Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder 2018

Saturday 27th October 2018

Stunts & Drag Racing Family Firework Spectacular

Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles and experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel dragster along with cars and bikes from various classes of Drag Racing. Watch stunt displays including Monster Trucks, Drifting and Stunt Riders. The climax of the day will be a firework display and bonfire.

TICKETS: Adult Day Tickets from £25 - Kids Under 16 FREE* Buy Tickets

Running Order: View the Flame & Thunder Running Order.

Flame & Thunder 2017 Photos
View photos from Flame & Thunder 2017 on the Facebook Gallery.

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What's on - TRACK ACTION:

Top FuelTop Fuel Dragsters
Your last chance to see nitro burning machines this season and experience the explosive power of what top level Drag Racing has to offer.

There will be a solo pass followed later in the day by side by side runs from FIA European Championsip racers Antti Horto & Liam Jones.

Drag DemosDrag Demos
There will be Drag displays running throughout the day featuring cars and bikes from a variety of national Drag Racing classes.

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 in excess of 270mph!

Fireforce 5Fireforce 5
Martin Hill's Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile.

Split SecondFirestorm
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.

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

Jet BusOklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus
This 1958 VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma. Over the last 4 years the truck has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration and has been re-engineered to introduce modern components. 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 which can be roughly translated to 5000 BHP.

Jet School BusJet School Bus
Gerd Habermann will also be bringing his Jet School Bus
(All Days)

Reign of FireMini Jet Car
‘Reign of Fire’ is a GBC Mini Pro Funny Car and is powered by a Rolls Royce Gnome jet engine. Piloted by Lee Dennick, this mini jet car will be doing exhibition runs on the track.


Live BandLive Band
Live band Boxeddy will be playing in in Fuelers Bar from 8pm till late on Saturday night. There will also be a Disco on Friday evening for weekend ticket holders.

Boxeddy - A four piece covers band that play indie, rock and pop classics! They believe that a good night of live music can include the Monkees and the Arctic Monkeys!


SuperheroesSuperhero Dance Party
Join Spidey, Hulk and Black Panther for lots of Superhero themed fun. Learn how to be a real Superhero and let them show you their famous dance moves. Lots of opportunities to meet them and have a photo or two.

The UK and Europe's leading urban and sport entertainment team. Watch a showcase of Football freestyle and Beatboxing from this truly unique urban sports entertainment team that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.

Pre-School Dance PartyPre-School Dance Party
Be entertained by pups and friends then kids can meet and have their photo taken with some of their favourite cartoon characters.

LED Glow ShowLED Glow Show
As darkness falls, Smoking Hot Productions will present their freestyle LED Glow Show with juggling, poi and hula hooping aplenty! This specialist team of multi-talented circus artists and their glow shows have had high international acclaim, performing for the BBC and the Royal Variety Show. Prepare to be mesmerised over at the Live Stage!

OK WorldwideOK Worldwide
A collective force of unparalleled performance artists’. Created in 2013 the combination of their skills makes them a collective like no other; passion, creativity, dedication and friendship are the driving forces for this dance troupe’s amazing formation. Armed with exceptional acrobatics, free running and breakdancing, OK Worldwide create heart-stopping energetic performances. Check out their dance displays this Flame & Thunder – impossible to forget!

What's On - OFF TRACK

Fireworks DisplayFireworks Display
As always the climax to Flame & Thunder will be a spectacular firework displays that will begin as the Fireforce Jet Car crosses the finish line.

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

Monster TrucksMonster Trucks
The car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be attempting to out jump each other.

Podzilla Swamp Thing

Human CannonballHuman Cannonball
Following the family tradition, originally from Chile and now living in the UK, Rodrigo has worked all of his life in circuses around the world with experience shooting out of a cannon over 3000 times. Rodrigo is the young new generation of human cannonballs with no limits!

Airborne PyrotechnicsAirborne Pyrotechnics
As darkness falls its eyes to the skies for a sensational twilight pyrotechnic aerobatics display.

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.

Terry Grant

Terry Grant
Multiple world record breaking stunt driver Terry Grant will be performing precision stunts in a range of cars

Terry Grant

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

Lee Bowers

Team Maximum LockTeam Maximum Lock
All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show.

