You keep asking, and here is the answer. Yes. Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is back, and yes, there were be drag racing and lots of Freiburger and Finnegan and Roadkill cars. Also, come see the new Dodge Demon. That’s one of the benefits to being friends with Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA, North America. His powers are as massive as his title, and he might let us drive an 840hp Demon for your entertainment.
- On August 12, Roadkill Nights returns to the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI
- Spectator tickets can be bought day of at M1 Concourse;
- $10 with Kids 12 and under Free. $5 per person for Pontiac residents ($5 price available on-site)
- Roadkill Nights Cash Purse Prize rules available by clicking here
- Drag Race Rules & Regulations
- If you would like to participate in thrill rides please note that anyone under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign for them.
- Gates Open: 10am
- Thrill Rides begin: 10am
- Drag Racing qualifying runs begin: 11am
ROADKILL NIGHTS PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLE BUS
- Free Shuttle buses will run from 9:30am – 11 pm from all the parking lots indicated on the parking map. Please utilize one of these lots and enjoy being dropped off at the event entrance at M1 (Parking fees varies by lot.)
- See the parking map by clicking here
Open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., the August 12 Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge event includes drag racing, thrill rides in Dodge Vipers, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats and Charger SRT Hellcats, a show ‘n’ shine area, dyno runs, manufacturer midway, as well as live music, PRO-BMX shows, flame thrower exhibitions and much more. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities including bouncy inflatables and face-painting, an entertainment stage; and an eclectic offering of food and beverages, including that Roadkill rescue-from-family-friendly-activities beverage: beer.
Roadkill Nights Powered By Dodge will also include a first-ever celebrity showdown with plans for David Freiburger, Mike Finnegan, Leah Pritchett, Matt Hagan, Mike Musto, Tony Angelo, Chris Jacobs and Lucky Costa to get behind the wheel and go head to head in a shootout to decide the ultimate ‘Celebrity Showdown’ champion. Leading the races will be Freiburger and Finnegan, “Roadkill Nights brings ROADKILL to life and allows our fans to participate,” says Freiburger.
If you missed Roadkill Nights last year, it was truly insane, with six-second drag cars spinning tires from stoplight to stoplight. If you that doesn’t give you some idea of the barely-legal feel of the night, how about this: We kept having to hold the drag races whenever the train was going through the staging lanes. And it’s back, so you don’t have to miss out again.
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 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.
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