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Santa Pod's Powerfest. Putting The 'Rush' In Rushden!

If you're a motorsport fan - or just want to see something a little out ofthe ordinary, make sure that you make your way to Rushden town centre at 2pm on the 22nd of May - for the Rushden Powerfest!

This unique celebration of outrageous machinery parades through the towncentre in order to promote the FIA Main Event which takes place at Santa Pod Raceway between the 28th and 31st of May. It's a high-octane mix of powerful cars, motorbikes and dragsters pounding the tarmac in an unadulterated celebration of all things fast and loud!


David Lloyd Jones, Santa Pod's General Manager commented 'This is our
little way of saying thanks to the local community and giving everybody
the chance to see the simply incredible machines that race at Santa Pod
Raceway. Last year's Parade of Power event in Wellingborough was a great
success as a real family event, so we thought it would be fun to hold
something similar in Rushden. This year, being the events first, we're
hoping for good weather and to draw a good crowd so that we can do it
again in future. It's one not to miss!'

The event will feature dragsters, motorbikes and other machines parading
through Rushden town centre. The route will be around the one way system
in town from Duck Street, to Rectory Road, down Skinners Hill and back
around again, avoiding all speed bumps. Any car enthusiasts with an
unusual or interesting car are invited to send their details and car
images to in order to take part.

Martin Hill's Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be making a special guest
appearance in the static display along with Santa Pod Raceways own Top
Fuel Dragster and Merchandising trailer.


Before and after the display, you will be able to find a selection of
these monstrous machines on display in the High Street as a section of
this will be closed off for the duration of the day.


Drivers will start their engines at 2pm, so make sure you get into town
early to get a spot right near the front. Some of these cars have
literally 1,000's of horsepower, so you do not want to miss the action!


Between the hours of 1.30pm and 3.30pm the following rounds will be closed:


Rectory Road

Duck Street

High Street from Newton Road Junction to Station Road Junction

Newton Road from Rectory Road Junction to High Street South/Skinners Hill

Skinners Hill from High Street South Junction to the Duck
Street/Wellingborough Road Roundabout

Wellingborough Road from Duck Street Junction to Newton Road Junction
(Skinners Hill)

Station Road from Rectory Road to High Street

Coffee Tavern Lane
Alfred Street

College Street

Victoria Road between Rectory Road and High Street

Queen Street between Rectory Road and High Street

Beaconsfield Place

West Street

John Street

Church Street


Orchard Place Car Park will also be closed all day.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but please make alternative arrangements.


Immediately after the Powerfest, Santa Pod Raceway will be gearing up for
Europe's most exciting Drag Racing season opener; The FIA Main Event! This
hugely popular, televised event is the first 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! Friday 28th to Monday 31st



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