by David Zatz • Posted on May 2nd, 2012
Chrysler announced today that several plants are not being shut down for the traditional two-week summer break. These plants are Jefferson North, Detroit (Grand Cherokee, Durango); Belvidere, Illinois (Dart, Compass, Patriot); Toluca, Mexico (500, Journey); and Toledo Supplier Park, Ohio (Wrangler).
Two more will only close for one week rather than two: Sterling Heights, Michigan (Avenger and 200) and Saltillo, Mexico (Ram).
Other plants are taking the usual two-week break: Brampton, Canada (300, Charger, Challenger); Warren, Michigan (Ram); Windsor, Canada (minivans); and Toledo North, Ohio (Liberty).
San Francisco-based Glass, Lewis & Co. has recommended that its clients approve the Fiat Chrysler merger this Friday.
Glass Lewis is one of the two leading proxy service companies in the world, the other being ISS which last week advised its clients to vote down the merger.
According to a Reuters report, the company said the benefits of the merger outweigh concerns about voting rights....
NHRA Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders-Stevens didn’t race at Sonoma and she won’t be competing at the Northwest Nationals in Seattle.
Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman two-event “holiday” at the Mile-High Nationals in Denver.
Despite her very impressive racing resume, Enders-Stevens lacks a real sponsor and it’s likely this was a major consideration, especially since she had built up a 241-point lead over Allen Johnson, who is second in the point standings, at the end of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio....
Jeg Coughlin Jr. became the second Mopar driver to clinch a spot in the six-race Countdown to the Championship that will determine the Mello Yello NHRA Pro Stock world championship.
Coughlin joined teammate Allen Johnson in the Countdown after making it to the Pro Stock semifinals in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals that ran this weekend at Sonoma Raceway....
Allen Johnson has secured his place in the Pro Stock Countdown to the Championship, the six-event series the determines the World Championships of drag racing.
Johnson joins Erica Enders-Stevens, who clinched her spot last weekend. Participation is limited to the top ten drivers in each pro class.
There were three different top qualifiers in Pro Stock: Johnson had the No....