Home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, the fastest & loudest motorsport on Earth!
Santa Pod hosts over 50 events including: National drag race meetings, modified car shows, VW Beetle & Camper festivals, Japanese performance car events, retro & classic car events, Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days.
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, Jet Cars, Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks, Drifting, Stunt Displays and much more.
Santa Pod Raceway Promo - 50th Anniversary Year
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.
Retro ShowSunday 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 www.RetroShow.co.uk
JapshowSunday 10th July 2016
The first major event for Japanese car fans with Jap only RWYB, FWD and Jap Drag Series, club displays, Show & Shine, live music and more.Full details at www.JapShow.com
Drgastalgia15th to 17th July 2016
Aweekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era with Jet Car, live music, swap meet, Show & Shine (with the NSRA), Cacklefest, Fire burnouts and more.View full Dragstalgia details here.
View photos of the Championship Racers and RWYBers that have provisionally said they will be attending Dragstalgia on the Photo Entry List page.
Bug Jam Fri 22nd to Sun 24th July 2016
The original and best VW festival celebrates its 30th anniversary featuring VW Drag Racing, VW only RWYB, huge music line up across 5 arenas, comedy, Show & Shine, Funfair, massive trade village and more. Full details at www.BugJam.com
23RD MOPAR Euro Nationals Fri 29th to Sun 31st July 2016
The Ultimate American Muscle Car show with RWYB, burnout competition, huge show & shine, muscle car cruise, MSA Pro Modified and live music.Mopar details here.
Ultimate Street Car Fri 5th to Sun 7th August 2016
The largest, loudest, hottest and fastest car festival in Europe featuring FWD and Jap Drag Series with open RWYB, Show & Shine, club camping, live stage top flight evening entertainment plus daytime stage, stunt displays, huge trade village and more. Full details at www.ultimatestreetcar.com
FIA/FIM European Finals 8th to 11th September 2016
Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes. See the famous Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more.View full Euro Finals details here.
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 www.RWYB.com.
Drift What Ya Brung Throughout the year
At Drift What Ya Brung days you can come along and learn or practice drifting in safe and legal conditions on some of the Pods 30 acres of open tarmac. There are beginners, intermediate and advanced tracks open at the same time each DWYB day. Full details at www.DWYB.com.
Watch Drag Racing Online
One of the latest videos on SantaPodTV is the Main Event 2016 Full TV Show for pro car classes. 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 www.santapodshop.com.
2016 Santa Pod Calendar
View the Full 2016 Santa Pod Calendar of events on the Calendar page.
Add the Santa Pod calendar to your Google / iCloud Calendars here.
If you're a 'Pod regular you can print off a handy A4 2016 Events Calendar by clicking this link SantaPod2016.pdf.
Recent Event Reports & Galleries
Visit the links below for recent event reports and photo galleries.