Dodge Roadkill Nights Opens Public Registration, Announces Hellcat Grudge Race

The 2021 MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge will feature the inaugural Hellcat Grudge Race, a build-and-race head-to-head challenge between Eric Malone from the series “Fastest Cars in the Dirty South,” and four online automotive influencers.
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The 2021 MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge will feature the inaugural Hellcat Grudge Race. // Courtesy of Stellantis
The 2021 MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge will feature the inaugural Hellcat Grudge Race. // Courtesy of Stellantis

The 2021 MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge will feature the inaugural Hellcat Grudge Race, a build-and-race head-to-head challenge between Eric Malone from the series “Fastest Cars in the Dirty South,” and four online automotive influencers.

In addition, public registration for Roadkill Nights is now open. The overall event will feature drag racing in front of a crowd of spectators on a closed down section of Woodward Avenue at South Boulevard. Located next to M1 Concourse, Woodward will be  transformed into a 1/8-mile drag strip.

Gates will be open for the event on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Drag racing starts at 11 a.m.

The other racers in the Hellcat Grudge Race are Alex Taylor, “Tavarish,” Westen Champlin, and “Throtl.” Malone and each of the online builders will receive a Challenger or Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and $10,000 in cash for car modifications with the goal of building a drag-racing machine capable of besting Malone on Woodward.

“I’m looking forward to matching my car modification and racing abilities against (the other racers),” says Malone. “I have some big plans for my SRT Hellcat Redeye that include coming to Pontiac with more than 1,000 horsepower under the hood. All of the Hellcat Grudge Race challengers better bring something really special to keep up.”

Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge returns for the sixth year as to kick off Detroit’s weeklong celebration of classic cars and car culture with legal street drag racing, classic and modern muscle car show, exhilarating interactive experiences, and more at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan.

“Roadkill Nights has grown tremendously over the past few years, but for 2021 we’re bringing back the grassroots feel, the drama and the fun with the Hellcat Grudge Match to see who can build the craziest and fastest car,” says Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand CEO – Stellantis. “This is street racing on Woodward – the build rules are loose for a purpose so we can see these builders really push the envelope with their vehicles.”

Automotive fans will be able to attend and take part in this year’s ultimate car festival. Final capacity limits, rules and regulations will be in accordance with state and local health department guidelines.

Ticket packages start at $20 for general admission early bird special, ending on July 30, up to $350 for the Ultimate Package. Full details for spectator tickets, discounted Pontiac resident tickets, car show registration, participant application for drag racing and an extensive range of packages can be found here.

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