Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge, a drag racing event and car festival, today announced it will return to the M1 Concourse in Pontiac for its second year on Aug. 12.
Inspired by the YouTube automotive original series “Roadkill,” the weeklong celebration of classic cars and car culture will bring legal street drag racing to Woodward Avenue and other experiences including Dodge thrill rides in the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat, and the 645-horsepower Dodge Viper.
The 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will also be on the dragstrip and fans will get the chance to “drive” it via a high-octane drag racing simulation experience. Other activities will include wheelstander exhibition runs, dyno tests, show ‘n’ shine, “Roadkill” stunts, and exhibitions.
There will also be thrill rides on the M1 track, large inflatable slides, obstacle courses, rock climbing walls, face painting, live music and entertainment on the main stage, and food truck offerings.
“Continuing the Dodge brand’s efforts to take racing off the streets and to a professionally run strip, there is no better way to kick off Detroit’s annual cruise week than to have a pure enthusiast event like Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge,” says Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and FIAT, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for North America. “This event is also the perfect opportunity to show muscle car enthusiasts from around the world the new 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon where it was born to dominate – on the dragstrip.”
David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, stars of YouTube’s “Roadkill,” will cohost a celebrity showdown with drag racers Leah Pritchett, Matt Hagan, and “The House of Muscle” Mike Musto. Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s “Overhaulin’” will host other activities both on and off the dragstrip.
“Roadkill Nights brings ‘Roadkill’ to life and allows our fans to participate in the thrill of fingers-clenching, top-speed drag racing, which is what we thrive on,” says Freiburger. “There’s something for everyone — drag racers, families, foodies, and anyone who is looking to have a great day filled with unparalleled fun at an iconic location.”
Drag racing and Dodge thrill rides will take place from 11a.m.-9:30p.m. General admission will be $10. Pontiac residents’ admission will be $5. Children 12 and under may attend at no charge.
More information about Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge can be found here.