Santa Pod Raceway

FIA/FIM Main Event 2018

Fri 25th to Mon 28th May 2018

FIA European Drag Racing Championships Inc FIM Europe Drag Bikes

Round 1 of the FIA/FIM European Championships is one of Santa Pod's most prestigious Drag Race meetings. This hugely popular, televised extravaganza features over 200 teams and 17 classes of cars and bikes including the sports F1 class – 8000bhp Top Fuel Dragsters accelerating 0-100mph in less than 1 second, making this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing.

As well as the Drag Racing there's fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike, this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend. kids under 16 go free!

Main Event 2017 Highlights Video

Main Event Photo Gallery

View photos from the Main Event 2017 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

What's on - DRAG RACING:

Championships

Car Classes

  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • Funny Car
  • FIA Top Methanol
  • FIA Pro Stock Car
  • FIA / MSA Pro Modified Championship
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Super Street
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator
  • Comp Eliminator
  • Junior Dragster

Bike Classes

Bike Classes:

  • FIM Supertwin Bike
  • FIM Top Fuel Bike
  • FIM Pro Stock Bike
  • FIM European Super Street Bike Cup

FIA & FIM Classes Sat, Sun & Mon only

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes.

Pit AccessPit Access
Unlike other motorsport venues the public are able to walk around the pits and watch the crews work on their cars and bikes.
(All days)

Demonstrations, Stunts & Exhibition Vehicles

As well as the Drag Racing there's fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike - this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend. kids under 16 go free!

Monster TrucksMonster Trucks
The car crushing Monster Trucks
Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be attempting to out jump each other. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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! (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Team Maximum LockTeam Maximum Lock
All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Jason SmythJason Smyth (Saturday)
Ex world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth brings an awesome Quad and Motorcycle Stunt show
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(Sat only)

Broke FMXBroke FMX (Sunday)
Top Freestyle Motocross riders will be performing gravity defying tricks as they jump between ramps
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(Sun only)

Human CannonballHuman Cannonball (Monday)
Following the family tradition, originally from Chile and now living in the UK, Rodrigo has worked all of his life in circuses around the world with experience shooting out of a cannon over 3000 times. Rodrigo is the young new generation of human cannonballs with no limits!
(Mon only)

Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment

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.
(All days)

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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides
There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides. (All Days)

Fun Fair RidesEvening Entertainment
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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.

TradersTraders
There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables. (All Days)

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

Main Event 2018 Tickets

Fri 25th to Mon 28th May 2018 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Early Bird** Adv Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday £14.40 £18 £25 Fri 8am Free
Saturday £28 £35 £45 Sat 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Sunday £28 £35 £45 Sun 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Monday £28 £35 £45 Mon 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Sat/Sun £52 £65 £75 Sat 8am per day
Sun/Mon £52 £65 £75 Sun 8am per day
Sat/Sun/Mon £60 £75 £90 Sat 8am per day
All Four Days £68 £85 £100 Thu 2pm per day

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

Ticketmaster


Flame & ThunderVIP/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.

Main Event Photo Gallery

View photos from the Main Event 2017 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

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Main Event Videos & Galleries

The Main Event 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery

Drag Racing

View the full Results Data here and descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page.

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