Chrysler Media Website Mon, Jun 27, 2022 05:34:26 EDT Chrysler
Contact: Eileen  Wunderlich

Kristin  Starnes

'Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge' is Back and Bigger Than Ever; Additional Stop Added for 2016

  • Pop-up car festival and drag racing event expands to include Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Woodward Cruise Week in Pontiac, Mich.
  • High-octane events promise grudge-match drag racing, SRT Hellcat and Viper thrill rides, show cars, celebrity appearances, live music and more
  • The stakes are raised this year as TEN: The Enthusiast Network is giving away cash prizes to drivers of Dodge cars who finish in first, second, third and fourth place at each event
May 17, 2016,  Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Dodge brand is again sponsoring TEN: The Enthusiast Network to expand “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge,” the popular drag racing event and pop-up car festival, which will be even bigger and better for 2016.
Following a hugely successful launch during the Woodward Cruise Week near Detroit last year, even more muscle is being put behind Roadkill Nights, expanding to two cities in 2016. Stops this year include the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., June 18, and the Woodward Cruise Week in Pontiac, Mich., Aug. 19. Screaming fast eighth-mile times will be rewarded, as TEN will give cash prizes to drivers of Dodge cars who finish in first, second, third and fourth place at each event (details at
“When more than 10,000 performance enthusiasts flooded the gates at the first ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ event at last year’s Woodward Cruise Week, we promised the event would be back, and it is,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands — Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA — North America. “Even more than a pure enthusiast event filled with drag racing, thrill rides and live music, Roadkill Nights gets people off the streets and onto a track run by professionals, so they can really show how their hot rods perform in a more controlled environment.”
The first event kicks off in Kansas City, Kan., on Saturday, June 18, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Sunflower State’s first hot rod, pop-up car festival and drag racing event will take place on Pit Road at the Kansas Speedway. Additional activities include:
  • Open-run drag racing with a manufacturers’ midway
  • Dodge Thrill Rides, which give participants the opportunity to ride along with professional drivers in new SRT Hellcat and Viper vehicles
  • Show ’n’ Shine area
  • Live music
  • Food trucks
  • Premium giveaways

Kansas City Registration
General admission to the event is free for spectators. Participants may register a vehicle for drag racing and the Show ’n’ Shine at Pricing is as follows:
  • Drag Racing: $50 per vehicle, all makes are welcome
  • Show ’n’ Shine: FREE
  • VIP Packages: $150 per person and includes one spot to compete in the drag race, personal meet and greet with Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger, photo opportunities and a VIP swag bag

Pontiac, Michigan
In August, Roadkill Nights returns to Pontiac, Mich., on Friday, Aug. 19. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.  

For more information on ROADKILL and Roadkill Nights, go to and follow on Facebook: and Twitter:
About Roadkill
The Roadkill brand delivers a one-of-a-kind taste of “Automotive Chaos Theory” and features authentic gearheads David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan in a variety of mediums, including the world’s most-viewed YouTube automotive original series, Roadkill Nights branded events, a quarterly magazine and a brand-new series, "Roadkill Garage," now available on Motor Trend OnDemand.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, Surfer, Transworld Skateboarding and GrindTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events and 1,000 branded products, TEN delivers both the world’s largest audience in the automotive category and the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform. TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. Visit for more information.
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge. Their influence continues today as Dodge shifts into high gear with muscle cars and SUVs that deliver unrivaled performance in each of the segments where they compete.

Dodge drives forward as a pure performance brand, offering SRT versions of every model across the lineup. For the 2022 model year, Dodge delivers the drag-strip dominating 807-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the 797-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Redeye, the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world, and the Dodge Durango SRT 392, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV. Combined, these three muscle cars make Dodge the industry’s most powerful brand, offering more horsepower than any other American brand across its entire lineup.

In 2020, Dodge was named the "#1 Brand in Initial Quality," making it the first domestic brand ever to rank No. 1 in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS). In 2021, the Dodge brand ranked No. 1 in the J.D. Power APEAL Study (mass market), making it the only domestic brand ever to do so two years in a row.

Dodge is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit

Follow Dodge and company news and video on:
Company blog:
Media website:
Dodge brand:
Twitter: and @StellantisNA


Additional information and news from Stellantis are available at