Fourth Annual Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge Continues to Draw Tens of Thousands of Enthusiasts to Street-legal Drag Racing on Woodward Avenue

Posted on 14. Aug, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

August 14, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

It never gets old. In fact, seductiveness continues to grow as this year’s Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge captivated some-more than 44,000 enthusiasts from around a nation to watch and attend in authorised travel racing on ancestral Woodward Avenue.
 
“Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is an comprehensive larger-than-life eventuality that represents what Dodge is all about: power, opening and excitement,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge//SRT, Chrysler, and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Going over a need for speed, this eventuality offers an implausible eventuality for pristine enthusiasts to come together and share their passion for classical and opening automobile enlightenment in a authorised environment.”
 

 
In further to money prizes for a fastest racing finalists and Dodge cars on a drag strip, a fourth annual automobile festival gave ardent automobile enthusiasts a possibility to get in a newcomer chair of a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat or Challenger SRT Hellcat for disturb rides and deposit rides. Challenger SRT Demon simulators ranked those with a fastest practical ¼-mile times. The automobile festival also enclosed a possibility to check out some-more than 250 tradition and classical cars in a uncover ‘n gleam and to watch freestyle motocross dyno, flamethrowers and wheelstander exhibitions. Leah Pritchett in her Top Fuel Dragster and Matt Hagan in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car wowed a throng with an muster run. Bill Goldberg won a luminary showdown challenge, holding a $10,000 esteem home to his charity Ahero, that connects veterans with nationalistic members of internal communities by organizing outside events and amicable activities.
 
“Only a multiple of Dodge, a City of Pontiac and a worldwide automobile phenomenon, such as ROADKILL, can emanate an eventuality with such extraordinary appetite and atmosphere for so many ardent automotive superfans,” pronounced Motor Trend Group Automotive Events Senior Director Michael Deer. “We conclude everybody fasten us this year for another epic event.”
 
128 street-legal cars strike a specifically prepped 1/8-mile drag frame on Woodward Avenue between Rapid Street and South Boulevard to contest in high-powered drag racing for money prizes. Racing finished early due to complicated rains, so a tip 16 sum finalists separate $20,000. The quickest Dodge cars in both a tiny and immeasurable tire categories also took home $5,000 each.
 
Quickest Dodge

  • James Pranis, Pennsylvania: 1968 Dodge Charger (Big Tire)
  • Peter Bokedon, Michigan: 1972 Dodge Dart (Small Tire)

 
Top 8 Finalists (Big Tire)

  • Gary Box, Ohio: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Craig Groebner, Minnesota: 1971 Chevrolet Nova
  • Leon Hudson, Virginia: 1965 Plymouth Barracuda
  • Jimmer Kline, Michigan: 1966 Pontiac GTO
  • Jim Kline III, Michigan: 1996 Chevrolet Arcadian
  • Mike Mislivec, Michigan: 1982 Pontiac Trans AM
  • Bryan Rosario, Michigan: 1972 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Mark McGill, Michigan: 1978 Chevrolet Camaro

 
Top 8 Finalists (Small Tire)

  • Peter Bokedon, Michigan: 1972 Dodge Dart
  • William Gill, Michigan: 1966 Shelby Cobra
  • Adam Hodson, Indiana: 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Kenny Laflower, Indiana: 1970 AMC Javelin
  • John Lopez, Ohio: 1988 Ford Mustang
  • Justin Spiniolas, Illinois: 1991 GMC Sonoma
  • Carl Stancell, Michigan: 1984 Chevrolet s10 Blazer
  • Rick Steinke, Pennsylvania: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

Fans from all over tuned in to a livestream of Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge around Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, totaling 4.1 million views of a event.

About ROADKILL
The ROADKILL code delivers a one-of-a-kind ambience of “Automotive Chaos Theory” and facilities authentic gearheads David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan in a accumulation of mediums, including a many noticed YouTube automotive strange array in a United States, Roadkill Nights branded events, and Roadkill Extra and Roadkill Garage shows, accessible exclusively on Motor Trend.
 
About Motor Trend Group
Motor Trend Group is a largest automotive media association in a world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing Velocity network and a immeasurable automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, amicable and live eventuality portfolio, including MOTOR TREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE and some-more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a accumulative strech of some-more than 131 million, a association encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a heading automotive YouTube Channel and a Motor Trend app, a usually auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service.
 
About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s mainstream opening code and SRT is positioned as a ultimate opening halo of a Dodge brand, together formulating a finish and offset opening code with one prophesy and one voice.
 
For some-more than 100 years, a Dodge code has carried on a suggestion of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded a code in 1914. Their change continues today. New for 2019, a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is hexed by a Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine creates it a many powerful, quickest and fastest flesh automobile reaching 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.4 seconds and a fastest GT prolongation automobile with a ¼-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds during 131 mph. It also reaches a new tip speed of 203 mph. Joining a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with a some-more absolute 717-horsepower engine, a Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, that facilities buffer flares from a SRT Hellcat Widebody and adds 3.5 inches of breadth to Scat Pack’s footprint, as good as and a new Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. Infused with disdainful drag frame record from a iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-oriented, street-legal flesh automobile and a vacant board for a critical grassroots drag racer.  The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, many absolute and many able three-row SUV with a best-in-class draw rating of 8,700 lbs. fills out a brands’ opening lineup. These abdominal opening models join a 2019 code lineup that includes a Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger — a salon that offers opening during each cost point.
 
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