First-ever Roadkill Nights "Powered by Dodge" event sells out, excites crowd of 10,000 with flashlight drag races at Silverdome

Aug 14, 2015, 13:45 ET from TEN: The Enthusiast Network

DETROIT, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Put on by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, Roadkill Nights "Powered by Dodge" kicked off Woodward Dream Cruise Week at the Silverdome this week, drawing a crowd of 10,500 people to the grudge-style flashlight drag races and pop-up car festival. During the event, more than 200 car enthusiasts raced their personal cars along a 1/8th mile track TEN built and installed in the Silverdome parking lot. A Show & Shine display featured more than 200 enthusiasts' favorite vehicles.

The action-packed night was capped off by an exciting race to win a Hellcat Powertrain engine and showdown race between David Freiburger, host of ROADKILL, the world's most-watched automobile series on YouTube, and Gas Monkey Garage's Aaron Kaufman.

Freiburger on the excitement after the event said, "It's amazing to see how new media can work: a YouTube show has become a vibrant social community, web site, a magazine, and now the host of an incredible event. It's all driven by hugely engaged fans."

The fever continues with the upcoming ROADKILL appearance at the Woodward Dream Cruise Dodge Rock City on Saturday, Aug. 15, followed by the Roadkill Takes America Tour beginning Sunday, Aug. 16 at the WP Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Mich. On the tour the crew and their fans will roll through Bowling Green, Ky., Memphis, Tenn., then onto Tulsa, Oklahoma. Aug. 19 where they will be participating in grudge-match racing. This is a fan appreciation night at Tulsa Raceway Park where spectators and racers can come take part in the fun. The tour ends in Fort Worth, TX on Friday, Aug. 21.

Watch for the return of the 2nd Annual Roadkill Nights in 2016 and much more ROADKILL shenanigans via

ROADKILL, a media brand of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, was founded in 2012 as a YouTube series that went on to become the most viewed YouTube automotive original series in the world. Today, the ROADKILL media footprint includes, the ROADKILL magazine, and automotive events including ROADKILL Nights.  ROADKILL began as a spinoff of HOT ROD, the most recognized brand in the world of high-performance cars since the iconic American magazine was founded in 1948. ROADKILL episodes, which appear every fourth Friday on TEN's Motor Trend YouTube channel, attract three million unique viewers, on average.

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