By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) announced his support for the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act during a recent visit to HP Tuners in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
(From left) Keith Prociuk, HP Tuners’ CEO and co-wwner; Rep. Brad Schneider; Andrew Mernone, HP Tuners’ COO; and Eric Snyder with SEMA.
Rep. Schneider toured the facility and met with company employees to learn more about how HP Tuners designs and manufactures its software and hardware tools that are used both for racing and helping to bring motor vehicles into emissions compliance—or to maintain emissions compliance. He also got to see firsthand how important the RPM Act is to the specialty automotive aftermarket at large and to HP Tuners in particular, including its leadership and workforce.
The bipartisan RPM Act aims to protect Americans’ right to convert street vehicles into dedicated race cars, and the motorsports-parts industry’s ability to sell products that enable racers to compete. It essentially reverses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s interpretation that the Clean Air Act does not allow a motor vehicle designed for street use to be converted into a dedicated race car.
Rep. Schneider addresses HP Tuners’ employees and answers questions.
To date, more than 150 federal lawmakers and candidates on both sides of the aisle have either signed on as co-sponsors or expressed support for the RPM Act.
“We were happy to welcome Congressman Brad Schneider to come take a tour of HP Tuners and share some insights with our employees,” said co-owner and CEO Keith Prociuk, who founded HP Tuners more than 20 years ago to help offset the costs associated with his passion for racing.
“Thank you to the Congressman for visiting and engaging in a thoughtful dialogue about some of the most important issues facing the industry,” he added, “including the RPM Act, the right to repair and modify vehicles, tax policy, and data protection/cyber security. We appreciate Rep. Schneider voicing his support for the RPM Act, which is so critically important to our company and racers like myself.”
Rep. Schneider and Keith Prociuk discuss computer chips during a tour of HP Tuners’ warehouse.
For more on the RPM Act and how to host your federal lawmakers, visit saveourracecars.com. For additional information, contact Eric Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.