Santa Pod Raceway

Festival of Power 2019

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April 2019

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.

TICKETS: Adult Tickets from £30 - Kids Under 16 FREE* Buy Tickets

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Fireforce 2Fireforce 2
Returning to the track for the first time in 14 years will be Fireforce 2 - The yellow one! This was the first Jet Car outside of America to make a 5 second quarter mile pass. (All Days)

Fireforce 3Fireforce 3
The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. The jet engine develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed of 270mph! (All Days)

Fireforce 5Fireforce 4
Martin Hill's Chevrolet Camaro bodied Jet Funny Car, Fireforce 4 - The fastest clown car in the world! (All Days)

Fireforce 5Fireforce 5
The Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile. Fitted with the same engine as Fireforce 3 but the lighter weight means speeds in excess of 300mph. (All Days)

Roger Goring's state of the art Ford Mustang bodied Jet car is one of only 3 centre drive Jet Funny Cars in the world and the only one outside of the USA. (All Days)

Split SecondSplit Second
The Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be hurtling down the strip. (All Days)

Jet BusOklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus
This 1958 VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma and has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration. The Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine is from a fighter jet with an afterburner added to produce a maximum power output of 5000 lbs of thrust. (All Days)

Reign of FireMini Jet Car
‘Reign of Fire’ is Europe's first GBC Mini Pro Funny Car and is powered by a Rolls Royce Gnome jet engine. Piloted by Lee Dennick. (All Days)

Rocket BikeRocket Bike
The crazy Frenchman Eric Teboul will be hurtling down the strip at over 200mph on his world record breaking Rocket Bike. (All Days)

What's on - DRAG RACING:

Top FuelTop Fuel Dragsters
Your first opportunity to see Nitro burning machines this season and experience the explosive power of what top level Drag Racing has to offer. Driving at Festival of Power will be the UK's Liam Jones and Norway's Maja Udtian. (All Days)

Fuel Funny Car

Nitro Funny Cars
Modern Funny Cars have the same engines as Top Fuel Dragsters and run Nitro Methane but have tilt-up carbon fibre  bodies with the engine in front of the driver. Festival of Power is Round 1 of the European Funny Car Series. (All days)

Pro ModPro Mod
0-240 mph in under 6 seconds! Full-bodied cars with massive engines and monster attitude. Pro Mod is the Motorsport UK National Drag Racing Championship class. More Info (All days)

Pit AccessPit Access
Unlike other motorsport venues the public are able to walk around the pits and watch the crews work on their cars and bikes.
(All days)

National Drag Racing Championships
A huge variety of race cars and bikes will be competing in the first round of National Drag Racing championships. (All days)


Car Classes:

  • Funny Car Series
  • Pro Mod
  • Comp Eliminator
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Sportsman ET
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Junior Dragster
  • Street Eliminator
  • Wild Bunch
  • VW Pro
  • VW Sportsman

Bike Classes

Bike Classes:

  • Top Fuel Bike
  • Pro Stock Bike
  • Funny Bike
  • Super Street Bike
  • Comp Bike
  • 8.50 Bike
  • 9.50 Bike
  • Supertwin Top Gas
  • ET Bike
  • Junior Drag Bike

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes.


Monster TrucksMonster Truck - Podzilla
This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson will be crushing everything in its path.
(All days)

Swamp ThingMonster Truck - Swamp Thing
Joining Podzilla to wreak havoc in the arena is the mighty Swamp Thing driven by Tony Dixon.
(All days)

Terry GrantTerry Grant Stunt Shows
Multiple world record breaking stunt driver Terry Grant will be performing precision stunts in a range of cars.
(All Days)

Lee BowersLee Bowers
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (All Days)

Peugeot Jet CarPeugeot Jet 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. (All Days)

Mobile Bike Events are the UK’s leading BMX stunt team, with a dedicated team of professional athletes consisting of World Champions, British Champions, Guinness World Record Holders, and Red Bull athletes you’re guaranteed 100% satisfaction. (All Days)

EnginesHistoric Aero Engines
Historic Aero Engines will demonstrate their iconic engines which saw wartime service, a Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk500 and a Bristol Hercules Mk216. (All Days)

What's on - NEW FOR 2019 - VARIETY MARQUEE

The Variety Marquee at Festival of Power will be running from 11am – 4.30pm each day. With acrobatics, magic, dance, comedy and escapology – there’s fun for all the family inside the big top Variety Marquee.

