Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing has released its full 2009 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, any kids under the age of 16 get in for free at every single Santa Pod event throughout the year. So taking the clan needn't mean breaking the bank!
Show highlights include February’s Stunt Night, where the cream of European automotive performers and artists wow the crowds. March sees the hugely popular Marangoni Fast Show and Gti Spring Festival, for those who like their cars loud, proud and quick! April’s Easter Thunderball showcases the finest in European Drag Racing and the Big Bang Camper and Bus Show for those who prefer their VWs old - and comfy!
Fans of Yank tin will love the Wheels USA show in 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. 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 for quarter mile fans to get their fix and also hosts the Japshow and UK Truck Show, both being a cracking family weekend away. July sees the legendary Bug Jam and Ultimate Street Car events and September hosts classic VWs once again for VW Action.
Drag fans will love September’s National Finals and Jap fans who didn’t get enough in June can visit the Japshow finale on the 4th of October. Finally the year ends in a bang, with the eyeful that is Flame and Thunder at the end 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 2009. With the most eclectic mix of events in the UK scene, it’s hard not to find something you love! See you there!