JapShow FinaleSunday 9th October 2022 - Santa Pod Raceway
With RWYB on Saturday 8th October 2022
As the car show season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with Show Paddock, public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Trade area and more! So leave those winter wheels off for the weekend and hit the strip at Santa Pod.
All Tickets are Pre-Booking Only!
Day Tickets from £17, Kids just £5 - Buy Tickets Online
Run What Ya Brung - RWYB
Japanese Cars & Bikes ONLY
The drag strip will be open for you to take your own car down the track with timing data at ETSlips!
Signing on for RWYB is now online. You will still need to visit the Sign On Office to show your driving licence and your race voucher e-ticket before hitting the track. Please note an Admission ticket is required in addition to your RWYB Race Voucher.
Sign-on costs £45 for the day with unlimited runs. More info on the RWYB page.
Trophies for quickest in class:
- Class A - Nissan/Datsun/Infiniti
- Class B - Toyota/Lexus
- Class C - Honda/Acura
- Class D - Mitsubishi/Proton
- Class E - Subaru
- Class F - Mazda
- Class G - Suzuki/Daihatsu/Isuzu
- Class I - Jap Bikes
- Class X - Non-Road Legal (inc. Cars on Slicks)
If you want maximum track time then come for the weekend as there is a RWYB on the Saturday open to everyone and free camping for weekend ticket holders. Japanese Cars and Bikes ONLY on Sunday.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be the winner of your RWYB Class Trophy and have all the bragging rights! Visit the RWYB page for more info and Competiton classes!
Autoglym Show & Shine
Japanese Cars & Bikes ONLY
Whether you've got a classic or modified Jap show car, if it's something special, make sure you enter it into the Show Car Paddock. Don't leave it in the main carpark where no-one will see it, get into the show and get noticed!
It's FREE to enter and open from 8am to register. Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.
Trophies and Autoglym prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Club display and camping areas are available on a first-come-first-served basis. For booking enquires call 01234 782828, the first clubs to book get pitch priority. View further info on the Clubs page.
If you don’t fancy thrashing your own car then don’t worry because we have someone else here willing to take you for a ride in theirs. This is your opportunity to experience some real exhilarating sideways action with a pro drifter for just £10.
If you are interested in trying drifting for yourself then Santa Pod holds regular Drift What Ya Brung days, full details are at www.DWYB.co.uk.
It wouldn’t be a drag strip without something really bloomin’ fast, and they don’t get much faster than the 270mph Fireforce 3 Jet Funny Car. Witness the power and feel the noise!
Some of the quickest "Compact" cars in the UK will be competing in a Drag Racing Shootout at JapShow Finale.
Open to FWD, RWD and 4WD cars with compact engines (4, 5 or 6 cylinders and rotaries).
Entries limited to 20 cars qualifying for a 16 car elimination ladder.
Full details on the Santa Pod Sports Compact Shootouts page.
Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed show in the Live Action Arena.
Weekend ticket holders not only get to make the most of two days of Run What Ya Brung but can also enjoy evening entertainment in Fuelers bar on Saturday night along with free camping, licensed bar and caterers.
Fun Fair Rides
All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows!
Token Bundles - Get 27 funfair tokens for £25 or 55 tokens for £50 and really keep the kids busy for hours! Each token counts as £1 when redeemed. (Tokens can be purchased via cash or card at the Central Token Box and are non-refundable.)
Ride prices: Dodgems - £5, Waltzer - £4, Sizzler - £4, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3. (No cash will be accepted on rides – tokens only.)
The JapShow Finale trade village will have traders selling everything from ICE to performance parts.
Bars & Caterers
There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink. Cash machines are in the Shops but please be ready to pay for items on site from our catering units and Pod Shop with contactless card payment rather than cash. View details.
JapShow Finale 2021 Gallery
View photos from JapShow Finale 2021 on the Facebook Photo Gallery page.
Santa Pod Raceway
Santa Pod Raceway is the UK's premier Drag Strip in the middle of England on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. For full venue details please visit www.santapod.com.
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Please be aware that on the routes leading to Santa Pod Raceway, local Police will be carrying out Speed Enforcement Operations during the event and they will also be targeting other traffic offences in relation to Seat Belts, use of Mobile Phones and Illegal Number Plates etc.
If reports of antisocial driving reach the venue from local residents, drivers responsible run the risk of being refused admission without refund.