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‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ Returns With Legal Drag Racing on Woodward Avenue for a Second Year

Moving up a week to Saturday, Aug. 12, ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ kicks off metro Detroit’s week-long celebration of classic cars and car culture
From 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., ‘Roadkill Nights’ takes over M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, with drag racing and thrill rides, first-ever celebrity showdown races, show ’n’ shine, dyno runs, family friendly activities and more
On the dragstrip and via race simulators, attendees can check out the full potential of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the most powerful muscle car ever, with 840 horsepower and 770 lb.-ft. of torque
Spectator tickets and participant vehicle registration is now available at roadkill.com/nights; drag race vehicle registration details will be available soon


June 26, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -



Back for 2017, "Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge," TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s popular drag racing event and car festival, which attracted more than 30,000 fans last year, returns to M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. Moving up a week, Roadkill Nights takes place on Saturday, Aug.12, kicking off southeast Michigan’s weeklong celebration of classic cars and car culture.

This year’s "Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge" is even bigger and better, bringing back legal street drag racing on Woodward Avenue and even more experiences, including Dodge Thrill Rides in the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat and the 645-horsepower Dodge Viper. Fans will also get to see the new 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on the dragstrip and “drive” it via a high-octane drag racing simulation experience. Additional activities include cacklefest, wheelstander exhibition runs, dyno tests, show ’n’ shine, “Roadkill” stunts and exhibitions. New family-friendly activities this year include thrill rides on the M1 track, large inflatable slides and obstacle course, rock climbing walls, face painting, as well as live music and entertainment on the main stage, and an eclectic array of food truck offerings and beverages available for purchase.

“Continuing the Dodge brand's efforts to take racing off the streets and to a professionally run strip, there is no better way to kick off Detroit’s annual cruise week than to have a pure enthusiast event like Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and FIAT, FCA – North America. “This event is also the perfect opportunity to show muscle car enthusiasts from around the world the new 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon where it was born to dominate – on the dragstrip.”

The car show and festival will also include a first-ever celebrity showdown with "Roadkill" cohosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, drag racing stars Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan, and "The House of Muscle" car guru Mike Musto. Leading the races will be Freiburger and Finnegan, cohosts of the most-viewed YouTube automotive original series in the United States. Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s "Overhaulin'" will cohost the activities both on and off the dragstrip.



"Roadkill Nights brings ‘Roadkill’ to life and allows our fans to participate in the thrill of fingers-clenching, top-speed drag racing, which is what we thrive on,” Freiburger says. “There’s something for everyone — drag racers, families, foodies and anyone who is looking to have a great day filled with unparalleled fun at an iconic location."

The August 12 "Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge" event is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Drag racing and Dodge Thrill rides will take place from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Roadkill Nights Registration Information
General admission to the event is $10 per person — $5 per person for Pontiac residents ($5 price available on-site only). Children 12 years and under are free.

Full details for spectator tickets, show ’n’ shine registration, and an extensive range of VIP packages are available now at roadkill.com/nights.

Drag race vehicle registration details will be available soon.

For more information on ROADKILL and Roadkill Nights, see Roadkill.com and follow on Facebook: facebook.com/roadkillshow and Twitter: twitter.com/roadkillshow.

Fans can follow the action for Roadkill Nights at hashtags #RoadkillNights and #poweredbydodge.

Street racing can have serious legal and safety risks. Both ROADKILL and Dodge want enthusiasts to enjoy performance driving in a safe, controlled environment, run by professionals with vehicle safety inspections, driver evaluations, and track safety.

About ROADKILL
The ROADKILL brand delivers a one-of-a-kind taste of “Automotive Chaos Theory” and features authentic gearheads David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan in a variety of mediums, including the most-viewed YouTube automotive original series in the United States, Roadkill Nights branded events, a quarterly magazine, and Roadkill Extra and Roadkill Garage shows, available exclusively on Motor Trend OnDemand.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.
 

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Roadkill Nights Returns to Takeover Woodward Avenue!


Published on Jun 26, 2017
Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is returning to Pontiac’s M1 Concourse on Saturday, August 12, for the second year in a row. This year’s event, taking place on August 12, 2017, is bigger and better, with legal street drag racing on Woodward Avenue and even more experiences!
 

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Legal Street Drag Racing Registration Now Open for ‘Roadkill Nights Powered By Dodge’

August 12 event takes over M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, with drag races on iconic Woodward Avenue, thrill rides, celebrity showdowns, giveaways, family-friendly activities and more
Drag racing purse totaling $29,000 is up for grabs
Participants may apply to register a vehicle for drag racing here
Fans worldwide can share in the 'Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge' excitement via Livestream on Dodge.com


July 20, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Participant registration is officially open for drag racing on Woodward Avenue – one of the most famous muscle car corridors in the country. Racing takes place August 12, 2017, at "Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge," TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s popular drag racing event and car festival at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan.

Once again, Roadkill Nights legal street drag racing is bigger and better than ever, with a total cash purse of $29,000. As part of the overall money up for grabs, $10,000 will be awarded to the quickest Dodge car (must be powered by a Dodge engine).


Race fans will have until Wednesday, July 26, to submit their Roadkill Nights drag racing application. The application asks the drag racing candidates several questions about their vehicle and racing experience and instructs them to submit photos of the car they wish to use. After the Roadkill team has diligently reviewed all submissions, the selected applicants will be given a link and a password to enter the drag race.

