Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough: Hours, Address, Santa Pod Raceway Reviews: 4.5/5

Santa Pod Raceway
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, the fastest & loudest motorsport on Earth! Santa Pod hosts 80 events annually including: Drag Racing, Modified Car Shows, VW Beetle & Campervan Festivals, Japanese Performance Car Shows, Retro & Classic Car Shows, Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days. Enjoy VIP / Corporate Hospitality and fantastic family days out in the heart of England (on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire) and see Top Fuel Dragsters, Jet Cars, Rocket Bikes, Monster Trucks, Drifting, Stunt Displays and much more.
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GBB096
Stafford, UK449 contributions
Couples
Mopar weekend, never disappoints. First time we had camped over though so we could make the most of the racing. Weather not the best but you cant change that. Toilets and showers were very clean. They charge £1.50 for the showers, open 7am till 11am and 5pm till 8pm. I thought they were clean and did the job. Not all food vendors were open, guessing its to do with COVID or volume of people. Always organised well. Would camp again, with a bigger tent!
Written August 9, 2021
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RescuedVegan
Hertfordshire, UK1,063 contributions
Hubby raced on Saturday, I turned up to meet him. Food court has many options, vegans be happy in the knowledge you won’t starve! Tea huts have soya/oat milk, lots of different requirements are catered for. Well organised racing as so established. One thing to note moaning people......I have spoken to a few members of staff, many of these are VOLUNTEERS, they are not paid! They do what they do for the love of motorsport. So....Quit yer b*tchin!
Written June 22, 2021
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Roej88
Northamptonshire, UK88 contributions
Family
Recently went to Santa Pod for the first time with my motor racing mad 4 year old. We had a fantastic day so much going on, on track and off. It really was a great day. The only negative was actually trying to get out of the place at the end of the day I was in the car park for over an hour trying to get out which to be honest tarnished what was a great day. I get how difficult it is trying to get lots of people out of a venue but there didn't seem to be a plan to do it and there were cars everywhere and lots of very frustrated/agitated people.
Written November 5, 2021
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959Hatter
Milton Keynes, UK75 contributions
no racing no communication I had pre-booked 3 tickets costing £63 I knew there were chances of rain and yes it did during the night and very first thing.
I went onto both Twitter and Facebook and there were no updates (where is your social media person??) so I arrived at 9.45 and straight away was worried as racing should had already started.

Before anyone says I should had known let me say this was only my 2nd time last time was many years ago and don't know anything about racing but wanted to experience the roar and smell the fuel.

I spoke to two supervisors and another staff member during the 70 minutes we were here and all they said was we haven't had any updates. YET people were still arriving.

I did pay for insurance and after checking once home read that on Rained of events there is no refund. Rubbish there should be something.
shame on you Santa Pod
Written June 5, 2022
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Betchina
Leicestershire, UK8 contributions
Just about to book tickets for the main event as went a few years ago and loved it, nearly £200 for a family of 4 , 2 adults and 2 teens 15+16. So for the entry and a grandstand seat and before any others purchases cost was too expensive. Tickets have gone up from £35 last week to £45 this week and also the grandstand tickets went up. WHY? Won’t be attending, greed is a horrible thing, no need to add £10 to each ticket weeks before the event. Will find somewhere else to go.
Written May 20, 2022
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Aleksandra_Dior90
London, UK13 contributions
Business
My first time coming to experience SantaPod. Bought £10 ticket and paid an additional £10 as a passenger but couldn’t use it due to weather condition, it started to rain and they have shut the racing track. Cars started turning back after 45 mins wait time. I went to reception and wanted to ask about the refund, but before even finishing my sentence I got interrupted by this blonde, with fake eyelashes, bad attitude and a customer service woman, who told me to stop talking and listen to her! Which kinda shocked me as I didn’t expect any of ThAt. Then she started telling the full story of what they doing and to come back in an hour to get my “voucher” etc I said to her but rain forecast is until 14:00 ( bearing in mind we are already queuing from 10.30am). So she turned me down and sent me out. Obviously it was difficult for her to process the voucher at the time and keep it at the civil level, rather than raising voice at the customer (me). I really didn’t get her logic why do I have to come back in an hour if all cars were turning back anyway? And why does she need to be so rude? In front of her other colleagues?
I am admin of Abarth Club and we brought 80ppl today to enjoy the event and have a pleasant experience. But someone like that rude and unprofessional can really f** it up.
Written March 15, 2020
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Nigel B
1 contribution
Friends
The organisation was a joke, I've been coming here since the early 80s and this is the worst main event I've been to, the top fuel cars all 3 of them didn't even make the short finish line without breaking, the funny cars weren't much better. The amount of motorcycle classes were a joke. The time it takes to clear the track seems to be planned to make up some time, due to lack of race vehicle's. I think Santa pods great times are over!!!
Written May 30, 2022
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tonygc216
Kettering, UK52 contributions
Wow, how we have missed this place. After what seems like years we visited Santa Pod this weekend for the Drag Racing Extravaganza.
The weather was perfect and the set up was spot on.
A great weekend was had by all.
Written June 27, 2021
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Martin N
Chesterfield, UK139 contributions
Couples
Great day out at BMW show. Lots of covid measures in place but most people ignoring them. One way systems in place for entry and exit to the grandstandsbut people using any ecit they wanted to. No social distancing at the food vans either
Written June 19, 2021
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Abbi
5 contributions
Couples
Absolutely loved it, this was our second time and both times it has been organised brilliantly, theres always something going off. Great variety of cars to view and watch. The shows were brilliant we watched the same show twice it was that Good. Would definitely recommend.
Written October 28, 2021
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Santa Pod Raceway is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM