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Flame & Thunder

Saturday 29th October 2022

Stunts & Drag Racing Family Firework Spectacular

Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles along with cars and bikes from various classes of Drag Racing and plenty more action off track. The climax of the day will be a firework display.

Day Tickets from £30, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)

What's On - Track
Drag Demos
Drag Demos

There will be Drag displays running throughout the day featuring cars and bikes from a variety of national Drag Racing classes.

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!

Fireforce 5
Fireforce 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.

Split Second
Split Second

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!

Firestorm
Firestorm

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.

Jet Bus
Oklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus

This 1958 VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma and has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration. The Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine is from a fighter jet with an afterburner added to produce a maximum power output of 5000 lbs of thrust.

Drag Karts
Drag Karts

An exciting line-up of weird and wonderful karts from across the UK will be racing each other out on the famous quarter mile. These crazy, motorbike engine karts have always been a crowd favourite and just seem to get quicker and quicker!

What's On - Live Action Arena
Monster Trucks
Monster Truck - Podzilla

This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson will be crushing everything in its path.

Swamp Thing
Monster Truck - Swamp Thing
Joining Podzilla to wreak havoc in the arena is the mighty Swamp Thing driven by Tony Dixon.
Terry Grant Stunt Display
Stunt Display - Terry Grant

Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed, precision driving stunt show.

Team Maximum Lock
Team Maximum Lock

All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show using Nissan Skylines and Nissan 350z.

Lee Bowers Stunt Biker
Stunt Rider - Lee Bowers

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

Jet Mini
Jet Mini

Andrew Pleszko's spectacular Jet Mini will be heating up the Live Action Arena and as night falls has the honour of lighting the giant Flame & Thunder bonfire!

What's On - Off Track
Fireworks Display
Fireworks Display

As always the climax to Flame & Thunder will be a spectacular firework displays that will begin as the Fireforce Jet Car crosses the finish line.

Bonfire
Giant Bonfire

It wouldn't be Flame & Thunder without a whopping great Bonfire, guaranteed to warm you up. Lighting the bonfire this year will be the Jet Min!

Parachute Display
Parachute Display Team

The Jump Dogs parachute display team will be desending on Santa Pod Raceway in the afternoon, providing an amazing spectacle in the sky. The Jump Dogs are a highly skilled and experienced civilian team that perform thrilling and dynamic in-air displays.

Titan The Robot
Titan The Robot

Funny, fast paced and full of surprises, Titan is the ultimate family entertainment show where you come to expect the unexpected! Titan’s has appeared on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and performed in 49 countries including at the Olympics. Today Titan is taking a break from his busy schedule to perform for you. Not to be missed.

Dangerous Steve
Dangerous Steve

Expect thrilling entertainment with fire and chainsaw juggling, Giant Unicycle and Ladder Balancing. There’s comedy, crazy balancing and stunts with his unique mono wheel,  blindfold riding on his trials bike and an exciting fire-juggling finale.

Monster Truck Rides
Monster Truck Rides

Rides will be available in the back of an multi-seat full size monster truck. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)

Helicopter Pleasure Flights
Helicopter 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. Book Your Flight In Advance Weather permitting. £49 per person, adult or child.

Historic Aero Engines
Historic Aero Engines

Historic Aero Engines will be demonstrating three of their iconic engines that have seen wartime service including a Rolls-Royce Merlin.

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.)

Drift Rides
Drift Rides

Some of the country's top drifters will be giving people the opportunity to experience the sideways driving, tyre smoking art of drifting with Drift Rides available.

Bumblebee Experience
Bumblebee Experience

Transformers comes to life as Bumblebee makes a visit to Santa Pod, so make sure to get your photo taken with him as he wanders through the pits. Autobots, roll out!

Big Rigs
Big Rig Display

American big rigs, the giants of the interstate highways will be on display.

Show Car Display
Show Car Display

A static display filled with nothing but the finest Show Cars, featuring Hot Rods and VWs through to Supercars and Big Rigs.

Live Band Slim 47
Live Band*

Live band Slim 47 will be playing in Fuelers Bar from 8pm till late on Saturday night. There will also be a Disco on Friday evening for weekend ticket holders.

*Free as part of your sporting event weekend ticket.

Uncle Gloom
Uncle Doom

Out of the mist, Uncle Doom appears majestically from the distance, gliding along on his Organ of Gloom. His menacing menagerie of eerie tunes ooze from every orifice. Lost and confused, having been trapped between worlds, his only escape is to recruit as many living beings as possible to join him in song.

Dance along to Thriller or groove on down to Ghost Town. If you meet him you won't be able to resist getting down to his ghoulish beats and sinister serenades.

What's on - Live Stage
SBX
SBX

SBX are the global leader in urban & sports entertainment, developed around the best urban sports stars from the world of Basketball, Football, BMX, Skateboard, Beat Boxing, YoYo, Scooter, DJ-Ing, Graffiti, Pogo, Free Running, Street Dance and Break Dancing. SBX is a truly unique urban sports entertainment experience that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

Characters
The Toys

Cowgirl, Cowboy, Space Ranger and Miss Peep will be peforming on stage and be available to meet and have photos taken with.

Spooktacular
Spooktacular

There will be spooky Halloween antics on stage from Evil Fairy, Jak and Sallie, and Mr B Juice.

What's on - Kids Activities
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.

Sideshows
Sideshows

There will be extra fun for youngsters with Inflatables, a Climbing Wall and Go Karts.

Action Wheels
Action Wheels

A safe, friendly and exciting “Have-A-Go” two wheeled feature aimed at children aged 2 and upwards and of all abilities. Includes balance beams, sea saws and rumble strips for children to navigate their way around. Action Wheels supply a selection of bikes and safety gear that’s FREE to use.

Pit Party
Pit Party

Before the action begins get up close to Podzilla and the other Live Action Arena acts, take photos and meet the drivers.

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.
Kids Entertainment
Kids Entertainment

There will be plenty going on for youngsters, including a kids area with Face Painting and Arts & Crafts Workshops, and Kids Entertainers roaming around site.

Kids Halloween Disco
Kids Halloween Disco

For anyone under 12 years. Spook-tacular Monster Party - Disco with Monster themed party games, wicked for Halloween. (4pm-6pm)

Event Facilities
Traders
Traders

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. You can pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment or cash. There are cash machines in the catering area and Pod Shop. View Caterer details

Camping
VIP/Hospitality

For just £119 + 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.

Camping
Camping

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

Flame & Thunder 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 (Flame & Thunder) £30 £40 Sat 8am
Adult Weekend £45 £55 Fri 2pm
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free N/A
Grandstand (per day) £5 £8 N/A
Early Tickets end 5pm 21st October.

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.

Flame & Thunder Photos & Videos
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