Santa Pod Raceway

NSRA Hot Rod Drags

Fri 13th to Sun 15th September 2019

Now celebrating the 31st annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. It’s a hot rod show at the race track! The usual, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ formula with Pre ’73 RWYB, invited race classes, Wild Bunch, fireworks, live music and much more. See you at the track.

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

What's on:

Drag Racing

Nostalgia Drag Racing
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Ford Pops and Anglias.
  • Gasser Circus
    High riding gassers.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.

Additional trophies for the quickest ET & Quickest Flathead.

Entry Form: Racer Entry Form here

Run What Ya Brung

Run What Ya Brung
Take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Open to pre-1973’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars (sorry, no rear engined cars or bikes).

Please note that at this event, helmets are compulsory for all participants. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Full RWYB details at Unlimited runs for £25 per day Sign-on, Fri, Sat & Sun.

Live Music
As well as all the track action there will also be Live Bands on Friday and Saturday nights in Fuelers Bar.


Live Band - Eastwood (Friday Night)
A contemporary good time covers band playing a variety of music from the sixties through to today.

Straight Aces

Live Band - Straight Aces (Saturday Night)
Straight aces are a fast paced rockabilly band covering a mixture of original and authentic tracks and a blend of neo and also some self penned numbers.

Show & Shine

Dirty Dozen
These are trophies awarded by the NSRA committee. The cars don’t have to be the shiniest or prettiest, they certainly don’t have to be the quickest but they are judged to have been representative of the ‘Spirit of the Event’. The only criteria is that they must have been put through their paces on the quarter mile at some point over the weekend.

Show & Shine

Show Car Parking
There are no trophies or judging but if you want to park your car up for like minded people to admire then head on over to the Show Car Parking area.


There will be a cracklefest with cars lining up and all firing up together.

Trade Village

Nostalgia Trade Village
There will be a wide range of traders. (All Days)

Fireforce 3

Fireforce 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 300mph!

Fireworks Display

Fireworks Display
There will be a spectacular firework display on Saturday evening.

Rushden Lakes

Shop, Eat and Explore at Rushden Lakes
As part of your Nostalgia weekend we’re pleased to be offering a courtesy bus to and from Rushden Lakes on Saturday for those who’d like to visit for a few hours. The bus will be running from the NSRA information tent on the hour from 10am-4pm. Return journeys will be from the drop off point at half past the hour from 10.30am-4.30pm. Please see for details on the lakes. (Sat)


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.

Bars & Caterers

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

2018 Gallery

View photos from the Hot Rod Drags on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

Main Event
Main Event
Main Event
Main Event

Hot Rod Drags 2019 Tickets

Fri 13th to Sun 15th September 2019 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A FREE
Saturday £16 £20 Sat 8am FREE
Sunday £16 £20 Sun 8am FREE
Thursday Arrival Pass £5 N/A Thu 12 to 7pm N/A
Sat / Sun £25 £30 Sat 8am per day
Fri / Sat / Sun £30 £35 Fri 8am per day

NSRA Members get £5 off standard priced Weekend Tickets (max 2 per member) on the gate on production of their membership card.

Buy Tickets Online or phone the Box Office on 01234 782828

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