Holy Crap We Are About To Drag Race On Woodward Ave at Roadkill Nights!

Oh man. This might be the coolest thing we’ve ever done. We’re at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, for the second annual Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge, and we are about to start drag racing on the street. Right on Woodward Ave! The police are here, they said it’s ok!


Freiburger and Finn made it in to Pontiac late last night, and of course they immediately tore the Dirt Track Challenger apart in the parking lot. “Why doesn’t this car have a nickname?” we asked Finn as Freiburger measured u-joints with a calibrated eye. “I wanted to call it the ‘Dirt-E-Body,” said Finn, “but it hasn’t caught on yet.”

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Somehow they got it back together, or at least we assume they did, since they are here at M1 hanging out with fans and showing off a bunch of Roadkill cars including Stubby Bob, General Mayhem, the MSD van, and DED’s Mad Maxxis Road Runner.

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The tech line for racing is amazing. It’s like a who’s who of street-legal fast cars. Tom Bailey is here with Sick Seconds 1, “Doc” Fox, legend of Drag Week has his 1967 Corvette in the mix, and, speaking of Drag Week legends, Bryant Goldstone has two turbos and the Javelin they’re attached to. So that’s at least two 6-second cars planning to run the narrow Woodward lanes. Should be good.


The scene around here is wild. It’s crowded, so if you’re stuck in line outside, sorry, it’s worth it. We have prepped the street outside the track and it’ll take a flip flop off if you walk across it. If you’re missing it, don’t panic, here’s the first of many galleries to make you feel like you’re a part of the action.

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  1. In one of the photos of the cars lining up outside, there is a 73 Mach 1 Mustang that resembles the original Gone in 60 Seconds Mustang. Directly behind that is my car the RustTi inspired by the Rotsun. Black GTi with the name plastered on the windshield. Great time awesome event.

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