Paul Longhurst's family shows that are interactive, fun and perfect for all ages. The impossible happens onstage, volunteers have their minds read, objects appear and disappear instantly and it's all performed without taking himself too seriously, with the focus on action and fun. The shows have been honed and improved again and again to ensure they are of the highest standard and maximum impact and entertainment. (All Days)

Gareth JonesEscapologist
Gareth Jones performs two great shows: The Classic Strait Jacket and Chain Escape - A true street theatre classic. A family show with a strait jacket and chains escapology finale, and plenty of laughs along the way. The Plastic Fantastic Show - A genuine up-grading of the escape style show. Marvel as Gareth is manually wrapped in 100m of multi-purpose cling film. With his life in the hands of the audience, Gareth attempts the seemingly impossible escape. (All Days)

Comedy Club 4 KidsComedy Club 4 Kids
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits! It's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like "why is that your face!? (All Days)

Black EaglesBlack Eagles Acrobats
The Black eagles are a troupe of totally stunning acrobats from Tanzania, now based in the UK. They perform an amazing acrobatic show all set to lively African music, the show progresses through a series of powerful and graceful acrobatic and dance routines. A high impact, joyful show that will have you gasping in amazement. (All Days)


Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides
There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides. (All Days)

Kids EntertainmentKids 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 a Kids Craft Area. (All Days)

2 Seater2Seater 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.
(All Days)

Helicopter Pleasure FlightsHelicopter 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. (All Days)

Monster Truck Rides Monster Truck Rides
Rides will be available in the back of an multi-seat full size monster truck. Passengers must be over 3ft tall. (Fri & Sat ONLY)

Mini Monster TrucksMini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are Mini Monster truck rides for kids where you get to drive a real Miniature Version of Podzilla. (All Days)

Pure GeniusEvening Entertainment
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands on Friday and Saturday.

Joyrider (Friday)
Playing Rock, Funk and Disco. This band bring 50 years of experience to form a perfect blend of vocals, music skills and character.

Machines (Saturday)
Don John Maxwell (ex Canned Rock), Dave Mackintosh (ex DragonForce) & Fletch Fletcher play classic rock covers.

Axe ThrowingAxe Throwing
Why axe throwing? Because Bowling and Darts are boring! There’s nothing quite like hurling metal at timber! Axe throwing is gaining popularity across the world as a recreational activity not just reserved for Lumberjacks and Vikings!

Is it safe? Under our Axe-pert supervision, it's completely safe and extremely fun to do for all ages (from aged 10+). (All Days)

There will be extra fun for youngsters with inflatables and a climbing wall. (All Days)

Event Facilities:

There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables. (All Days)

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


Camping at Santa Pod is included with all multi day tickets, view full Camping Info here. Santa Pod has also partnered with Camplify and Pillow to offer Caravan / RV hire and Pre-pitched Tents / Glamping.

Caravan & RV Hire - Camplify
Peer-to-peer caravan hire and RV-sharing community, Camplify provide a wide selection of RV accommodation that can be booked at the event. Visit


For just £109 + 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.

Festival of Power 2019 Tickets

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April 2019 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday £22 £30 Fri 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Saturday £22 £30 Sat 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Sunday £22 £30 Sun 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Fri/Sat £50 £60 Fri 8am per day
Sat/Sun £50 £60 Sat 8am per day
Fri/Sat/Sun £58 £70 Fri 8am per day
Fri/Sat/Sun + Thu Arrival £65 £75 Thu 8am per day

To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.


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Festival of Power Menu

Festival of Power 2019: Preview, Running Order, Photo Entry List
Festival of Power 2018: Photo Entry List
Festival of Power 2017: Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2016: Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2015: Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2014: Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery


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