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Apr 5 2011

Easter Thunderball at Santa Pod Raceway

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22nd – 25th April 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]

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Santa Pod Raceway Presents The Auto Trader Easter Thunderball 2011. Eggsellent Fun!

Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing has provided the perfect
solution to entertaining yourself – and the whole family – for the entire
Easter weekend; The Easter Thunderball! The 2011 Event looks set to be the
best one yet, with the largest Pro Fuel shoot-out ever assembled for this
popular show.

From the 22nd to the 25th of April 2011, Santa Pod will rock the surrounding
Northamptonshire countryside with an unashamed spectacle of incredible
racing, stunt shows, the best of Europe’s automotive entertainers and Top UK


For 2011, Santa Pod has managed to assemble no less than NINE Nitro cars to
battle it out on the quarter mile in the Pro Fuel shootout along with over
250 other race teams! So, if your idea of fun is watching an 8,000
horsepower car hitting 300mph in just 5 seconds, then this is the place for
you. The entire weekend is packed with top-level racing including the
multi-thousand horsepower Top Fuel cars, MSA pro mods and Drag bikes. If
that doesn’t make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, then
witnessing the sight of two Jet Cars travelling at Mach 1 or Podzilla, Santa
Pod’s very own Monster Truck, battling it out head-to-head with ‘Swamp
Thing’ might just do it for you! Not to be outdone, unhinged Frenchman, Eric
Teboul will be hurtling down the strip on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday on
his 220mph Rocket Bike. Not for the faint hearted!

Two wheel fans and anybody over the age of 30 will also be amazed to see the
Official Evel Knievel static display, comprising his legendary Harley Jump
Bike, the X-2 Sky Cycle, his Wheelie Dragster Car and even some of Evel’s
genuinely crash-scuffed leathers. For the thousands of Brits that had the
toys as a child, now’s your chance to see the real thing!

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Add into the mix a wheelie car and fire engine, helicopter and 2 seater
dragster rides, plus full bar and catering facilities and you’re talking a
serious weekend of fun. Also new this year is a radio-controlled race car
and drift track for kids (of all ages) to prove their mettle on.

It’s not all high-octane madness however, with much of the content of the
Easter Thunderball being squarely aimed at families. Not only do kids under
16 get in free, making it a superb value weekend away, but the full line-up
includes a magnificent Firework display and even Titan, the 8 foot robot who
walks amongst the crowd, amazing (and scaring) kids in equal measure. Plus
there’s funfair rides, traders, kids entertainments and craft workshops,
meaning whatever the weather does, there’s plenty for the whole family to
do. 2011 also sees the Vander Brothers scaring the Health and Safety team
with their 11 metre tall ‘Space Wheel’.

Soap fans will relish the chance to see – and possibly meet – Gemma Merna
(Carmel Valentine from Hollyoaks) and Lucy Pargeter (Chastity Dingle from
Emmerdale). Both of these lovely ladies will be there for fans on the Bank
Holiday Monday

Advance tickets start at just £10 for the Friday, £19 for Saturday, Sunday
or Monday or just £48 for the whole four days. Tickets on the gate range
from £12 for the Friday only up to £55 for the entire event. So, once you’ve
factored in the free parking, free camping, free under 16s and free pit
walkabouts, it just goes to show that amusing your clan this Easter needn’t
leave you penniless!

For more information, or to book tickets, click to or call
01234 782828.


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