Team Maximum Lock

Drift RidesDrift Rides
Some of the country's top drifters will be giving people the opportunity to experience the sideways driving, tyre smoking art of drifting with Drift Rides available.

Drift Rides

Show Car DisplayShow Car Display
A static display filled with nothing but the finest Show Cars, featuring Hot Rods and VWs through to Supercars and Big Rigs.

Truck DisplaysTruck Displays
American big rigs, the giants of the interstate higways will be on display.

Are you brave enough? Meet Dexter the Dinosaur, a 4-metre long, walking, roaring baby Tyrannosaurus Rex and Tiny the Triceratops, a huge naughty but nice gentle giant! Dexter, Tiny and their wranglers will be performing interactive shows throughout the day; in-between shows, meet and greet the Baby Dinosaurs and get the ultimate selfie! The wranglers have Dexter well trained but be aware when he’s having a walkabout…this 2-year-old, half a ton monster still likes to get up to mischief! 

BMX StuntsBMX Stunts
Mobile Bike Events are Europe’s leading BMX stunt team. With a selection of World Champions and British Champions performing you’re guaranteed a jaw dropping stunt bonanza!

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

It wouldn't be Flame & Thunder without a Bonfire. Guaranteed to warm you up.

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)

Red Dragon

BonfirePit Party
Before the action begins get up close to Podzilla and the other Live Action Arena acts, take photos and meet the drivers.

Drift RidesSteam Engines:
A selection of steam engines of all different shapes and sizes will be on display giving you working examples of how we used to use steam to carry out everyday tasks using some seemingly rather unorthodox techniques years ago!

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.

Drift TrikingDrift Triking
Drift Triking is a new, up and coming sport to the UK. They're a mixture between Go-Karts and Trikes with 50cc motors and speeds of up to 30mph. Are you ready for extreme sideways fun!

What's On - Kids Entertainment

Circus WhizCircus 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.

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.

Kids Halloween DiscoKids Halloween Disco
For anyone under 12 years. Spook-tacular Monster Party - Disco with Monster themed party games, wicked for Halloween. (4pm-6pm)

Action WheelsAction Wheels
A safe, friendly and exciting “Have-A-Go” two wheeled feature aimed at children aged 2 and upwards and of all abilities on two wheels. A child friendly Adventure Zone which includes balance beams, sea saws and rumble strips is created for the children to navigate their way around. Action Wheels supply a selection of bikes and safety gear that’s free to use for all ages and abilities.

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.

There will be extra fun for youngsters with inflatables and a climbing wall.

Event Facilities:

There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables.

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


Camping at Santa Pod is included with all multi day tickets, view full Camping Info here. Santa Pod has also partnered with Camplify offer Caravan & RV hire.

Camplify - Caravans & RVs
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.

Flame & Thunder 2018 Tickets

Sat 27th October 2018 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Adv Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Saturday (Flame & Thunder) £25 £35 Sat 8am £4(adv) / £7(std)
Weekend £35 £40 Fri 2pm per day

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


Additional Information

Weekend Tickets 
Make a weekend of it with evening entertainment in Fuelers bar on Friday and Saturday, then stay on for Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) on Sunday, where the famous quarter mile is open to the public. Details at, please note the track is not open for RWYB on Saturday.

Enjoy The Evening 
Avoid the traffic queues that form immediately after the fireworks display and stay to enjoy the extended activities on and off the track, including the Monster Trucks, Fun Fair rides and a Live Band in the bar.

Fireworks Frenzy
At Santa Pod we pride ourselves on delivering exciting events which are good value for money and our local visitors are especially important to us. To that end, Fireworks Frenzy will take place on Saturday 3rd November. This event will cater primarily for our local residents and those just wanting to come for the evening. We’ll present an exciting show of stunts and displays in the Live Action Arena, a large bonfire and a huge fireworks display. Details on the Fireworks Frenzy page.

The advertised attractions may be subject to change. The organiser deems the right to alter these attractions without further notifications.

Flame & Thunder Videos & Galleries

Flame & Thunder 2018 Preview, Timetable
Flame & Thunder 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery


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