Ultimate Street Car

USC - Ultimate Street Car - Fri 3rd to Sun 5th August 2018

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 2018

RWYBRun What Ya Brung - RWYB
(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 3 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!
Full details


FWD Drag Series

Drag Racing (Sat & Sun)
There will be Championship Drag Racing on track with Round 4 of the
FWD Drag Series featuring the country's top Front Wheel Drive drag cars running down into the 8s and 9s at over 150mph. Also on track will be the Jap Drag Serieswww.fwddragseries.com / www.japdragseries.co.uk

FWD Drag Series    Jap Drag Series

MusicMusic* (Fri & Sat)

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!

Friday - Med School in the Dance Tent, Donaeo, General Levy and Craig Jones on the Main Stage and Frilla in Fuelers Bar.
Saturday - Club MTV ft Philip George in the Dance Tent, Lethal Bizzle, Richie Don, and Karl Philips & The Rejects on the Main Stage and Silent Disco in Fuelers Bar.

Further details on the Music page.

*As part of your Sporting Event entrance only.

Show n ShineAutoglym Show & Shine (Sun)

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. Full details here

  • Best of Show
  • Best All Rounder 
  • Best Engine Bay 
  • Best Exterior 
  • Most Extreme
  • Best Wheels
  • Best Interior
  • Best ICE
  • Best Retro
  • Judges Choice 

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 deep the campsite, then head on round on Saturday morning, and park up where your car can be seen. Please park back in your camp area overnight.

DriftingDrifting (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.

Drift Rides


USC Burnout Competition (Sat)
Torture your tyres for the crowd’s amusement in the gladiatorial-style burnout contest.

Full info on the Burn Out page.

ClubsClub 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.

Fun FairFun Fair Rides (Fri , Sat & Sun)
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.

Comedy Stage HypnotistComedy Stage Hypnotist (Sat only)
Robert has toured his spellbinding hypnotic shows from Las Vegas to London, hypnotising over 20,000 people in 2,000 five-star performances. Robert is a talented comedian and hypnotist, combining quick-wit, cheeky charm and a dazzling hypnotic ability, dragging this age-old art form BANG into the 21st century.

Easily offended? Better look elsewhere - this is the show that gets a bit rude. If you're looking to step into the spotlight and delight your friends with some adult humour, it’s your time to shine… or, you can sit back, relax, and split your sides as Robert orchestrates the hilariously inappropriate shenanigans happening onstage.

Fuel GirlsDancers (Fri & Sat)
Fuel Girls: A kick ass, ultra-sexy, fire breathing, rock and roll, aerial, sparks and pyro show! They perform all over the world, with a passion for festivals, motorshows, extreme sports and wild parties!

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

Mr & MissMr & 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.

For 2018 Mr & Miss will be in the Tent not on the Stage.

Open to competitors over 18 years old, and may not be suitable for young spectators.

HandlingHandling Track (Fri)
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.

More info on the Handling page.

Jet CarJet Car (Fri, Sat & Sun)

The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car driven by Martin Hill is capable of thundering down the strip in 5 seconds with a terminal speed in excess of 300mph!

Flame OutFlame Out (Sat)
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.

Flame OutFueltopia Barrel Sprint (Sat)
The Barrel Sprint is a cross between drag racing and drifting that challenges driver skill over all out horse-power.

Each lane has three barrels evenly placed along the track. Every driver must navigate a full 360 degrees around the barrels and over the finish line faster than their rival. Details at fueltopiabarrelsprint.com.

Formula G (Sun)
Similar to Barrel Sprint but drivers race around a single course against the clock.

EmmaSound Off (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.

Team Maximum LockTeam Maximum Lock
All the way from Malta, Team Maximum Lock will be performing their synchronised, close formation driving and drift show.

Show n GoShow n 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. Full details on the Show & Go page.

XXX ShowsXXX Show (Fri & Sat)
The strictly adults only XXX show will be back with adult entertainment stars
Vicky Peach and Amanda 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

Man v FoodMan v Food (Sat)

So you fancy yourself as a big eater? Why not take on some colossal food challenges with sick buckets at the ready and the opportunity of winning a prize and trophy. Open to men and women.

Car FootballCar Football (Sun)

Watch as the mayhem unfolds with live car football, two teams of three cars each and a great big ball.

KartsThe Ultimate Kart Shootout (Sat & Sun)
An exciting lin-up of weird and wonderfull karts from the UK and Europe will be racing each other at USC.

StageDaytime Stage (Sun)
There will be DJs and MCs on stage on Sunday, providing the audio backdrop to Show n Shine.

One of most accurate rolling roads available on the market, the V-Tech Dynamometers VT-2 evo wil be at the event, allowing you to get a full power and torque readout.

Trade VillageDrift 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 with a 50cc motor 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!

Trade VillageTrade Village (Fri, Sat & Sun)
There will be a huge variety of traders selling everything from car parts to clothing.

Cars 4 Sale Paddock
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!

Bars & CaterersFood & Drink (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Caterers and bars will be open around site all weekend. There will be a wide range of food and drink to suit all tastes from burgers and pizzas to Chinese, Mexican and Indian. Licensed bars plus Coffee and Milkshakes. View details.

Ultimate Street Car 2017 Photos
View photos from USC 2017 on the Facebook Gallery.

USC 2017
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USC 2017

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.

Nitro FM
Nitro FM on 96.2 will be broadcasting all weekend with live track commentary, a selection of great music, interviews and chat to keep you informed and entertained throughout the day.

Mailing List
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.

Police Presence

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.

Important Notices

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: 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) NO CHINESE LANTERNS: 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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