The largest Drag Racing event of the year is the Euro Nationals. The weekend was alive with teams from all over Europe, including Germany, Denmark and Sweden. All types of cars to watch from American muscle cars that do breathtaking burnouts, wheelies off the start line or thundering Top Fuel cars burning Nitromethane at speeds over 300mph in the time it takes to sip a cup of tea (four seconds).
The facilities at Santa Pod are very well kept and professional. Arriving to the grounds was misleading though, as one minute you are in a sleepy village on a C-road, then there is a sign telling you to turn and then it hits you – a professional series racecourse with £millions-worth of thundering hardware! The event was well thought out with an abundance of vendors serving food and drinks and loads of activities to do, whether you fancy a ride in a 12 ft tall real life monster truck or care for something a little less crazy like bumper cars or a ferris wheel.
The grounds were set up perfectly with beer tents spaced just far enough apart so you wouldn’t get parched to lots of rubbish bins about (a very rare thing at events I have noticed) and plenty of parking, miles of parking, a must-have at any venue. This place ticks the box on must-haves at an event you could spent 12+ hours at, including friendly staff and abundant WC facilities. There were carnival rides for everyone, and even a ‘kids craft’ section indoors so that it was shielded by all of the noise of the cars for those little ears. Santa Pod Raceway holds regular events that can be found on their website, nearly every weekend, including dates that allow you to run your own car down the track, a welcome invitation to any petrolhead, young or old!
Visit the website at www.santapod.co.uk/familydaysout.php
Santa Pod Raceway is the UK’s most action packed motorsport venue and is the Mecca for all things fast and furious!
Offering fantastic family days out in the heart of England on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, 20 miles from junction 15 of the M1 motorway. See Top Fuel Dragsters & Funny Cars, Jet Cars & Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks & Motocross, Drifting and more. Few places offer such thrilling non-stop action and we pride ourselves on being great value for money. At most major events, kids under 16 go FREE.
With full site facilities suitable for camping including FREE car parking, FREE paddock access, toilets, shower block, licensed bar, disabled access, ATMs, cafe & caterers, medical centre, water points, chemical disposal points plus much more, Santa Pod Raceway is a home away from home!
Race Day Hospitality
Hospitality packages are available at most major events so whether you want to enjoy a special day with your family and friends or host a corporate day to impress your clients, Santa Pod is the ultimate destination!
We offer a range of hospitality packages, catering for individuals or groups with premium race viewing. Hospitality is available at the following events.
Festival of Power
FIA / FIM Championships ‘Main Event’
FIA /FIM ‘The Finals’
Flame & Thunder
Santa Pod Raceway is also available for hire for testing, club days, product launches, training courses, board meetings, exhibitions, events and photo-shoots throughout the year including weekdays and/or weekends.