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.
New for 2013: 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.
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!
The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car will be thundering down the strip.
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)
In The Sky:
Overhead there will be Air Displays. Details TBC.
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.
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)
For those camping over there will be
evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar with Live Bands on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
There will be a spectacular Firework Display on Saturday Evening.
There will be plenty of Kid's Entertainment, including a kids area with face painting, ceramic workshops and kids entertainers. (Sat, Sun & Mon).
Plus, Side Shows, Traders, Fun Fair and full catering & bar facilities all weekend.
Watch the full TV Show of the first round of the 2013 FIA Drag Racing Championship also featuring Funny Cars and Super Street Bike.
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.
Pillow.co.uk will be providing the additional accommodation options of Glamping as well as Pre-Pitched Tents. Visit www.pillowmotorsport.co.uk 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*
All 4 Days
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.
**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, RWYBs, DWYBs and grandstand seats. These cannot to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
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.
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.