Street racing is back on historic Woodward Avenue! Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge returns to the grounds of M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan for a celebration of classic cars and car culture with legal street drag racing, classic and modern muscle car show, exhilarating interactive experiences, and immersive, fun-filled activities. And if you can make the event, we have you covered with the LIVE broadcast streaming here on MoparInsiders.com.
Also returning for 2021 are Dodge thrill and drift rides in Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats, where participants can go for the rides of their lives as the supercharged HEMI® cuts the tires loose on the M1 Concourse skidpad and north loop portion of the track. Other returning fan favorites include the high-octane virtual head-to-head racing in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators; classic and modern muscle car show; dyno testing; “Roadkill” stunts; flamethrower, wheel stander, pro-mod exhibitions; family-friendly activities; and an eclectic array of food truck offerings (subject to change).
Roadkill Nights is shifting gears this year with a new celebrity showdown format providing four popular automotive social media influencers each with a Dodge Hellcat, $10,000 in cash for car modifications, and one task: build drag racing machines capable of besting Eric Malone, star of MotorTrend’s series “Fastest Cars in the Dirty South,” in a drag race. Nothing compares to the pure adrenaline of a driver hitting the gas on a 1/8-mile straightaway and MotorTrend will capture it all this year within a one-hour “Roadkill Showdown Special” to air on MotorTrend’s streaming service and on MotorTrend TV.
Event Schedule: (All times are in EST):
- 11:00 a.m. – Drag Racing Begins – Open Qualifying Session
- 4:00 p.m. – Open Drag Racing – Qualifying Session Concludes
- 4:45 p.m. – Hellcat Grudge Match – Begins on Woodward Avenue (Eric Malone, Alex Taylor, Tavarish, Westen Champlin, and Throtl)
- 5:45 p.m. – Opening Ceremony (Including Top 8 Shootout Driver Announcements)
- 6:00 p.m. – First Responder Showdown – Waterford Fire Department vs Star EMS Ambulance Services)
- 6:05 p.m. – Flamethrower & Wheelstander Exhibition Run
- 7:00 p.m. – Top 8 Shootouts Begin (Small Tire & Big Tire)
- 8:30 p.m. – Top 8 Winners Awards Ceremony