Auburn Hills automaker FCA US today announced that registration is open for legal drag racing on Woodward Avenue as part of the Roadkill Nights event, sponsored by Dodge and TEN: The Enthusiast Network, which will take place on Aug. 12 at the M-1 Concourse in Pontiac. The drag racing event and car festival has a total cash purse of $29,000, with $10,000 awarded to the fastest Dodge car.
Racing fans have until July 26 to submit their Roadkill Nights application, which asks questions about participating vehicles and a driver’s racing experience. After the event team has reviewed all submissions, the selected participants will be given a link and a password to enter the drag race.
Gates will open for the event at 10 a.m., and drag racing and thrill rides in the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat and 645-horsepower Dodge Viper will continue until 10 p.m. The event also includes a show and shine area, dyno runs, Dodge Demon racing simulators, stunts and exhibitions, pro BMX shows, and a family zone with activities for all ages.
This year’s event will also include a first-ever celebrity showdown with “Roadkill” cohosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, drag racing stars Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan, “The House of Muscle” car guru Mike Musto, and “Hot Rod Garage” hosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa. Leading the races will be Freiburger and Finnegan. The celebrity showdown champion will be awarded $10,000, which will be donated to their charity of choice.
Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s “Overhaulin’,” NHRA national event announcer and host of “Put Up or Shut Up” Brian Lohnes, and self-confessed car nut Clarence Barnes will cohost the activities both on and off the dragstrip.