Registration for spectators and car show has been open for a couple weeks now, but we know that everyone has been waiting to hear about how to sign up to race on Detroit’s famous Woodwood Avenue on August 12, 2017. No more waiting! Registration is open and here’s how to do it:
Unlike last year, this year’s racing in invite-only, but don’t panic, because you get to convince us to give you an invite. Racers will have until Wednesday, July 26 to submit their Roadkill Nights drag racing application. The application asks hopeful racers several questions about your vehicle and racing experience and instructs you on how to submit photos of your car. 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 drag races will take place 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on August 12th outside the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan.
ROADKILL NIGHTS EVENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
You can find the online application for the Roadkill Nights Drag Race here.
- Drag Racing: $100 per vehicle, all makes are welcome! You get that, ALL MAKES WELCOME
- Just released: Show ’n’ Shine: $50—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! Hurry—this package is selling fast!
- Spectators will pay $10 per person, $5 per person for Pontiac residents (at event only), and children 12 and under are free.
- Check Roadkill.com/nights for further information and additional options.
Drag Race Purse ($29,000 in total):
- $10,000 – 1st Place overall winner
- $10,000 – Quickest Dodge car (must be powered by a Dodge engine and have a Dodge body).
- $5,000 – 2nd Place overall
- $2,500 – 3rd Place overall
- $1,500 – 4th Place overall
Other stuff to do there
Open from 11 a.m. to midnight, the Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge event includes thrill rides in Dodge Viper, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and Charger SRT Hellcat vehicles; a show-’n’-shine area; dyno runs; manufacturer midway; 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. Thrill rides will begin at noon. Fans will 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.
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 cohosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa. Leading the races will be Freiburger and Finnegan. 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.
Fans can follow the action of Roadkill Nights at #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.
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About Dodge and SRT Brands
The Dodge brand is America’s mainstream performance brand. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is focusing on its performance roots with every single model it offers. The Dodge and SRT brands offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge is the mainstream performance brand and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
From muscle cars to minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand’s full lineup of 2017 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, active exhaust, cold-air induction, 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect infotainment centers and 7-inch customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2017 model year, the Dodge brand lineup features the 25th anniversary Viper, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger, including the new Challenger GT, Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A, as well as the 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Charger SRT Hellcat, the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world.
New for 2018, Dodge introduces the new 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — the fastest quarter-mile car in the world and most powerful muscle car ever, as well as the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT – America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV.