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Santa Pod Presents THE FIA/UEM European Finals 2009

Tue, 30 Jun 2009
Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag racing, is already gearing up for Europe’s most prestigious Drag Racing event; The FIA/UEM European Finals. This hugely popular, televised event is the final round of the prestigious European Drag Racing Championship and features the largest race entry and most packed Motorsport event anywhere in Europe. Over 250 teams, and 16 race classes make this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing. Make it a date in your diary now! Thursday the 10th to Sunday the 13th September 2009.

Exemplifying the very greatest, fastest, loudest and craziest spectacles in drag racing, the entire weekend gathers the most brutal machines in Europe and pits them head to head in an epic display of rubber burning, nitro-snorting insanity. Both cars and bikes are represented, with some of the entrants able to hit an incredible 300 mph in well under 5 seconds. If this wasn’t impressive enough, on the track in between racing will be the awesome Fireforce and Firestorm Jet Funny Cars, plus Ronnie Picardo's gravity defying Wheelie Truck. Off track action is equally as exciting with loads of entertainment and attractions aimed squarely at families looking for a great weekend away. Full camping facilities are available and under 16s even go for free! There's fun for the whole clan with Kids entertainment, side shows, traders, Fun Fair and full catering & bar facilities all weekend with evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar, including a live performance from rock band ‘Slim 47’ on the Saturday night. Whatever age you are, you’re bound to amazed, amused (and a little bit scared) by Titan, the 8 foot tall robot that walks amongst showgoers on the Sunday.

Adrenaline junkies will also love the car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Red Dragon attempting to out jump each other in the Live Action Arena, along with the world record breaking Stunt Driver, Terry Grant and modern day Evil Knievel, Jason Smyth.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also be making fly pasts with a Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire on Saturday and Monday afternoons, plus a Hurricane on Sunday. Don’t miss a chance to see these iconic aircraft in action. Keep your eyes skywards as guests will also be treated to an incredible display from the Blades Aerobatic Display. These precision pilots are all ex-Red Arrows aces and simply have to be seen to be believed. The Black Knights Parachute Display Team from the Royal Regiment of Artillery will also be literally ‘dropping in’ on the Monday to add to the spectacle.

Advance ticket prices start from just £25 for the Friday, or £32 for the action packed Saturday or Sunday, with both days totalling £55 and the entire 4 day event costing just £65. With the kids getting in for free, It could be the best family weekend that you’ve ever enjoyed! Corporate packages look similarly good value, with fully catered VIP packages starting from just £119 +VAT per head.

Fore more details please visit www.santapod.com or call the team on 01234 782828

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