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FIA/FIM Main Event

Thu 26th to Sun 29th May 2022

FIA European Drag Racing Championships Inc FIM Europe Drag Bikes

Round 1 of the FIA/FIM European Championships is one of Santa Pod's most prestigious Drag Race meetings. This hugely popular, televised extravaganza features over 200 teams and 17 classes of cars and bikes including the sports F1 class – 8000bhp Top Fuel Dragsters accelerating 0-100mph in less than 1 second, making this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing.

As well as the Drag Racing there's fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike, this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend.

Day Tickets from £31.50, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online at

What's On - Drag Racing

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes and Race Results. FIA & FIM Classes Fri, Sat & Sun only

Drag Racing
Car Classes
  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • FIA Top Methanol
  • FIA Pro Stock Car
  • FIA / Motorsport UK Pro Modified Championship
  • Funny Car
  • Nostalgia Funny Car
  • Comp Eliminator
  • Street Eliminator
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Junior Dragster
Bike Classes
Bike Classes
  • FIM Top Fuel Bike
  • FIM Supertwin Bike
  • FIM Pro Stock Bike
  • FIM Super Street Bike Cup
  • FIM Junior Drag Bike
Pit Access
Pit Access

Unlike other motorsport venues the public are able to walk around the pits and watch the crews work on their cars and bikes.
(All days)

What's On - Jet Cars
Fireforce 3
Fireforce 3

The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. The jet engine develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed of 270mph! (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Fireforce 5
Fireforce 5

The Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile. Fitted with the same engine as Fireforce 3 but the lighter weight means speeds in excess of 300mph. (Fri, Sat & Sun)


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. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

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! (Fri, Sat & Sun)

What's On - Circus

Happy’s Circus is a professional all human (no animals) show presenting fabulous family entertainment, performed in a contemporary style which appeals to both adults and children aged 3 to 103! Acts this year include spectacular duo aerial silks, speciality juggling, mesmerising cube manipulation, amazing ladder balancing and compelling adagio, all in the style of ‘Fairies and Fantasy’!

Happy’s Circus is presented in a colourful, 600 seat all-weather Big Top. There are 2 A shows & 2 B shows each day with A and B shows featuring different acts. (four 45 min shows on Sat & Sun)



What's On - Live Action Arena
Monster Trucks
Monster Truck - Podzilla

This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson will be crushing everything in its path. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Swamp Thing
Monster Truck - Swamp Thing
Joining Podzilla to wreak havoc in the arena is the mighty Swamp Thing driven by Tony Dixon. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Terry Grant Stunt Display
Stunt Display - Terry Grant

Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed, precision driving stunt show. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Lee Bowers Stunt Biker
Stunt Rider - Lee Bowers

Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

What's On - Displays, Rides & Kids Entertainment
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.)


There will be extra fun for youngsters with Inflatables, a Climbing Wall and Go Karts.

Monster Truck Rides
Monster Truck Rides

Rides will be available in the back of an multi-seat full size monster truck. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)

Mini Monster Trucks
Mini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are Mini Monster truck rides for kids where you get to drive a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.
2 Seater Thrill Ride
2Seater Thrill Ride

Watch as the brave and the lucky get to ride down the strip in the 7 second Santa Pod 2Seater dragster. See the 2Seater page for how to book a ride.

Helicopter Pleasure Flights
Helicopter Pleasure Flights

If you have always wanted to fly in a helicopter then this is your chance with Pleasure Flights around the raceway site available. Weather permitting. £49 per person, adult or child. (Sat & Sun)

Event Facilities
Live Band Slim 47
Evening Entertainment

For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Thursday: Hashtags - Rock covers band 
Friday: Slim 47 - Covering Indie/rock anthems
Saturday: Sub Machines - Rock covers band


There will be traders at the show selling anything from clothing and stickers to car parts and collectables.

If you are a trader interested in trading at Santa Pod Raceway find Exhibitor Information here.

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.


Come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch and balcony viewing. Don't worry if you've already booked your tickets, you can still upgrade for a great day out or a gift.

More information on the Hospitality pages.

FIA Main Event Tickets

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

Ticket Type Winter Saver Early
Standard Gates Open
Adult Thursday £18 £20 £27 Thu 8am
Adult Friday £31.50 £35 £45 Fri 8am
Adult Saturday £31.50 £35 £45 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday £31.50 £35 £45 Sun 8am
Adult Fri/Sat £63 £70 £90 Fri 8am
Adult Sat/Sun £63 £70 £90 Sat 8am
Adult Fri/Sat/Sun £85.50 £95 £120 Fri 8am
Adult Fri/Sat/Sun + Thu Arrival £99 £110 £140 Thu 8am
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free Free N/A
Grandstand Thursday Free Free Free N/A
Grandstand Friday £5 £5 £8 N/A
Grandstand Sat or Sun £8 £8 £11 N/A
Winter Saver Tickets end 31st January, Early Tickets end 20th May.

Only Grandstand seats in rows 1-80 will be available to purchase initially. Due to the storm damage sustained to the grandstand after our last event, the remainder of the grandstand will be closed until further notice.

Main Event Photos & Videos

The Main Event 2019: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
The Main Event 2018: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video
The Main Event 2017: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video, TV Show - Cars, TV Show - Bikes
The Main Event 2016: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video, TV Show - Cars, TV Show - Bikes
The Main Event 2015: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video, TV Show
The Main Event 2014: Facebook Photo Gallery, Highlights Video, TV Show

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Main Event
Main Event

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