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MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ Brings Legal Drag Racing and Thrill Rides Back to Woodward Ave

WHAT:  
Back for 2019, “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge,” Motor Trend Group’s renouned drag racing eventuality and automobile festival, that captivated some-more than 44,000 fans final year, earnings to a M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. This year, Roadkill Nights will have additional Friday night activities on Aug 9, heading ideally into a full day of street-legal drag racing and activities on Saturday, Aug 10.
 
WHERE:
M1 Concourse (164 South Blvd. West, Pontiac, Michigan 48341)

WHEN:
Friday, Aug 9 – ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ Media Preview             

  • 9:30 a.m.:  Gates open to media
  • 11 a.m.:  Dodge deposit and disturb rides
  • 11:30 a.m.:  Lunch available
  • 3 p.m.:  Gates open to a open – eventuality begins
    • Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge eventuality activities begin: Burnout contest, dyno competitions, giveaway Dodge deposit rides on movement pad, Dodge simulators, freestyle motocross attempt shows, food and drink trucks, family-fun Kids Zone
  • 9 p.m.:  Event concludes

 Saturday, Aug 10 – ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’

  • 6 a.m.:  Available media opportunities begin
  • 10 a.m.:  Gates open to a open – eventuality begins
    • Photo eventuality as muscle, selected and classical cars enter a eventuality to set adult for Show ‘n’ Shine
    • Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge eventuality activities begin: Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat disturb and deposit rides, Dyno testing
  • 11 a.m.:  Drag racing starts – open subordinate session; can be noticed around livestream during dodgegarage.com
  • 11:30 a.m.  Freestyle Motocross uncover (behind bleachers)
  • 4 p.m.:  Open drag racing subordinate concludes
  • 4:15 p.m.:  Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan Top Fuel muster burnouts on Woodward Ave.
  • 4:45 p.m.:  Celebrity shootout starts on Woodward Ave.
  • 5:45 p.m.:  Top 8 shootout motorist announcements
  • 6 p.m.:  Sheriff Showdown – Macomb County’s Sheriff Wickersham and Oakland County’s Sheriff Bouchard will competition in an old-school hate match
  • 6:30 p.m.:  Flamethrower wheelstander muster run
  • 8 p.m.:  Freestyle motocross show
  • 8:30 p.m.:  Top 8 shootouts start (Small Tire Big Tire)
  • 9 p.m.:  Top 8 Winners Awards Ceremony
    • Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat disturb and deposit rides close
    • Event concludes  

WHO:
Bob Broderdorf, Director of Dodge and Alfa Romeo N.A.

Kevin Hellman, Dodge code manager

David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, Roadkill co-hosts

Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett, NHRA pro drivers

DETAILS:
This year’s “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge,” Motor Trend Group’s renouned drag racing eventuality and automobile festival, is even bigger and better, bringing behind authorised drag racing on Woodward Avenue and even some-more practice with dual days filled with sparkling activities, including disturb and deposit rides in a 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and a 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat models.
 
Friday dusk will give fans a eventuality for an adult tighten demeanour during a competition cars that will rip adult Woodward Avenue on Saturday. In addition, there will be a burnout contest, giveaway Dodge deposit rides, live music, luminary meet-and-greets and freestyle motocross attempt shows. An heterogeneous array of food lorry offerings and beverages will be accessible for squeeze to keep a open energized via a day.
 
On Saturday, street-legal drag racing on ancestral Woodward Avenue starts 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 donated to The United Way. Additional activities include:

  • Exhilarating disturb and deposit rides in Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models in dual locations with high speeds over 100 mph
  • Exhibition runs with Leah Pritchett in her “Angry Bee” Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel car and Matt Hagan in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car
  • A special luminary showdown drag competition with a $10,000 esteem purse benefitting The United Way
  • Sheriff Showdown: Macomb County’s Sheriff Wickersham and Oakland County’s Sheriff Bouchard will competition in an old-school hate compare on Woodward Avenue on Saturday, any pushing a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with particular County decals
  • Celebrity appearances by MotorTrend’s hugely renouned array “Roadkill” co-hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan; Chris Jacobs of MotorTrend’s Overhaulin’; Brian Lohnes of a NHRA; Cristy Lee, Faye Hadley 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; Jared Zimmerman and Lou Santiago of Car Fix; Steve Magnante of Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold and Barret-Jackson Live; Bill Goldberg and Matt D’Andria
  • Freestyle motocross and travel bike attempt shows
  • Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators
  • Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye on display, along with some-more than 400 vehicles in a Show ‘n’ Shine
  • Dyno runs, family-fun Kids Zone and many more

General acknowledgment for witness tickets is $10 per person, per day; $5 per chairman for Pontiac residents (available on-site only). Two-day passes are accessible for $20. Children 12 and underneath are free.
 
Admission is giveaway for FCA employees with one guest (must uncover badge during entrance).
 
Spectator tickets, Show ‘n’ Shine appearance and package information are accessible now during hotrod.com/events/roadkillnights

Drag Race Purse Per Class – Big Tire Small Tire ($40,000 in total):
Both drag racing classes will have a same payout structure with $15,000 as a sum purse per class. As partial of a altogether $40,000 purse, $10,000 will be donated to The United Way.

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

For some-more information on Roadkill and Roadkill Nights, follow on Facebook and Twitter. Fans can also follow a movement for Roadkill Nights on Dodge Garage or on amicable channels with hashtags #RoadkillNights and #poweredbydodge.

PARKING:

  • Friday: For a media preview, parking will be inside M1 Concourse (164 South Blvd. West, Pontiac, Michigan 48341). Staff will be on-site to direct
  • Saturday: VIP and media parking will be accessible during a South Lot. Contact [email protected] for some-more information; shuttles will be supposing for internal eventuality attendees

RSVP:
Please RSVP to Claire Carroll during [email protected]
 
Street racing can have critical authorised and reserve risks. Both ROADKILL and Dodge wish enthusiasts to suffer opening pushing in a tranquil sourroundings on a sealed course, run by professionals with automobile reserve inspections, motorist evaluations and lane credentials suitable for drag racing conditions.
 
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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