Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles and experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel dragster along with cars and bikes from various classes of Drag Racing. Watch stunt displays including Monster Trucks, Drifting and Stunt Riders. The climax of the day will be a firework display and bonfire.
FREE ENTRY FOR KIDS! (Under 16s, max 3 per adult)
Flame & Thunder 2016 Highlights Video:
What's on at Flame & Thunder:
Top Fuel Dragster
Your last chance to see a nitro burning machines this season and experience the explosive power of what top level Drag Racing has to offer.
There will be Drag displays running throughout the day featuring cars and bikes from a variety of national Drag Racing classes.
The Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be hurtling down the strip.
Fireforce 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 in excess of 300mph!
Martin Hill's Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile.
Firestorm Roger Goring's state of the art Ford Mustang bodied Jet car is one of only 3 centre drive Jet Funny Cars in the world and the only one outside of the USA.
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.
Oklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus
This 1958 VW pick up has a Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine from a fighter jet with an afterburner added to produce a maximum power output of 5000 lbs of thrust which can be roughly translated to 5000 BHP.
Mini Jet Car ‘Reign of Fire’ is a GBC Mini Pro Funny Car and is powered by a Rolls Royce Gnome jet engine. Piloted by Lee Dennick, this mini jet car will be doing exhibition runs on the track
Live Stage / Free Music*
There will be a live band "Donut" playing rock covers in Fuelers Bar from 8pm till late on Saturday night. There will also be a Disco on Friday evening for weekend ticket holders.
The Force Academy will be performing a Star Wars themed stage show on the Live Stage. They will also be teaching ‘Jedi training’ with the kids as well as a meet and greet.
Fireworks Display As always the climax to Flame & Thunder will be a spectacular firework displays that will begin as the Fireforce Jet Car crosses the finish line.
Fun Fair Rides
There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides.
Monster Trucks The car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be attempting to out jump each other.
There will be BMX displays from the Savage Skills pro riders.
Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show.
Lee Bowers Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts.
Jet Peugeot Car
Herve Franquin's will be bringing his Peugeot 205 Jet Car all the way from France to warm up the crowds at the Live Action Arena.
Some of the country's top drifters will be giving people the opportunity to experience the sideways driving, tyre smoking art of drifting with Drift Rides available.
Bonfire It wouldn't be Flame & Thunder without a Bonfire. Guaranteed to warm you up.
A selection of steam engines of all different shapes and sizes will be on display giving you working examples of how we used to use steam to carry out everyday tasks using some seemingly rather unorthodox techniques years ago!
Mini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are
adrenaline rushing Mini Monster truck rides for kids and young adults where you get to drive. Experience driving a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.
Monster Truck Rides
Rides in the back of the monster truck Red Dragon will be available throughout the day. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)
Before the action begins get up close to Podzilla and the other Live Action Arena acts, take photos and meet the drivers.
Show Car Display
A static display filled with nothing but the finest Show Cars, featuring Hot Rods and VWs through to Supercars and Big Rigs.
Drift Triking is a new, up and coming sport to the UK. They're a mixture between Go-Karts and Trikes with 50cc motors and speeds of up to 30mph. Are you ready for extreme sideways fun!
Traders To keep you going during all the incredible motorsport action there will be a wide range of caterers, bars and traders! Santa Pod Raceway has several large toilet blocks with disabled facilities.
Helicopter 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)
If the fabulous array of vehicles on show isn't enough to keep the kids happy there will also be children's entertainers, a wandering Nitro the Dragon and we will be making Halloween decorations in the Kids Craft Area from 10am – 5pm.
An interactive circus skills workshop for all the family. Learn how to juggle, use diablos and devil sticks, spin a rope or plate, walk on pedal-gos, cups and fun stilts or just come and play.
Kids Halloween Disco
For anyone under 12 years. With Halloween games and a disco, wear your scariest costumes and let the fun and frolics begin. 4.30 - 6.30pm in Fuelers Bar.
A go kart driving experience for young children aged between 3-11. Lots of fun in a safe environment. Kids will find them very easy to drive with light, accurate steering and smooth controls. Electric operated so noise free.
Minions Meet the Minions as they wander around site. See if you can spot Dave, Kevin and Stuart on your travels.
Make a weekend of it with evening entertainment in Fuelers bar on Friday and Saturday, then stay on for Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) on Sunday, where the famous quarter mile is open to the public. Details at www.RWYB.com, please note the track is not open for RWYB on Saturday.
Enjoy The Evening
Avoid the traffic queues that form immediately after the fireworks display and stay to enjoy the extended activities on and off the track, including the Monster Trucks, Fun Fair rides and a Live Band in the bar.
At Santa Pod we pride ourselves on delivering exciting events which are good value for money and our local visitors are especially important to us. To that end, Fireworks Frenzy will take place on Saturday 4th November. This event will cater primarily for our local residents and those just wanting to come for the evening. We’ll present an exciting show of stunts and displays in the Live Action Arena, a large bonfire and a huge fireworks display. Details on the Fireworks Frenzy page.
The advertised attractions may be subject to change. The organiser deems the right to alter these attractions without further notifications.
Flame & Thunder 2017 Tickets
We still have places available for VIP/Hospitality at Flame & Thunder. For just £99 + 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.
Flame & Thunder - Sat 28th October 2017 Kids Under 16 FREE*
To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.
Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (£6 recorded, no postage fee on "print at home tickets").
Maximum single online order of 9 admission tickets. To bulk book tickets for clubs or groups you will need to phone the Box Office to place your order.
Advanced ticket prices end on the Friday a week before the event weekend at 5pm. After this time only "print at home tickets" will be available at standard rate.
All tickets are non-refundable.
Ticket prices are per person.
* Three FREE kids per paying Adult, photo ID is required if kids look older than they are.
Day admission is 8am till racing finishes, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets. e.g. Sat/Sun ticket = camping Sat night.
Any ticket upgrades made on the day will be charged the difference to full gate price.