USC - Ultimate Street Car
Car Show on Fri 5th to Sun 7th August 2022
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.
All Tickets are Pre-Booking Only!
Weekend Tickets from £100 - Buy Tickets Online
Music* (Fri & Sat)
USC hosts three music zones, the Main Stage, the Dance Tent with Outdoor Screen and Fuelers Bar, with top-name MC's & DJs, amazing light shows, hot dancers and awesome tunes, so bring your mates, get a three-day ticket and have a party!
Thursday - PS1, + more
Friday - Sneakbo, Hedkandi, Random Concept, + more
Saturday - Professor Green, Pure Garage, Artful Dodger, Richie Don, Silent Disco, + more
Full details on the Music page.
Evening Music is not included with Day Tickets. *Free as part of your sporting event ticket.
Beat the queues on Friday with a Thursday Arrival Ticket, PS1 and support will be playing in Fuelers Bar. Weekend Tickets are also required.
Autoglym 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 winners.
Full details on the Show n Shine page.
- Best of Show
- Best All Rounder
- Best Engine Bay
- Best Exterior
- Most Extreme
- Best Interior
- Best ICE
- Best Retro
- Best Stance
- Judges Choice
- Promoters Choice
- Show & Go
Saturday Show Paddock (Sat)
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 on the campsite, then head on round on Saturday morning and park up in the Show Paddock for all to see. Please remove your car and park back in your camp area by 3pm.
Run What Ya Brung - RWYB
(Fri 9.30am - 8pm, Sat 9.45am - 8pm & Sun 9.45am - 5pm)
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 £40 for 3 runs. Full details and classes on the RWYB page.
The first batch of race vouchers are available to Buy Online. Subsequent batches will be released on the day of the event. All signing on is on a first come first served basis.
Jet Funny Car (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Martin Hill will be firing himself along the ¼ mile in the FireForce 3 Jet funny car. The car is pure insanity, it’s essentially a jet engine, normally destined for heavy duty aircraft, on wheels, with a seat for the driver. With 10,000bhp at the team’s disposal, we’ve come to expect 5 second ET’s from this machine and speeds of over 270mph. Prepare to feel the noise!
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.
Flame Out (Sat)
Saturday night at USC is "flame night" as the biggest flaming exhausts in the country compete to amaze and amuse the crowd with an awesome fire show!
More info on the Flame Out page.
Dancers (Fri & Sat)
Stage Dancers: The gorgeous Bass Honeys will be performing on the Main Stage Friday and Saturday evenings, pole dancing, fire breathing and much more.
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
Terry Grant Stunt Shows (Sat & Sun)
Car show legend Terry Grant will be here performing stunts and drifting his way around the arena throughout the weekend. Terry makes donuts, J turns, parallel turns and 2 wheel driving look easy which allows him to do things that have to be seen to be believed.
Lee Bower Stunt Biker (Sat & Sun)
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts.
Drift Rides (Sat & Sun)
If you want the ultimate sideways fix but wince at the thought of taking your own car, why not jump in with one of our pros who will give you the ride of your life for a mere £10! Take a smokey trip around the Drift Ride Arena for some adrenaline filled fun!
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.
20 of the quickest "Compact" cars in the UK, all sub 12 second cars will be competing in a Drag Racing Shootout at USC.
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.
View full details of the cars competing on the Santa Pod Sports Compact Shootouts page.
If you have 10 or more cars coming then you can book an Allocated Club Camping Pitch.
Further details and booking form on the Car Clubs Page, the first clubs to book get pitch priority. Buy 10 Tickets Get 1 Free!
This year, camp for longer and beat the queues on Friday with a FREE Thursday Arrival Ticket! for Club Campers. (Weekend Tickets are also required. Full Ticket Info)
View fulll Santa Pod Raceway Camping Information.
Mr & Miss USC Competition (Sat only)
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 too!
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.
EMMA-UK Sound Off (Sat & Sun)
Emma-UK, The UK’s No1 car audio competition will be back at USC featuring the loudest and best sounding cars in the country! With beginner to expert classes available, there is something to suit everyone.
Propper Droppers (Sat & Sun)
Attending the show will be the World's 1st and original, multiple frequency SPL competition format for finding out just how loud your car audio sound systems can truly play Ultra Low Frequency bass. Propper Droppers test hundreds of different systems a year, with their scoreboards holding over 1000 contestants.
Handling 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.
Show n Go (Go - Fri & Sat, Show - Sun)
Has your car got beauty as well as brawn? If so we have a competition especially for you! If you enjoy blasting it down the ¼ mile and looking good whilst doing it, make sure you get involved with Show & Go this USC!
Full details on the Show & Go page.
Fun Fair Rides (Fri , Sat & Sun)
All the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Waltzers, Arcades, Candy Floss and Sideshows!
Drag Karts (Sat & Sun)
The Ultimate UK Drag Kart Shootout - An exciting line-up of weird and wonderful karts from across the UK will be racing each other out on the famous quarter mile this USC. These crazy, motorbike engine karts have always been a crowd favourite and just seem to get quicker and quicker!
Trade 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!
Food & 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. Coffee and Milkshakes plus Licensed Bars (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult, no under 18s after 11pm). 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 caterer details.
View photos from USC 2021 on the Facebook Gallery.
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.
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.