Dodge Hosts First-Ever Legal Street Drag Racing on Woodward Ave

Earlier today, Dodge issued a press release announcing the successful debut of legal street racing this past Friday during the second annual Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge. The event transformed the historic Woodward Avenue into a drag strip during the festival which was attended by more than 30,000 performance enthusiasts. Racers traveled from as far as way as Alabama to compete for a cash purse of $19,000.

More than 350 street-legal rides took to the specially prepared 1/8 mile strip. More than 1,000 additional cars, including the formidable Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, were on display for the show 'n' shine car show.

“From a Dodge perspective, this was an absolutely epic event,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Performance is more than a set of numbers, it’s an attitude. More than 30,000 performance enthusiasts, triple the number that attended last year, showed up to be a part of this incredible event – the first-ever legal drag racing on Woodward. 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.”

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