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Fifth Annual ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ Draws Nearly 50,000 Performance Enthusiasts to Street-legal Drag Racing on Woodward Avenue

August 12, 2019

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Passion for opening continues to grow as MotorTrend Group’s “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” was behind in full force with an additional night of high-horsepower fun and a record volume of attendees. This year, some-more than 47,000 enthusiasts from around a nation watched and participated in street-legal racing on ancestral Woodward Avenue.
 
“When we initial introduced ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ 5 years ago as a pop-up automobile uncover and drag race, we never illusory it would grow to scarcely 50,000 opening enthusiasts over dual days,” pronounced Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The certain greeting from a fans and continued expansion of this one-of-a-kind eventuality fuels a passion to keep delivering products and selling for opening enthusiasts.”
 
In further to money prizes for a competition winners and fastest Dodge cars on a drag strip, a fifth annual automobile festival gave attendees a possibility to get in a newcomer seat. They were means to take an refreshing disturb or deposit float in a 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and a 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, as good as disturb rides in a Durango SRT Pursuit “Speed Trap” concept. If that wasn’t enough, they could also competition for a best quarter-mile times in a Challenger SRT Demon simulators. More than 6,800 people gifted these Dodge//SRT vehicles firsthand over a camber of a two-day event.
 
The automobile festival also enclosed a possibility to check out some-more than 300 tradition and classical cars in a Show ‘n’ Shine and watch freestyle motocross dyno, flamethrowers and wheelstander exhibitions.
 
“Last year’s Roadkill Nights was going to be tough to beat, though adding an additional eventuality day this year unequivocally brought out a whole new turn of assembly and fad for automobile enthusiasts,” pronounced Michael Deer, MotorTrend Group Automotive Events Senior Director. “We conclude a support from fans in a Pontiac village and around a nation who assimilated us to knowledge all a drag racing and disturb rides that Roadkill Nights had to offer.”
 
More than 120 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 a money purse totaling $30,000. The quickest Dodge cars in both a tiny and immeasurable tire categories also took home $5,000 each.
 
Quickest Dodge Winners

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

Big Tire Winner
Lil Jimmer Kline, Michigan: 1966 Pontiac GTO
 
Small Tire Winner
Alen Danial, Michigan: 1979 Chevrolet Malibu
 
In further to a street-legal drag racing, celebrities, internal sheriffs and NHRA racers also strike a drag frame on Woodward Avenue this weekend.
 
The group of Leah Pritchett and David Freiburger won a luminary showdown challenge, with a $10,000 esteem purse donated to United Way. In total, $21,210 was donated to United Way for Southeastern Michigan through a luminary showdown challenge, gift auction and raffle tickets.
 
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham degraded Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard in a ‘Sheriff Showdown,’ an old-school hate compare on Woodward Avenue on Saturday, where they any gathering a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with particular County decals.
 
Leah Pritchett in her NHRA Top Fuel Dragster and Matt Hagan in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody NHRA Funny Car wowed a throng with muster runs.
 
On Friday and Saturday, a Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) open counter widespread recognition of a program, that is designed to rise a many rarely learned use technicians in a automobile industry. Mopar CAP hosted 20 students and 20 metro-Detroit area dealers to network for dealership chain after a execution of a program. Approximately 1,000 meddlesome prospects perceived information per a Mopar CAP module during a “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” 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 Roadkill Nights branded events, and Roadkill, Roadkill Extra, Roadkill Garage, and Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold shows, accessible on the 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 Pack 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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