Santa Pod Raceway Santa Pod Raceway

The Doorslammers

Fri 20th to Sun 22nd May 2022

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 Doorslammers has six heads-up classes along with one huge Bracket class. The prize money up for grabs will be £90k!

Day Tickets from £25, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)
Racer Entries - Doorslammers Entry List
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The Classes
Pro Doorslammers
VP Racing Fuels Pro Doorslammer

Entry Fee £500 - Prize Pot £20k, Winner £10k

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

Entry Fee £250- Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only. This also applies to all cars that are normally exempt under DVLA rules.
  • Chassis mods allowed
  • No Wheelie bars
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • Open Headers permitted
True Street
True Street

Entry Fee £250- Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only. This also applies to all cars that are normally exempt under DVLA rules.
  • No Wheelie bars
  • No chassis mods allowed (Must retain original floor pan, firewall and chassis)
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • Full Exhaust System Required
  • Any E-marked tyre permitted
  • Following DOT tyres permitted only:
    • Hoosier - Quick Time (Full Tread Pattern)
    • Mickey Thompson – Sportsman, Sportsman Pro, ET Street Radial, ET Street Radial S/S (NOTE: ET Street R is prohibited)
    • BFGoodrich - g-Force T/A Drag Radial
    • M&H - Drag Radial, Muscle Car DOT Drag Tyre
  • All other tyres prohibited
Front Wheel Drive
European FWD Front Wheel Drive

Entry Fee £250 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Front Wheel Drive cars only
  • Class sponsored by European FWD
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Entry Fee £250 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Up to Four cylinder
  • Rotary cars NOT permitted
  • Road Legal Electric cars permitted
6 Cylinder
6 Cylinder

Entry Fee £250 - Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

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

Entry Fee £200 per day - Prize Pot £10k Per Day, Winners £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
  • 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

  • Drivers must present their full valid recognised road driving licence or Motorsport UK/FIA licence in the Sign On Office 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.
  • 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 Motorsport UK/FIA general racing rules will apply such as blue line, 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 number of entries or on a downward sliding scale thereafter. Please see prize fund chart for details.
  • Classes must have a minimum entry field to activate the full 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 or 64 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 compulsory 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 Motorsport UK / FIA competition, the safety rules and equipment required at the Doorslammers is the same as any Motorsport UK / 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 £20k
Pro Street £250 4 £10k
True Street £250 4 £10k
Front Wheel Drive £250 4 £10k
4 Cylinder £250 4 £10k
6 Cylinder £250 4 £10k
Big Bracket £200 per day 4 for single day, 6 for weekend* £10k per day

Entry Fee includes 16amp single phase power (3 phase power on request, extra £120). *2 x single day entries will only get 6 tickets”.

Prize Funds

Class Winner Runner up Losing
Semi finalists x 2
Quarter finalists x 4
Entries Needed
Pro Doorslammer £10k £4k £2k £500 16
Pro Street £5k £2k £1k £250 16
True Street £5k £2k £1k £250 16
Front Wheel Drive £5k £2k £1k £250 32
4 Cylinder £5k £2k £1k £250 32
6 Cylinder £5k £2k £1k £250 16
Big Bracket (per day) £5k £2k £1k £250 25

NOTE: Full Prize money only paid out if expected class sizes are achieved.

Race Entries

Doorslammers entries can be purchased online at

The Doorslammers Tickets

Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!) or by phone on 01234 782828

No tickets will be available on the gate.

Ticket Type Early
Standard Gates Open
Adult Saturday £25 £33 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday £25 £33 Sun 8am
Adult Weekend £62 £76 Fri 8am
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free N/A
Grandstand (per day) Free Free N/A
Early Tickets end 5pm 13th May.


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.

Also on at The Doorslammers

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Doorslammers Photos & Videos

Doorslammmers 2021: Facebook Gallery
Doorslammmers 2019: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video, Full TV Show
Doorslammmers 2018: Facebook Gallery, Highlights Video, Full TV Show

VW Breakout

The Main Event

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