FIA/FIM Main Event 2018

Fri 25th to Mon 28th May 2018

FIA European Drag Racing Championships Inc FIM Europe Drag Bikes 

Round 1 of the FIA/FIM European Championships is one of Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Race meetings. This hugely popular, televised extravaganza features over 200 teams and 17 classes of cars and bikes including the sports F1 class – 8000bhp Top Fuel Dragsters accelerating 0-100mph in less than 1 second, making this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing.

As well as the Drag Racing there’s fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike, this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend. kids under 16 go free!

Entry List

View the current Main Event Entry List.

Main Event 2017 Highlights Video

Main Event Photo Gallery

View photos from the Main Event 2017 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

What’s on – DRAG RACING:


Car Classes

  • FIA Top Fuel Dragster
  • FIA Top Methanol
  • FIA Pro Stock Car
  • FIA / MSA Pro Modified Championship
  • Nostalgia Funny Car
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Super Street
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator
  • Comp Eliminator
  • Junior Dragster

Bike Classes

Bike Classes:

  • FIM Supertwin Bike
  • FIM Top Fuel Bike
  • FIM Pro Stock Bike
  • FIM Super Street Bike

FIA & FIM Classes Sat, Sun & Mon only

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes.

Pit Access

Pit Access
Unlike other motorsport venues the public are able to walk around the pits and watch the crews work on their cars and bikes.
(All days)

Demonstrations, Stunts & Exhibition Vehicles

As well as the Drag Racing there’s fun for all the family with a full line up of entertainment suitable for kids and adults alike – this is the ultimate family day out for the bank holiday weekend. kids under 16 go free!

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks
The car crushing Monster Trucks 
Podzilla and Swamp Thingwill be attempting to out jump each other. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Fireforce 3

Fireforce 3
The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. The jet engine develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed in excess of 300mph! (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Split Second

Roger Goring’s state of the art Ford Mustang bodied Jet car is one of only 3 centre drive Jet Funny Cars in the world and the only one outside of the USA. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Team Maximum Lock

Team Maximum Lock
All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Jason Smyth

Jason Smyth (Saturday)
Ex world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth brings an awesome Quad and Motorcycle Stunt show
 (Sat only)

Broke FMX

Broke FMX (Sunday)
Top Freestyle Motocross riders will be performing gravity defying tricks as they jump between ramps
 (Sun only)

Human Cannonball

Human Cannonball (Monday)
Following the family tradition, originally from Chile and now living in the UK, Rodrigo has worked all of his life in circuses around the world with experience shooting out of a cannon over 3000 times. Rodrigo is the young new generation of human cannonballs with no limits!
 (Mon only)


Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be making a fly past with a WWII Dakota on Saturday & Sunday and a Spitfire on Monday.

Rides, Exhibits & Kids Entertainment

2 Seater

2Seater Dragster 
Watch as the brave and the lucky get to ride down the strip in the 7 second Santa Pod 2Seater dragster. See the 2Seater pagefor how to book a ride. 
(All days)

Helicopter Pleasure Flights

Helicopter Pleasure Flights
If you have always wanted to fly in a helicopter then this is your chance with Pleasure Flights around the raceway site available.Weather permitting. £45 per person, adult or child. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Fun Fair Rides

Fun Fair Rides
There’s fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides. (All Days)

Fun Fair Rides

Evening Entertainment
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bandMachines on Saturday night. (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Circus Whiz

Circus Whiz
An interactive circus skills workshop for all the family. Learn how to juggle, use diablos and devil sticks, spin a rope or plate, walk on pedal-gos, cups and fun stilts or just come and play. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Kids Entertainment

Kids Entertainment
If the fabulous array of vehicles on show isn’t enough to keep the kids happy there will also be children’s entertainers, a wandering Nitro the Dragon and a Kids Craft Area. (Sat, Sun & Mon)

Event Facilities:


There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables. (All Days)

Bars & Caterers

Bars & Caterers
There are multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway. (All Days)


Kawasaki will be displaying an array of models from the 2018 line up, including the new supercharged sports tourer, Ninja H2 SX, the Z900RS inspired by the Z1 of 1970’s and the light and manoeuvrable Ninja 400. Also represented will be Kawasaki Rider Training Services, so if you are looking for ways to beat traffic congestion, reduce your travel costs and arrive at your destination with a smile on your face, they can advise you how to get on two wheels and experience the world of motorcycles.(Sat, Sun & Mon)


Camping at Santa Pod is included with all multi day tickets, view full Camping Info here. Santa Pod has also partnered with Camplify offer Caravan & RV hire.

Camplify – Caravans & RVs
Peer-to-peer caravan hire and RV-sharing community, Camplify provide a wide selection of RV accommodation that can be booked at the event. Visit


For just £109 + VAT per person come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch and balcony viewing. Don’t worry if you’ve already booked your tickets, you can still upgrade for a great day out or a gift.

More information on the Hospitality pages.

Main Event 2018 Tickets

Fri 25th to Mon 28th May 2018 – Kids Under 16 FREE*

Main Event 2018 Tickets

Fri 25th to Mon 28th May 2018 – Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday £18 £25 Fri 8am Free
Saturday £35 £45 Sat 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Sunday £35 £45 Sun 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Monday £35 £45 Mon 8am £7(adv) / £10(std)
Sat/Sun £65 £75 Sat 8am per day
Sun/Mon £65 £75 Sun 8am per day
Sat/Sun/Mon £75 £90 Sat 8am per day
All Four Days £85 £100 Thu 2pm per day

Advance ticket orders are subject to a booking fee of £2 per ticket and postage fee of £3 per order (£6 recorded, no postage fee on “print at home tickets”).

  • Maximum single online order of 9 admission tickets. To bulk book tickets for clubs or groups you will need to phone the Box Office to place your order.
  • Advanced ticket prices end on the Friday a week before the event weekend at 5pm. After this time only “print at home tickets” will be available at standard rate.
  • All tickets are non-refundable.
  • Ticket prices are per person.
  • * Three FREE kids per paying Adult, photo ID is required if kids look older than they are.
  • Day admission is 8am till racing finishes, day tickets will be sold on the gate until 4pm.
  • Camping is included within multi-day admission tickets, NOT single day tickets. e.g. Sat/Sun ticket = camping Sat night.
  • Any ticket upgrades made on the day will be charged the difference to full gate price.
  • Parking is free.
  • Please see Essential Info page for Rain Off Policy and other terms and conditions.
  • For RWYB don’t forget your driving Licence.
  • Caravan and Motorhome Club members get 20% discount on selected Santa Pod tickets. Details here.
  • Santa Pod Raceway offer group discounts for 10 or more adult admission tickets to selected events. Details here.

Main Event 2017

View photos from the Main Event 2017 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

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Main Event Menu

The Main Event 2018 PreviewPhoto Entry List
The Main Event 2017 Highlights VideoFacebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2016 Highlights VideoFacebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2015 Highlights VideoFacebook Photo Gallery
The Main Event 2014 Highlights VideoFacebook Photo Gallery

Drag Racing

View the full Results Data here and descriptions of the various Drag Racing classes on the Classes page.