Santa Pod Raceway

Dragstalgia 2020 - SUSPENDED

Fri 10th to Sun 12th July 2020

The 10th Anniversary! A vintage lifestyle weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. Enjoy Championship racing with the headlining Cannonball class for supercharged nitro and alcohol fuelled Altereds and Funny Cars, the Slingshot Showdown, period correct Gasser Circus, invited historic bikes and lots more. See vehicles from Santa Pod’s illustrious history return to the strip. Plus live music*, Jet Car, Show & Shine with the NSRA, Vintage Fair, Cracklefest, beer festival and much more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Unfortunately Dragstalgia has been suspended. Therefore Ticket Holders will receive a full credit to your Santa Pod Ticket Shop account equal to exactly what you’ve already paid, which can be redeemed against any Santa Pod Raceway event within the next 24 months. Contrary to our standard terms and conditions, this credit will be available for 24 months instead of the standard 12 AND include any booking and postage fees that you’ve paid.

We are operating with a reduced workforce like so many other businesses causing a significant delay in our normal administration processes. Please bear with us, while we work through all the communications, enquiries and requests from our customers – we’re dealing with everything as quickly as possible. Rest assured that we will get around to you!

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.

Music: View the Dragstalgia 2020 Band Line-up

What's on - Track

Drag Racing

Rat Trap & Havoc Match Racing
We’re pleased to announce that Ron Hope and the legendary Rat Trap fuel altered will be returning for Dragstalgia 10 on the 10th-12th July 2020. Lining up in the other lane will be the 2017 Hot Rod Reunion winner, homegrown hero Nick Davies and Havoc!

Drag Racing

USAutomotive Dragstalgia Cannonball
The headline class at Dragstalgia is the USAutomotive Dragstalgia Cannonball where Nitro and Methanol Nostalgia Funny Cars and Fuel Altereds running a cannonball format.

Drag Racing

Drag Racing Classes

  • Slingshot Showdown
    Shootout for quick Front Engined Dragsters only. Entrants must have ran quicker than 8.5 to be eligible.
  • Gasser Circus
    High riding gassers.
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Ford Pops and Anglias.
  • Wild Bunch
    Predominantly slingshots and altereds.
  • Willys Wars
    Old school, heads up Willys-Overland racing. Heavily influenced by the Willys Americar.

Drag Racing

  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • Nostalgia Superstock
    Shootout for pre 72 American bodied cars with stock rear suspension, carbs only no power adders, slicks are allowed.

Drag Racing Bike Classes

  • Nostalgia Pro Stock Bike
    Based on historic ACU pro stock rules. The class is for pre-1980 bikes with stock appearance, 7” tyres, carbs and stock main chassis.
  • NSA Bike Shootout
    Some of the most historic Drag Bikes around will be taking part in a shootout.

Race Entries:
Racers can enter and pay online at or by phone on 01234 782828.

Run What Ya Brung

Run What Ya Brung
Take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Open to pre-1980’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes (sorry, no modern cars or bikes).

RWYB sessions are on Friday ONLY from 9.30am-4.30pm with no race classes. Unlimited runs for £25 Sign-on.

Please note that at this event, helmets are required for all vehicles travelling faster than 100mph at the finish line. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Full RWYB details at

Run What Ya Brung

Showmanship Trophies
Trophies will go to those racing in the spirit of the event in the following categories:

  • Best Backup Girl/Guy
  • Lowest ET
  • Wheelstand of the Weekend
  • Burnout of the Weekend
  • Driving Job of the Weekend
  • Best Appearing Team
  • Moment of the Weekend
  • Spirit of Dragstalgia
  • Best Appearing Vehicle

Jet Slingshot

Jet Slingshot
Get ready for the UK debut of David Pertué's Jet Slingshot the Green Monster!


There will be a cracklefest on Saturday evening with cars lining up on the track in front of the grandstand. Keeping the nostalgia vibe going, suitable cars will be push started from the road in front of the grandstand before driving onto the track.

What's on - Vintage Hub


Dragstalgia will host a Live Music Stage within the Vintage Village with a vibrant mix of Live Bands and DJs throughout the day playing long into the evening on Friday & Saturday then the music continues over in Fuelers Bar for all those up for a late night knees up!

Hayseed Dixie headline Saturday Night. View full Line-up on the Music page.

As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

Vintage Fair

Big Band
In August 1944, Glenn Miller performed with his orchestra at USAAF Station 109 Podington Airfield (now Santa Pod Raceway) for the American troops! On Sunday we pay homage to the history of Santa Pod Raceway, celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE day and transport you back to the forties with the incredible, nostalgic sounds of ‘Ashby Big Band’.

Show & Shine

Autoglym Show & Shine
In association with the NSRA (Sunday)
Put your pride and joy on display and you could be going home with a trophy. It's free to enter, just turn up and register on the day. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.

