Santa Pod Raceway

FIA/FIM Main Event 2019

Fri 24th to Mon 27th May 2019

FIA European Drag Racing Championships Inc FIM Europe Drag Bikes

Round 1 of the FIA/FIM European Championships is one of Santa Pod's most prestigious Drag Race meetings. This hugely popular, televised extravaganza features over 200 teams and 17 classes of cars and bikes including the sports F1 class – 8000bhp Top Fuel Dragsters accelerating 0-100mph in less than 1 second, making this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing.

As well as the Drag Racing there's fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike, this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend.

TICKETS: Adult Day Tickets from £35 - Kids Under 16 FREE* Buy Tickets

What's on - DRAG RACING:

Drag Racing

Car Classes

  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • Funny Car Series
  • FIA Top Methanol
  • FIA Pro Stock Car
  • FIA / Motorsport UK Pro Modified Championship
  • Comp Eliminator
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Junior Dragster
  • Street Eliminator

Bike Classes

Bike Classes:

  • FIM Top Fuel Bike
  • FIM Supertwin Bike
  • FIM Pro Stock Bike
  • FIM Super Street Bike Cup
  • FIM Junior Drag Bike

FIA & FIM Classes Sat, Sun & Mon only

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes.

Top DoorslammersTop Doorslammers
The cream of Swedish Top Doorslammers will be competing in an invitaional exhibition race. These cars normally run over 1/8th mile but will be competing over the full 1/4 at Main Event on an 8 car ladder. (All days)

Pit AccessPit Access
Unlike other motorsport venues the public are able to walk around the pits and watch the crews work on their cars and bikes.
(All days)

Happy’s Circus is a professional all human (no animals) show presenting fabulous family entertainment, performed in a contemporary style which appeals to both adults and children.

Come and enjoy the intimate world of renowned clown Pip Randelle. Audiences will be delighted with his unique comedy and audience participation, interspersed with amazing international Artists. Join him as he introduces Acrobats, Aerialists and other Speciality Acts including Chinese Pole, Adagio, Giant Cube Manipulation and Corde Lisse sharing a truly memorable festival experience. Recommended Family Fun, enchanting everyone aged 3 to 103!

Happy’s Circus is presented in a colourful, 600 seat all-weather Big Top. There are four shows on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2 A shows & 2 B shows each day, the A and B shows feature different acts. (four shows on Sat, Sun & Mon)



Demonstrations, Stunts & Exhibition Vehicles

As well as the Drag Racing there's fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike - this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend. kids under 16 go free!

Monster TruckMonster Truck - Podzilla
This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson will be crushing everything in its path.
(Sat, Sun & Mon)

Swamp ThingMonster Truck - Swamp Thing
Joining Podzilla to wreak havoc in the arena is the mighty Swamp Thing driven by Tony Dixon.
(Sat, Sun & Mon)

Jet CarFireforce 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 of 270mph! (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Jet DragsterSplit Second
The Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be hurtling down the strip. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Team Maximum LockTeam Maximum Lock
All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Jason SmythJason Smyth
Ex world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth brings an awesome Quad and Motorcycle Stunt show
(Sat, Sun & Mon)

Human CannonballHuman Cannonball (Saturday)
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!
(Sat only)

Wheelie Fire TruckBackdraft Wheelie Fire Truck (Sunday)
A massive 20 ton Fire Engine that thinks it's a wheelie bike! Steve performs the seemingly impossible by steering, stopping and pirouetting the truck on the two rear wheels only. Adding to the spectacular display is a custom-built vertical exhaust system launching 3 metre flames and fireballs.
(Sun only)

Car FootballCar Football (Monday)

Watch as the mayhem unfolds with live car football, two teams of three cars each and a great big ball. (Mon only)

Tita The RobotTitan The Robot
Titan the Robot is the ultimate family-entertainment show. Titan’s comedic antics are adored by children and adults alike.
(Sat, Sun & Mon)

EnginesHistoric Aero Engines
Historic Aero Engines will demonstrate their iconic engines which saw wartime service, Rolls-Royce Merlins. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment

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.
(All days)

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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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

Evening EntertainmentEvening Entertainment
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

Banned (Friday)Banned
A rock, blues & pop covers trio that are continually building on a growing reputation for great music with an easy going nature.

Boxeddy (Saturday)Boxeddy
A four piece covers band formed in 1999, the band play indie, rock and pop classics.

No Such Thing (Sunday)Boxeddy
American country music with a twist .. UK duck dancing punktry band.

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 and a Kids Craft Area. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

There will be extra fun for youngsters with inflatables and a climbing wall. (All Days)

Event Facilities:

There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables. (All Days)

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


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

VIP Hospitality

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.

Main Event 2019 Tickets

Fri 24th to Mon 27th May 2019 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday £18 £25 Fri 8am Free
Saturday £35 £45 Sat 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Sunday £35 £45 Sun 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Monday £35 £45 Mon 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Sat/Sun £65 £75 Sat 8am per day
Sun/Mon £65 £75 Sun 8am per day
Sat/Sun/Mon £75 £90 Sat 8am per day
All Four Days £85 £100 Thu 2pm per day

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


Festival of Power

European Finals

Main Event Photo Gallery
View photos from the Main Event 2018 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

Main Event
Main Event
Main Event
Main Event

Main Event Menu

The Main Event 2019 Preview
The Main Event 2018 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery, Report, Photo Entry List, Livestream Playlist
The Main Event 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery

Drag Racing

View the full Results Data here and descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page.


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