Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder 2017

Saturday 28th October 2017

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 £20 - Kids Under 16 FREE* Buy Tickets

ENTRY LIST: See provisional list of who's running on track
TIMETABLE: See what's on when

Flame & Thunder 2016 Photos
View photos from Flame & Thunder 2016 on the Facebook Gallery.

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!

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.

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

The Jet BusOklahoma 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.

Reign of FireMini 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

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.


Force AcademyForce Academy
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.

Bloxed BeatsBloxed Beats
Bloxed Beats consists of three uniquely talented musicians, who perform a huge array of covers cleverly mixing in and out of tracks in a high octane performance using only 3 microphones! Renowned for their energetic/animated stage presence, combined with jaw dropping talent, Bloxed Beats deliver one of the most exciting, mind blowing live performances around, covering such tracks as Daft Punk's - 'Get Lucky' and Robin Thicke's - 'Blurred Lines' to beatbox perfection.

Princess Show TimePrincess Show Time
An original and magical live stage show for all the family. Sing along to all your favourite fairytale song classics as well as the latest chart toppers and be stunned at the spectacular costumes.

Sensation DancersSensation - Dancers
Heating things up, these fire breathing, angle grinding, stilt walking, booty shaking dancing girls will be taking to the Live Stage with their mesmerising performances.

ChaseLive Band - Chase
Young, sexy, and full of sass, Chase are the hottest band on the scene. This foursome will be performing everything from current chart toppers to classic pop bangers, you’ll find it irresistible not to roar along to their righteous renditions! With inspiration drawn from today’s pop icons, their shows will stop you in your tracks and force you to put those Saturday Night moves into play!

Live BandLive Band - Donut
There will be a live band "Donut" playing rock and pop covers 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.

Lee BowersLee Bowers
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts.

Aerobatics DisplayFireFlies Pyrotechnic Aerobatics Display Team
As darkness falls its eyes to the skies for FireFlies sensational twilight pyrotechnic aerobatics display.

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

Drift DisplayDrift Display Team
Team Maximum Lock from Malta will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving, drift show.

Savage SkillsSavage Skills
There will be BMX displays from the Savage Skills pro riders.

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.

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.

Rebelpro WrestlingRebelpro Wrestling
These larger than life characters, present an action packed, high flying show for all the family with singles matches, tag-team
action and over the top rope rumble matches. Cheer for the good guys, boo the bad guys!

Drift RidesSteam Engines:
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!

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

Terry GrantTerry Grant
Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed show featuring multiple cars including the famous Legend car.

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

Monster Truck Rides 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)

Drift TrikingDrift Triking
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!

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.

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.

Cricket SimulatorCricket Simulator
With a day full of fast cars, why not try hitting a fast cricket ball (up to 75mph). Batfast cricket simulators will be down from Loughborough to give you a chance to engage in the great game of cricket in ways you’ve never played the sport before.

Helicopter Pleasure FlightsHelicopter 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)

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.

Circus WhizCircus Whiz
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 DiscoKids Halloween Disco
For anyone under 12 years. With Halloween games and a disco, wear your scariest costumes and let the fun and frolics begin.

Mini Monster TrucksMini 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.

Meet the Minions as they wander around site.

Flame & Thunder 2017 Tickets

Sat 28th October 2017 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Adv Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Saturday (Flame & Thunder) £20 £25 Sat 8am £4(adv) / £7(std)
Weekend £30 £35 Fri 2pm per day

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


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.

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, 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 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 Videos & Galleries

View photos from Flame & Thunder 2016 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

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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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