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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 £18.90, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online at

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.
  • Modified 100e Challenge
    Sub-10 second runs are the norm from these pocket rockets.

Additional trophies for the quickest ET & Quickest Flathead.

Race Entries:
Availble soon

Pre-Booking Only

Take your car out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's 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 via your smart phone or the PC in the Sign On Office. 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.

Sign-on costs £45 per day (Fri, Sat or Sun) and you can put in as many runs as you want. More info at

Spaces are very limited and sold on a first come first served basis. RWYB slots will be timetabled throughout the day.

Please note that at this event, helmets are compulsory for all participants. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended.

Live Music
Live Music*

As well as all the track action there will also be Live Bands on Friday and Saturday nights in Fuelers Bar.

DJ Grant Pinney will be on the decks playing vintage tunes in-between bands.

*Free as part of your sporting event 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.

Trade Village
Nostalgia Trade Village

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

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.

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.)

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.

NSRA Hot Rod Drags Tickets

Buy Tickets Online at

No tickets will be available on the gate, Pre-Booking Only

Ticket Type Winter Saver Early
Standard Gates Open
Adult Saturday £18.90 £21 £28 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday £18.90 £21 £28 Sun 8am
Adult Weekend £46.80 £52 £67 Fri 8am
Adult Early Arrival* £5 £5 £5 Thu 12 to 7pm
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free Free N/A
Grandstand (per day) Free Free Free N/A
Winter Saver Tickets end 31st January, Early Tickets end 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.

Hot Rod Drags Photos & Videos

NSRA Hot Rod Drags 2021: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
NSRA Hot Rod Drags 2020: Facebook Photo Gallery
NSRA Hot Rod Drgas 2019: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
NSRA Hot Rod Drgas 2018: Facebook Photo Gallery

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