Over 30,000 car enthusiasts turned out to Michigan’s M1 Concours Friday for the third-ever Roadkill Nights, which consisted of drag races on Woodward Avenue along with live music, food, giveaways and a car show.
The event saw a stretch of Woodward Avenue converted into a 1/8-mile drag strip. According to Dodge, performance enthusiasts traveled from as far away as Kansas and Alabama to race for a cash prizes totaling over $19,000. More than 350 street-legal cars participate in the races, while over 1,000 cars participated in the ‘Shown ‘N Shine’ car show.
“From a Dodge perspective, this was an absolutely epic event,” said FCA brand boss Tim Kuniskis. “Performance is more than a set of numbers, it’s an attitude. More than 30,000 performance enthusiasts, triple the number that attended of last year, showed up to be a part of this incredible event – the first-ever legal drag racing on Woodward.”
The winner of the grudge-style races was Mike Moran of Taylor, Michigan. He won the top cash prize, $10,000 with his 1969 Dodge Charger, which is powered by a 5.6-liter twin-turbocharged 426 Hemi V8.
“Roadkill Nights is a tremendous opportunity to connect with our fellow performance enthusiasts, embrace those who are already Dodge owners and give potential owners a chance to get a real feeling what Dodge is all about,” Kuniskis concluded.