Sat 19th to Sun 20th May 2018

New for 2018! Big Money, Street Style Race!

Doorslammers which ran in the 1970’s and 1980’s will return to Santa Pod in a bigger and better format, along with a huge prize fund. The Doorslammers will return with six heads-up classes along with one huge Bracket class. The prize money up for grabs will be £75k, this will be the largest prize money ever paid out for this type of event in the UK.

Entry List

View the current Doorslammers Entry List.

The Classes:

Pro Doorslammers
VP Racing Fuels Pro Doorslammer
Entry Fee £500 – Prize Pot £20k, Winner £10k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • No limitations, Safety rules only
  • Class sponsored by VP Racing Fuels – The Official Fuel of Doorslammers!
Pro Street
Lucas Oil Pro Street
Entry Fee £250 – Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only
  • Chassis mods allowed
  • No Wheelie bars
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • Class sponsored by Lucas Oil

True Street

Turbo Technics True Street
Entry Fee £250 – Prize Pot £10k, Winner £5k

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • MOT and taxed cars only
  • No Wheelie bars
  • No chassis mods allowed (Must retain original floor pan, firewall and chassis)
  • Subject to MOT checks and tech inspections with tech cards
  • DOT approved tyres only
  • Class sponsored by Turbo Technics


Spal Front Wheel Drive
Entry Fee £200 – Prize Pot £5k, Winner £2,500

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Front Wheel Drive cars only
  • Class sponsored by Spal Automotive

4 Cylinder

Webster Race Engineering 4 Cylinder
Entry Fee £200 – Prize Pot £5k, Winner £2,500

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Up to Four cylinder
  • Rotary cars NOT permitted
  • Electric cars permitted
  • Class sponsored by Webster Race Engineering

EBC Brakes 6 Cylinder

EBC Brakes 6 Cylinder
Entry Fee £200 – Prize Pot £5k, Winner £2,500

  • Heads Up Racing on a Pro Tree
  • Five & Six cylinder
  • Rotary cars permitted
  • Electric cars NOT permitted
  • Class sponsored by EBC Brakes

Big Bracket

Big Bracket x 2
Entry Fee £200 – Prize Pot £10k Per Day, Winners £5k

  • Each bracket race will take place over a single day
  • 6.99 to 11.99 dial in only
  • One Practice run and NO qualifying
  • Random pairings
  • Ladders produced for the last 8 cars
  • All electronics allowed
  • Random first bulb Sportsman Tree
  • First round “buy back” £50 (payment must be made at Sign-on before buy back race)
  • Buy back racers vs buy back racer before entering second round eliminations
  • The Big Bracket class will be scheduled/time tabled runs only over both days
  • All run field
  • Class sponsored by OCS Group

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Bet On Drag Racing!

Santa Pod Raceway, in collaboration with Argyll Entertainment, the UK licensed operator of Red Zone Sports, are very pleased to announce the first ever online betting on Drag Racing at Doorslammers.

Warren Llambias, Co-Founder of commented “We are delighted and immensely proud to be the first online Bookmaker to offer odds on Drag Racing. Customers in the UK will get the exclusive opportunity to bet on races from Santa Pod Raceway via mobile or desktop, when the famous Doorslammers event returns on 19/20 May 2018. Although this is a one off event, we very much hope to provide betting on a wider range of drag racing events in the future.”

Keith Bartlett CEO of Trakbak Racing and Santa Pod Raceway added that “Santa Pod has been looking to develop on-line drag racing betting for some time and we’re delighted to have found the perfect partner in The new ‘Doorslammers’ event is the ideal event to introduce this exciting new element to drag racing and further enhance our spectator experience. As a high profile venue and hosts to such a spectacular sport, we are always looking to add value and enjoyment of our events therefore we look forward to working with in the future to add a new dimension to the sport of drag racing.”

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The organiser deems the right to add to or alter these rules prior to the event.

