How long is the strip at Santa Pod?
Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire offers the cheapest and most accessible public track time in the UK. For just £15 admission and £45 to “sign on”, you can take your car and motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it’s performance limits in a safe and legal environment.
How old do you have to be to race at Santa Pod?
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted entry unless accompanied by an adult.
Do you have to wear a helmet at Santa Pod?
Helmets are required for all bikes and open top cars, and any vehicles doing 110 mph or more at the finish line.
How fast does the jet car go at Santa Pod?
The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. The jet engine develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed of 270mph!
What happens if it rains at Santa Pod?
A: No. Unfortunately, if it rains, racing will not be able to take place on the track. However, if the rain stops we will try our best to dry the track and continue with the racing.
What is the fastest time at Santa Pod?
Santa Pod is the venue at which the current world drag racing record, a time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy Miller in his Vanishing Point rocket-propelled funny car in July 1984.
How much does it cost to ride in a Top Fuel dragster?
Packages start at $149.00. I want to purchase a Dragster Blast Ride Along for myself and I am ready to pick a date!
Can I take my car to a drag strip?
Your car must meet general safety requirements and have seat belts, but will not need certification. If your car is capable of running 11.50 or better, you will need a NHRA chassis certification, current belts and equipment.
What is the fastest car at Santa Pod?
Another record has also been set at Santa Pod, the world’s fastest jet car (notably Santa Pod’s “resident”) Fireforce 3 piloted by Martin Hill broke the record in Easter 2005 with a terminal speed of 336.10 mph (540.88 km/h).
What is faster jet or Top Fuel?
… NHRA Top Fuel dragsters can exceed 280 mph in just 660 feet! … That from a standing start, NHRA Top Fuel dragsters accelerate faster than a jumbo jet, a fighter jet, and a Formula One race car!
Is there showers at Santa Pod?
There are showers and toilets on site (small charge for showers). At larger events, a family camping area is available for people with young children, allocated on a first come first served basis. Only available if you have a full weekend ticket.
Does Santa Pod have WIFI?
Free WIFI access is available adjacent to the racetrack and in the Cafe.
Why do they wet drag strips?
The water is there to allow cars with race tires to do a proper “burn out”. Street tired cars should not do a big smoky burnout. The rubber in street tires is designed to operate best at typical ambient temperatures. The tires get slipperier, not stickier, when they get too hot.
Does racing hurt your car?
Drag racing can damage a car that is not perfectly maintained. Typically drag cars will be serviced after each run and will have overall maintenance done to the engine and all moving parts. The Top Fuel division engines and sequential are rebuilt after each run due to the significant damage it incurs.
How much does a jet car cost?
On the one hand, keeping jet cars exhibition-only lowers their costs; an earth-shaking, fire-spitting, 300-mph jet dragster runs anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 — approximately what a Top Fuel team spends on Cheez Doodles. And, typically, whatever jetjocks need in the way of parts, they fabricate.