Santa Pod Raceway

Festival of Power 2020

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th April 2020

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.

Festival of Power 2020 Suspended

Update on the Festival of Power: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, it is with deep regret that Santa Pod Raceway announces Festival of Power is suspended.

We ask all our customers to be patient with us at this time and NOT to flood our Box Office with calls and emails when pressure is at its highest as this could be counterproductive. Rest assured, we will be contacting all customers with further details on arrangements regarding tickets and rescheduled event dates. We would like to thank you for your understanding during these very challenging circumstances.

We are absolutely devastated to not be running these season opening events given the far-reaching impact it will have; not forgetting the financial implications and the huge amount of preparation and work that our staff, teams and fans have put into the planning. It is only with your support that we can host the shows and race events that we all know and love.

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.


Photo Entry List: View the Festival of Power Entry List
Running Order: View the Festival of Power Running Order

What's on - JETS & ROCKET EXTRAVAGANZA:

Fireforce 2Fireforce 2
The second jet car in the FireForce stable, returned after a 14 year absence to Santa Pod in 2019. It was the first Jet Car outside the USA to make a 5 second quarter mile pass back in 2001. (All Days)

FirestormFirestorm
Roger Goring's state of the art Ford Mustang bodied Jet car is one of only 3 centre drive Jet Funny Cars in the world and the only one outside of the USA. (All Days)

Split SecondSplit Second
The Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be hurtling down the strip. (All Days)

Fireforce 3Fireforce 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! (All Days)

Fireforce 5Fireforce 4
Martin Hill's Chevrolet Camaro bodied Jet Funny Car, Fireforce 4 - The fastest clown car in the world! (All Days)

Jet DragstersFireforce 5
The Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile. Fitted with the same engine as Fireforce 3 but the lighter weight means speeds in excess of 300mph. (All Days)

Rocket Bike

Rocket Bike
The crazy Frenchman Eric Teboul will be hurtling down the strip at over 200mph on his world record breaking Rocket Bike. (All Days)

What's on - DRAG RACING:

Top FuelTop Fuel Dragsters
Your first opportunity to see Nitro Methane burning machines this season and experience the explosive power of what top level Drag Racing has to offer. (All Days)

Fuel Funny Car

Euro Funny Car Series - Round 1
Modern Nitro Funny Cars have the same engines as Top Fuel Dragsters but have tilt-up carbon fibre bodies with the engine in front of the driver. SIX cars are competing in the European Funny Car Series in 2020! (All days)

Pro ModPro Mod
0-240 mph in under 6 seconds! Full-bodied cars with massive engines and monster attitude. Pro Mod is the Motorsport UK British Drag Racing Championship class. (All days)

Pit AccessPit Access
Unlike other motorsport venues the public are able to walk around the pits and watch the crews work on their cars and bikes.
(All days)

National Drag Racing Championships
A huge variety of race cars and bikes will be competing in the first round of National Drag Racing championships. (All days)

Championships

Car Classes:

  • Funny Car Series
  • Pro Mod
  • Comp Eliminator
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Sportsman ET
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Junior Dragster
  • Street Eliminator
  • Outlaw Anglia
  • VW Pro
  • VW Sportsman

Bike Classes

Bike Classes:

  • Top Fuel Bike
  • Pro Stock Bike
  • Funny Bike
  • Super Street Bike
  • Comp Bike
  • 8.50 Bike
  • 9.50 Bike
  • Supertwin Top Gas
  • ET Bike
  • Junior Drag Bike

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes.

What's on - DEMONSTRATIONS, STUNTS & EXHIBITION VEHICLES:

Monster TrucksMonster Truck - Podzilla
This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson will be crushing everything in its path.
(All days)

Swamp ThingMonster Truck - Swamp Thing
Joining Podzilla to wreak havoc in the arena is the mighty Swamp Thing driven by Tony Dixon.
(All days)

Stunt DisplayStunt Display

Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed show in the Live Action Arena. (All Days)

Lee BowersLee Bowers
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (All Days)

Peugeot Jet Car

Peugeot Jet Car
Herve Franquin's will be bringing his Peugeot 205 Jet Car all the way from France to warm up the crowds at the Live Action Arena. (All Days)

Steve Colley

Steve Colley
The skills of motorcycle trials riders like Steve Colley have to be seen to be believed. He can do things with motorcycles that we mere mortals would consider impossible. Like riding up and over cars and buses for example! (All Days)

What's on - VARIETY MARQUEE

Back by popular demand, The Variety Marquee makes a return for 2020! A mix of different performers will take to the stage throughout the weekend, so step inside our big top, take a seat and watch the family friendly entertainment this Festival of Power.

