ULTIMATE STREET CAR - Fri 5th to Sun 7th August 2016
USC at Santa Pod Raceway is the Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified car festival in Europe featuring Run What Ya Brung public track time, Drag Racing, Music, Club Camping, Traders, Show & Shine, Drifting, Stunts Displays, Jet Car and much more, it's the UK's most extreme Car Show.
WHAT'S ON AT USC IN 2016!
RUN WHAT YA BRUNG (Fri 9.30 - 8pm, Sat 9.40 - 8pm & Sun 9.40 - 5pm)
Get your car on the most famous quarter mile in Europe and race your mates!
Prizes for fastest in class. £20 for four runs on the track, with full performance print-out. Track open all three days. Don't forget your driving licence if you want to join in!
USC hosts three music zones with top-name DJs, bands, amazing light shows, hot dancers and awesome tunes, so bring your mates, get a three-day ticket and have a party!
The first acts to be confirmed for USC 2016 are Chipmunk and Jammer on Stage on Friday and BCM Planet Dance in the Dance Tent. On Saturday Wretch 32 will headline on the stage after Richie Don, MC Stallion and MC Skila. Charlie Sloth, Twin B and Liz-E are in the big top, BeatsRhymesBass are in Fuelers Bar. Further details on the Music page.
AUTOGLYM SHOW & SHINE(Sunday)
The USC Show & Shine features the best show cars in the business. But there's room for you too! Anyone with a great car can enter, just turn up on the day.
Prizes from Autoglym and trophies for best in class. More info on Show & Shine page.
Saturday Show Paddock: No prizes, no judging, just somewhere cool to park your car if you want it to be seen on Saturday. If your show car is buried deep in the jungle of the campsite, then head on round on Saturday morning, and park up on some tarmac where your car can be seen. Please park back in your camp area overnight.
URBAN NINJA(All days)
Are you a Ninja in the making? Can you handle 20 innovative, man-made obstacles? Do you want to claim ultimate bragging rights to your friends and colleagues about your Ninja abilities? Then this is the course for you! Sign up to try out 20 challenging, fun and exciting obstacles all in one place. The only Ninja Warrior replica course in the UK.
There are two levels of difficulty - Tame and Insane - conquer either and be crowned a Tame or Insane Urban Ninja. Approximately 50% of applicants can complete the Tame stage ... the Insane stage has only been conquered once in Urban Ninja history! Do you have what it takes?
FWD Drag Series (Sat & Sun)
A championship for all front wheel drive cars.
Including European and Japanese with the top cars running 8 and 9 second quarters. Full details and competitors at www.fwddragseries.co.uk.
Jap Drag Series (Sat & Sun)
Championship drag racing from Europe's fastest Japanese cars.
EUROPEAN BURNOUT CHAMPIONSHIP(day tbc) This year a new sport is about to emerge into Europe and it bids to take on the US and the Australians.
The European Burnout Championship has been working with the Ozzies to bring the sport they’ve developed and owned to the shores of the UK. Ultimate Street Car will be the host to the first ever round of this unique sport. More info on the Burn Out page.
FLAME OUT CONTEST(Saturday)
Saturday night at USC is "flame night" as the biggest flaming exhausts in Europe compete to amaze and amuse the crowd with an awesome fire show! More info on the Flame Out page.
CLUB DISPLAYS & CAMPING
If you have 10 or more cars coming then you can book a club camping pitch. Further details and booking form on the Car Clubs Page, the first clubs to book get pitch priority.
The first clubs to book for USC 2016 are:
Area – 57
Cruise – Mids
Cruisin.UK & W.S Culture
Essex Cruise Enthusiasts
Herts Elite Street Modified Cartel Rat Pack Ninja Warriers Extreme 10 Turbo Boooost Donkeys
Marlow Messed Up Dubs
Mods n Sods
North West Nails
North West Performance
North West Street Cars
Open Car Cruise
Simply Modified Cruisers
Spooling a Living
Strictly Basic and an Ex Scene Queen
Team Suffolk Bass
Way 2 Loud
Wigan Car Cruise
Wiltshire Wacky Racers
MR & MISS USC COMPETITION(Sat)
The annual Mr & Miss USC competition has created heroes and careers …
and as ever, YOU can be part of the legend! If you want the chance to WIN £200
CASH, and if you want to be in all the magazines, this is the time and the place. All contestants will have their admission cost refunded.
All it takes is a lot of guts and huge sense of fun. You don’t have to have the model
physique or the face of an angel… but it can of course help. We’ll
be testing competitors skills with a series of mini games but it's the
audience who have the final say, and winning them over is the ultimate aim.
Open to competitors over 18 years old,
and may not be suitable for young spectators.
DRIFT RIDES (Sat & Sun)
Don't miss the opportunity to experience the sideways driving, tyre smoking art of drifting with passenger Drift Rides available. If you are interested in trying drifting for yourself then Santa Pod holds regular Drift What Ya Brung days, full details at www.DWYB.co.uk.
DANCERS (Fri & Sat)
Stage Dancers: The gorgeous Bass Honey Dancers will be performing on the Main Stage Friday and Saturday evenings, pole dancing, fire breathing and much more.
Performing in the Dance Tent will be the infamous Narni Shakers, the UK's most glamorous dance crew.
