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Pritchett prevails in Demon race

Leah Pritchett defeated Matt Hagan in a close finish to the first Dodge Challenger SRT Demon drag race on the first day of qualifying at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Bandimere, Colorado.

Hagan got the quicker start but Pritchett caught up and turned on the win light.

There will be a second matchup between the two today between the third and fourth qualifying sessions.

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When’s the Wagoneer showing up?

According to Allpar sources, the Jeep Wagoneer was originally scheduled for a 2015-model-year launch. Not only wasn’t it ready then, though, but there was no production capability, with both Ram and Grand Cherokee/Durango plants at their peak.

The next possible date was 2019; but the Ram 1500 program was pushed back a year so Sterling Heights could be converted to make Rams. 

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Drag racers and Mopar’s 80th

80th anniversary NHRA drag car - Matt Hagan

Two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Matt Hagan will celebrate Mopar’s 80th birthday in a redecorated nitro Hemi-powered drag car, starting this weekend at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals near Denver.

Both Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan will drive cars with Mopar 80th anniversary graphics (Hagan, in at least five NHRA national events). The racers will have new fire suits with Mopar 80th anniversary branding,

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Register now to race down Woodward Avenue

Drag racing Dodge Hemi at Roadkill Nights on Woodward Ave

You can now register to legally drag-race down the famed Woodward Avenue on August 12, 2017, at Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge. The festival, run by TEN: The Enthusiast Network,  takes place at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan; registration closes on July 26.

The total cash purse is $29,000, with $10,000 going to the quickest Dodge (powered by a Dodge engine).

Not just everyone can race;

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Congress pushing self-drivers

Yesterday,  a Congressional panel approved a new law that would override states’ rights to set limits on autonomous cars — and exempts them from some safety rules.

To qualify for exemptions from safety standards, the cars would need to function properly and have “fail safe features.”  Automakers must file safety assessment reports, but the government can’t act based on the reports. States can still apply their usual rules on registration,

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Driven: Demon, Widebody Hellcat

Allpar’s Patrick Rall went down to Indianapolis to test the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon in the quarter mile and on the street; and to take the Hellcat Widebody through its paces, comparing it with the “standard” Hellcats.

Was the Demon really a demon? Could it handle? Did the widebody setup make a difference on the 707-horseHellcat? These questions and more are answered…

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New merger-talk record set?

The last major FCA merger rumor circulated way back in May, which might mean that today sets a record for the longest time between FCA merger rumors.

With FCA’s finances steadily improving, Alfa Romeo garnering good reviews, the factory shuffle bearing fruit, and new engines on the way, pundits seem to have laid the constant talk of rumors to one side — especially since Sergio Marchionne tried to discourage them back in January.

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Former-Chrysler: low inventories

The former Chrysler brands had healthy inventories on July 1, according to data compiled by Automotive News, coming in with fewer cars on lots than GM or Ford.  The FCA US total, including Fiat, was a 70-day supply — slightly higher than the European or Japanese averages, and well below GM.

The Chrysler 300 had just 39 days of supply, an admirably low number;

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