Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder 2018

Saturday 27th October 2018

Stunts & Drag Racing Family Firework Spectacular

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.

TICKETS: Adult Day Tickets from £25 - Kids Under 16 FREE* Buy Tickets

Flame & Thunder 2017 Photos
View photos from Flame & Thunder 2017 on the Facebook Gallery.

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What's on - TRACK ACTION:

Top FuelTop 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. FIA Championship racer Liam Jones will be behind the wheel.

Drag DemosDrag Demos
There will be Drag displays running throughout the day featuring cars and bikes from a variety of national Drag Racing classes.

Fireforce 3Fireforce 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!

Fireforce 5Fireforce 5
Martin Hill's Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile.

Split SecondFirestorm
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.

Split SecondSplit Second
The Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be hurtling down the strip.

Jet BusOklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus
This 1958 VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma. Over the last 4 years the truck has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration and has been re-engineered to introduce modern components. The Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine is 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.

Jet School BusJet School Bus
Gerd Habermann will also be bringing his Jet School Bus
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(All Days)

Terry GrantTerry Grant
Multiple world record breaking stunt driver Terry Grant will be performing precision stunts in a range of cars
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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.

What's On - LIVE STAGE / FREE MUSIC*

Live BandLive Band
There will be a live band in Fuelers Bar from 8pm till late on Saturday night. There will also be a Disco on Friday evening for weekend ticket holders.

What's On - OFF TRACK

Fireworks DisplayFireworks 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 RidesFun Fair Rides
There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides.

Monster TrucksMonster Trucks
The car crushing Monster Trucks
Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be attempting to out jump each other.

Team Maximum LockTeam Maximum Lock
All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show.

Drift RidesDrift Rides
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.

BonfireBonfire
It wouldn't be Flame & Thunder without a Bonfire. Guaranteed to warm you up.

Show Car DisplayShow Car Display
A static display filled with nothing but the finest Show Cars, featuring Hot Rods and VWs through to Supercars and Big Rigs.

Truck DisplaysTruck Displays
American big rigs, the giants of the interstate higways will be on display.

BMX StuntsBMX Stunts
Mobile Bike Events are Europe’s leading BMX stunt team. With a selection of World Champions and British Champions performing you’re guaranteed a jaw dropping stunt bonanza!

Peugeot Jet CarPeugeot Jet 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.

EnginesHistoric Aero Engines
Historic Aero Engines will demonstrate their iconic engines which saw wartime service, a Rolls-Royce Merlin MkXX and a Bristol Hercules Mk216.

BonfirePit Party
Before the action begins get up close to Podzilla and the other Live Action Arena acts, take photos and meet the drivers.

TradersTraders
There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables.

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

What's On - Kids Entertainment

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, a wandering Nitro the Dragon and a Kids Craft Area.

Mini Monster TrucksMini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are Mini Monster truck rides for kids where you get to drive a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.

Action WheelsAction Wheels
A safe, friendly and exciting “Have-A-Go” two wheeled feature aimed at children aged 2 and upwards and of all abilities on two wheels. A child friendly Adventure Zone which includes balance beams, sea saws and rumble strips is created for the children to navigate their way around. Action Wheels supply a selection of bikes and safety gear that’s free to use for all ages and abilities.

Flame & Thunder 2018 Tickets

Sat 27th October 2018 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Early Bird Adv Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Saturday (Flame & Thunder) £20 £25 £35 Sat 8am £4(adv) / £7(std)
Weekend £28 £35 £40 Fri 2pm per day

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

Ticketmaster


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.

Additional Information

Weekend Tickets 
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.

Fireworks Frenzy
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 3rd 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.

Attractions
The advertised attractions may be subject to change. The organiser deems the right to alter these attractions without further notifications.

Flame & Thunder Videos & Galleries

Flame & Thunder 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Flame & Thunder 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery

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