LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! FESTIVAL OF POWER – SANTA POD RACEWAY

| March 28, 2019 More

1.dj-JetDragstersFRI.19 – SUN.21 APRIL 2019

The cry goes up as the headliners face off at big-time boxing nights –
“Let’s get ready to rumble!” – yet it’s nothing compared to the tumult
that will break out when Jet cars hit Santa Pod Raceway at Easter for
the Festival Of Power.

No fewer than eight Jets will take to the track, while another – Hervé
Franquin’s Peugeot-bodied show car from France – will light up the
adjacent Live Action Arena. It’s the only occasion in Europe when these
fire-breathing monsters can be seen competing side-by-side.

Celebrating 30 years as Europe’s ‘Jet Car King’, Martin Hill unleashes
three Jet Funny Cars and a 300mph Jet Dragster from his FireForce
stable. Roger Goring brings his own Jet Funny, Firestorm, while Julian
Webb puts his Split Second Jet Dragster through its paces. Also
featured are Lee Dennick and his mini-Jet Funny Car, Reign of Fire,
and Perry Watkins’ extraordinary jet-engined VW pickup, Oklahoma
Willy.

Matching the Jets for decibels, the nitro-powered European Funny Car
Series is relaunched while the Top Fuel Dragsters of Britain’s Liam
Jones and Norway’s Maja Udtian will limber up for 2019’s FIA European
Championship, which begins at Santa Pod in late May, with a third Top
Fuel car expected to test the air too. A little less loud, but no less
exuberant, the Pro Modifieds of the MotorsportUK British Drag Racing
Championship kick off their season-long, six-race title chase while an
array of car and motorcycle classes begin their individual UK
championships.

Away from the track, Santa Pod’s renowned diversity of family
entertainments includes Monster Trucks and stunt shows in the Live
Action Arena, exhibitions, demonstrations and funfair, plus – a novel
departure for a dragstrip – non-stop variety in the Variety Marquee,
featuring magic, escapology, acrobatics and the Comedy Club 4 Kids.
Boxing tournaments? Old-time music hall? They’ve got nothing on Santa
Pod Raceway.

Visit www.santapod.com for full event information and to book
tickets online, or telephone 01234 782828. Kids Go Free – up to three
under-16s per paying adult are admitted free of charge – and overnight
camping is also free. So too is paddock access – with around 250 teams
on the entry list, there is no shortage of pit action to watch at close
quarters.

The Festival Of Power takes place over Easter weekend at Santa Pod
Raceway, near Wellingborough (NN29 7XA), from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st
April (not Easter Monday).

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