It’s not easy owning a toy that you can’t always play with, but owners of certain Dodge vehicles know all too well the limitations placed on them in regard to driving their powerful muscle cars under the constraints of the law. Those constraints exist for a reason, obviously, and nobody is suggesting that a driver go rogue on a highway or country road, but what if there was a place where owners of Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger models could drag race legally and safely, while thousands of people looked on?


That’s exactly what happened earlier this month at the second-annual Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge, where over 30,000 people gathered to celebrate the most powerful of cars. Dodge was able to get part of Woodward Ave. in Pontiac cordoned off to serve as the first-ever legal drag strip, on which owners of street-legal autos blustered down the ⅛ mile strip, over and over again, for the better part of nine hours. There was even a cash purse up for grabs, totalling $19,000. Put as frankly as possible, it was one of the coolest things owners of Dodge vehicles will ever be a part of.


“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. “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 of what Dodge is all about.”


Maybe next year folks in and around Portage, MI can make the trip toward Motor City and participate. Here at Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we’re not sure we’ll be able to stay away, but with all that fun at stake, who would want to?