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
- 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
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!
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)
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
What's on - Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment
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 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
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)
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.
Ghetto 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)
1/4 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 Tickets
Buy Tickets Online at www.santapodtickets.com or phone the Box Office on 01234 782828
Kids Under 16 FREE*
|Ticket Type||Advance||Standard||Gates Open||Grandstand|
|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|
- Advance 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").
- Advanced ticket prices end on the Friday a week before the event weekend at 5pm. After this time only "print at home tickets" will be available at standard rate with no booking fee.
- All tickets are non-refundable.
- Ticket prices are per person.
- * Three FREE kids per paying Adult, photo ID is required if kids look older than they are.
- Day admission is 8am till racing finishes, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
- Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets. e.g. Sat/Sun ticket = camping Sat night.
- 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.
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