The Balloon Man

The Balloon Man
Totally original, high energy, family entertainment that has been performed on three continents.....laughed at by the crown heads of Europe.. ...mud splatted in the fields of Glastonbury......and enjoyed by everyone. (All Days)

Pang On

Pang On
Gentleman juggler and street performer Matt Pang presents a show full of exceptional skills, dexterity and rarely seen feats and turns including juggling to full blown escapology, matched with a delightful blend of comedy, improvisation, and off the wall audience participation. (All Days)

The Magic Circle

The impossible becomes possible on The Variety Marquee stage – you won’t believe your eyes! Get ready to ooooh and aaaah as members of The Magic Circle, Matthew Garrett and Dave Allen, professional close-up magicians, bring their incredible family shows with interactive fun and frolics.

Magician

Matthew Garret
Matthew offers quality magic, he’s not a clown nor does he wear a top hat and bow tie….! What he does offer is up-to date magic for all ages – perfect for our Easter Extravaganza at Festival of Power. His previous achievements include winning the highest award in the UK for this type of entertainment ‘The Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of The Year.’ He has appeared on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Cable and worked internationally for venues such as The 7 Star Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, and The Ritz. Prepared to be amazed! “Absolutely Amazing!” – Derren Brown. (Sat Only)

Magic Dave

Dave Allen (Magic Dave!)
Magic Dave has been performing magic and entertaining since he was 6 years old. When you watch Magic Dave perform, you will see that he really does love his job, and gives each event a special touch of professionalism and laughter. He will have the entire room (big top!) entertained from start to finish - guaranteed!
(Fri & Sun)

Acrobatics

African Acrobatics Circus
West African Sunshine in a Show!
African Acrobatics Circus' performances blend acrobatics, street dance, circus skills and more; you’re sure to be captivated by the one and only Ras King Bobo! There’s a very good chance you will end up showing off skills you never knew you had with this engaging and interactive show. As a pan African street dance champion, you can be sure Bobo’s got plenty of moves; set to the latest Afrobeat hits and dressed in brightly coloured costume, this fast frenetic and breath taking performance mixes great rhythm with big smiles alongside a traditional Ghanaian drummer. They will have you feeling like your relaxing on the beaches of Ghana bringing those summertime vibes to The Variety Marquee this Easter!
(All Days)

What's on - RIDES, EXHIBITS & KIDS ENTERTAINMENT:

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

Monster Truck Rides

Monster Truck Rides
Rides will be available in the back of Red Dragon, a multi-seat full size monster truck. Passengers must be over 3ft tall. (All Days)

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)

Helicopter Pleasure FlightsHelicopter Pleasure Flights
If you have always wanted to fly in a helicopter then this is your chance with Pleasure Flights around the raceway site available. Weather permitting. £49 adult, £45 child. Book Online (All Days)

Circus Whiz

Circus Whiz
An interactive circus skills workshop for all the family. Learn how to juggle, use diablos and devil sticks, spin a rope or plate, walk on pedal-gos, cups and fun stilts or just come and play. (All Days)

Kids EntertainmentKids Entertainment
If the fabulous array of vehicles on show isn't enough to keep the kids happy there will also be children's entertainers and a Kids Craft Area. (All Days)

Mini Monster Trucks

Mini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are Mini Monster truck rides for kids where you get to drive a real Miniature Version of Podzilla. (All Days)

SideshowsSideshows
There will be extra fun for youngsters with inflatables and a climbing wall. (All Days)

Pure GeniusEvening Entertainment
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands on Friday and Saturday.

Pure Genius - Live band Friday
Boxeddy - Live band Saturday

Event Facilities:

TradersTraders
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)

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 Assorted Events - Pre-pitched Camping, and American Motorhomes - Large High Spec Motorhomes Hire.

Camping

VIP/Hospitality
For just £109 + 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.

Festival of Power Tickets

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

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday £22 £30 Fri 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Saturday £22 £30 Sat 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Sunday £22 £30 Sun 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Fri/Sat £50 £60 Fri 8am per day
Sat/Sun £50 £60 Sat 8am per day
Fri/Sat/Sun £58 £70 Fri 8am per day
Fri/Sat/Sun + Thu Arrival £65 £75 Thu 8am per day

Festival of Power Gallery

View photos from Festival of Power 2019 on the Facebook Gallery.

Rocket Bike
Stunts
Top Fuel
Monster Truck

Festival of Power Menu

Festival of Power 2020: Preview, Photo Entry List, Running Order
Festival of Power 2019: Photo Entry List, Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2018: Photo Entry List
Festival of Power 2017: Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2016: Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2015: Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2014: Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery

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