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

Championship News

Drag Race Europe Press Release – 7th June 2021

After many months of delay and uncertainty on a final decision regarding the 2021 FIA European Drag Racing Championship at the Tierp Arena (Sweden) in August and Santa Pod (UK) in September we have along with the FIA reached a decision that even a 2-round FIA Shootout Cup will not be possible to hold due to the covid-19 restrictions with travel and quarantine regulations.

Although the FIA European Drag Racing Championship was already a non-starter due to cancelation of all the rounds in the UK, Sweden, Finland and Germany, we had hoped to be able to hold an FIA Cup over the two late summer rounds in Sweden and England.  This is no longer feasible.

The current plan is that each venue (Tierp and Santa Pod) will hold their own events under ASN national rules and permits, making them both now National Events.  Any international teams wishing to attend each event are welcome as always.

DRE will now be concentrating on setting up the 2022 FIA European Drag Racing Championship, which we all hope will be campaigned over 6 rounds. Additionally, the management of DRE are also in discussion with the FIM to bring the FIM European Drag Bike Championship alongside the FIA European Drag racing Championship at all rounds in 2022.

Keith Bartlett
Chairman DRE

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

Retro Show Lite

Retro Show Lite Sun 20 June

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

The classic car show with a difference, for fans of retro vehicles on two and four wheels with pre-1995 RWYB, Show & Shine and Kit Fest.

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Festival of Power Unlocked

Festival of Power Unlocked 25 - 27 June

Day Tickets from £25
Kids 5 to 15 £5, under 5's Free

An action-packed summer weekend for the whole family with Jet Car Shootout, Nitro Funny Cars, 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters and Championships drag racing inc 200mph Pro Mods. Plus Monster Trucks, stunts, sideshows, traders and more.

Saturday Tickets are Sold Out but due to popular demand we’ve added Funny Cars and Jets to the Friday schedule!!

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BMW Show Lite

The Fast Show Reloaded Sun 4 July

Day Tickets from £22
Kids 5 to 15 £5, under 5's Free

The Fast Show Reloaded with a prime summer date! Enjoy RWYB, Drag Shootout, Stunts, Club Displays, Jet Car and lots more.

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Dragstalgia 9 - 11 July

Day Tickets from £25
Kids 5 to 15 £5, under 5's Free
A weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era inc Show & Shine with the NSRA, Vintage Fair, Cracklefest, Jet Car and more.

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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
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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