We have prizes from Autoglym and trophies judged by the NSRA for the Best of Show plus 4 runners up completing the Top 5. Open to pre 1980 vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars and bikes.

Vintage Fair

Vintage Fair with Hotties Vintage Village
We have teamed up with true purveyors of Nostalgia, Hotties Vintage Village; expect an eclectic and vibrant mix of stalls with vintage and retro clothing, homewares, jewelry, crafts and collectables. Make sure you pop into the Vintage Fair marquee this Dragstalgia to have a good browse and a rummage!

If you are interested in exhibiting at The ‘Dragstalgia’ Vintage Fair, email for further information.

Best DressedBest Dressed Competition (Live Stage – Sat)
Nostalgic costumes are always encouraged at Dragstalgia so w
e thought we would take this one step further with our Best Dressed Competition! The panel of judges from Hotties Vintage Village and Santa Pod will be on the lookout over the weekend to create a short list of worthy competitors. Whether a celebration of retro clothing or a nod to rockabilly flare, anything goes; from the 40s onwards, we will be looking to award prizes for attention to detail including authenticity, humor and design. With a host of goodies up for grabs, you have got to be in it to win it!

Dragstalgia Beer FestivalDragstalgia Beer Festival
Running along side Dragstalgia will be the return of the Beer Festival with more ales from local breweries. So if you’re a real ale fan then head over to the Marquee in the Vintage Village which will be open from Friday.

What's on - Around Site

Club Displays

Club Displays / Camping
Club display areas and club camping areas are available for booking now, to book call 01234 782828 or Download a Dragstalgia Club Booking Form. You must have a minimum of 10 cars to book a club stand or camping area.

20% discount for members of American, Classic, Retro and Hot Rod car clubs including MMA, NSRA, NASC, AACI and UKSM. Offer applies to gate tickets only and you must provide your membership card.

Camping is included with weekend tickets. Gates opening at 8am Friday. Separate Hot Rod only camping field.

Nostalgia Display

Swedish Nostalgia Drag Racing Display
Janne Johansson from Sweden will be returning to Dragstalgia with some of his stunning Nostalgia Drag Racing collection. Janne has a whole workshop full of cars, parts and historic drag racing memorabilia from all over the world and we’re delighted to welcome Janne and some of his display back to Santa Pod this year.

Janne will be filling his show worthy, Peterbilt towed, transporter with as many goodies as he can squeeze in there. The line-up will be a sight to behold and will be different from last year!


The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over Santa Pod Raceway.

Saturday 2.46pm - Hurricane
Sunday 1.10pm - Spitfire

Cackle Car

Cackle Car
As well as taking part in the Cracklefest there will be Cackle Cars firing up in the pits over the weekend including Bill Sherratt in Yesterday's Dreams, Bill Felstead in Fuel & Guts and Ian Turboville in True Blood.

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

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)

Hall of Fame

British Drag Racing Hall of Fame
The BDRHF will be bringing along some of the biggest names from the past 40 years of drag racing. Don’t forget your autograph book for this fantastic opportunity to catch some of your childhood hero’s.

Event Facilities:

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. View details. (All Days)


On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway. View details on the Camping Page where you can also find links to Santa Pod's partners Camplify - Caravan Hire and RV-sharing, and American Motorhomes - Large High Spec Motorhomes Hire.


For just £129 + 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.

Dragstalgia Photo Gallery

View photos from Dragstalgia 2019 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.


Dragstalgia Tickets

Buy Tickets Online at or phone the Box Office on 01234 782828
Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A FREE
Saturday £22 £30 Sat 8am FREE
Sunday £22 £30 Sun 8am FREE
All 3 Days £45 £55 Fri 8am per day

  • Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (£6 recorded, no postage fee on "print at home tickets").
  • Advanced ticket prices end on the Friday a week before the event weekend at 5pm. After this time only "print at home tickets" will be available at standard rate with no booking fee.
  • All tickets are non-refundable.
  • Ticket prices are per person.
  • * Three FREE kids per paying Adult, photo ID is required if kids look older than they are.
  • Day admission is 8am till racing finishes, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
  • Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets. e.g. Sat/Sun ticket = camping Sat night.
  • Any ticket upgrades made on the day will be charged the difference to full gate price.
  • Parking is free.
  • Certain activities including Drag Racing are subject to weather and track conditions.
  • No Glass! No Pets! No Fireworks! No Chinese Lanterns! No Drones! view full Essential Info.
  • Please see Essential Info page for Adverse Weather Ticket Policy and other Terms and Conditions.
  • For RWYB don't forget your driving Licence.
  • Santa Pod Raceway offer various promotions and group discounts for 10 or more adult admission tickets to selected events. Details here.

Hot Rod Drags

Euro Finals

Dragstalgia Videos & Galleries

Dragstalgia 2020 Preview, Music, Entry List
Dragstalgia 2019 Report, Highlight Video, Entry List, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2018 Report, Highlight Video, Entry List, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 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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