Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge Draws Over 40,000 Fans

Last month, the fourth annual Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge attracted 44,000 performance car enthusiasts to the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI. With legendary Woodward Avenue transformed into a specially-prepped 1/8-mile drag strip, 128 street-legal cars competed in two classes of street-legal drag racing.

Roadkill Nights is produced by the Motor Trend Group hit show ROADKILL, with the full support of the Dodge brand. In addition to more than $30,000 in cash prizes for finalists and powerful Dodge cars taking to the drag strip, car enthusiasts also were given the opportunity to get in the passenger seat of a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or Charger SRT Hellcat for either a drift ride or a thrill ride.

Festival attendees also had the chance to check out the more than 250 custom and classic cars that appeared in a show 'n shine, as well as freestyle motocross dyno, flamethrowers, and wheel stand exhibitions.

Bill Goldberg won the celebrity showdown challenge, winning a $10,000 prize for his Ahero charity that connects veterans with local patriotic communities. Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan dazzled the crowd with exhibition runs in their respective Top Fuel Dragster and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Cars.

The races ended early due to heavy rains, so the 16 finalists split $20,000 in cash prizes. Michigan's Peter Bodekon won a $5,000 prize in his 1972 Dodge Dart for Quickest Dodge, Small Tire class. James Pranis of Pennsylvania won the Quickest Dodge, Large Tire class $5,000 prize in his 1968 Dodge Charger.

To learn more about our Dodge inventory, contact us and speak with one of our team members. We're always happy to schedule a convenient time for you to visit our Torrington showroom, browse our selection, and take an educational test drive.

 

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