SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 13, March 31, 2016

Racing Community Rallies: We Must Stop EPA Overreach

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  DSport Magazine
To read more about the RPM Act, visit www.sema.org/rpm or www.sema.org/epa-news. —Photo Courtesy of DSport Magazine
   

Racing enthusiasts across the country continue to sound the alarm on EPA overreach and call on Congress to pass the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act of 2016.” But don’t take our word for it. See what others are saying and doing:

Hot Rod Network: EPA Update: Members of Congress Joining Fight to Save Racecars
“While most racers are turning their attention to battling on the track, an ongoing battle continues off the track. It is a battle that could prove crucial for the future of the sport… With some allies in congress, the RPM Act is starting to gain momentum.” READ MORE By Matt Panure, March 30, 2016

TruckTrend Network: EPA vs. Diesel Performance – Finding a Better Way    
“If the language proposed by the EPA were to become codified, suddenly, potentially thousands of vehicles at dragstrips, off-road trails, or dirt tracks would be considered illegal…The RPM Act may be the last chance to halt the onslaught of the government against the enthusiast community for a generation.” READ MORE By Edward A. Sanchez, March 28, 2016

Gaston Gazette (Gastonia, North Carolina): McHenry: EPA needs to leave racing alone    
“Jason Snyder doesn't just enjoy motor sports, he has built a Gastonia business around helping drivers modify their cars for competition and offering track-side mechanical support. So when he heard last month the Environmental Protection Agency could start enforcing emission rules for vehicles modified for racing, he said he almost blew a gasket. ‘It’s absurd,’ said Snyder, owner of JBD Customz. ‘As much as I agree with trying to protect the environment, there’s some financial implications that are important too.’” READ MORE By Kevin Ellis, March 18, 2016

DSport Magazine: The Right to Mod
“...This proposal could severely damage the vehicle performance industry, from weekend hobbyists to professional race teams. Are you as pissed off as we are? Reach out to your state representatives and encourage them to join the fight against this proposal.” READ MORE May 2016

Speedway Illustrated: The EPA Attacks Racing
“For our category, the danger is real. It means if you found an ’84 Monte Carlo in the junkyard that had an emissions-controlled V6 and converted it into street stock and changed its engine to a V8 with a carburetor, you’re in violation.” READ MORE By Karl Fredrickson, April 2016

To read these articles and learn more about the RPM Act, visit www.sema.org/rpm or www.sema.org/epa-news.

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