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.  

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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.
About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out in their own segments. Dodge is America’s performance brand and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded the brand in 1914. Their influence continues today. New for 2019, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is possessed by the Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine makes it the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car, reaching 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.4 seconds, and the fastest GT production car with a ¼-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph. It also reaches a new top speed of 203 mph.

Joining the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with its more powerful 717-horsepower engine, and the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, featuring fender flares from the SRT Hellcat Widebody, which add 3.5 inches of width to the 485-horsepower Scat Pack’s standard body. Also new for 2019 is the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 with exclusive drag strip technology from the iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-oriented, street-legal muscle car and a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV with a best-in-class tow rating of 8,700 lbs., completes the brand's performance lineup. These visceral performance models join a 2019 brand lineup that includes the Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger — a showroom that offers performance at every price point.
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