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
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)
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)
- 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
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)
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)
The crazy Frenchman Eric Teboul will be hurtling down the strip at over 200mph on his world record breaking Rocket Bike. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
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.
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)
This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson will be crushing everything in its path. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed, precision driving stunt show. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Historic Aero Engines will be demonstrating two of their iconic engines that have seen wartime service including a Rolls-Royce Merlin. (Fri, Sat & Sun)
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)
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.
Rides will be available in the back of an multi-seat full size monster truck. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)
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)
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.)
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.
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.
Buy Tickets Online (All Tickets Pre-Booking Only!) or by phone on 01234 782828
No tickets will be available on the gate.
|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 (under 5)||Free||Free||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.
- All tickets are Pre-Booking Only – No tickets will be available on the gate.
- Postage option for tickets ends ONE week before the event starts. After this time only "print at home tickets" will be available.
- Kids Tickets (5-15) are £5 for Day and Weekend tickets. All kids pay full price for Grandstand tickets.
- All ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (£6 recorded, no postage fee on "print at home tickets").
- All tickets are non-refundable. All tickets are subject to availability and sold on a first come first served basis.
- The option of Ticket Insurance via TicketPlan is available when you purchase your tickets.
- Ticket prices are per person.
- Kids tickets - Photo ID is required if kids look older than they are. Kids under 5 are free.
- Day admission is 8am till racing finishes.
- Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets.
- Any ticket upgrades made on the day will be charged the difference to full gate price.
- Parking is free.
- Certain activities including Drag Racing are subject to weather and track conditions.
- No Glass! No Pets! No Fireworks! No Chinese Lanterns! No Drones! view full Essential Info.
- Please see Essential Info page for Adverse Weather Ticket Policy and other Terms and Conditions.
- Santa Pod Raceway offer various promotions and group discounts for 10 or more adult admission tickets to selected events. Details here.
- When you arrive and leave site, please keep your speed down, don't litter and respect local residents.
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