The "Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge" event includes thrill rides in the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat and 645-horsepower Dodge Viper; a show ’n’ shine area; dyno runs; manufacturer midway; Dodge Demon drag racing simulators; Roadkill stunts and exhibitions; Pro BMX shows; an extensive family zone with activities for all ages; as well as live music, food trucks and much more. Fans will also get to see the new 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on the dragstrip and exhibition runs by NHRA Top Fuel dragster driver Leah Pritchett and Funny Car driver Matt Hagan.

Roadkill Nights Schedule:

10 a.m. – gates open
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – drag racing and thrill rides
11 p.m. – event concludes


General admission for spectator tickets is $10 per person; $5 per person for Pontiac residents (at event only). Children 12 and under are free.

This year’s event will also include a first-ever celebrity showdown with "Roadkill" cohosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, drag racing stars Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan, "The House of Muscle" car guru Mike Musto, and "Hot Rod Garage" hosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa. Leading the races will be Freiburger and Finnegan, cohosts of the most-viewed YouTube automotive original series in the United States. The celebrity showdown champion will be awarded $10,000, which will be donated to their charity of choice.

Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s "Overhaulin'," NHRA national event announcer and host of "Put Up or Shut Up" Brian Lohnes and self-confessed car nut Clarence Barnes will cohost the activities both on and off the dragstrip.

Roadkill Nights Event Registration Information
Online applications for the Roadkill Nights drag racing are available here.


General event registration is available here.

Just released: $50 Show ’n’ Shine includes event access for driver and a passenger, plus an exclusive Roadkill Nights windshield banner
VIP Ultimate Package: $160 includes VIP thrill ride access, VIP parking, limited-edition merchandise, entry into Roadkill Nights, personal meet-and-greet with David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan and reserved bleacher seating. This package is selling fast
Drag Racing: $100 per vehicle, all makes are welcome (link and password will be provided if successful in application process)
Go to Roadkill.com/nights for additional information and options


Drag Race Purse ($29,000 in total):

$10,000 – 1st place overall
$10,000 – fastest Dodge
$5,000 – 2nd place overall
$2,500 – 3rd place overall
$1,500 – 4th place overall


If the fastest Dodge is also the fastest car of the night (the overall winner), the driver would win $20,000.

For more information on "Roadkill" and "Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge," see Roadkill.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Fans can follow the action of Roadkill Nights using #RoadkillNights and #poweredbydodge. In addition, enthusiasts worldwide can share in the excitement of "Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge" via a Livestream on Dodge.com. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., fans will see adrenaline-fueled drag racing, Dodge Hellcat and Viper thrill rides, show cars, celebrity interviews and more.

Street racing can have serious legal and safety risks. Both Roadkill and Dodge want enthusiasts to enjoy performance driving in a safe, controlled environment, run by professionals with vehicle safety inspections, driver evaluations and track safety.

About ROADKILL
The ROADKILL brand delivers a one-of-a-kind taste of “Automotive Chaos Theory” and features authentic gearheads David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan in a variety of mediums, including the most-viewed YouTube automotive original series in the United States, Roadkill-Nights-branded events, a quarterly magazine, and Roadkill Extra and Roadkill Garage shows, available exclusively on Motor Trend OnDemand.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network

TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.
 

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The Return | Roadkill Nights


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Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge, TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s popular drag racing event and car festival, returns to M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan on Saturday, Aug.12, kicking off southeast Michigan’s weeklong celebration of classic cars and car culture.



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What You'll See At Roadkill Nights 2017


Published on Aug 11, 2017

Join John McElroy at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan as he interviews Tim Kuniskis, Head of Dodge, about Roadkill Nights. The all-day event is August 12, 2017 and kicks off the Woodward Dream Cruise, which falls on the following weekend.
 

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Roadkill 2017: Paul's Hellcat Challenger beats a Plymouth Valiant


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Roadkill 2017: Greg Bundy's Challenger


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Roadkill 2017: Celebrity Hellcat Shootout Round 1 - Matt Hagan beats Mike Finnegan


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Roadkill 2017: Lenny Metlon's Top Qualifying Dodge Dart Run #1


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Roadkill 2017: Lenny Metlon's Top Qualifying Dodge Dart Run #2


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Roadkill 2017: Dave's Hellcat Challenger against a Hellcat Charger


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Roadkill 2017: Dodge Charger VS Ford Mustang


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Top 10 Weirdest Cars from the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise

Top 10 Weirdest Cars from the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise

Aug 21, 2017





Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s most amazing car show.

Bring a cooler full of refreshments (soft drinks, of course), plunk a folding chair along the side of this famous thoroughfare and relax because the vehicles come to you! The beauty of it is there’s no need to walk for miles or take a shuttle all over town.

And you’ll spot everything at this event, from faithfully restored antiques to muscle cars to custom cruisers and much more. Short of a million-dollar Delahaye, if you don’t see it rolling along Woodward, it probably doesn’t exist. There’s truly something for every kind of car enthusiast.

Of the tens of thousands of classic machines that make an appearance at this event, plenty of them are off the wall, strange or unbelievably outlandish. Here are 10 of the weirdest vehicles we spotted at this year’s event.


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