Law & Order

U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry Visits Hotchkis Sport Suspension


By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

While Congress was out of session for a large portion of the past few weeks, U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) has been busy meeting with his constituents. Rep. McHenry recently visited Hotchkis Sport Suspension in Mooresville, North Carolina, for a tour and meeting with local members of the motorsports parts industry. As the Congressman for North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District, which stretches from Mooresville up to the Virginia border, Rep. McHenry represents the heart of race country. Congressman McHenry is the lead sponsor of H.R. 3281, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act) and is a passionate advocate for racing.


 John Hotchkis, owner of Hotchkis Performance, led Rep. McHenry and industry guests on a tour of the facility, where his employees produce car, truck and SUV suspension handling kits, including fabricated trailing arms and caster/camber plates, coil springs, anti-sway bars and strut tower braces. After the tour, Rep. McHenry spoke with industry members about the RPM Act and other key issues he’s been working on that impact the racing industry.

“Thanks to John Hotchkis for hosting me for a tour and a terrific discussion on my legislation designed to protect the motorsports community, the RPM Act. Thank you to SEMA for organizing this discussion and advocating on behalf of the motorsports community. It was great to see so many leaders in racing showing support for their colleagues and for the sport.”

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