Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing has just released its full 2010 calendar. In-keeping with previous years, Santa Pod offers something for everyone throughout the year, mixing classics, modified metal, bikes, music, fireworks and of course racing! Lots and lots of racing!!! Basically, if you enjoy a great day out, there’s bound to be something there you’ll love. Best of all, in these credit crunching times, kids under the age of 16 get in for free at almost all of Santa Pod’s major events throughout the year, so taking the clan needn’t mean breaking the bank! Best of all, the ‘Pod team has frozen prices for all of its own events at the ’09 rate!
Show highlights include February’s Stunt Night on the 19th, where the cream of European automotive performers and artists wow the crowds. March the 21st sees the hugely popular Fast Show and the 11th of April offers the Gti Spring Festival, for those who like their cars loud, proud and quick! April‘s Easter Thunderball (2nd – 5th) showcases the finest in European Drag Racing and the Big Bang Camper and Bus Show from the 23rd to the 25th is perfect for those who prefer their VWs old – and comfy!
Fans of all years of modded metal will love the PTM show on the 9th of May and there’s more stunt based japery abounds for the May Bank Holiday. In fact, May‘s a busy month at the ‘Pod, as the host venue for the FIA European Drag Racing Championships between the 28th and 31st. If you want to see just how fast cars and bikes can really cover the quarter mile, get a ticket, quick!
June sees the Summer Nationals on the 19th and 20th for quarter mile fans to get their fix and also hosts UK Truck Show, – both being a cracking family weekend away. July sees Japshow on the 4th and of course, the legendary Bug Jam , now in its 24th year, between the 23rd and 25th .
August brings the unstoppable party that is Ultimate Street Car between the 6th and 8th whilst September hosts classic VWs once again for VW Action on the 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Drag fans will also love September when the FIA Championship reaches it’s climax at the European Finals between the 9th and 11th, shortly followed by the National Finals on Sept 25th and 26th. Jap fans who didn’t get enough in June can visit the Japshow finale on the 3rd of October and then finally the year ends in a bang with the eyeful that is Flame and Thunder on the 30th of October and the Fireworks Frenzy on Bonfire Night.
Of course, in between these massive events lie a plethora of ‘Run What You Brung‘ and ‘Drift What You Brung‘ days where petrol-heads can thrash the living daylights out of their own car in total safety, without falling foul of the law. In addition, there are literally dozens of marque-specific and club based events throughout the year to ensure that no matter what your church, there’s a Santa Pod event to suit.
With its central location, warm welcome and superb facilities, make sure you get to the Pod at least once in 2010. With the most eclectic mix of events in the UK scene, it’s hard not to find something you love! See you there!
To see the full line up please click to www.santapod.com