Santa Pod backs young automotive talent with free event entry

Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing, has announced a commendable initiative to reward students and apprentices who are part of the Institute of the Motor Industry's (IMI) new online communities; namely free passes to this year's FIA European Drag Racing Championship events.

The FIA Championship UK rounds take place in June and September and pit the cream of Europe's fastest Top Fuel and 'Nitro' cars head to head in a blaze of power that sees the top entrants hitting 100mph in well under a second and covering a quarter mile in well under 5 seconds.

Santa Pod will be inviting any students or apprentices who are part of the 1st Gear or Accelerate communities to come and enjoy the racing on either Friday 1st June or Thursday 6th September completely free of charge.

Commenting on the initiative, Santa Pod's Marketing Manager Caroline Day said:
"We're always looking to give something back to the industry wherever possible - and this felt like a great way to encourage the industry's future stars to get involved with the World's fastest motorsport. Not only is it a great day out for these young people, but any Top Fuel meeting is a great way to network and meet industry people at the highest level. Who knows? Some may even find their true vocation here too!"

Passes need to be pre-booked at least a week before the event.

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Individuals contact: Emily Hakansson at the IMI on