Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing
Next European Drag Racing at Santa Pod Raceway
Main Event

Main Event Fri 27th to Mon 30th May 2016

Santa Pod’s flagship Drag Racing event featuring over 240 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 Main Event details here.

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Live Web Broadcast
Watch the Live Web Broadcast from the Main Event with multi-camera coverage including qualifying sessions and eliminations from Sunday morning through to the Finals on Monday.

Main Event Entry List
There is an awsome entry of FIA & FIM cars and bikes at this year's Main Event. View photos of all the drivers and riders that have entered on the 2016 Photo Entry List.

Jet Cars
8 FIA Top Fuel
Plenty of Nitro action including 3 Fuel Funny Cars. Plus 4 Top Methanol Dragsters.
22 FIA Pro Mods
Huge pro doorslammer entry including 6 FIA Pro Stock.
Monster Truck
50 FIM Drag Bikes
11 Top Fuel, 7 Supertwins, 12 Pro Stock and 20 Super Street bikes.

Off Track at Main Event
The action isn't confined to the track with The Red Arrows and Breitling Wingwalkers in the sky and a full Live Action Arena. Details here.
Jet Cars
Red Arrows!
The Red Arrows will be coming to Santa Pod on the Sunday with a full display.
Breitling Wingwalkers
Bringing the Golden Era of aviation back to life on Saturday.
Monster Truck
Live Action Arena
Monster Trucks, Stunt Biker and Drift display on each day.

Photo Gallery   View photos from the FIA/FIM Main Event 2016 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

Running order


The provisional running order for the 2016 FIA/FIM European Championship - 'Main Event' is now available on the Main Event 2016 Running Order page.

Welcome to Santa Pod Raceway

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.
BMW Show

BMW SHOW Sunday 19th June 2016

Featuring modern, classic and modified BMWs including the new Mini! BMW only RWYB with Show & Shine, clubs, off track entertainment, traders and more.Full details at

Summer Nationals

Summer Nationals 25th & 26th June 2016

National Drag Racing Championships headlined by MSA 200mph Pro Mods, Drag Bikes, Nostalgia classes and the Jet Car.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


Japshow Sunday 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


Drgastalgia 15th 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.

Bug Jam

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

Ultimate Street Car

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

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


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

Watch Drag Racing Online
One of the latest videos on SantaPodTV is the Festival of Power 2016 Highlights. View a full list of online TV Shows on the Santa Pod Raceway TV page.
Merchandise Shop

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

2016 Santa Pod Calendar

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

Calendar   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.

Big Bang 2016
The Fast Show 2016
Festival of Power 2016
Stunt Fest 2016
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
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Dragstalgia 2015
Summer Nationals 2015
JapShow 2015
Retro Show 2015
FIA Main Event 2015

Essential Info

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

Essential Info
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