Independent energy consultancy The Energy Check has been confirmed as the new Official Lane partner at Santa Pod Raceway.
The agreement will see the South Shields-based business help to manage energy consumption and identify energy saving opportunities at the home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships. As official lane sponsors, The Energy Check’s branding will also now feature prominently above the drag strip’s left lane – to be known as “The Energy Check Lane” for the duration of the 3-year deal.
Caroline Holden, Commercial Manager of Santa Pod, said: “We are delighted to announce this new partnership with The Energy Check. We know how highly regarded the business is across a range of sports and have been impressed with the work they have done in helping football, rugby and cricket clubs, as well as other events venues to improve their energy efficiency.
“We are sure that our partnership with The Energy Check will be similarly beneficial to us over the coming years.”
Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Energy Check, Shaun Martin, said: “As one of the world’s most iconic raceways, we are proud to have The Energy Check name associated with Santa Pod for the next three years. I look forward to seeing many victories for racers in the left lane!”
Corporate Partnerships Manager at The Energy Check, Marcus Mellor, said: “Over the coming months we will be working closely with the team at Santa Pod to help them in getting the best deal on their utilities and taking steps to reduce their energy consumption wherever possible.”
About The Energy Check
The Energy Check is a specialist utilities broker and consultancy, dedicated to helping businesses and homeowners get the most from their energy and water deals. A team of highly experienced energy saving experts and procurement specialists, The Energy Check’s focus is on supporting customers not only to get the best price for utilities but also to reduce consumption, reduce emissions and become more environmentally conscious.
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About Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway opened in 1966 as Europe’s first permanent drag racing venue, located on a former World War 2 airfield – ‘Santa’ to evoke Southern California, the cradle of drag racing; ‘Pod’ for Podington, the name of the airfield and nearby village. The venue holds a 365-day operating licence and hosts more than 60 events a year over most weekends from February to October and occasionally mid-week. The calendar includes major spectator events such as two FIA/FIM European Drag Racing Championship rounds and the renowned mid-summer Volkswagen festival, Bug Jam, along with national drag races, modified car shows, enthusiast events, family attractions and public track days, known as ‘Run What Ya Brungs’.
Santa Pod Raceway is located on the Bedfordshire-Northamptonshire border near Wellingborough, NN29 7XA. For further information, visit or telephone 01234 782828.