Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge returns to M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, and will include drag racing on Woodward Avenue, there will also be more celebrities participating in the showdown races and the addition of freestyle motocross exhibitions at the 2018 event. Leah Pritchett in her Dodge/Mopar Top Fuel Dragster and Matt Hagan in his Dodge Charger Funny Car will once again “light ’em up” on Woodward Avenue. Other returning fan favorites include the high-octane virtual head-to-head racing in Dodge Challenger SRT simulators; show ‘n’ shine; dyno testing; “Roadkill” stunts, flamethrower, and wheel stander exhibitions; family-friendly kids zone activities; and an eclectic array of food truck offerings.
You will be able to watch the Livestream here at MoparInsiders.com, as well as our Facebook page. We will also be attending the event and will be shooting some events live on our Facebook page throughout the day. We if you haven’t already, be sure to hit the like button on our Facebook page to keep up with a look behind the scenes of this awesome event.
- Event Times: 10:00am – 11:00pm
- Thrill Rides: 10:00am – 10:00pm
- Drag Racing qualifying runs begin: 11:00am
The drag racing will include the return of the celebrity showdown with Motor Trend’s hugely popular series Roadkill cohosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan. Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s Barrett-Jackson Live will emcee the activities, while Brian Lohnes of Motor Trend’s Put Up or Shut Up will emcee the drag races. Additional industry celebrity attendees include Richard Rawlings of Discovery’s Fast N’ Loud’s, Steve Magnate of Velocity’s Barrett-Jackson Live, Cristy Lee of Barrett-Jackson Live and All Girls Garage and Bill Goldberg and Matt D’Andria from the automotive podcast CarCast with Adam Carolla.
With more thrill ride experiences in 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT HELLCAT models, additional celebrity showdown races, and a larger than ever overall $40,000 purse, “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” is bigger and better in 2018. For the fourth year overall and third year on historic Woodward Avenue, Motor Trend Group’s popular street drag racing event and car festival returns Saturday, Aug. 11, and takes over M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, kicking off southeast Michigan’s week-long celebration of classic cars and car culture.