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May 4 2010

Santa Pod Present THE FIA ‘Main Event’ 2010

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Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag racing, is already gearing up for one of Europe’s most prestigious Drag Racing meetings; The FIA Main Event! This hugely popular, televised extravaganza is the first round of the prestigious European Drag Racing Championship and features one of the largest race entries and most diverse list of machinery anywhere in Europe! Over 200 teams and 17 race classes make this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing. Make it a date in your diary now! – Friday the 28th to Monday 31st May.

Exemplifying the very greatest, fastest, loudest and craziest spectacles in drag racing, the entire weekend gathers the most brutal machines in Europe and pits them head to head in an epic display of rubber burning, nitro-snorting insanity! Both cars and bikes are represented, with many of the 8000bhp entrants able to hit an incredible 300 mph in well under 5 seconds!! If this wasn’t impressive enough, on the track in between racing will be the awesome Fireforce Jet Funny Car, plus Ronnie Picardo’s gravity defying Wheelie Truck.


Off-track action is equally as exciting with loads of entertainment and attractions aimed squarely at families looking for a great value day out or even the weekend away. Full camping facilities are available and under 16s even go for free! There’s fun for the whole clan with Kids entertainment, side shows, traders, Fun Fair and full catering & bar facilities all weekend with evening entertainment in Fuellers Bar, including a live performance from rock band ‘Ruse’ on the Sunday night. This year there’s even a Ladies Lounge for those looking to grab a quiet five minutes away from the relentless action.


Adrenaline junkies will also love the car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Swamp Thing attempting to out-jump each other in the Live Action Arena, along with the world record breaking Stunt Driver, Terry Grant and 2007 Stunt Riding Champion, Zoltan Angyal performing their own brand of automotive magic on four and two wheels respectively. Joining this eclectic line-up will be modern-day Evil Knievel, Jason Smythe on his fleet of MX and quad bikes.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also be making fly-pasts with a Dakota on Friday and Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire on Monday (followed by the Black Knights Parachute display team). Don’t miss a chance to see these iconic aircraft in action.

The event will also be raising money for the MS Trust, helping to fund research and care for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis. Caroline Day, Marketing Manager of Santa Pod Raceway said, “We are delighted to be supporting the MS Trust at this year’s FIA Drag Racing Championships. The relationship has been building for some time and we hope to help by making our drag racers and fans more aware of the disease and of the hard work the Trust does to help. Much of this started when Drag Racing fan and MS sufferer Karen Aston contacted us over a year ago. She has become so hooked on our sport that she is now training up to become a drag racer herself and will entering her first Championship this year.”


Advance ticket prices start from just £10 for the Friday, or £32 for the action packed Saturday or Sunday, with both days totalling £55 and the entire 4 day event costing just £65. With all kids under 16 getting in for free, it could be the best family weekend that you’ve ever enjoyed! Corporate packages look similarly good value, with fully catered VIP packages starting from just £99 +VAT per head

For more details please visit or call the team on 01234 782828

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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