The Doorslammers

Fri 17th to Sun 19th May 2024

Big Money, Street Style Race!

Doorslammers which ran in the 1970’s and 1980’s is back at Santa Pod in a bigger and better format, along with a huge prize fund. The Doorslammers has seven heads-up classes along with one huge Bracket class. The prize money up for grabs will be £100,000!

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Racer Entries - Doorslammers Entry List


The Classes
Pro Doorslammers
VP Racing Fuels Pro Doorslammer

Entry Fee £500 - Prize Pot £20k, Winner £10k

Pro Street
Pro Street

Entry Fee £275 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only. This also applies to all cars that are normally exempt under DVLA rules.
  • Chassis mods allowed
  • No Wheelie bars
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • Open Headers permitted
  • Open to RWD or 4WD
True Street
True Street

Entry Fee £275 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only. This also applies to all cars that are normally exempt under DVLA rules.
  • No Wheelie bars
  • No chassis mods allowed (Must retain original floor pan, firewall and chassis)
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • No open headers permitted
  • Any E-marked tyre permitted
  • Following DOT tyres permitted only:
    • Hoosier - Quick Time (Full Tread Pattern)
    • Mickey Thompson – Sportsman, Sportsman Pro, ET Street Radial, ET Street Radial S/S (NOTE: ET Street R is prohibited)
    • BFGoodrich - g-Force T/A Drag Radial
    • M&H - Drag Radial, Muscle Car DOT Drag Tyre
  • All other tyres prohibited
  • Open to RWD or 4WD
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Entry Fee £275 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Front Wheel Drive cars only

FWD safety rules have been brought into line with Sports Compact.

  • All cars must have two operating doors and retain full-bodied appearance inc both bumpers and bonnet. No Dragsters, Altereds, Brogies or Funny Car-bodied cars will be allowed.
  • Arm restraints are mandatory for all open top and windowless vehicles.
  • A safety helmet that is fit for purpose, a suitable fire suit and suitable footwear are compulsory for ALL competitors. A neck brace or Hans Device is compulsory. Suitable gloves are highly recommended.
  • Parachutes are compulsory for all vehicles exceeding 150mph+.
  • Minimum 4-point harness compulsory. A 5-point harness is highly recommended if possible for all vehicles exceeding 145mph+.
  • Roll cage compulsory (minimum roll bar). Exclusions apply for vehicles manufactured later than 2010, running slower than 10.00 only.
  • The Fuel system must be separated from the driver’s compartment (including lines).
4 Cylinder
Wössner 4 Cylinder

Entry Fee £275 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Up to Four cylinder
  • Rotary cars NOT permitted
  • Road Legal Electric cars permitted
  • Open to RWD or 4WD
  • Class sponsored by Wössner
6 Cylinder
6 Cylinder

Entry Fee £275 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Five & Six cylinder
  • Rotary cars permitted
  • Non-Road Legal Electric cars permitted
  • Open to RWD or 4WD
7.60 Heads Up
Jeff Bull Race Engines 7.60 Heads Up

Entry Fee £275 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Any engine and transmission combinations allowed.
  • Must have chassis tag 7.50 or quicker.
  • Pro 400 tree will be used.
  • In Qualifying running quicker than 7.60 will drop you to the bottom of the Qualifying Ladder.
  • Running quicker than 7.50 will be classed as a foul and won't be recognised.
  • Open to RWD or 4WD
  • Class sponsored by Jeff Bull Race Engines
Big Bracket
Williams Bros Big Bracket

Entry Fee £225 per day - Prize Pot £10k Per Day, Winners £5k

  • Each bracket race will take place over a single day
  • 6.99 to 11.99 dial in only
  • One Practice run and NO qualifying
  • Random pairings
  • All electronics allowed
  • Random first bulb Sportsman Tree
  • First round “buy back” £50 (If time allows. Payment must be made at Sign-on before buy back race)
  • Buy back racers vs buy back racer before entering second round eliminations
  • The Big Bracket class will be scheduled/time tabled runs only over both days
  • All run field
  • Open to RWD or 4WD
  • Class sponsored by Williams Bros

Rules

The organiser deems the right to add to or alter these rules prior to the event.

General Rules

  • Drivers must present their full valid recognised photo road driving licence or Motorsport UK/FIA licence in the Sign On Office before running on the track.
  • By entering the driver declares that their vehicle is safe and complies with the necessary rules and regulations.
  • The Race Director/Promoter retains the right to refuse track access to any vehicle they deem to be unsuitable, entry will not be refunded.
  • Open Qualifying; Unlimited qualifying runs available for all heads-up classes on Friday Evening and all day Saturday. Run at any time.
  • Qualified cars in each heads-up class will advance to Sundays’ eliminations. All pairings and lanes will be drawn at random for each elimination round.
  • All normal Motorsport UK/FIA general racing rules will apply such as blue line, first or worst, red lights, boundary infringements and staging rules etc.
  • 30 seconds starting rule from staging lanes applies. The Starters decision is final.
  • The race director’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
  • All prize fund pay-outs are subject to a minimum entry count or on a downward sliding scale thereafter. Please see prize fund chart for details.
  • Classes must have a minimum entry field to activate the full prize fund structure.
  • In heads up classes 3 to 4 qualifiers will compete in 4 car eliminations, 5 to 12 in 8 car eliminations, 13 + cars in 16 car eliminations, 32 or 64 car eliminations will be run at the promoters discretion.
  • The big bracket class is an all run field.

