Santa Pod Raceway Santa Pod Raceway


Fri 8th to Sun 10th July 2022

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.

Day Tickets from £30, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)
Racer Entries - Dragstalgia Entry List

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
    A drag race series formed to keep alive the spirit & traditions of the Gasser Wars.
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Spectacular Heads-up drag racing from sit-up-&-beg style Fords - Anglia, Popular, Fordson or Prefect.
  • Wild Bunch
    Nostalgia slingshots, altereds and dragsters.
  • 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 allowed.
  • Old School Stockers
    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:
Sportsman Race Entry is available at

Drag Racing
Dragstalgia Cannonball

The headline class at Dragstalgia is the Dragstalgia Cannonball where Nitro and Methanol Nostalgia Funny Cars and Fuel Altereds, some capable of running low 6's at 230mph compete in a cannonball format.

Race Entries:
Pro Race Entry for Dragstalgia Cannonball & Slingshot Showdown is available at


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)

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).

Signing on for RWYB is now online. You will still need to visit the Sign On Office to show your driving licence and your race voucher e-ticket before hitting the track. Please note an Admission ticket is required in addition to your RWYB Race Voucher.

RWYB sessions are on Friday ONLY from 9.30am-4.30pm with no race classes. Unlimited runs for £45 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. More info on the RWYB page.

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
Split Second
Split Second Jet Dragster

Powered by a Rolls-Royce Viper Engine, the Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be hurtling down the strip with explosive thrust of approximately 5000lbs! (Sat & Sun)

2 Seater Thrill Ride
2Seater Thrill Ride

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.

What's On - Vintage Hub



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

*Free as part of your sporting event ticket. Evening music requires a weekend ticket.

Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie

Formed on the front porch of a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, when after drinking enough whiskey to float a battleship across the Sahara Desert, it became suddenly obvious to the boys that the "Lost Highway" of Hank Williams and the "Highway To Hell" of AC/DC were the same damned road. Having sold over half a million albums, Hayseed Dixie are acknowledged as the creators of the musical genre "Rockgrass." (Sat) hayseeddixie/

The Ouse Valley Singles Club

The Ouse Valley Singles Club

Influenced by the long forgotten music of 1950’s Skiffle they combine this with the energy and spontaneity of Punk and the swing of Rock and Roll, whilst dropping some rather tasty Ska-esque Reggae flavors into the mix. This is all layered with a hysterical observational account of every day tales of woe with their razor sharp observational narrative. In doing this, they have created a truly original & highly entertaining sound that has been dubbed “New Wave Skiffle '' and described as ‘George Formby meets The Clash’. (Fri)

Jimmy & The Hound Dogs

Jimmy & The Hound Dogs

Jimmy and The Hound Dogs are an authentic, 4-piece Rock n' Roll covers band based in the West Midlands.
This energetic quartet brings you all the classics you would expect from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and the 00s giving a fresh energy to the songs, but staying true to the original rock n' roll roots. (Sat)

The Bad Rats

The Bad Rats

The Bad Rats are a 6-piece Celtic Rock band from the West Midlands playing a mixture of traditional Irish songs and originals in their own Punk Rock fashion. Think Pogues and Flogging Molly! The Bad Rats have performed alongside bands such as Skinny Lister, UK Subs, The Anti-Nowhere League and The Wurzels. (Sat)

Big Band

Big Band

The Ashby Big Band is a 1940s / Glenn Miller Swing Orchestra. Since their formation in 2005 they have firmly established themselves as one of the UKs top Big Bands and the most popular band on the 1940s circuit. Their repertoire includes the top 100 hits from the 1940s and Swing Era. The musicians and singers of the Ashby Big Band are looking forward to performing at their first Dragstalgia! (Sun)

Show & Shine
Autoglym Show & Shine

In association with the NSRA

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. (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

With Hotties Vintage Village

The true purveyors of Nostalgia, Hotties Vintage Village, are back for 2022! The ‘Dragstalgia’ Vintage Fair grows year on year; expect an eclectic mix of stalls with vintage and retro clothing, homewares, jewelry, crafts and collectables. Make sure you pop into the marquee this Dragstalgia to have a good browse and a rummage.

If you are interested in exhibiting at The ‘Dragstalgia’ Vintage Fair, please email for further information. (All days)

Grant Pinney
DJ Grant Pinney

Hosting the live stage during Dragstalgia will be DJ Grant Pinney, playing vintage tunes from the decks in his T Bucket hot rod. (All days)

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

Club display areas and club camping areas are available for booking now. If your club would like to attend and you have a minimum of 10 cars, please Download a Club Booking Form.

Booking deadline 5pm Tue 28th June.

Club Perks!

  • Buy 10 Get 1 Free Offer – For every 10 tickets you buy in one transaction, you will get one free (Not applicable with Winter Saver offer).
  • Discounted booking fee when bulk booking tickets over the phone.
  • An allocated club area for your members.

Full terms & conditions can be found on the booking form and no disputes will be entered into.

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

Cackle Car
Crackle Car

As well as taking part in the Cracklefest there will be Crackle Cars firing up in the pits over the weekend.

NSRA Blast from the past
NSRA Blast From The Past

Take a look inside the Blast From The Past marquee and revisit cars that have lived a life, are still going strong and represent a window into the long history of hot rodding in Britain.

Historic Car Display
Historic Car Display

Within the Santa Pod marquee, you'll find a selection of historic drag cars and bikes from the heyday of racing.

Battle of Britain

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over Santa Pod Raceway with an historic WWII Hurricane on Saturday and Sunday. (Sat & Sun)

Hall of Fame
British Drag Racing Hall of Fame

It’s a Dragstalgia tradition for the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame to reveal the identities of its latest Members selected for induction. Listen out on Saturday for the announcement of 2022’s new honorees.

The Hall of Fame’s pitside marquee will host its annual auction and sale of artefacts and memorabilia donated for the cause from around the drag racing world, alongside a display of retro cars and motorcycles. The marquee will serve too as the meeting point for a gathering of drag racing Pioneers scheduled to attend the event.

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

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

Token Bundles - 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 can be purchased via cash or card at the Central Token Box and are non-refundable.)

Ride prices: Dodgems - £5, Waltzer - £4, Sizzler - £4, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3. (No cash will be accepted on rides – tokens only.)

Event Facilities:

There will be traders at the show selling anything from clothing and stickers to car parts and collectables.

If you are a trader interested in trading at Santa Pod Raceway find Exhibitor Information here.

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.


On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway. View details on the Camping Page.


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

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 £30 £40 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday £30 £40 Sun 8am
Adult Weekend £70 £90 Fri 8am
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free N/A
Grandstand Friday Free Free N/A
Grandstand Sat or Sun £5 £8 N/A
Early Tickets end 5pm 1st July.

Only Grandstand seats in rows 1-80 will be available to purchase initially. Due to supply issues, the remainder of the grandstand will be closed until further notice.

Dragstalgia Photos & Videos

Dragstalgia 2021 Facebook Photo Gallery
Dragstalgia 2019 Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
Dragstalgia 2018 Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
Dragstalgia 2017 Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
Dragstalgia 2016 Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
Dragstalgia 2015 Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
Dragstalgia 2014 Facebook Photo Gallery
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