Pole Dancers: Take one pole, one music track and one hot girl, and what have you got? A pole-dance show! Free entry in Fuelers Bar. Strictly OVER-18s ONLY
Lapdance Club: If you like the pole dancing, then you’ll love the lapdance club. Book yourself a private dance and sit on your hands. Strictly OVER-18s ONLY
If you've got a car that goes around corners like a go-kart, then why not have a crack at the handling circuit? It's FREE to enter and just for fun, but it's yet another way you can play with your car at USC, and you don't need mega-power to have fun. In fact, the top cars on the handling circuit are nearly always the little 'uns.
SHOW & GO(Go - Fri & Sat, Show - Sun)
If your car looks great and has some serious power then Show & Go is the competition for you. Points are scored both on the track and in the show paddock.
All the fun of the fair with waltzers, dodgems and all manner of wild rides that will spin, twist, flip and thrill you or just grab some candyfloss and hit the arcades.
ULTIMATE STRONG MAN (Fri only)
NEW FOR 2016, there will be a Strong Man competition at USC. Expect the ultimate test of strength including the likes of Tyre Flip, Truck Pull, Log Press, Arm over Arm, Loading Medley. Trophy and case of beer to the winner.
CAR FOOTBALL (Sun)
Watch as the mayhem unfolds with live car football, two teams of three cars each and a great big ball.
JET PEUGEOT (Sat & Sun)
Herve Franquin will be bringing his Peugeot 205 Jet Car over from France to heat up the Live Action Arena.
STUNT RIDER (Sat & Sun)
Professional freestyle motorbike stunt rider Lee Bowers will be showing off his jaw-dropping skills on a variety of Kawasaki bikes including his custom Ninja.
(Sat & Sun)
Multiple world record breaking stunt driver Terry Grant will be performing precision stunts in his ever growing collection of cars.
SOUND OFF COMPETITION(Sat & Sun)
EMMA-UK, The UK's No1 car audio competition will be back at Ultimate Street Car.
We have all aspects of car audio covered, with some of the loudest and best sounding cars the UK has to offer. With a range of classes to suit all, from beginner to expert.
XXX Show (Fri & Sat)
The strictly adults only XXX show will be back with adult entertainment stars Amanda Rendall and Dionne taking to the stage. You can never be sure what to expect at the XXX shows so make sure not to miss one. Guys can get pics with the girls after each show. Strictly OVER-18s ONLY
JET FUNNY CAR
(Fri, Sat & Sun)
The 270mph Fireforce Jet Car driven by Martin Hill will be taking to the track to blow you away!
TRADE VILLAGE (Fri, Sat & Sun)
There will be a huge variety of traders selling everything from car parts to clothing.
CARS FOR SALE PADDOCK(Fri, Sat & Sun)
If you've got a car you want to sell, park it up, stick your phone number on the dashboard, and wait for the calls to come flooding in. FREE for both buyers and sellers!
DRIFT TRIKING (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Drift Triking is a new and up and coming sport to the UK. They’re tricycles with a difference. A mixture between Go-Karts and Trikes but we’ve made it more exciting by strapping a 50cc motor on them getting them to speeds of up to 30mph!
We have a fleet of them coming for any one who dares to have extreme sideways fun!
FOOD & DRINK (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Caterers and bars will be open around site all weekend. There will be a wide range of food to suit all tastes from burgers and pizzas to Chinese, Mexican and Indian, Teas & Coffee to Milkshakes.
BOUNCE N BOX (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Find a mate, get inside the 15ft x 15ft inflatable boxing ring, don the giant foam gloves and headguard and wait for the bell.
Look out for many other sideshows around site.
NITRO FM - 96.2
Nitro FM will be broadcasting the track commentary during the day, and some banging beats by night. Nitro FM is also a great source of prize give-aways and a chance to get your messages read out on air. Have your say: Text “POD” plus your message to 606163 when you're at the track.
NB: This is not a premium service so should be included in your free services if you have them. Otherwise, all messages will be charged at your standard network SMS rate.
POD DRIFT CAR
The revamped Santa Pod Nissan Skyline GTS drift car with driver - Michelle Westby will be performing drift demos.
A special thanks to AB Styling, Owen Developments, Corbeau Seats, Garage-D, Dyno Dynamics International. Details here.
(Sat & Sun)
This hilarious activity is fast becoming one of the UK's most popular Zorb games.
Get ten mates together for a 5-a -side game of football like nothing you've ever played.
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.
SANTA POD RACEWAY
USC is held at Santa Pod Raceway, the UK's premier Drag Strip in the middle of England on the border of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.
1) EXIT & RE-ENTRY GUIDE: USC is one of Santa Pod’s busiest and most popular events in the calendar and we have a large number of visitors using rural routes through our neighbouring villages. To relieve our local communities of unnecessary traffic during the event, USC operates a strict re-entry policy to minimise disruption: visitors choosing to leave the venue anytime during the weekend will need to pay to re-enter the venue even if they have already purchased a ticket. So, please bring all of the camping supplies that you will need for the weekend including enough petrol/diesel! Your continued cooperation in this matter is always appreciated and keeps the USC vibe alive.
2) No glass bottles, jars etc allowed on site. This is for you and your car's safety and especially for those in the camping areas. Cars will be searched on arrival.
3) Chinese lanterns are banned at Santa Pod Raceway as they pose a real fire hazard to the crops and thatched roofs surrounding the track.
4) When you arrive and leave site, please keep your speed down, don't litter and respect local residents.
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