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Mar 3 2011

Euro Racers at Big Bang/VW Camper & Bus Show

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6th – 8th MAY 2011
Santa Pod Raceway
Northants. NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]


Santa Pod Raceway and Brian Burrows are pleased to announce that they are STILL adding new and exciting attractions to the Big Bang/Camper & Bus Show on the 6th- 8th May 2011. Courtesy of the Kaag Kevers VW Club they have not one, but SEVEN of Belgium and Holland’s quickest VWs coming along to spice up the RWYB competition. These cars include 1303s, Ovals and the Paranoia Beetle race car which was last seen pulling huge wheelies and charging up the track at VW Action 2010.


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Oct 23 2010

Shelley Pearson to race (Top Fuel) at Flame & Thunder 2010

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Saturday 30th October 2010
Santa Pod Raceway – NN29 7XA
01234 782828



Santa Pod’s local ‘golden girl’ Shelley Pearson has confirmed today that she will race at the ‘Flame & Thunder’ event at the FIA venue on Saturday the 30th of October, 2010. The 27 year-old Northamptonshire racer recently joined the ranks of the Top Fuel elite, securing her licence with a show-stopping 4.98 second pass, instantly catapulting her into the record books as the fastest female driver in the UK and the second ever fastest licence run in Europe.


Clearly elated with her time, Shelley was quick to praise her supporting cast and thank them all for their efforts. ‘I’m delighted for everyone in the team that we got such a great final run,’ she said. ‘Obviously drag racing is in the family DNA, so I’m really pleased to return all the hard work that my Dad and our team have put in to get us here. I’ll try and back that performance up at Flame and Thunder – and if it’s at all possible, I’ll try and run even quicker!’

Shelley’s 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster will also be joined by a Nitro-fuelled Funny Car, and they will both be firing off exhibition passes throughout the day, as well as the World’s fastest Jet-powered race cars. These brave souls strap themselves to over 10,000 horsepower of afterburning jet engine to cover the quarter mile in just over 5 seconds, at a shade under 300mph. Not for the faint hearted!

It’s not all drag racing however. An incredibly diverse range of acts and attractions means that throughout the day, a non-stop mix of action and amusement showcases some of the most prodigious talent and potent machinery ever to be gathered in one place.

Equally impressive and almost as loud is the Live Action Arena where the car-crushing talents of Santa Pod’s resident Monster Truck, Podzilla vies for attention alongside multiple Guinness World Record holder Terry Grant and his incredible stunt show. Mix in UKFMX, Britain’s best Freestyle Motocross team and leading quad bike showman Jason Smythe – and you’ve got the ingredients for a superb show.

Music fans will delight at the headline signing of ‘Here Comes The Girls!’. This superb tribute act tips its hat at acts like Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole and The Saturdays. As easy on the eye as they are on the ear, this is one superb show that ticks all the boxes for fans of all ages. One for the ladies, James Sutton, better known as Ryan from Emmerdale, will also be at the show, meeting his fans and signing autographs.

From the sublime – to the ridiculous, ace car builder Perry Watkins will also be showcasing ‘The Flatmobile’ the World’s lowest car – and ‘Wind Up’ the World’s smallest vehicle. His 130 mph table and chairs, better known as ‘Fast Food’ will also be gracing the strip. Titan, the amazing 8 foot tall interactive robot will be walking amongst the crowd, delighting and terrifying in equal measure. The Black Knights Parachute Display Team will also be quite literally ‘dropping in’ later in the day with their unique display of skill and control, and if that wasn’t enough, Mark Jefferies will be putting on a stunning aerobatic display.

But there’s still more!, Drifting demos, Kids Entertainers and even a full funfair. Or why not take a pleasure flight in a helicopter and see the whole lot from the air? Or strap yourself into a genuine 2 seater dragster and blast up the quarter mile in a shade over 7 seconds!

But of course, it wouldn’t be Flame & Thunder without a spectacular firework display and huge bonfire – and this year, the Santa Pod team has really pulled out the stops to create a memorable evening. As the light dims, a fully sequenced firework display will delight the crowd.

With under 16s getting in for free, advance tickets starting at just £17 and more acts and attractions in one day than most show goers see in a whole year, it’s the essential family day out of 2010! Just don’t forget your hat and coat!

For more details please click to or call the team on 01234 782828.

Oct 8 2010

Flame & Thunder Entertainment, Santa Pod Raceway, Saturday 30th October

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Saturday 30th October 2010
Santa Pod Raceway – NN29 7XA
01234 782828

The awesome action packed day out of Flame & Thunder returns to Santa Pod Raceway on Saturday 30th October. Not only will there be a mixed bag of vehicles racing including a Top Fuel Dragster and Fuel Funny Car, but the Jets will be out in force too with everyone’s favourite Jet Funny Car, FireForce 3, Ronnie Picardo’s Jet Truck and Beetle making an appearance along with the Spilt Second Dragster and other race classes too.

Entertainment wise, hitting the high notes will be the superb tribute act called “Here Come The Girls!” the UK’s hottest new tribute to all the female artists of today! With 5 fantastic vocals, amazing choreography and several costume changes, this show will be a MUST see! These girls have performed as other tributes for several years and are a very tight, professional group. Paying tribute to Girls Aloud and The Saturdays, solos of Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole, Beyonce with backing dancers and trios of Sugababes and Destiny’s Child – this show is definitely not to be missed!

We’ve also got a fantastic local band called Deaf by Thirty a top rock covers bands, playing songs from the 60’s to the present who’ll be playing the night away in Fueler’s Bar and ending the event on a supersized high!

A little bit of eye candy for all you soap lovers will be here in the form of soap star James Sutton, Emmerdale’s Ryan Lamb. They’ll be an opportunity for autographs and photos for everyone who wants to meet him in person during the day.

But don’t forget they’ll also be Titan, the 8ft tall robot stomping round the venue scaring and delighting people as he goes, Monster Truck action, Stunt men Terry Grant, Jason Smyth, Chris Doney, an ice rink for you to show off your moves, air displays, funfair, HUGE bonfire and a spectacular fireworks display…..what more could you possible want?

All this for just £17 on advance* or £20 on the gate…super doper value day out for all! For more information and to book tickets visit or call 01234 782818.

(*advance ticket until Friday 22nd October – 5pm online, 5.30pm on the phone)

Mar 24 2010

Santa Pod Raceway present The Easter Thunderball. Cracking Good Fun!

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2nd – 5th APRIL 2010
Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, Northants. NN29 7XA.
01234 782828


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!

From the 2nd to the 5th of April 2010, Santa Pod will rock the surrounding Northamptonshire countryside with an unashamed spectacle of incredible racing, stunt shows and the best of Europe’s entertainers – including none other than Peter Andre!


This is the only ‘Nitro Shoot-out’ in Europe! 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, might just do it for you!


Add into the mix bike trials displays, wheelie cars and full bar and catering facilities and you’re talking a serious weekend of fun. Also new this year is a full-sized wrestling ring running full-on display bouts over all three days.


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 (great in these credit crunched times) but the weekend 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. Stop by the static display of famous cars from “the movies” and see the new Land Speed Record “Bloodhound” car. Plus there’s a funfair, traders, kids entertainments and mini quad rides, meaning whatever the weather does, there’s plenty for the whole family to do.


But the headline stealer without doubt, is Peter Andre – stopping by on the very last day of his tour (the 5th) to perform hits from his latest album, ‘Revelation’. With tickets for his stadium dates all but sold out, this could be the perfect last chance to see him sing live this year.


Advance tickets start at just £10 for the Friday, £29 for the Saturday and Sunday – or only £39 for the whole four days. 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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