The seventh edition of MotorTrend Presents Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is only a month away, scheduled for Saturday, August 13, where legal street drag racing is brought to Woodward Avenue. Tickets are now available for people that wish to attend the event, and for 2022, RKN is leveling up from years past by adding a new twist on last year’s popular online automotive builder showdown. Yes, the Grudge Match is returning.
Roadkill Nights 2022 Dodge Direct Connection Grudge Match
Last year drag racer, mechanic, and automotive content creator Alex Taylor won the event. But for Roadkill Nights 2022, competitors will be using Dodge Direct Connection parts in building a drag-race machine under a tight deadline before bringing it to Woodward Avenue to go head-to-head on the strip. So while some familiar faces are returning for the Grudge Match this year, there will be some new additions to the lineup.
Dodge and MotorTrend have also announced the all-star lineup of automotive personalities competing in a bracket-style showdown where the winner will go against Taylor in the Dodge Direct Connection Grudge Match. Automotive content creators will include returning favorites such as Tavarish, Westen Champlin, and throtl. Meanwhile, there are five new additions to the cast: Christina Roki, Demonology, Corruptt Builds, Collete Davis, and David Patterson. Enthusiasts can follow the Dodge Direct Connection Grudge Match build projects on the Dodge Garage website.
The 2022 Roadkill Nights Dodge Direct Connection Grudge Match won’t be as easy as one might think. Last year, everyone quickly learned how vital getting traction is to street racing on Woodward Avenue. As a result, competitors will get some more challenges to the races as they will be given a Direct Connection crate engine that they can modify however they wish. However, they will have an additional challenge of competing with a Direct Connection six-speed manual transmission. The driver’s skill will play a significant factor in their success.