‘Fastest Cars’ star takes on Hellcat challenge for Roadkill Nights

Tim Kuniskis didn’t want Roadkill Nights, the pre-Dream Cruise event that turns a section of Woodward Avenue in Pontiac into a legal street drag strip for a day, to get stale in its sixth year.

So as the event, a product of a partnership between MotorTrend and Dodge, returns Aug. 14 after its year off because of the pandemic, Kuniskis, the Dodge brand CEO for Stellantis, said it’s going to add something new, a Hellcat build-and-race grudge match.

Eric Malone, star of MotorTrend’s “Fastest Cars of the Dirty South,” was picked to test his car modification and racing abilities against four automotive social media influencers. Their names haven’t yet been released.

Kuniskis compared the fan debate over who’s “more legit” between TV and online car modification shows to professional wrestling, and he clearly hopes that helps build excitement for this year’s Roadkill Nights, which he called Dodge’s Super Bowl. It attracts tens of thousands in person each year and a big crowd online, too.

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