Santa Pod Raceway Santa Pod Raceway

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 extravaganza features over 200 teams and 17 classes of cars and bikes including the sports F1 class – 10,000bhp 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!

Day Tickets from £35, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!)
Racer Entries - Main Event Entry List
Livestream - Watch Live on Santapod.TV

What's On - Drag Racing

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

Top Fuel Dragster
Top Fuel Dragster

The headline class at the Main Event is Top Fuel Dragster. These cars run on nitromethane and can reach speeds of up to 300mph accelerating from 0 - 100mph in under one second! (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Pro Mod
Pro Mod

The quickest doorslammer class is Pro Modified! These cars run 0-240 mph in under 6 seconds! Full-bodied cars with massive engines and monster attitude. Pro Mod is the Motorsport UK British Drag Racing Championship class. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Drag Racing
Car Classes
  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • FIA Top Methanol
  • FIA / Motorsport UK Pro Modified Championship
  • Funny Car Cup
  • 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 - Jets & Demos
Split Second
Spiderman

The Main Event will be the official debut of Julian Webb’s brand new ‘Spiderman’ Jet Dragster. ‘Spiderman’ is a nod to Julian’s dad and crew member, Roy Webb who ran a Competition Altered in the 1980s under the same name. Housing a J60 Pratt & Whitney engine, once test runs are completed, Spiderman will be able to perform more competitive side by side runs with FireForce 5. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

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)

Firestorm
Firestorm

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)

Rocket Bike
Rocket Bike

The crazy Frenchman Eric Teboul will be hurtling down the strip at over 200mph on his world record breaking Rocket Bike. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Rocket Bike
Electric Bike

The first time Hans-Henrik Thomsen brought his electric bike to Santa Pod, in 2020, he set a New World Record for elapsed time at 6.869sec (now 6.740). Now he eyes the 201.37mph terminal speed record set 10 years ago by American Larry McBride, and matched on four wheels earlier this year by Steve Huff. This could be the quickest, fastest electric vehicle on the planet full stop.

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. Entry to the circus is included with Main Event admission tickets. (four 45 min shows on Sat & Sun)

Circus

Circus

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)

Team Maximum Lock
Team Maximum Lock

All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show using Nissan Skylines and Nissan 350z. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

What's On - Entertainment Village
Evening Stage
Live Stage

There will be entertainment throughout the day on the Live Stage on Saturday and Sunday with bands on stage on Friday and Saturday evenings. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

P45
Live Band - P45

An original 21st century modern ska influenced band. P45 have been dubbed the creators of a new genre called cockney opera by the legendary Chas Hodges of Chas and Dave. P45 have toured and supported artists such as Simply Red and Madness. As well as playing original material P45 also cover the greatest hits from the ska 2tone soul mod genre. (Sat evening)

Jones and Barnard Variety Spectacular
Jones and Barnard Variety Spectacular

A satirical exploration examining the eccentricities of the collective British character through the universal language of eccentric dance, circus skills, classic song and variety skill routines, entwined with an original funky soundtrack and intimate comedy.
This duo have a totally fresh approach to the presentation of comedy classics, combined with a sensitive use of volunteers to comedic effect making the audience part of, not apart from, the show. (Fri, Sat & Sun day)

SBX
SBX

SBX are the global leader in urban & sports entertainment, developed around the best urban sports stars from the world of Basketball, Football, BMX, Skateboard, Beat Boxing, YoYo, Scooter, DJ-Ing, Graffiti, Pogo, Free Running, Street Dance and Break Dancing. SBX is a truly unique urban sports entertainment experience that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. This weekend get ready for BMX, Beatboxing and Breakdance. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

African Acrobatics Circus
African Acrobatics Circus

West African Sunshine in a Show! African Acrobatics Circus' performances blend acrobatics, street dance, circus skills and more; you’re sure to be captivated by the one and only Ras King Bobo! As a pan African street dance champion, you can be sure Bobo’s got plenty of moves; set to the latest Afrobeat hits and dressed in brightly coloured costume, this fast frenetic and breath taking performance mixes great rhythm with big smiles alongside a traditional Ghanaian drummer. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Caribbean Melody Steel Band
Caribbean Melody Steel Band

