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

Photo Entry List: View The current Photo Entry List
Livestream: Watch live on YouTube

Dragstalgia 2021 update

Further to the latest government announcement on Monday 14th June, this is an update regarding the upcoming Dragstalgia 2021 event. The bottom line is the news that we all want to hear - Dragstalgia 10 will be going ahead on the planned date of the 9th-11th July 2021.

However, in order to make the event work and meet the governments “extended” restrictions which now encompass this event, we have to make some adjustments. Therefore, it is with regret that we must announce that the “Live Music” aspect of the event cannot take place so unfortunately there will be NO live stage or bands this time. As always, we will offer as much as we can within the restrictions meaning the beer festival will go on (with our new Santa Pod table service app), and we will offer a “Drive-In Movie” on both the Friday and Saturday nights.

We will also be continuing with our social distancing throughout the site to ensure that the we operate as a COVID secure venue. If you have visited us in the past year, you will already know that this means one-way systems will be in place on the spectator banking and in the grandstands. We will need to enforce social distancing between parties and only every other row in the grandstand will be in use. As the grandstand is not a ticketed item at Dragstalgia, it does mean that the grandstand is likely to be full at times so please be prepared to enjoy the racing from the spectator banking if the grandstand reaches capacity.

The other major implication is that tickets will be limited as we operate to a restricted capacity. This means that the event is likely to sell out so we recommend that if you’d like to come, you pre-book your tickets ASAP to save any disappointment.

Of course it’s not the major 10th anniversary celebration we’d originally planned for 2020 but fortunately for us, we all know there’ll be one hell of a line-up from our homegrown entries alone; the track action will be as intense as ever! The most important thing for us is that we’re back on track and between us, we will emerge on the other side of this pandemic.

If any of the above means that you no longer wish to attend the event, please do get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to put a credit on your account to use towards any other Santa Pod Raceway event including, of course, Dragstalgia 2022 when we expect to be back to normal.


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. (Sat)

Dragstalgia Invitational
Custom Car Invitational

As a staunch supporter of Dragstalgia since its inception in 2011, Custom Car magazine is excited to again be taking an active role in the event with the re-instatement of the Custom Car Invitational. After a brief hiatus at the 2020 event, which never happened, the Custom Car Invitational sessions are back to showcase some of the best vehicles from the UK and beyond to join the invited race classes in making some passes throughout the weekend.

Applications have now closed. Applicants will be notified if their application has been successful after Wednesday 16th June 2021 and spaces will be available for them to purchase immediately after notification.

Custom Car

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
Fireforce 3
Fireforce 3

The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. The jet engine develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed of 270mph! (Sat & Sun)

What's on - Vintage Hub
Show & Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine

In association with the NSRA (Sunday)
Open to Pre-1980 Vehicles Only, Pre-Booking Only
Put your pride and joy on display and you could be going home with a trophy and some Autoglym goodies! Judged by the NSRA categories include 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.

New COVID-19 Signing On Procedures!
Please note there will be No Signing On, on the day. The sign on procedure is now built into the online ticket purchasing process and remains Free to Enter. Your reg number/number plate will be your Show & Shine entry number.

Please ensure you have your Show & Shine Vehicle Pass clearly visible on arrival. Show Paddock parking may be available on the day subject to availability, space is limited - Priority goes to those who have signed on in advance. (Sun)

Dragstalgia Beer Festival
Dragstalgia 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 Hub which will be open from Friday. (All days)

Vintage Fair
Vintage Fair

The true purveyors of Nostalgia, Hotties Vintage Village are back for 2021! Expect an eclectic and vibrant mix of stalls with vintage and retro clothing, homewares, jewellery, 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 hottiesvintage@gmail.com for further information. Prices start at just £60 for the weekend.

Blast From The Past
NSRA - Blast From The Past

The NSRA 'Blast From the Past' Display (Show Car Marquee) celebrates the history of hot rodding from back in the day. Make sure to visit the show car marquee over the weekend located in the Vintage Hub to take a look at some every special vehicles.

What's on - Around Site
Club Displays
Club Displays / Camping

If you would like to book a club display area or club camping area and you have a minimum of 10 cars, please Download a Club Booking form.

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.

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

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

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

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.

Euro 2020
Euro 2021 Games

All Euro 2020 matches will be shown live in Fuelers Bar and in the main catering area if they are held whilst Santa Pod Raceway is open.

Event Facilities:
Traders
Traders
There will be traders at the show selling anything from clothing and stickers to polish and collectables. (All Days)
Bars & Caterers
Bars & 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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