Santa Pod Raceway

NSRA Hot Rod Drags

Fri 17th to Sun 19th September 2021

Now celebrating the 33rd 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.

Tickets from £18, kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online

COVID-19: At Santa Pod Raceway the safety and welfare of racegoers, participants and our staff is our highest priority. View the latest information regarding how the situation is affecting events at Santa Pod Raceway on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

What's on:

Photo Entry List: View The current Hot Rod Drags Entry List
Timetable: View Hot Rod Drags Running Order
Classes: View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes

Drag Racing
Nostalgia Drag Racing
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Ford Pops and Anglias.
  • Gasser Circus
    High riding gassers.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and door slammers.
  • Wild Bunch
    Predominantly slingshots and altereds.

Additional trophies for the quickest ET & Quickest Flathead.

Race Entries:
Racers can enter and pay online at www.racers.santapodtickets.com

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) Pre-Booking Only

New COVID-19 Signing On Procedure!
Please note there will be No Signing On, on the day. The sign on procedure is now built into the online ticket purchasing process BUT you will still need to present your driving licence at the signing on office. No Tickets or Race Vouchers will be available on the gate

Sign-on costs £35 per day (Fri, Sat or Sun) and you can put in as many runs as you want. More info at www.rwyb.com

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

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

Skabucks
Skabucks

Playing live on Friday night will be Skabucks - The most bodacious, badass mother-funkers delivering the top end of maximum Ska and Two-Tone.

Skabucks

Eastwood
Eastwood

Playing live on Saturday night will be Eastwood - a contemporary good time covers band playing a variety of music from the sixties through to today.

Discorocks
Discorocks DJ

Our live DJ will have the Fuelers Bar rocking for the weekend. Stick your head in for a pint or two and rock out to the tunes of the Hot Rod Drags!

Discorocks

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.

Cracklefest
Cracklefest

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

Fireworks Display
Fireworks Display

There will be a spectacular firework display on Saturday evening.

Trade Village
Nostalgia Trade Village

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

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! (Sat & Sun)

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-4pm. Return journeys will be from the drop off point at half past the hour from 10.30am-4.30pm. Please see www.rushdenlakes.com for details on the lakes. (Sat)

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

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

Token Bundles available from the Dodgems counter. 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 are non-refundable)

Ride prices: Dodgems - £4, Waltzer - £3, Sizzler - £3, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3.

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.

Camping
Camping

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

Hot Rod Drags Tickets

No Tickets Or Race Vouchers Will Be Available On The Gate, Pre-Booking Only

Buy Tickets Online at www.santapodtickets.com or phone Box Office on 01234 782828

  Adults Kids (5-15)  
Ticket Type Adv Std Adv Std Gates Open
Friday NO Friday Day Tickets N/A
Saturday £18 £24 £5 £5 Sat 8am
Sunday £18 £24 £5 £5 Sun 8am
Thursday Arrival Pass (per person) £5 £5 Free Free Thu 12 to 7pm
Weekend £36 £48 £5 £5 Fri 8am
Grandstand (per day) Free Free Free Free N/A

NSRA Members get £5 off Pre-Booked standard priced Weekend Tickets (max 2 per member) with Discount Code.

2019 Photo Gallery:

View photos from the Hot Rod Drags on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

Main Event
Main Event
Main Event
Main Event

National Finals

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