Santa Pod Raceway

Dragstalgia 2021

Fri 9th to Sun 11th July 2021

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, Cracklefest, beer festival and much more.

Buy Tickets Online at www.santapodtickets.com or phone Box Office on 01234 782828

COVID-19: At Santa Pod Raceway the safety and welfare of racegoers, participants and our staff is our highest priority. To ensure our site is Covid secure, visitors will find hygiene, social distancing and safety measures around site in line with Government guidance. View the latest information regarding how the situation is affecting events at Santa Pod Raceway on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
What's on - Track

Drag Racing

Drag Racing Car Classes

  • Dragstalgia cannonball
    Nitro and Methanol Nostalgia Funny Cars and Fuel Altereds.
  • Slingshot Showdown
    Shootout for Front Engined Dragsters only. 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.
  • 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 allowed.

Drag Racing

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 www.racers.santapodtickets.com

Drag Racing

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

Cracklefest

Cracklefest
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.

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 £35 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 www.RWYB.com.

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
What's on - Vintage Hub

Music

Music
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!

As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

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.

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. A 2021 Club Booking form will be available in due course. All clubs will need to submit a new 2021 form, no bookings will simply ‘roll over.’ Please bear in mind that our Box Office is not open full time yet and still operating with a significantly reduced workforce so your continued patience is appreciated at this time.

In line with the latest government legislation regarding the NHS Test & trace system, every customer (over the age of 16) must provide their name and contact details, not just the lead booker. Failure to provide these details may result in refusal of entry to Santa Pod Raceway.

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.

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows.

Token Bundles available from the Dodgems counter. Get 27 funfair tokens for £25 OR 55 tokens for £50 and really keep the kids busy for hours! Each token counts as £1 when redeemed. (tokens are non-refundable)

Ride prices: Dodgems - £4, Waltzer - £3, Sizzler - £3, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3. (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:

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

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers
There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink. Cash machines are in the Shops but please be ready to pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment rather than cash. View Caterer details. (All Days)

Camping

Camping
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.

Camping

VIP/Hospitality
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 Tickets

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

Buy Tickets Online at www.santapodtickets.com 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 £25 £35 £5 £5 Sat 8am
Sunday £25 £35 £5 £5 Sun 8am
Weekend £60 £80 £5 £5 Fri 8am
Grandstand (per day) Free Free Free Free N/A

Dragstalgia Photo Gallery

View photos from Dragstalgia 2019 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

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Dragstalgia Videos & Galleries

Dragstalgia 2021 Preview
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 Classes

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

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