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Top Events At Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceway in the Northamptonshire countryside, is a legendary hub for motorsport enthusiasts. With a rich history spanning over five decades, this iconic venue has witnessed countless adrenaline-pumping races and unforgettable motorsport moments.

Santa Pod Raceway boasts a jam-packed calendar of events throughout the year, catering to a wide range of motorsport disciplines. From drag racing to drifting, there’s something for every motorsport aficionado.

FIA/FIM Main Event

Fri 24th to Mon 27th May 2024

Santa Pod’s European Drag Racing Extravaganza: A Thrilling Weekend for All

Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping weekend at Santa Pod Raceway as it hosts Round 1 of the FIA/FIM European Championships, one of the most prestigious Drag Race meetings in the UK.

This hugely popular event draws over 200 teams competing across 17 classes of cars and bikes. Witness the incredible power of the F1 class, featuring 11,000bhp Top Fuel Dragsters that can accelerate from 0-100mph in under a second! The sheer scale and quality of racing make this event truly unparalleled.

Beyond the high-octane action on the track, there’s something for everyone! A full lineup of entertainment for kids and adults alike ensures a fantastic family day out. Camping is available on-site, so plan to make a weekend of it!

Run What Ya Brung (RWYB)

Sat 1 June 2024

Public Track Days at Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire

No race licence or supercar is required to participate in Public Track Days at Santa Pod Raceway. Most participants race in standard road cars and bikes. While some might have modified vehicles or even be professional racers with drag cars, you won’t find yourself competing against a 300mph Top Fuel Dragster!

All you need is a valid driving licence, whether UK, European, or International. You’ll enjoy unlimited runs and receive

a personal performance print-out that includes your reaction times to the start lights, 60ft, 1/4 mile, 1/8 mile times, and terminal speed.

Throughout the year, there are also specialist events and festivals incorporating Run What Ya Brung sessions. These include car-only, bike-only, and manufacturer-specific events, catering to various preferences and interests.

Retro Show

Sunday 9th June 2024 at Santa Pod Raceway

This static show celebrates classic and retro vehicles from the 1950s through to the year 2000. Highlights include a Show & Shine Competition, car club displays, live action arena, and the thrilling Jet Car. Enjoy an array of retro entertainment throughout the day. Your ticket also grants access to the Sportsman Nationals and National Drag Racing events happening on the track, ensuring a full day of automotive excitement.

Street Weekend

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June 2024

Following its successful debut in 2023, ‘Street Weekend’ returns for 2024, ready to crown the ultimate street king. Inspired by the renowned Hot Rod Drag Week in the US, the competition will test the limits of street-legal performance. Drivers will face a gruelling three-day challenge, starting with a timed run at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire. They will then embark on a 200-mile journey to Melbourne Raceway in York for a second timed run, before returning to Santa Pod for a final test on day three.

Each day presents a unique track challenge: a freshly prepped surface at Santa Pod on day one, an unprepared 1/8-mile course at Melbourne on day two, and a day-three run at Santa Pod after a full day of ‘run what you brought’ racing. In total, competitors will cover approximately 400 miles on the road while pushing their machines to the limit on the track. While Street Eliminator cars are widely recognized as the fastest street-legal vehicles in the UK, can they truly handle the demands of this demanding road-and-track endurance test? ‘Street Weekend’ is set to deliver the answer.

NSRA Hot Rod Drags

Fri 13th to Sun 15th September 2024

Join them for the 36th annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. This event is a vibrant celebration of hot rods at the race track, featuring the classic Pre-’73 Run What Ya Brung (RWYB), invited race classes, and the Wild Bunch. Enjoy fireworks and much more throughout the weekend. Onsite camping is available, so bring your gear and stay for the entire event. See you at the track for a thrilling experience!

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