Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder 2019

Saturday 26th October 2019

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

Flame & Thunder 2018 Photos
View photos from Flame & Thunder 2018 on the Facebook Gallery.

Flame and Thunder
Flame and Thunder
Flame and Thunder
Flame and Thunder

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.

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.

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 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.

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.


SuperheroesSuperhero Dance Party
Join Spidey, Hulk and friends 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.

SuperheroesThe Greatest Showman
Enjoy all your favourite songs from the smash hit musical.

Live BandLive Band
A Live band 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.

Pure Genius (Saturday)
A top class party music cover band, playing Pop Music, Rock, Soul, Reggae and more.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

FMX riders from the UK's premier stunt tour, Extreme Bike Battle will be launching into the air at high speed, throwing down huge backflip variations over massive distance.

EX Bike Battle

Extreme Bike Battle riders propel themselves into the air where you will witness massive backflips and many other gravity defying big air tricks over this purpose built jump ramp.

EX Bike Battle

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.

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)

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

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

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.

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.

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+).

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.


On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway. View details on the Camping Page where you can also find a link to Santa Pod's partner American Motorhomes - Large High Spec Motorhomes Hire.


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 2019 Tickets

Sat 26th October 2019 - 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.


Flame & Thunder 2018 Ticket Credit Values
Due to Flame & Thunder being severely affected by adverse weather, a credit value has been awarded to Flame & Thunder tickets. Please see adverse weather ticket policy for details.

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 2nd November 2019. 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.


Euro Finals

Flame & Thunder Videos & Galleries

Flame & Thunder 2018 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
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


Please support our partners.