Law & Order

SEMA, PRI PACs Raise Thousands for the Industry at the Verizon Brickyard 200

By the SEMA Washington, D.C. office


(front row) Eric Bewersdorf, Reed Lubbers and Evan Belleville. (back row) Colin Belleville.

On Sunday, August 13, the automotive industry witnessed exhilarating on-track action alongside a successful collaboration between SEMA and PRI Political Action Committee (PACs). The highly anticipated fundraiser, held during the Verizon Brickyard 200 race, was a resounding success, bringing together industry leaders, local media and passionate race enthusiasts for an unforgettable event. 

Against the backdrop of the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), nearly 50 PAC members, most of whom were first-time donors, raised more than $14,000 to support our shared mission to advocate for the interests of the automotive aftermarket sector and racing communities. This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of all those who participated and contributed to the event.


Deborah and Mansen Way.

Attendees were treated to a day filled with excitement and camaraderie. The race track's atmosphere buzzed with the energy of industry professionals and enthusiasts coming together to celebrate their common passions. The synergy of networking, sharing insights and uniting for a meaningful cause added a unique layer of excitement to the event.

The fundraiser's success was only possible with the dedication and support of each participant, donor and supporter. Together, we have reinforced the significance of advocating for our industry's growth, development and sustainability.


Karen Bailey-Chapman, Matthew Glasscock and Scott Davis.

Reflecting on this remarkable event, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed, attended and participated. Your involvement has propelled our mission forward and strengthened the bonds that make our industry a vibrant and resilient community.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey. Here's to many more successful collaborations and fundraisers that contribute to the prosperity of our industry.