This five piece Caribbean Melody Steel Band have been entertaining the public with the mellow tones from their steel pans for many years. Playing a wide style of music, calypso, reggae, classical, modern, jazz and pop they are suited to any occasion. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

What's On - Displays, Rides & Kids Entertainment
Wall of Death
Ken Fox Wall of Death

Prepare for the original thrill show, The Ken Fox Wall of Death! The Fox family have been touring and entertaining since the 1920's. With their vintage Indian Scouts and 20ft high vertical wall it is a show that needs to be seen to be believed! The noise, the speed, the smell, the proximity of the bikes ridden to the top of the wall, barely 6 inches from the audience - an experience never to be forgotten! (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Parachute Display
Parachute Display Team

The Jump Dogs parachute display team will be descending on Santa Pod Raceway on Sunday morning, providing an amazing spectacle in the sky. The Jump Dogs are a highly skilled and experienced civilian team that perform thrilling and dynamic in-air displays. (Sun only)

Battle of Britain
BBMF

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over Santa Pod Raceway with historic WWII aircraft. There will be a Spitfire on Saturday at 3.41pm and a Hurricane & Spitfire on Sunday at 12.24pm. (Sat & Sun)

Steve Colley
Steve Colley - Trials Rider

The skills of motorcycle trials riders like Steve Colley have to be seen to be believed. He can do things with motorcycles that we mere mortals would consider impossible. Like riding up and over cars and buses for example! (Fri & Sat)

Historic Aero Engines
Historic Aero Engines

Historic Aero Engines will be demonstrating two of their iconic engines that have seen wartime service including a Rolls-Royce Merlin. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Dangerous Steve
Dangerous Steve

Expect thrilling entertainment with fire and chainsaw juggling, Giant Unicycle and Ladder Balancing. There’s comedy, crazy balancing and stunts with his unique mono wheel,  blindfold riding on his trials bike and an exciting fire-juggling finale. (Sun only)

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. Book Your Flight In Advance Weather permitting. £49 per person, adult or child. (Sat & Sun)

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.

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)

Granny Turismo
Granny Turismo

Listen for the screech of burning rubber. No pavement is safe. Meet the first and only shopping trolley dance display team.

When Doris, Mary or Marge arrive on their souped-up shopping trolleys with their pumping tunes, everyone takes notice. Fantastic and unique, the Grannies are loud and a force to be reckoned with. You have been warned! (Sat only)

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.)

Sideshows
Sideshows

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

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.
Kids Entertainment
Kids Entertainment

There will be plenty going on for youngsters, including a kids area with Face Painting and Arts & Crafts Workshops, and Kids Entertainers roaming around site.

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

Traders
Traders

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.

Camping
Camping

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

Hospitality
VIP/Hospitality

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

Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!) or by phone on 01234 782828

No tickets will be available on the gate.

Ticket Type Early
Standard Gates Open
Adult Thursday £20 £27 Thu 8am
Adult Friday £35 £45 Fri 8am
Adult Saturday £35 £45 Sat 8am
Adult Sunday £35 £45 Sun 8am
Adult Fri/Sat £70 £90 Fri 8am
Adult Sat/Sun £70 £90 Sat 8am
Adult Fri/Sat/Sun £95 £120 Fri 8am
Adult Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun + Wed Arrival £110 £140 Wed 2pm
Kids (5-15) £5 £5 N/A
Kids (under 5) Free Free N/A
Grandstand Thursday Free Free N/A
Grandstand Friday £5 £8 N/A
Grandstand Sat or Sun £8 £11 N/A
Early Tickets end 5pm 20th May.

Only Grandstand seats in rows 1-80 will be available to purchase initially. Due to supply issues, 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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