General Rules

  • A full valid recognised road driving licence or MSA/FIA licence is required to sign-on.
  • A declaration form must be signed by the driver before running on the track.
  • The Race Director/Promoter retains the right to refuse track access to any vehicle they deem to be unsuitable, entry will not be refunded.
  • All cars in all classes MUST USE drag race style tyres. (please email to check tyre eligibility if unsure)
  • Open Qualifying; Unlimited qualifying runs available for all heads-up classes on Saturday. Run at any time. No mixed class qualifying, all heads up cars must run as a pair from the same class or solo.
  • Qualified cars in each heads-up class will advance to Sundays’ eliminations. All pairings and lanes will be drawn at random for each elimination round.
  • All normal MSA/FIA general racing rules will apply such as blue line (excludes Pro Doorslammer), first or worst, red lights, boundary infringements and staging rules etc.
  • 30 seconds starting rule from staging lanes applies. The Starters decision is final.
  • The race director’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
  • All prize fund pay-outs are subject to a minimum 16 car fields or on a downward sliding scale thereafter. Please see prize fund chart for details.
  • The Big Bracket must have a minimum entry field of 25 cars per day to activate the 10k prize fund structure.
  • In heads up classes 3 to 4 qualifiers will compete in 4 car eliminations, 5 to 12 in 8 car eliminations, 13 + cars in 16 car eliminations, 32 car eliminations will be run at the promoters discretion.
  • The big bracket class is an all run field.

Car Rules

  • The Doorslammers event is reserved for full bodied left or right-hand drive cars.
  • Seat belts are mandatory.
  • Arm restraints are mandatory for all open top and windowless vehicles.
  • A safety helmet that is fit for purpose is compulsory for ALL competitors.
  • The driver must declare that their vehicle is safe and complies with the necessary rules and regulations.
  •  All vehicles taking part must be fit for purpose.
  • Roll cages are strongly recommended for all vehicles running quicker than 12 seconds over a quarter mile.
  • An SFI spec neck brace is recommended for ALL competitors using a helmet and compulsory for anyone travelling 130mph and faster.
  • It is recommended that there is a secondary braking system for all vehicles travelling faster than 150mph, this can be a parachute or mechanical braking system in addition to a hydraulic system.
  • A 5-point harness is strongly advised for vehicles capable of 145mph+.
  • A HANS device is strongly advised for vehicles travelling 170mph and faster.
  • It is highly recommended that all fuel systems and tanks are separated from the driver. There should be at least a bulkhead between the driver and the fuel lines and tank.
  • Please note that if you and your vehicle have taken part in MSA/FIA competition, the safety rules and equipment required at the Doorslammers is the same as any MSA/FIA race event.
  • All cars must have slammable doors!
  • No Jets.

Entry Fees & Prize Funds

Entry Fees

Class Entry Fee Ticket Allocation Prize Fund
Pro Doorslammer £500 6 £20k
Pro Street £250 4 £10k
True Street £250 4 £10k
Front Wheel Drive £200 4 £5k
4 Cylinder £200 4 £5k
6 Cylinder £200 4 £5k
Big Bracket £200 per day 4 for single day, 6 for weekend £10k per day

Entry Fee includes 16amp single phase power (3 phase power on request extra £100).

Prize Funds

Class Winner Runner up Losing
Semi finalists x 2 Losing
Quarter finalists x 4
Pro Doorslammer £10k £4k £2k £500
Pro Street £5k £2k £1k £250
True Street £5k £2k £1k £250
Front Wheel Drive £2.5k £1.5k £500 –
4 Cylinder £2.5k £1.5k £500 –
6 Cylinder £2.5k £1.5k £500 –
Big Bracket (per day) £5k £2k £1k £250

Race Entries

Entry Form: Download an Entry Form Here

Please email completed entry forms to Also use this email if you have any questions or enquiries regarding Doorslammers rules.

Payments: Pay by PayPal / Credit Card below or phone 01234 782828. Please pay once you have submitted your entry form.

Please include racer’s name in additional information if different from payer.