Car Rules

  • Individual class rules take precedent over general Car Rules.
  • The Doorslammers event is reserved for full bodied left or right-hand drive cars.
  • Seat belts are mandatory.
  • Arm restraints are mandatory for all open top and windowless vehicles.
  • A safety helmet that is fit for purpose and a suitable fire suit are compulsory for ALL competitors.
  • The driver must declare that their vehicle is safe and complies with the necessary rules and regulations.
  •  All vehicles taking part must be fit for purpose.
  • Roll cages are strongly recommended for all vehicles running quicker than 12 seconds over a quarter mile.
  • An SFI spec neck brace is recommended for ALL competitors using a helmet and compulsory for anyone travelling 130mph and faster.
  • It is recommended that there is a secondary braking system for all vehicles travelling faster than 150mph, this can be a parachute or mechanical braking system in addition to a hydraulic system.
  • A minimum of a 4-point harness is compulsory for all vehicles capable of 145mph+. A 5-point harness is highly recommended if possible.
  • A HANS device is strongly advised for vehicles travelling 170mph and faster.
  • It is highly recommended that all fuel systems and tanks are separated from the driver. There should be at least a bulkhead between the driver and the fuel lines and tank.
  • Please note that if you and your vehicle have taken part in Motorsport UK / FIA competition, the safety rules and equipment required at the Doorslammers is the same as any Motorsport UK / FIA race event.
  • All cars must have slammable doors!
  • No Jets.
Please email doorslammers@santapod.com if you have any questions or enquiries regarding Doorslammers rules.
Entry Fees & Prize Funds

Entry Fees

Class Entry Fee Ticket Allocation Prize Fund
Pro Doorslammer £500 10 £20k
Pro Street £275 4 £10k
True Street £275 4 £10k
Front Wheel Drive £275 4 £10k
4 Cylinder £275 4 £10k
6 Cylinder £275 4 £10k
7.60 Heads Up £275 4 £10k
Big Bracket £225 per day 4 for single day, 6 for weekend* £10k per day

Entry Fee includes 16amp single phase power (3 phase power on request, extra £120). *2 x single day entries will only get 6 tickets”.

Prize Funds

Class Winner Runner up Losing
Semi finalists x 2
Losing
Quarter finalists x 4
Entries Needed
Pro Doorslammer £10k £4k £2k £500 16
Pro Street £5k £2k £1k £250 16
True Street £5k £2k £1k £250 16
Front Wheel Drive £5k £2k £1k £250 32
4 Cylinder £5k £2k £1k £250 32
6 Cylinder £5k £2k £1k £250 16
7.60 Heads Up £5k £2k £1k £250 16
Big Bracket (per day) £5k £2k £1k £250 25

NOTE: Full Prize money only paid out if expected class sizes are achieved.

Webster Race Engineering Bounty Hunter

At the conclusion of qualifying on Saturday, a £50 bounty will placed on the top qualifier in each of the Heads Up classes. This will grow for each round the top qualifier wins until they are knocked out (e.g. if the top qualifier gets knocked out in the third round, the person that knocked them out wins £150). If the top qualifier ends up winning their class, they collect the bounty prize money.

Race Entries

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Doorslammers entries can be purchased online at racers.santapodtickets.com.

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Electric Hook-ups!

Something that will make the life of any good “caravanner” or “motorhomer” that bit easier is electric hook-up for the duration of your stay. It’ll allow you to keep the beers and barbecue food chilled without the hassle of lugging around the old generator keeping it fueled up for the weekend! Full details on the Camping page.

Ticket Type Price Bands
Adult Saturday
Gates open Sat 8am
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Early £31 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £40 (inc £3 booking fee)
Adult Sunday
Gates open Sun 8am
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Early £31 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £40 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Single Day (5-15)
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All Price Bands £6 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Single Day (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 3rd May.
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Adult Weekend
Gates open Fri 8am
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Early £74 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £89 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Weekend (5-15)
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All Price Bands £16 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Weekend (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 3rd May.
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Grandstand All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 3rd May.
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Electric Hook-up*
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All Price Bands £105
  • *You’ll be allocated a 9 x 9m camping pitch where the power supply will be live from gate opening until racing finishes on the last day of the event.

Staycation Ticket - Also attending The FIA Main Event? Stay on site with our 4-night ‘Staycation’ ticket for £63 (inc £3 booking fee). Available from the Box Office only, please call 01234 782828. You must have purchased Doorslammer / VW Breakout and Main Event Weekend tickets to buy a Staycation Ticket (20th to 23rd May).

 

Doorslammers Merchandise

View the full range of Doorslammers merchandise at santapodshop.com

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Doorslammers Photos & Videos

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