Dodge 'Roadkill Nights' drag racing may be annual event - Detroit Free Press

Michigan's drag-racing culture hit full throttle Wednesday night at the Pontiac Silverdome at an event that was so successful, Dodge brand CEO Tim Kuniskis is already talking about turning it into an annual event -- and possibly even taking it to... "I think I just committed us to doing it again," Kuniskis said after filming a TV segment with Richard Rawlings, whose racing team from Gas Monkey Garage had just won a drag-racing victory over David Freiburger of the Web-based TV show "Roadkill. More than 10,000 racing fans and car enthusiasts attended the event Wednesday night on the Silverdome grounds, and many stayed until after the sun went down to watch the two car enthusiast shows battle it out in the head-to-head drag race. After overcoming engine troubles that delayed the race by nearly a half-hour, Rawlings' team's custom-built 1967 Dodge Dart, outfitted with a 707-horsepower Dodge Hellcat engine, easily beat the 1968 Dodge Charger -- also powered by a Dodge... That drag race capped off an evening of free events that also featured hundreds of drag races that were open to members of the public who registered their car in advance. Source: