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Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge returning to Woodward Avenue this summer

The 2021 edition of Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge along Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Mich., on Aug. 14, 2021.

This afternoon gearheads and performance fans alike received some exciting news. Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge will be back for it’s seventh edition this summer! Saturday, August 13th, 2022, Woodward Avenue will come alive once again with street legal drag racing action.

This announcement opens yet another garage door on the Dodge Never Lift plan, a 24 month road map to the performance future of the brand. And for more information about Never Lift, you can visit and

First held in 2015, MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is a one day car culture festival that has something for everyone. In addition to street legal racing, fans can experience Dodge thrill and drift rides, Dodge driving simulators, a classic and modern muscle car show and more. The 2021 event attracted more than 38,000 enthusiasts to the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan.

“We are marking the seventh year of Roadkill Nights because of the passion of our enthusiasts, who have turned out by the tens of thousands year after year to join us in an annual celebration of all things high performance,” Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand CEO – Stellantis, said. “We can’t wait to return to Woodward with our friends from MotorTrend.”

Eric Schwab, MotorTrend Group’s group SVP, head of revenue and partnerships, had this to say about the upcoming event, “If you’ve ever dreamed of watching street-legal drag racing down Woodward Avenue, come to our event! It’s going to be an absolutely epic day and night. Going seven 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.”

Last year featured the Popular Online Automotive Builder Showdown, which was won by Alex Taylor, and it’s back for 2022 with a twist! Dodge Direct Connection Grudge Race competitors will use Direct Connection parts to build their own drag car under a tight deadline before bringing it to Woodward to go head-to-head. Direct Connection will have parts available as “building blocks” for competitors and those include the Hellcrate Redeye 6.2L Supercharged Crate HEMI engine and a plug and play Hellcrate Redeye 6.2L Supercharged HEMI Engine Control Unit (ECU).

Dodge Power Brokers dealers, the exclusive source for Direct Connection performance parts, and their staff that has been specially trained to deliver a performance focused customer service experience, will work with competitors to provide the Direct Connection parts. And the full lineup of Dodge Direct Connection Grudge Race competitors will be announced next month.

For additional information on MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge, including the event schedule, spectator tickets, car show registration, participant registration for drag racing and an extensive range of available VIP packages, check out early this summer.

*Dodge and ROADKILL would like to point out that street racing can have serious legal and safety risks and they 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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