AUBURN HILLS, MI – July 21, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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 production 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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