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NSRA Hot Rod Drags

Fri 16th to Sun 18th September 2022

Now celebrating the 34th annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. It’s a hot rod show at the race track! The usual, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ formula with Pre ’73 RWYB, invited race classes, Wild Bunch, fireworks and much more. See you at the track.

Day Tickets from £21, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)
Racer Entries - Hot Rod Drags Entry List

What's on at NSRA Hot Rod Drags
Drag Racing
Nostalgia Drag Racing
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Spectacular Heads-up drag racing from sit-up-&-beg style Fords - Anglia, Popular, Fordson or Prefect.
  • Gasser Circus
    A drag race series formed to keep alive the spirit & traditions of the Gasser Wars.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • Wild Bunch
    Nostalgia slingshots, altereds and dragsters.

Additional trophies for the quickest ET & Quickest Flathead.

Race Entries:
Race Entry is available at

Pre-Booking Only

Take your car out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test its performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Open to pre-1973’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars (sorry, no rear engined 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.

Please note that at this event, helmets are compulsory for all participants. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Unlimited runs for £45 per day Sign-on, Fri, Sat & Sun. More info on the RWYB page.

Live Music
Live Music*

As well as all the track action there will also be Live Bands on Friday and Saturday in the Music Marquee and DJ Grant Pinney on the decks in Fuelers Bar.

Friday Band – Version Band
Saturday Band – Straight Aces

*Free as part of your sporting event weekend ticket.

Show Car Parking
Show Car Parking

There are no trophies or judging but if you want to park your car up for like minded people to admire then head on over to the Show Car Parking area.

Show & Shine

Dirty Dozen

These are trophies awarded by the NSRA committee. The cars don’t have to be the shiniest or prettiest, they certainly don’t have to be the quickest but they are judged to have been representative of the ‘Spirit of the Event’. The only criteria is that they must have been put through their paces on the quarter mile at some point over the weekend.

Fireworks Display
Fireworks Display

There will be a spectacular firework display on Saturday evening.


There will be a cracklefest with cars lining up and all firing up together.

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.

Firestorm Jet Car

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 Mini
Modified 100e Challenge

The little family runabout of the 50's & 60's have been given a makeover, resulting in some of the leanest and meanest drag racing machines around.

Trade Village
Nostalgia Trade Village

There will be a wide range of traders. (All Days)

Battle of Britain

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

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.)


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

Rushden Lakes
Shop & Eat at Rushden Lakes

As part of your Nostalgia weekend we’re pleased to be offering a courtesy bus to and from Rushden Lakes on Saturday for those who’d like to visit for a few hours. The bus will be running from the NSRA information tent on the hour from 10am-6.30pm (Last bus leaving the track at 6pm, and Rushden Lakes at 6:30pm). Return journeys will be from the drop off point at half past the hour from 10.30am-6.30pm. Please see for details on the lakes. (Sat)

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

NSRA Hot Rod Drags 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 £21 £28 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday £21 £28 Sun 8am
Adult Weekend £52 £67 Fri 8am
Adult Early Arrival* £5 £5 Thu 12 to 7pm
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free N/A
Grandstand (per day) Free Free N/A
Early Tickets end 5pm 9th September, *Weekend Ticket required.

NSRA members will receive a £5 discount on the standard single day ticket price and £7 on the standard weekend ticket price in the week leading up to the event. This offer is valid for a maximum of two adult admission tickets, and only with a current NSRA membership number.

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