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Santa Pod Present THE FIA 'Main Event' 2010



Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag racing, is already gearing up for one

of Europe's most prestigious Drag Racing meetings; The FIA Main Event! This hugely

popular, televised extravaganza is the first round of the prestigious European Drag

Racing Championship and features one of the largest race entries and most diverse

list of machinery anywhere in Europe! Over 200 teams and 17 race classes make this

event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing. Make it a date in your

diary now! - Friday the 28th to Monday 31st May.


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 many of the 8000bhp 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 Jet Funny Car, 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 value day out or even the 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 Fuellers

Bar, including a live performance from rock band 'Ruse' on the Sunday night. This

year there's even a Ladies Lounge for those looking to grab a quiet five minutes

away from the relentless action.


                                                                                                                  Adrenaline junkies will also love the car crushing Monster Trucks Podzilla and Swamp

Thing attempting to out-jump each other in the Live Action Arena, along with the

world record breaking Stunt Driver, Terry Grant and 2007 Stunt Riding Champion,

Zoltan Angyal performing their own brand of automotive magic on four and two wheels

respectively. Joining this eclectic line-up will be modern-day Evil Knievel, Jason

Smythe on his fleet of MX and quad bikes.


The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also be making fly-pasts with a Dakota on

Friday and Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire on Monday (followed by the Black Knights

Parachute display team). Don't miss a chance to see these iconic aircraft in action.


The event will also be raising money for the MS Trust, helping to fund research and

care for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis. Caroline Day, Marketing Manager of Santa

Pod Raceway said, "We are delighted to be supporting the MS Trust at this year's FIA

Drag Racing Championships. The relationship has been building for some time and we

hope to help by making our drag racers and fans more aware of the disease and of the

hard work the Trust does to help. Much of this started when Drag Racing fan and MS

sufferer Karen Aston contacted us over a year ago. She has become so hooked on our

sport that she is now training up to become a drag racer herself and will entering

her first Championship this year."


Advance ticket prices start from just £10 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 all kids under 16 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 £99 +VAT per head 


For more details please visit



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