Santa Pod Raceway is a drag strip located in Bedfordshire, England. Opening in 1966, the track was the first permanent drag strip in Europe, and ever since has carried a reputation as one of the best in Europe – if not the world. Similar to many UK race tracks, it was built on ex army land, and remains the fastest all-asphalt dragstrip in the world. Several world records have been set on the strip, which still stand. Events at the track include the European and British Drag Racing championships, as well as a lot of track days and smaller drag racing events.