What Hagan, Beckman need to do to claim the Funny Car title

There is only one race left on the 2019 Mello Yello Drag Racing Championship Series schedule and although Camaro driver Robert Hight is in the top spot, Don Schumacher Racing drivers Jack Beckman and Matt Hagan both have real shots at the title. Here is a breakdown of what has to happen for one of these two Team Mopar drivers to race home with the 2019 NHRA Funny Car Championship title.

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New Voyager gets the safety rating you expected

2020 Chrysler Voyager

The new Chrysler Voyager got exactly the safety rating anyone would expect — five stars, the same as the Chrysler Pacifica.

The Voyager is Chrysler’s new “budget” minivan, intended to replace the Grand Caravan; it is essentially a lower-trim Pacifica, and shares the same body structure (consisting of 72% high-strength steel).

The minivans earned the highest possible rating in each of the U.S.

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2020 Challenger Drag Pak engine details not yet finalized

Since introducing the fourth generation Dodge Challenger Drag Pak from Mopar last week, we have gotten a ton of questions from readers about the engine setup and we have seen even more similar questions being posted across social media. While we know that the 354-cubic inch Hemi will be under the hood, we don’t know anything about the supercharged V8, including which supercharger will top the race-ready mill.

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Oops: Dodge used the wrong wheels on 173 cars

Dodge accidentally put the wrong front wheels onto 173 Dodge Challengers and Chargers, which can cause the front tire to rub against the steering knuckle. FCA will replace the front wheels and, if needed, the front tires, and then do an alignment (if needed), under recall VB0. This recall, expected to start in mid-December, will, like all recalls, be done at no cost to owners.

Is this one of the cars?

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Speedkore Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody is a 1,525hp masterpiece

Speedkore Charger

Leading up to SEMA, one of the most anticipated debuts was that of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody from Speedkore.

This is the same company that built the carbon fiber bodied Dodge Demon that currently holds the quarter mile world record for the limited edition Challenger, and like that monster muscle car, this super sedan features a twin turbo setup from Gearhead Fabrications.

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Ram: building to serve

2020 Ram Built to Serve patch

Ram Truck will honor every branch of the United States Armed Forces with a series of “Built to Serve Edition” trucks.

Each of the five U.S. military service branches will be honored with two paint colors that evoke the spirit, mission, and history of that service. One of each branch’s “Built to Serve Edition” models will be offered in a new low-volume paint option exclusive to this program.

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Mopar Debuts the 4th Gen Challenger Drag Pak at SEMA

While it doesn’t come as much of a surprise, the big news from Mopar at the 2019 SEMA Show is the fourth generation of the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. Like past versions, only 50 examples of this race-only muscle car will be produced for the 2020 model year and like past years, a supercharged 354-cubic inch Hemi provides motivation, but the Mopar team has made a handful of upgrades for the fourth gen race car that should allow it to better compete in the NHRA Factory Showdown class.

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FCA lost money in the third quarter

In what might be one of the company’s last financial reports, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported a net loss for the third quarter 2019, using International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)—or a net profit of €1.3 billion, using non-GAAP methods.

If one uses non-GAAP accounting, FCA actually had an adjusted net profit of €1.262 billion, down 6% from Q3 2018.

Worldwide shipments was down by 9%,

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