The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act) was recently reintroduced to the U.S. representatives and protects Americans’ right to race – including truck and off-road racing. The bill confirms that it is legal to convert street vehicles into dedicated race cars and the motorsports-parts industry’s ability to sell products that enable racers to compete.
This American tradition was unquestioned for 45 years until 2015 when the EPA took the position that converted vehicles must remain emissions-compliant, even though they are no longer driven on public streets or highways.
Manufacturing, selling, and installing race parts for the converted vehicle would also be a violation. The EPA has also announced that enforcement against high performance parts is a top priority.
The RPM Act must be passed into law to confirm that it is legal to make emissions-related changes to a street vehicle for the purpose of converting it into a race car used exclusively in competition, and that it is legal to produce, market and install racing equipment.
It is important that members of Congress hear from the racing and automotive enthusiast communities about the importance of passing the RPM Act into law in 2021. To write a letter to your members of Congress, visit www.sema.org/rpm.