! FREE Paddock access.

Alongside the international racers is a full supporting line-up of race classes for cars and bikes competing in the British championships.   MSA, ACU, NDRS

The Racing

Top Fuel


Car Classes:

  • FIA European Top Fuel Dragster Championship
  • European Funny Car Series
  • FIA European Top Methanol Dragsters Championship
  • FIA European Top Methanol Funny Car Championship
  • FIA European Pro Stock Car Championship
  • FIA European / 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



Bike Classes:

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

Bike classes Sat, Sun & Mon only

New for 2014: The second Pro Qualifying session on Saturday will be held later in the day with evening racing.

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page, in the Drag Racing section of this site. The current points standings for European classes and MSA Pro Mod are on the 2013 Standings page.

Visit for full details on the MSA British Drag Racing Championship and for full details of the European Funny Car Series.


Great Family Entertainment

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  

Track Displays:

The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car will be thundering down the strip. (All days)

Monster Truck
Drift Show
Stunt Riders

Live Action Arena (Sat, Sun & Mon ONLY):

The mighty Monster Trucks Podzilla and Swamp Thing will jumping and crushing cars. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Drifters Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Motorcycle Stunt Rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Jet Mini - The World's only classic Mini powered by an aircraft jet engine. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Air Display

In The Sky:

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be making fly pasts at Festival of Power with a Hurricane on Saturday & Monday and a Spitfire on Sunday.

Ferocious Frankie, P-51 Mustang Air Display (Sun only)

The RV8tors Formation Team will be Flying their remarkably fast Vans RV-8’s with powerful smoke systems, performing an exciting and memorable display combining very close formation aerobatics with closing speeds up to 450mph. (Mon only)

2 Seater Rides
Monster Truck Rides


2 Seater 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 Pleasure Flights:
If you have always wanted to fly in a helicopter then this is your chance, with flights around the raceway site available. Weather permitting. 5 minute experience. £35 per person, advance tickets available at £30. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Monster Truck Rides: Rides in the back of Red Dragon will be available in between shows in the Live Action Arena. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)

Live Bands
Kids Entertainment
Climbing Wall
Fun Fair Rides

Off Track:

Live Bands: For those camping over there will be evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar with Live Bands on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Kids Entertainment: There will be plenty of Kid's Entertainment, including:

The Party Workshops Family Circus, where the star of the show is YOU! Come try your hands at juggling, your feet at unicycling or even your nerves on our 10ft tight wire walk!

The Wilder Dreams kids area with Arts & Crafts activities, Ceramic Workshops and Face Painting.

Kids entertainers around site. (Sat, Sun & Mon).

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.

Plus, Side Shows, Traders, Fun Fair and full catering & bar facilities all weekend.

Robot Wars
Robot Wars
Robot Wars

Robot Wars Extravaganza:

The Robots and TV Stars from the hit TV show "Robot Wars" are heading to Santa Pod to demonstrate how far the robots have evolved since the TV show disappeared from our screens 11 years ago.

Robot Wars left a hole in hundreds of budding Robot enthusiasts, namely “ Roboteers “ around the UK and Europe.  However the Robot Wars Live Events Tour has now taken over, and each year grows and grows providing a platform for the UK roboteering scene as a sport here in the UK with events all over.

With a full action packed diary of events for 2014, the Robot Wars tour will be the biggest completed to date. Robot Wars is a perfect subject in education, providing projects and resources at schools, and colleges around the UK. Students love to be given the opportunity to build robots, and take part in events such as the one being hosted here in the area with their machines they have created.

For the three days over the May bank holiday 24th/25th & 26th May 2014 a special battle arena will be constructed and you will be able to witness demonstrations and battles from some of the UK’s top fighting robots throughout the day.

Plus two very special robots will be in attendance Major Damage the 960kg robot of doom, and the most iconic robot of all time.,… Matilda !!!

On top of this you will also be able to have a battle of a robot yourself. Take control of one of our Battle Ratz and try and show the professionals how it should be done. Let The Wars Begin !!!


TV Show

Watch the full TV Show of the first round of the 2013 FIA Drag Racing Championship also featuring Funny Cars and Super Street Bike.


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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.


VIP/Hospitality: From £89 + 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.


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.



  • FREE parking for all ticket holders.
  • Camping included for multiple day 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 European Championship - Round 1 - Fri 23rd to Mon 26th May 2014
Kids Under 16 FREE*
Ticket Type Standard Adv Grandstand Gates Open Track Fee
Friday £15 £12 £5(std)/£4(adv) Fri 8am N/A
Saturday £38 £30 £9(std)/£8(adv) Sat 8am N/A
Sunday £38 £30 £9(std)/£8(adv) Sun 8am N/A
Monday £38 £30 £9(std)/£8(adv) Mon 8am N/A
Sat/Sun £67 £59 per day Sat 8am N/A
Sun/Mon £67 £59 per day Sun 8am N/A
Sat/Sun/Mon £78 £65 per day Sat 8am N/A
All 4 Days £85 £70 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").
  • 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 track closes, 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 Santa Pod organised event admission tickets when booked in advance 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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FIA/FIM European Championship - Round 1

FIA/FIM European Championship - Round 1 2014: Preview

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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