Santa Pod Raceway
Oval Racing Experience 2010 - Stand No. 9370 in Hall 9
Whatever your agenda for this year’s show, make some
time to visit the Santa Pod Raceway stand at Autosport International
2010 – packed with a selection of the finest and fastest machines in the
The main drag racing stand is open on Saturday and Sunday and is
situated in the oval racing section on stand 9370. Why not come and meet
the team, find out about this season’s events and check out some simply
unbelievable machinery? As one of the most popular show and race venues
in the UK, Santa Pod Raceway continually lifted the bar in terms of
content, diversity and attendance throughout the ’09 calendar and
there’s even more in store this year!. Listed below are some of the
technical highlights of this year’s show.
Top Fuel Dragster - Drag Racing’s premier class is represented by
former FIA Champion Andy Carter with his 300mph Top Fuel Dragster.
Sponsored by Lucas Oils, this 8000bhp missile is capable of over 300mph
in less than 5 seconds and Andy will be happy to enlighten you about his
experiences behind the wheel!
Jet Funny Car - Martin Hill’s world record breaking Jet Funny Car
has in the past clocked a spectacular 336mph at Santa Pod and never
fails to impress the crowds. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney engine from a
Skycrane helicopter this fire-breathing beast guzzles 120 litres of
aviation fuel per appearance on the track!
John Spuffard’s “Showtime” Funny Car – this beautiful car debuted
at Santa Pod this year and turned many heads. Wild runs with speeds
Nurturing young talent in the sport is close to the heart of the ‘Pod
and the latest acquisition to the fleet is the superbly engineered
Junior Funny Car. As a perfectly formed miniature of the real thing,
this pocket rocket is available to propel the stars of tomorrow down the
strip in 2010.
Showcasing one of Santa Pod’s more outrageous steeds, we will also be
bringing back the ever-popular Podzilla, the Pod’s very own
extreme Monster Truck. Driven by ex-World Champion Drew Thornton,
Podzilla is several tons of nitro-burning nonsense that looks the
part even when parked up. Taking a well-earned break from car and
caravan crushing, it’s a fantastic photo opportunity during the show.
Completing the line-up will be Santa Pod’s very own Top Fuel Bike – and
a tip of the hat to the circuit racing fraternity with Paul Cowland’s
Santa Pod sponsored Golf Gti race car. This modified hot hatch also
reflects the massive variety of ‘tuner’ events that the ‘Pod has to
offer throughout the year
Santa Pod also welcomes the younger race fan and has proved to be a very
popular venue with families. If you visit the stand this year then bring
your camera and have a very special souvenir picture taken with “Nitro”
our dragon mascot whilst sitting in Santa Pod’s very own Junior
Dragster. Don’t forget to visit the merchandise trailer for some great
Santa Pod gifts and souvenirs.
Before you leave either stand, pick up your FREE copy of “The Guide to
Santa Pod Raceway” and all the 2010 events on your FREE poster/wallplanner.
About Santa Pod Raceway
Located 30 minutes from the M1 in the Northamptonshire countryside,
Santa Pod Raceway is the home of European Drag Racing. It's the fastest
and loudest motor-sport on earth with everything from 300mph Top Fuel
Dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars to Jet Cars, Rocket Bikes and Monster
Trucks. Kids go FREE at most major events so it’s a great family day out
Santa Pod Raceway hosts over 50 events each season inc International
drag race meetings, modified car festivals, VW Beetle festivals,
Japanese enthusiast shows, specialist events and several Run What Ya
Brung (RWYB) public track days.
VIP and corporate hospitality packages are available at key events. More
detailed information on all the events, attractions and facilities can
be found at
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants
NN29 7XA. (Jct 14 or 15 M1)