Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge Returns Saturday, Aug. 14 — A Homecoming for Legal Street Racing

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Returning to kick-off cruise week for 2021, ‘MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ is back with legal street drags on the iconic Woodward Avenue.

For the sixth year, ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ is the traditional kick-off to the Motor City’s weeklong 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 at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. Unlike any other event in the world, drivers of the fastest street-legal drag cars in America have the opportunity to drag race in front of spectators on historic Woodward Avenue as it is transformed from a street into a sanctioned, 1/8-mile drag strip.

“Roadkill Nights — legal street racing powered by Dodge — is back this summer,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “Our ‘Brotherhood of Muscle’ spoke — screamed, actually — that they were ready for it to return, so we’re doing it. Plus, this year we’re going to take it up a notch with a TV-versus-online build-and-race challenge. The ‘build rules’ are going to be really loose, so we should see some serious hardware being built to find out who’s faster: the TV or the Internet stars.”

“After a COVID hiatus in 2020, we are proud to partner with Dodge and bring back for our fans, Roadkill Nights,” said Eric Schwab, MotorTrend Group’s Group SVP, Head of Revenue and Partnerships. “If you’ve ever dreamed of watching street-legal drag racing down Woodward Avenue, come to our event! We have Dodge thrill rides, a car show, and street-legal drag racing. It’s going to be an absolutely epic day for anyone with a passion for cars!”  

Gates will open for “MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” on Saturday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with drag racing starting at 11 a.m.

For those unable to attend “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge,” there will be a livestream feed across a variety of channels so everyone can experience the excitement as the event unfolds:

Registration Information

Make sure to stay tuned for further information and details coming soon including spectator tickets, car show registration, participant registration for drag racing and an extensive range of packages at

Automotive super fans will be able to attend and take part in this year’s ultimate car festival. Final capacity limits, rules and regulations will be in accordance with state and local health department guidelines.

Roadkill Nights is an event produced by ROADKILL, a brand of MotorTrend Group, with a hit show that delivers a one-of-a-kind taste of “Automotive Chaos Theory” on the MotorTrend App and MotorTrend TV.

For more information on Roadkill and Roadkill Nights, follow on Facebook at or on Twitter at Fans can follow the action for Roadkill Nights with hashtags #RoadkillNights and #PoweredByDodge.

Street racing can have serious legal and safety risks. Both ROADKILL and Dodge want enthusiasts to enjoy performance driving in a safe, controlled environment, run by professionals with vehicle safety inspections, driver evaluations and track safety.



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