Santa Pod Raceway

Welcome to Santa Pod Raceway

Home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, the fastest & loudest motorsport on Earth!

Santa Pod hosts 80 events annually including: Drag Racing, Modified Car Shows, VW Beetle & Campervan Festivals, Japanese Performance Car Shows, Retro & Classic Car Shows, Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days.

Enjoy VIP / Corporate Hospitality and fantastic family days out in the heart of England (on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire) and see Top Fuel Dragsters, Jet Cars, Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks, Drifting, Stunt Displays and much more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

At Santa Pod Raceway the safety and welfare of racegoers and participants is paramount.

Please view the latest information regarding how the situation is affecting events at Santa Pod Raceway on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page, including a statement from Santa Pod Raceway CEO Keith Bartlett.

Coming Soon at Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show

The Ford Show 'Lite' Sun 9 August 2020
Day Tickets from £14 - Kids under 13 FREE*
The blue oval takes over Santa Pod for Fords of all types, new and old alike. With RWYB, Ford Drag Demos, Ford parking! Full details at


JapShow 'Lite' Sun 16 August 2020
Day Tickets from £14 - Kids under 13 FREE*
The event for Japanese car fans with Japanese only RWYB, Show & Shine, Japanese parking. Full details at

Greenlight Nationals

STP Green Light Nationals 22-23 Aug 2020
Day Tickets from £14 - Kids under 16 FREE*
National Drag Racing Championship event in the peak of the British Summer, with  a huge variety of race cars and bikes that will keep the track action packed all day long. Event Details.

The Fast Show Lite

The Fast Show 'Lite' Sun 30 Aug 2020
Day Tickets from £20 - Kids under 13 FREE*
A scaled back version of the best performance and modified car show in the UK. Featuring RWYB, Show & Shine, Pitside Parking, Trade Village, Bar, Saturday Night Special and Weekend Camping! Details at

VW Breakout

VW Breakout 4-6 Sep 2020
Day Tickets from £20 - Kids under 16 FREE*
A three-day relaxed weekend with all the elements of the shows we all know and love – but scaled down! VW Drag Racing and RWYB, alongside Show & Shine, Traders, Fun Fair and Bar meaning you can enjoy the last of those Summer evenings camping with friends! Event Details.

Not The Euro Finals

Not The European Finals 11-13 Sep 2020
Day Tickets from £TBC- Kids under 16 FREE*
A replacement event for the Euro Finals that will still feature Nitro-burning Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro & Nostalgia Funny Cars, Pro Modified cars from the UK and Europe plus Jet cars and fields of all the usual classes. The numbers of cars may be reduced from normal but there will be plenty of cars on show.
Details coming soon

Events at Santa Pod Raceway

Below are more events at Santa Pod Raceway, view the full calendar of events on the Calendar page. Alternatively add the Santa Pod calendar to your Google / iCloud Calendars or print off a handy A4 2020 Events Calendar.

Das Auto Show
Monster Truck Nationals
Junior Drag Day
VW Action
Euro Finals
Hot Rod Drags
National Finals
JapShow Finale
GTI Festival
Flame & Thunder
Fireworks Frenzy

Also at Santa Pod Raceway

Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days enable people to try Drag Racing and Drifting in their own cars.


Run What Ya Brung 
Throughout the year - Kids under 16 FREE*
Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire offers the cheapest and most accessible public track time in the UK.  For just £10 admission and £25 to "sign on", you can take your car and motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Full details at


Drift What Ya Brung
Throughout the year - Kids under 16 FREE*
At Drift What Ya Brung days you can come along and learn or practice drifting in safe and legal conditions on some of the Pods 30 acres of open tarmac. There are beginners, intermediate and advanced tracks open at the same time each DWYB day. Full details at


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Santa Pod TV

Watch the latest videos from Santa Pod Raceway on SantaPodTV. Event Livestreams, FIA Championship Rounds, MSA Pro Mod WebTV Shows and Event Highlights can all be found at SantaPod.TV.

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