NSRA Nostalgia Nationals

Sat 4th to Mon 6th May 2024

The 28th annual Nostalgia Nationals, supported by the NSRA. Pre-73 RWYB for Hot Rods, Kustoms and Street Machines alongside traditional front-engine Dragsters, Competition Altereds and early Doorslammer race cars. Live entertainment, trade stands and ‘power parking’ show area. Camping available onsite so come for the weekend.

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What's On
Drag Racing
Nostalgia Drag Racing
  • Outlaw Anglia
    Spectacular Heads-up drag racing from sit-up-&-beg style Fords - Anglia, Popular, Fordson or Prefect.
  • Gasser Circus
    A drag race series formed to keep alive the spirit & traditions of the Gasser Wars.
  • Supercharged Outlaws
    Supercharged dragsters, altereds and doorslammers.
  • Nostalgia Superstock
    Shootout for pre-72 American bodied cars with stock rear suspension, carbs only no power adders, slicks are allowed.
  • Wild Bunch
    Nostalgia slingshots, altereds and dragsters.

Race Entries:
Race Entry is available at racers.santapodtickets.com from early 2024.

Take your car out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test its performance limits in a safe and legal environment. Open to pre-1973’s vehicles only, Retro, Classic, Hot Rod and American cars (sorry, no rear engined cars or bikes).

Signing on for RWYB is now online. You will still need to visit the Sign On Office to show your driving licence and your race voucher e-ticket before hitting the track. Please note an Admission ticket is required in addition to your RWYB Race Voucher.

Please note that at this event, helmets are compulsory for all participants. Neck padding and arm restraints are recommended. Unlimited runs for £45 per day Sign-on, Fri, Sat & Sun. More info on the RWYB page.

Live Music
Live Music*

As well as all the track action there will also be Live music in Fuelers Bar with bands on Friday and Saturday nights.

*Free as part of your sporting event weekend ticket.

Show Car Parking
Show Car Parking

There are no trophies or judging but if you want to park your car up for like minded people to admire then head on over to the Show Car Parking area.

Quick 6
Quick 6

These are trophies awarded by the NSRA committee. The cars don’t have to be the shiniest or prettiest, they certainly don’t have to be the quickest but they are judged to have been representative of the ‘Spirit of the Event’. The only criteria is that they must have been put through their paces on the quarter mile at some point over the weekend.

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! (Sat & Sun)

Quarter Mile Masters
Quarter Mile Masters

With its roots set from the birth of drag racing in the early 50s through to the mid-60s, the class will see Nostalgia Hot Rods back on track where they belong!

Trade Village
Nostalgia Trade Village

There will be a wide range of traders. (All Days)

Fun Fair Rides
Fun Fair Rides

All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows! (All days)

Tokens available indivually or in 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 (tokens): Dodgems - 5 (1 or 2 in a car), Extreme - 4, Waltzer - 4, Trampolines - 3, Kids Rides - 3. (Only Tokens, No cash will be accepted on rides)

Rushden Lakes
Shop & Eat at Rushden Lakes

As part of your Nostalgia weekend we’re pleased to be offering a free courtesy bus to and from Rushden Lakes on Saturday for those who’d like to visit for a few hours. The bus will be running from the NSRA information tent on the hour from 10am-6.30pm (Last bus leaving the track at 6pm, and Rushden Lakes at 6:30pm). Return journeys will be from the drop off point at half past the hour from 10.30am-6.30pm. Please see www.rushdenlakes.com for details on the lakes. (Sat)

Camping
Camping

On site camping is included with all multi-day admission tickets to Santa Pod Raceway; tents, caravans and motorhomes are all welcome. View details on the Camping Page.

Bars & Caterers
Bars & Caterers

There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink. You can pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment or cash. There are cash machines in the catering area and Pod Shop. View Caterer details

NHRA Nostalgia Nationals Tickets
Ticket Type Price Bands
Adult Saturday
Gates open Sat 8am
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Early £27 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £34 (inc £3 booking fee)
Adult Sunday
Gates open Sun 8am
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Early £27 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £34 (inc £3 booking fee)
Adult Monday
Gates open Mon 8am
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Early £27 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £34 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Single Day (5-15)
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All Price Bands £6 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Single Day (under 5) All Price Bands Free
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 19th April.
  • NSRA members will be able to access the Early ticket price during the Standard period. This offer is valid for a maximum of four adult admission tickets, and only with a current NSRA membership number.
Ticket Type Price Bands
Adult Sat/Sun/Mon
Gates open Sat 8am
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Early £63 (inc £3 booking fee)
Standard £79 (inc £3 booking fee)
Kids Sat/Sun/Mon (5-15)
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All Price Bands £16 (inc £1 booking fee)
Kids Sat/Sun/Mon (under 5) All Price Bands Free
Adult Friday Arrival*
Gates open Fri 12 to 7pm
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All Price Bands £7.50
Kids Friday Arrival (5-15)*
Gates open Fri 12 to 7pm
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All Price Bands £5
Kids Friday Arrival (under 5)*
Gates open Fri 12 to 7pm
All Price Bands Free
  • *Weekend Tickets are also required
  • Early Tickets end 5pm 19th April.
  • NSRA members will be able to access the Early ticket price during the Standard period. This offer is valid for a maximum of four adult admission tickets, and only with a current NSRA membership number.
Ticket Type Price Bands
Grandstand
All Price Bands Free
Ticket Type Price Bands
Track Sign-On**
Per Day
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All Price Bands £45
  • **Admission Ticket also required.

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Nostalgia Nationals
Nostalgia Nationals
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Nostalgia Nationals

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