VOLUME XIII,  ISSUE 2 - MAY- JUNE,  2018

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Capps gets 300th win for Don Schumacher Racing

It was a Father’s Day to remember for Mopar Dodge//SRT drivers Ron Capps and Tony Schumacher, who raced to victory in the Funny Car and Top Fuel classes, respectively, at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN. Capps’ victory marked the fifth straight for a Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car driver at Bristol Dragway. The first win of the season for Capps was the 300th win for Don Schumacher Racing, the third of 2018 for a DSR Funny Car driver and moved him to fifth in the Funny Car standings.

 

Tony Schumacher’s first victory of the year was the 301st for his father’s mega team.

 

“Congratulations to Ron Capps and Tony Schumacher on their victories this weekend at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “Teamwork at the dragstrip between Dodge//SRT and Mopar has yielded multiple wins for our brands, and we feel we’re just getting started.”

 

See all of the Mopar action from Bristol at here.   [06/21/18]

Last 2018 Challenger SRT Demon rolls of assembly line, goes to auction

The last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon assembled at the Brampton (Ontario, Canada) Assembly Plant rolled of the line. Then added were a hand-painted exclusive Viper Red exterior color, 18-inch aluminum wheels, 18-inch Demon drag radial tires, Demon vehicle badging and a one-of-a-kind VIN instrument panel badging. The Challenger SRT Demon was limited to one model year and 3,300 units.

 

The limited-production, world record-setting 2018 Demon and the last 2017 Dodge Viper hand-built American supercar will be auctioned as a pair at the June 20-23 Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction in “The Ultimate Last Chance” end-of-an-era offer with 100 percent of the hammer proceeds from the sale going to the United Way.  [06/21/18]

Gaines collects first Victory crown at Eddyville's Nostalgia Nationals

Nostalgia Super Stock racers from around the Midwest rolled into beautiful Eddyville Raceway Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, for the second points race of 2018 for the Victory NSS.

 

After five hard fought rounds of eliminations, series veteran Tom Gaines claimed his first Victory NSS win in his bright red 1964 Dodge, defeating Bob Lantero in the finals. The finals, along with many of the other races, were incredibly close to the delight the fans.

 

After two races, Jim Hagenhoff has the points lead, with Tom Gaines, BJ Bax, Dalton Bruemmer and Bob Lantero less than one round behind. The Victory Nostalgia Super Stockers return to action July 27-28 at Cordova (IL) International Raceway for Door Warz.     [06/21/18]

Take a closer look

Mike Cavalieri shares a look at his numbers-correct 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 at here.[06/21/18]

New SEMA board members elected

Results of the 2018 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Donnie Eatherly from P&E Distributors Inc., Dan Kahn from Kahn Media Inc., Brian Lounsberry from Motovicity Distribution, Dr. Jamie Meyer from General Motors and Steve Whipple from Edelbrock LLC elected to serve on the Board.

 

The 2018-19 SEMA Board of Directors:

 

Chairman of the Board: Wade Kawasaki, Coker Group

Chairman-Elect: Tim Martin, K&N Engineering Inc.

Immediate-Past Chairman and Secretary: Doug Evans, Crower Cams & Equipment Co. Inc.

Treasurer: Peter Lehman, Granite Creek Capital Partners LLC

Board Members: Greg Adler, Transamerican Auto Parts; Chris Douglas, COMP Performance Group; Donnie Eatherly, P&E Distributors Inc.; Kyle Fickler, Aeromotive Inc.; Dan Kahn, Kahn Media Inc.; James Lawrence, Power Automedia; Brian Lounsberry, Motovicity Distribution; Dr. Jamie Meyer, General Motors; Les Rudd, Bob Cook Sales; and Steve Whipple, Edelbrock LLC [06/21/18]

FAST adds training classes

Due to the high demand for the Advanced FAST® XFI™ classes, they have added another class to the 2018 schedule. Intro to FAST EFI  and Advanced FAST SFI will be held Oct. 5 and 6 at the CPG Training Academy, 3416 Democrat Rd., Memphis TN 38118. [06/21/18]

Waymo orders 62,000 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will deliver up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo for its self-driving fleet. FCA has delivered 600 of the hybrids so far to Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project.

 

“FCA is committed to bringing self-driving technology to our customers that is safe, efficient and realistic,” FAC CEO Sergio Marchionne said. “Strategic partnerships, such as the one we have with Waymo, will help to drive innovative technology to the forefront.”     [06/21/18]

FCA to develop financial services company in US

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. intends to establish a captive financial services arm to provide U.S. consumers with more options to finance vehicle purchases while supporting the Company’s sales volumes and bolstering its earnings.

 

More than 2.1 million new cars and trucks were sold by FCA in the U.S. last year. FCA currently is the only major automaker in the U.S. without a captive financing arm.

 

“Given our strong financial performance and improving credit profile, we believe the time is right to pursue a U.S. Finco strategy,” FCA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said. “FCA will have adequate capital to fund the equity needed and expects to have the credit rating to make the Finco funding competitive.”

 

Chrysler Capital, which is owned and operated by Santander Consumer USA Inc., along with a variety of banks, currently provides consumer financing for most FCA vehicle purchases in the U.S.

 

FCA is exploring whether to acquire an existing financial services business, which could include exercising an option to acquire Chrysler Capital, or to build its own Finco. Exploratory discussions with Santander regarding Chrysler Capital have begun. [06/21/18]

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