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Fifth Annual ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ Brings Legal Drag Racing and Thrill Rides Back to Woodward Avenue

June 20, 2019

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Returning to flog off journey week for 2019, MotorTrend Group’s “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” is flourishing even bigger this year with a further of Friday night activities, while bringing behind authorised travel drag racing that will lay some rubber down on a iconic Woodward Avenue cement on Saturday. With refreshing experiences, including disturb rides in a 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and a 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat models, some-more participants in a luminary showdown races, and an altogether $40,000 purse with $10,000 going toward United Way, this year’s eventuality is set to broach some-more high-octane horsepower and fad than ever before.  
 
For a fifth year, “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” celebrates a Motor City’s automotive enlightenment with a renouned authorised travel drag racing, classical and complicated flesh automobile show, and other fun-filled activities that will take over a M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. The “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” is a normal flog off to southeast Michigan’s weeklong jubilee of classical cars and automobile culture.
 
“Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge continues to grow any year given we introduced this eventuality 5 years ago, so we’re responding fan direct by adding a day of fun so even some-more people can attend in a jubilee of America’s flesh automobile culture,” pronounced Mark Malmstead – Head of Dodge//SRT Marketing. “It’s also a good eventuality for participants to competition in a authorised sourroundings on ancestral Woodward Ave.”
 
Spectator tickets, Show ‘n Shine appearance and package information, as good as drag racing applications, are accessible now during hotrod.com/events/roadkillnights.  
 
With a new further of Friday night activities, fans will accommodate a drivers of some of a fastest travel authorised drag cars in America and watch ancestral Woodward Avenue renovate from a travel into a drag strip. On Saturday, drag racing earnings with dual classes, Big Tire and Small Tire, competing for a money purse of $30,000. As partial of a altogether $40,000 purse, $10,000 will be awarded to United Way. Both drag racing classes will have a same payout structure with $15,000 as a sum purse per class:

  • Winner – $5,000
  • Runner Up – $1,500
  • Semi Finalists – $750 (2 payouts)
  • Quarter Finalists – $500 (4 payouts)
  • Fastest Dodge-powered automobile – $5,000

Dodge Thrill Ride practice in a 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat models will again be in dual locations within a M1 Concourse to keep a movement going. Attendees will have a eventuality to go for a float of their lives as a supercharged HEMI® will retaliate tires and have them vagrant for forgiveness on both a M1 Concourse movement pad and north loop apportionment of a track.

There will be even some-more celebrities participating in showdown races this year. Leah Pritchett in her Dodge/Mopar Top Fuel Dragster and Matt Hagan in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car will once again feverishness adult a cement on Woodard Avenue. Other returning fan favorites embody a high-octane practical head-to-head racing in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators; classical and complicated flesh automobile show; dyno testing; “Roadkill” stunts; flamethrower and wheelstander exhibitions; family-friendly Kid’s Zone activities; and an heterogeneous array of food lorry offerings.
 
The drag racing will embody countless TV celebrities battling it out down Woodward Avenue for bragging rights. These embody MotorTrend’s hugely renouned array “Roadkill” co-hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan. Chris Jacobs of MotorTrend’s Overhaulin’ will speaker a activities, while Brian Lohnes of a NHRA will speaker a drag races. Additional attention luminary attendees embody Cristy Lee and Bogi Lateiner of All Girls Garage, Bill Carlton of Texas Metal, Joe Martin, Amanda Martin and Jayson “Shag” Arrington of Iron Resurrection, Dave Kindig and Kevin Schiele of Bitchin’ Rides, and Jared Zimmerman and Lou Santiago of Car Fix.
 
“Roadkill Nights truly brings a disturb of finger-clenching, top-speed drag racing to life on Woodward Avenue, that is because we adore to move this eventuality to a Roadkill fans,” Freiburger said. “Going on a fifth year, we’re adding activities on Friday night so there’s some-more time for everybody — drag racers, families, foodies and anyone who is looking to have a good day or dusk filled with forlorn fun during an iconic location.”
 
Gates are open for “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” on Friday from 3 p.m to 9 p.m. Drift disturb rides will also be accessible from 3 p.m. to 9 pm. On Saturday, gates are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Dodge Thrill Rides holding place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and drag racing commencement during 11 a.m.

Roadkill Nights Registration Information
General acknowledgment to a eventuality is $10 per person, per day; $5 per chairman for Pontiac residents ($5 cost accessible on-site only). Children 12 years and underneath are free.  Two-day passes area accessible for $20.
 
Full sum for witness tickets, automobile uncover registration, member registration for drag racing and an endless operation of packages are accessible now during hotrod.com/events/roadkillnights.
 
Roadkill Nights is an eventuality constructed by ROADKILL, a code of MotorTrend Group, with a strike uncover that delivers a one-of-a-kind ambience of “Automotive Chaos Theory” on a MotorTrend App and MotorTrend Network.
 
For some-more information on Roadkill and Roadkill Nights, follow on Facebook at facebook.com/roadkillshow or on Twitter at twitter.com/roadkillshow. Fans can follow a movement for Roadkill Nights with hashtags #RoadkillNights and #PoweredByDodge.
 
Street racing can have critical authorised and reserve risks. Both ROADKILL and Dodge wish enthusiasts to suffer opening pushing in a safe, tranquil environment, run by professionals with automobile reserve inspections, motorist evaluations and lane safety.
 
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 Roadkill Nights branded events, and Roadkill, Roadkill Extra, Roadkill Garage, and Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold shows, accessible on a MotorTrend App.
 
About MotorTrend Group
MotorTrend Group is a largest automotive media association in a world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, before Velocity, and a immeasurable automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live eventuality portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and some-more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly assembly of 26 million opposite web, TV, and print, and 110 million amicable followers, culminating in 2 billion monthly calm views opposite all platforms, a association encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a heading automotive YouTube Channel, and a MotorTrend app, a usually auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and commission a motoring world.
 
About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s 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 car, 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, and a Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, featuring buffer flares from a SRT Hellcat Widebody, that supplement 3.5 inches of breadth to a 485-horsepower Scat Pack’s customary body. Also new for 2019 is a Challenger R/T Scat Pak 1320 with disdainful drag frame record from a iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The 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., completes a brand’s 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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