Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing

About Santa Pod Raceway UK - Drag Racing

Santa Pod Raceway in the UK is the home of European Drag Racing and host to the televised FIA / FIM European Drag Racing Championships. It's the fastest and loudest motorsport on earth with sensational race action from dragsters and doorslammers to beetles and bikes.

Santa Pod hosts over 50 events during the race season Jan-Nov, including: National drag race meetings, modified car shows (The Fast Show and USC), VW Beetle & Camper festivals (Bug Jam and Big Bang), Japanese performance car events (JapShows), retro & classic car events (Dragstalgia and Retro Show), Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) & Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days and more.

Enjoy VIP / corporate hospitality and fantastic family days out in the heart of England (on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire) and see Top Fuel Dragsters & Funny Cars, Jet Cars & Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks & Motocross, Drifting and more.

Santa Pod Raceway Promo - 50th Anniversary Year


2016 Santa Pod Calendar

View the Full 2016 Santa Pod Raceway Calendar of events on the Calendar page.

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If you're a 'Pod regular you can print off a handy A4 2016 Events Calendar by clicking this link SantaPod2016.pdf.



Coming Soon at Santa Pod Raceway

Here are a selection of some forthcoming events at Santa Pod Raceway, view the full calendar of events on the 2016 Calendar page.


Stuntfest - Saturday 20th February 2016

The perfect high octane half term entertainment for kids in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and the Midlands. With jaw-dropping stunts on two and four wheels, Podzilla the Monster Truck and an amazing game of car football Top Gear style! Full details at


Festival of Power

Festival of Power - Fri 25th to Sun 27th March 2016

An action packed Easter weekend for the whole family featuring Jet Car Shootout, Nitro Funny Car Series, Top Fuel Dragsters and the National Drag Racing Championships inc 200mph Pro Mods. Plus a full line-up of displays and attractions inc Monster Trucks, stunts, air displays, sideshows, traders and more. Details here


The Fast Show

The Fast Show - Sunday 10th April 2016

The season-opener for all performance and modified car enthusiasts with RWYB, FWD and Jap Drag Series, Show & Shine, stunt shows, traders, car clubs and “N2O” heated nightclub on Saturday night! Full details at


Big Bang

Big Bang - Fri 22nd to Sun 24th April 2016

This springtime VW festival features VW Drag Racing, invited race classes and VAG only RWYB with Live Action Arena, Live music, Show & Shine, traders and a chilled out family atmosphere with kids entertainment! Full details at


Main Event

Main Event - Fri 27th to Mon 30th May 2016

Santa Pod’s flagship Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams for the ultimate in high speed drag strip action. 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes plus Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more. Details here


Retro Show

Retro Show - Sunday 3rd July 2016

The multi-marque event for fans of retro vehicles on two and four wheels with pre 1990 RWYB, Show & Shine, car clubs and retro entertainment. New for 2016 incorporating TriumFest! Full details at


Public Track Days


Run What Ya Brung - Throughout the year

Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire offers the cheapest and most accessible public track time in the UK.  For just £10 admission and £25 to "sign on", you can take your car and motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Full details at


Watch Drag Racing Online

One of the latest videos on SantaPodTV is the full Car Classes TV Show from The European Finals 2015. View a full list of online TV Shows on the Santa Pod Raceway TV page.


Santa Pod Online Merchandise Shop

Looking for gift ideas? Visit the Santa Pod Online Merchandise Shop for clothing, DVDs, Books, Models & Collectables, Stickers and more. Visit the shop at

Merchandise Shop


Recent Event Reports & Galleries

Visit the links below for recent event reports and photo galleries.

Flame & Thunder 2015
JapShow Finale 2015
BMW Show 2015
National Finals 2015
FIA/FIM European Finals 2015
Junior Drag Day 2015


Ultimate Street Car 2015
Bug Jam 29
Dragstalgia 2015
Summer Nationals 2015
JapShow 2015
Retro Show 2015


FIA Main Event 2015
Big Bang 2015
Festival of Power 2015
The Fast Show 2015
Stunt Fest 2015


Essential Info

Please read the Essential Info page before visiting Santa Pod Raceway.

Essential Info

50th Anniversary


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