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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

At Santa Pod Raceway the safety and welfare of racegoers and participants is paramount. Please view the latest information regarding how the situation is affecting events at Santa Pod Raceway on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

View the latest revised Santa Pod Raceway Calendar in full on the Calendar page.

2021 Tickets are now on sale at or via Box Office on 01234 782828

Events at Santa Pod Raceway

The full 2021 calendar of events is available on the Calendar page.

Alternatively if you're a 'Pod regular you can add the Santa Pod calendar to your Google / iCloud Calendars here.

Featured Events at Santa Pod Raceway

Springspeed Nationals

STP Springspeed Nationals 22-23 May

Day Tickets from £16
Kids 5 to 15 £5, under 5's Free

National Drag Racing Championship event, with a huge variety of race cars and bikes that will keep the track action packed all day long.

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VW Breakout

VW Breakout 28-30 May

Day Tickets from £18
Kids 5 to 15 £5, under 5's Free

A three-day relaxed weekend VW Festival. With all the elements of the shows we all know and love! Quarter mile track action features VW Drag Racing and RWYB, alongside Show & Shine, Traders, Fun Fair and Bar meaning you can enjoy the later evenings camping with friends!

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Bug jam

Bug Jams 23-25 July

Weekend Tickets from £85
Kids 5 to 15 £5, under 5's Free

The legendary VW festival, with a vibrant and fun atmosphere, brings to life the very essence of VW culture. Including VW Drag Racing, Music, Show n Shine, fun fair, massive trade village and much more.

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Ultimate Street Car 6-8 August

Weekend Tickets from £80
Kids 5 to 15 £5, under 5's Free

The Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified car festival in Europe featuring Run What Ya Brung, Music, Club Camping, Traders, Show & Shine, Drifting, Stunts Displays, Jet Car and much more.

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Season Highlights at Santa Pod Raceway
Springspeed Nationals
VW  Breakout
Retro Show
Festival of Power Unlocked
Fast Show Reloaded
Summer Nationals
Bug Jam
Das Auto Show
Greenlight Nationals
Monster Truck Nationals
The Ford Show
VW Action
The Doorslammers
Euro Finals
Hot Rod Drags
National Finals
JapShow Finale
GTI Festival
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 £10 admission and £25 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


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Santa Pod TV

Watch the latest videos from Santa Pod Raceway on SantaPodTV. Event Livestreams, FIA Championship Rounds, MSA Pro Mod WebTV Shows and Event Highlights can all be found at SantaPod.TV.

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