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.
Season’s Greetings from the Santa Pod Raceway Team!
Thank You for making Santa Pod Raceway’s Golden Anniversary Year, such a fantastic year!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and we look forward to welcoming you back to the track in 2017!
All UK merchandise orders need to be received by Wednesday 14th December to guarantee arrival before Xmas and Box Office ticket orders must have been placed by Tuesday 20th December.
Junior Dragster Hire and 2 Seater Ride Bookings must be made by Monday 12th December.
There will be reduced Box Office Opening Hours over the Xmas period, full details here.
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.
The full 2017 Santa Pod Calendar of events is now online on the 2017 Calendar page.
Add the Santa Pod calendar to your Google / iCloud Calendars here.
Stunt Fest Saturday 18th February 2017
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! View full details at www.Stuntfest.co.uk.
The Fast Show Sunday 2nd April 2017
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! View full details at www.thefastshow.com.
Festival of Power Friday 14th to Sunday 16th April 2017
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. View full details here.
Big Bang Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017
This springtime VW festival features VW Drag Racing, invited race classes and VAG only RWYB with Live Action Arena, free live music*, Show & Shine, traders and a chilled out family atmosphere with kids entertainment!. View full details at www.Big-Bang.co.uk.
The Main Event 26th to 29th May 2017
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. View full details here.
Retro Show Sunday 18th June 2017
The multi-marque event for fans of retro vehicles on two and four wheels with pre 1995 RWYB, Show & Shine, car clubs and retro entertainment, incorporating Triumfest! View full details at www.RetroShow.co.uk.
Dragstalgia Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July 2017
A weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era with Jet Car, free live music*, swap meet, Show & Shine (with the NSRA), Cracklefest, fire burnouts and more.
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.
Santa Pod Raceway Promo - 50th Anniversary Year
FIM and Trakbak Racing to launch World Drag Bike Series
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has signed a Promoter Agreement with the UK-based company Trakbak Racing Limited ahead of the launch of a new FIM World Series in the spectacular sport of Drag Bike Racing under the aegis of the FIM Circuit Racing Commission.Read the full News item here
Virtual Tour of Santa Pod Raceway
Never been to Santa Pod Raceway before? Then take a virtual tour with Google Street View. You can start at the Main Gate and make your way round site or go straight to the Startline and head down the 1/4 mile strip.
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.
Recent Event Reports & Galleries
Visit the links below for recent event reports and photo galleries.