Dodge drew more than 30,000 enthusiasts to the first-ever legal street drag racing on Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Mich., with the Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge car festival on Friday, Aug. 19.
- Woodward Avenue transformed into drag strip for first-ever legal street racing for Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge
- More than 30,000 performance enthusiasts participate in the second-annual free car festival
- Top four Dodge body and Dodge powered cars won total prizes worth $19,000
- First place winner Mike Moran, of Taylor, Mich., wins top prize of $10,000
“From a Dodge perspective, this was an absolutely epic event,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Performance is more than a set of numbers, it’s an attitude. More than 30,000 performance enthusiasts, triple the number that attended of last year, showed up to be a part of this incredible event – the first-ever legal drag racing on Woodward. Roadkill Nights is a tremendous opportunity to connect with our fellow performance enthusiasts, embrace those who are already Dodge owners and give potential owners a chance to get a real feeling what Dodge is all about.”
More than 350 street-legal cars hit the specially prepped 1/8-mile drag strip on Woodward Avenue between Rapid Street and South Boulevard to compete in high-powered drag racing for cash prizes. In addition, more than 1,000 cars rolled in for a show ‘n’ shine car show. Fans also lined up for thrill rides in Dodge Charger SRT Hellcats, Challenger SRT Hellcats and Dodge Vipers on a drifting course with professional drivers.
Mike Moran of Taylor, Mich., won the top cash prize, $10,000, when his 1969 Dodge Charger powered by a 5.6-liter twin turbo Gen 2 HEMI® V-8, sped to a winning finish in an old-school grudge-style drag race.