Santa Pod Raceway

FIA/FIM Main Event 2020

Fri 22nd to Mon 25th May 2020

FIA European Drag Racing Championships Inc FIM Europe Drag Bikes

Main Event 2020 Suspended

Update on The Main Event: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Unfortunately The Main Event has been suspended. Therefore Ticket Holders will receive a full credit to your Santa Pod Ticket Shop account equal to exactly what you’ve already paid, which can be redeemed against any Santa Pod Raceway event within the next 24 months. Contrary to our standard terms and conditions, this credit will be available for 24 months instead of the standard 12 AND include any booking and postage fees that you’ve paid.

We are operating with a reduced workforce like so many other businesses causing a significant delay in our normal administration processes but we will be in touch with all our visitors as soon as we have more information to share. We are also trying hard to instigate a few more bells and whistles on our ticketing platform to make some of the admin quicker and more efficient for us all. Bear with us, while we work through all the communications, enquiries and requests from our customers – we’re dealing with everything as quickly as possible but it’s not easy.

Rest assured that we will get around to you!

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.

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.

TICKETS: Adult Tickets from £35 - Kids Under 16 FREE* Buy Tickets

What's on - Drag Racing

Drag Racing

Car Classes

  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • Funny Car Series
  • FIA Top Methanol
  • FIA Pro Stock Car
  • FIA / Motorsport UK Pro Modified Championship
  • Comp Eliminator
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Junior Dragster
  • Street Eliminator

Bike Classes

Bike Classes:

  • FIM Top Fuel Bike
  • FIM Supertwin Bike
  • FIM Pro Stock Bike
  • FIM Super Street Bike Cup
  • FIM Junior Drag Bike

FIA & FIM Classes Sat, Sun & Mon only

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes.

Pit AccessPit 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)

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 & Mon)



What's on - Exhibition Vehicles & Stunts

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. kids under 16 go free!

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 in excess of 270mph! (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Split SecondSplit Second
The Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be hurtling down the strip. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Monster TruckMonster Truck - Podzilla
This mighty 10,000lbs, 1350hp monster truck driven by Garry Anderson will be crushing everything in its path.
(Sat, Sun & Mon)

Swamp ThingMonster Truck - Swamp Thing
Joining Podzilla to wreak havoc in the arena is the mighty Swamp Thing driven by Tony Dixon.
(Sat, Sun & Mon)

Stunt DisplayStunt Display

Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed show in the Live Action Arena. (Sat, Sun & Mon)


The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over Santa Pod Raceway.

Saturday 1.22pm - Spitfire
Sunday 3.55pm - Spitfire
Monday 2.03pm - Spitfire

On The EdgeOn The Edge Motorcycle Stunt Show
World Championship riders demonstrate their high level of skill, balance and technical control of their motorcycles. 15ft jumps up vertical walls, drop offs and interactive stunts amaze and entertain the crowd. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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

What's on - Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment

2 Seater2Seater Dragster
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.
(All Days)

Helicopter Pleasure FlightsHelicopter 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 adult, £45 child. Book Online (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Monster Truck Rides

Monster Truck Rides
Rides will be available in the back of Red Dragon, a multi-seat full size monster truck. Passengers must be over 3ft tall. (All Days)

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides
There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides. (All Days)

Furzey SuiteEvening Entertainment
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Furzey Suite - Live band Friday
The Furzey Suite play an diverse mix of popular epic rock and pop covers with respect to the original song but in our own style and always with passion!

Deaf By Thirty - Live band Saturday
Covering all of your favourite classic anthems, from the 60’s to the naughties!

Dust To Dust - Live band Sunday
A bluesy hard rock band playing covers by the likes of Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, ZZ Top, Thunder, Guns n Roses etc.

Kids EntertainmentKids Entertainment
If the fabulous array of vehicles on show isn't enough to keep the kids happy there will also be children's entertainers and a Kids Craft Area. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

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. (All Days)

There will be extra fun for youngsters with inflatables and a climbing wall. (All Days)

Ghetto Blasters Brass BandGhetto Blasters Brass Band
Made up of The Midlands finest musicians, this contemporary New Orleans inspired brass band blurs the line between band and audience with their street style music. Expect an upbeat repertoire with plenty of surprises thrown in; from Motown and Funk, Electro Pop to Ska!
(Sat, Sun & Mon)

Miniature Jet Car1/4 Scale FireForce RC Car
Alexander Koch, from Germany, will debut his home built ¼ scale FireForce 3 RC Jet Funny Car at the Main Event. The RC model will be on display in the FireForce trailer (opposite the Pod Shop) and Alexander is hoping to put on a demonstration run on the track when racing finishes.


On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway. View details on the Camping Page where you can also find links to Santa Pod's partners Camplify - Caravan Hire and RV-sharing, Assorted Events - Pre-pitched Camping, and American Motorhomes - Large High Spec Motorhomes Hire.


For just £109 + VAT per person 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.

Main Event 2019 Gallery: View photos from the Main Event on the Facebook Gallery

Main Event
Main Event
Main Event
Main Event

Main Event Tickets

Buy Tickets Online at or phone the Box Office on 01234 782828
Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday £18 £25 Fri 8am Free
Saturday £35 £45 Sat 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Sunday £35 £45 Sun 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Monday £35 £45 Mon 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Sat/Sun £65 £75 Sat 8am per day
Sun/Mon £65 £75 Sun 8am per day
Sat/Sun/Mon £75 £90 Sat 8am per day
All Four Days £85 £100 Thu 2pm per day



Main Event Menu

The Main Event 2020 Preview
The Main Event 2019 Report, Photo Entry List, Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery,
The Main Event 2018 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery, Report, Photo Entry List, Livestream Playlist
The Main Event 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery

Drag Racing

View the full Results Data here and descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page.


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