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Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough

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Santa Pod Raceway in the UK is the home of European Drag Racing and host to the televised FIA European Drag Racing Championships. It's the fastest and loudest motorsport on earth with sensational race action from dragsters and doorslammers to beetles and bikes.

Santa Pod hosts over 50 events during the race season Jan-Nov, including: National drag race meetings, classic car events, modified car shows (The Fast Show and USC), VW Beetle & Camper festivals (Bug Jam and Big Bang), Japanese performance car events (The JapShow), specialist events (Performance Vauxhall Show, Classic Ford show), Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) public track days and much more!

See Top Fuel Dragsters, Funny Cars, Jet Cars, Rocket Bikes, Pro Mods, Monster Trucks and other motorsport events in the heart of Northamptonshire, England. Enjoy corporate hospitality and fantastic family days out.
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  • We visit as much as possible although we live an hour and a half away and is often £20 per adult for a big event (these are well worth the visit even if you're not particularly a petrol head). The lar...  more »
  • Fab late xmas present for hubby to go to festival of power over Easter. Stayed at the ibis hotel down the road. Tip to always take ear protection especially for top fuellers and the jet bikes, car & b...  more »
  • Today I took a long drive to Santa Pod drag strip. It was an experience of a lifetime to race other cars legally without the watchful eye of the law it's called RWYB (Run what You Bring). I will be re...  more »
  • Much improved facilities over the years, yet still retains the old charm and party style atmosphere. Even the loss of a full day's racing with bad weather did nothing to dampen (pun fully intended) a brilliant, brilliant weekend with some great off track entertainment! If you like your racing fast, noisy and constant, then (weather permitting), there is no place better in the UK than Santa Pod.
  • This place is probably the best place for any petrol head to get their fix. The main event is a fantastic time for everyone, and at a fraction of the price of the much slower and less exciting F1. Where else can you get up to 5 nights camping and 4 days of non stop action for £75? (Early bird price). Facilities are very good. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Pits are open 24hrs and the teams and drivers are always willing to have a chat. It's impossible to put into words how it feels when 2 Top Fuel dragsters go past on full throttle...... mind blowing machines which you will have to experience so that you understand it.
  • Great place for family day out. We watched Monster Track Nationals. Very impressed. You can also watch 1/4 mile drag races.
  • Really entertaining. Cool cars, motorbikes were a bit boring though. Once you've seen a couple they all seem very similar. The cars are all different though. Ear defenders or good plugs are an absolute must have, and you couldn't bring a young child safely without them. Very, very loud.
  • You've got to go if you love cars and racing. First time going and I'll be going again! Amazing time.