August 11, 2018 – Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge returns to M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI 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 wheelstanqer exhibitions; family friendly kids zone activities; and an eclectic array of food truck offerings.
General Admission spectator tickets are $10, Pontiac residents and $5 and children 12 and under are FREE. To purchase spectator tickets, Roadkill fan packages, or for show ‘n’ shine registration Click Here
- 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.
ROADKILL NIGHTS PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLE BUS
- Free Shuttle buses will run from 9:30am – 11 pm from offsite parking lots. Please utilize one of these lots and enjoy being dropped off at M1 Concourse (Parking fees varies by lot).
- Parking lot information will be coming soon.
Hotel Information: As Roadkill’s official travel partner, Anthony Travel can assist you in arranging your travel and hotel for this year’s event. Arrangements can be made from the link below or contact 844-406-6850.
Click Here for the direct booking site
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.
“Roadkill Nights not only brings ROADKILL to life, but also allows our fans to appreciate first-hand the thrill of top-speed drag racing,” Freiburger says. “Going four years strong, the event has something for everyone. Whether you’re a drag racer, car enthusiast, or looking for a fun day to spend with family–Roadkill Nights promises a dynamic experience.”
- Drag Racing Information
Small Tire Class – non “W” 28 x 10.5 x 15 or smaller DOT Drag Radial or Bias DOT accepted. Any 275 /60/15 or smaller DOT Drag Radial accepted. Any size OEM DOT treaded street tire with greater than 200 tread wear accepted.
Big Tire Class – the tire size is unlimited as long as it is DOT approved (safety gear for speed and ET required).
Information Courtesy of Dodge