Santa Pod Raceway Santa Pod Raceway

Welcome to Santa Pod Raceway

Home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, the fastest & loudest motorsport on Earth!

Santa Pod hosts 80 events annually including: Drag Racing, Modified Car Shows, VW Beetle & Campervan Festivals, Japanese Performance Car Shows, Retro & Classic Car Shows, Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days.

Enjoy VIP / Corporate Hospitality and fantastic family days out in the heart of England (on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire) and see Top Fuel Dragsters, Jet Cars, Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks, Drifting, Stunt Displays and much more.

All Tickets are Pre-Booking Only! Kids (5-15) just £5!

Events at Santa Pod Raceway

The full 2022 calendar of events is available on the Calendar pages: All Dates | Major Event Dates Only | RWYB Dates Only | DWYB Dates Only.

If you're a 'Pod regular you can add the Santa Pod calendar to your Google / iCloud Calendars or download a PDF Calendar.

Coming Soon at Santa Pod Raceway
VW Breakout

VW Breakout  20 - 22 May
Day Tickets from £25 Kids 5 to 15 £5

A relaxed VW Festival with Doorslammer Drag Racing and RWYB, Show & Shine, Music and more.

VW Breakout Details | Buy Tickets
VW Breakout Timetable


Doorslammers  20 - 22 May
Day Tickets from £25 Kids 5 to 15 £5

The quickest doorslammer cars go head to head with a huge prize fund up for grabs!

Doorslammers Details | Buy Tickets
Doorslammers Entry List
Watch Live on Santapod.TV

Main Event

FIA Main Event  26 - 29 May
Day Tickets from £35 Kids 5 to 15 £5

European Championship Drag Racing, the perfect event for race fans and families alike with Monster Trucks, Stunts, Circus and new Live Stage!

FIA Main Event Details | Buy Tickets
FIA Main Event Entry List
Watch Live on Santapod.TV

Nostalgia Nationals

Nostalgia Nationals  3 - 5 June
Day Tickets from £21 Kids 5 to 15 £5

Pre ’73 RWYB for Hot Rods, Kustoms and Street Machines alongside traditional dragsters.

Nostalgia Nationals Details | Buy Tickets
Nostalgia Nationals Entry List
Watch Live on Santapod.TV

BMW Show

BMW Show  Sun 12 June
Day Tickets from £19 Kids 5 to 15 £5

Featuring modern, classic and modified BMWs including the new Mini! BMW only RWYB.

BMW Show Details | Buy Tickets

Retro Show

Retro Show  Sun 19 June
Day Tickets from £19 Kids 5 to 15 £5

The classic car show fans of retro vehicles on two and four wheels with pre-1995 RWYB.

Retro Show Details | Buy Tickets

Season Highlights at Santa Pod Raceway
VW  Breakout
The Doorslammers
Main Event
Nostalgia Nationals
Retro Show
Fast Show Reloaded
Summer Nationals
The Ford Show
Bug Jam
Das Auto Show
Greenlight Nationals
Monster Truck Nationals
VW Action
Euro Finals
Hot Rod Drags
National Finals
GTI Festival
JapShow Finale
Flame & Thunder

Public Track Days at Santa Pod Raceway

Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days enable people to try Drag Racing and Drifting in their own cars.


Run What Ya Brung Throughout the year

Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire offers the cheapest and most accessible public track time in the UK.  For just £15 admission and £45 to "sign on", you can take your car and motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Full details at


Drift What Ya Brung Throughout the year

At Drift What Ya Brung days you can come along and learn or practice drifting in safe and legal conditions on some of the Pods 30 acres of open tarmac. There are beginners, intermediate and advanced tracks open at the same time each DWYB day. Full details at


Support Santa Pod Raceway with Santa Pod merchandise available at

Model Dragster

Santa Pod Shop


Buy tickets to Santa Pod Raceway events at or phone Box Office on 01234 782828.

Buy Tickets

Gift  Cards

Santa Pod TV

Watch the latest videos from Santa Pod Raceway on SantaPodTV including Event Livestreams and Highlights videos at SantaPod.TV.

Follow Santa Pod Raceway

Keep up to date with Santa Pod Raceway on your favourite social media platform.

Mailing List

Fill out your e-mail address on the Newsletter page to receive the Santa Pod Email News Letter.

Please support our partners.