JapShow - SUSPENDEDSunday 7th June 2020 at Santa Pod Raceway
With Saturday Night Special RWYB on Saturday 6th June 2020
A car show where it doesn’t matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo, ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something for everyone with the relaxed pace of the Show Paddock, club displays and trade area. For those that like the louder side of life we have a variety of attractions that will not disappoint with public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Show & Shine, Drifting, Jet Car, Stunt Displays, Handling Track and more!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Unfortunately JapShow has been suspended. Therefore Ticket Holders will receive a full credit to your Santa Pod Ticket Shop account equal to exactly what you’ve already paid, which can be redeemed against any Santa Pod Raceway event within the next 24 months. This will be added to your account automatically. Contrary to our standard terms and conditions, this credit will be available for 24 months instead of the standard 12 AND include any booking and postage fees that you’ve paid.
We are operating with a reduced workforce like so many other businesses causing a significant delay in our normal administration processes but we will be in touch with all our visitors as soon as we have more information to share. We are also trying hard to instigate a few more bells and whistles on our ticketing platform to make some of the admin quicker and more efficient for us all. Bear with us, while we work through all the communications, enquiries and requests from our customers – we’re dealing with everything as quickly as possible but it’s not easy.
Rest assured that we will get around to you!
At Santa Pod Raceway the safety and welfare of racegoers and participants is paramount. Please view the latest information regarding how the situation is affecting events at Santa Pod Raceway on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
What's On At JapShow
Get your car or bike on the famous track and see what it can do! £25 for unlimited runs on Saturday and £20 for 4 runs on Sunday, with a full performance print-out available for each run.
You will need to bring your driving licence to sign-on. Trophies for class winners. Visit the RWYB page for more info.
RWYB is open to everyone on Saturday but Japanese Cars and bikes ONLY on Sunday.
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!
The Show Car Paddock is FREE to enter and there are trophies and prizes from Autoglym.
Best in Show, Top 5, Best Bike, Best Retro & Judges Choice.
There's no need to pre-enter, simply turn up from 8am, park up, sign up and shine up! Space is limited and the paddock fills up quickly so be sure to arrive early.
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.
Multiple world record holder and professional stunt driver Terry Grant will be putting on an action packed show in the Live Action Arena.
Sports Compact Shootout
A new, experimental class giving those with “Compact” engine combinations an opportunity to race heads up. The class welcomes RWD, 4WD & FWD cars with 4, 5 or 6 cylinder engines and rotaries.
- Entry Fee - £50 (2 tickets inc)
- Prize Fund - £400 winner, £200 Runner Up*, Trophies
- Max 20 entries for 16 car ladder
Enter online at racers.santapodtickets.com
*Prize fund requires minimum of 8 cars qualified
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.
Competition is open to Japanese vehicles only and all vehicles will be in one class together regardless of whether you’re FWD, RWD or AWD but which one will come out on top?
Entry is free, simply walk up to the arena and sign on at the booth before bringing your car round.
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.
The JapShow trade village will have traders selling everything from ICE to performance parts.
All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows.
New for 2020, get more fun for less with the new Token Bundles available from the Dodgems counter, tokens to be redeemed between the hours of 10am-4pm on Sunday only.
Get 30 funfair tokens for £25 OR 65 tokens for £50 and really keep the kids busy for hours! Each token counts as £1 when redeemed. (tokens are non-refundable)
Ride prices: Dodgems - £4, Waltzer - £3, Sizzler - £3, Trampolines - £3, Kiddies Rides - £3
There are licensed bars and caterers on site selling food and drink to suit all tastes and there are cash machines in the Shops. View details.
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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.
Fill out your e-mail address on the Newsletter page to receive the Santa Pod Email News Letter and you will also be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £50 Santa Pod Raceway gift voucher.
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.