Santa Pod Raceway

The VP Racing Fuels Doorslammers

Fri 3rd to Sun 5th September 2021

Big Money, Street Style Race!

Doorslammers which ran in the 1970’s and 1980’s is back at Santa Pod in a bigger and better format, along with a huge prize fund. The VP Racing Fuels Doorslammers has five heads-up classes along with one huge Bracket class. The prize money up for grabs will be £40k!

Tickets from £18, kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online

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The Classes:

Photo Entry List: View The current Doorslammers Entry List
Timetable: View The Doorslammers Running Order

Pro DoorslammersVP Racing Fuels Pro Doorslammer
Entry Fee £500 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • No limitations, Safety rules only
  • Class sponsored by VP Racing Fuels - The Official Fuel of Doorslammers!

Pro StreetFastR Street
Entry Fee £250- Prize Pot £5k, Winner £2.5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only
  • Chassis mods allowed
  • No Wheelie bars
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • Open Headers permitted
  • Class sponsored by FastR

FWDFront Wheel Drive
Entry Fee £200 - Prize Pot £5.5k, Winner £2.5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Front Wheel Drive cars only

A-plan Insurance 4 CylinderA-plan Insurance 4 Cylinder
Entry Fee £200 - Prize Pot £5.5k, Winner £2.5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Up to Four cylinder
  • Rotary cars NOT permitted
  • Road Legal Electric cars permitted
  • Class sponsored by A-plan Insurance

6 Cylinder6 Cylinder
Entry Fee £200 - Prize Pot £3k, Winner £1,750

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Five & Six cylinder
  • Rotary cars permitted
  • Non-Road Legal Electric cars permitted

Big BracketWilliams Bros Big Bracket x 2
Entry Fee £200 - Prize Pot £5.5k Per Day, Winners £2.5k

  • Each bracket race will take place over a single day
  • 6.99 to 11.99 dial in only
  • One Practice run and NO qualifying
  • Random pairings
  • Ladders produced for the last 8 cars
  • All electronics allowed
  • Random first bulb Sportsman Tree
  • First round “buy back” £50 (If time allows. Payment must be made at Sign-on before buy back race)
  • Buy back racers vs buy back racer before entering second round eliminations
  • The Big Bracket class will be scheduled/time tabled runs only over both days
  • All run field
  • Class sponsored by Williams Bros


The organiser deems the right to add to or alter these rules prior to the event.

General Rules

  • A full valid recognised road driving licence or MSA/FIA licence is required to sign-on. 
  • A declaration form must be signed by the driver before running on the track.
  • The Race Director/Promoter retains the right to refuse track access to any vehicle they deem to be unsuitable, entry will not be refunded.
  • Open Qualifying; Unlimited qualifying runs available for all heads-up classes on Saturday. Run at any time. No mixed class qualifying, all heads up cars must run as a pair from the same class or solo.
  • Qualified cars in each heads-up class will advance to Sundays’ eliminations. All pairings and lanes will be drawn at random for each elimination round.
  • All normal MSA/FIA general racing rules will apply such as blue line (excludes Pro Doorslammer), first or worst, red lights, boundary infringements and staging rules etc.
  • 30 seconds starting rule from staging lanes applies. The Starters decision is final.
  • The race director’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
  • All prize fund pay-outs are subject to a minimum 16 entries or on a downward sliding scale thereafter. Please see prize fund chart for details.
  • The Big Bracket must have a minimum entry field of 25 cars per day to activate the 5.5k prize fund structure.
  • In heads up classes 3 to 4 qualifiers will compete in 4 car eliminations, 5 to 12 in 8 car eliminations, 13 + cars in 16 car eliminations, 32 car eliminations will be run at the promoters discretion.
  • The big bracket class is an all run field.

Car Rules

  • The Doorslammers event is reserved for full bodied left or right-hand drive cars.
  • Seat belts are mandatory.
  • Arm restraints are mandatory for all open top and windowless vehicles.
  • A safety helmet that is fit for purpose and a suitable fire suit are compulsory for ALL competitors.
  • The driver must declare that their vehicle is safe and complies with the necessary rules and regulations.
  •  All vehicles taking part must be fit for purpose.
  • Roll cages are strongly recommended for all vehicles running quicker than 12 seconds over a quarter mile.
  • An SFI spec neck brace is recommended for ALL competitors using a helmet and compulsory for anyone travelling 130mph and faster.
  • It is recommended that there is a secondary braking system for all vehicles travelling faster than 150mph, this can be a parachute or mechanical braking system in addition to a hydraulic system.
  • A 5-point harness is strongly advised for vehicles capable of 145mph+.
  • A HANS device is strongly advised for vehicles travelling 170mph and faster.
  • It is highly recommended that all fuel systems and tanks are separated from the driver. There should be at least a bulkhead between the driver and the fuel lines and tank.
  • Please note that if you and your vehicle have taken part in MSA/FIA competition, the safety rules and equipment required at the Doorslammers is the same as any MSA/FIA race event.
  • All cars must have slammable doors!
  • No Jets.
Please email if you have any questions or enquiries regarding Doorslammers rules.
Entry Fees & Prize Funds

Entry Fees

Class Entry Fee Ticket Allocation Prize Fund
Pro Doorslammer £500 10 £10k
Street £250 4 £5k
Front Wheel Drive £200 4 £5.5k
4 Cylinder £200 4 £5.5k
6 Cylinder £200 4 £3k
Big Bracket £200 per day 4 for single day, 6 for weekend £5.5k per day

Entry Fee includes 16amp single phase power (3 phase power on request extra £100).

Prize Funds

Class Winner Runner up Losing
Semi finalists x 2
Quarter finalists x 4
Pro Doorslammer £5k £2k £1k £250
Street £2.5k £1.5k £500 -
Front Wheel Drive £2.5k £1k £500 £250
4 Cylinder £2.5k £1k £500 £250
6 Cylinder £1,750 £750 £250 -
Big Bracket (per day) £2.5k £1k £500 £250

Race Entries

Racers can enter and pay online at Entry deadline is Friday 27th August 2021.

Photo Entry List: View The current Doorslammers Entry List

The VP Racing Fuels Doorslammers - Tickets

No Tickets Or Race Vouchers Will Be Available On The Gate, Pre-Booking Only

Buy Tickets Online at or phone Box Office on 01234 782828

  Adults Kids (5-15)  
Ticket Type Adv Std Adv Std Gates Open
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A
Saturday £18 £24 £5 £5 Sat 8am
Sunday £18 £24 £5 £5 Sun 8am
Weekend £46 £60 £5 £5 Fri 8am
Grandstand (per day) Free Free Free Free N/A

What else is on at Doorslammers:

VW Action
VW Action

Tickets to Doorslammers will also give you full access to VW Action also on at Santa Pod Raceway the same weekend. All things VW with Show & Shine, trade village, autojumble and evening family entertainment. Full Event Details. (All days)

Pit Access
Pit 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)

Full 2019 Doorslammers TV Show

Watch the action form 2019.

National Finals

Flame & Thunder

Doorslammers Menu:

Doorslammmers 2021: Preview
Doorslammmers 2019: Report, Entry List, Gallery
Doorslammmers 2018: Report, Entry List, Gallery

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