SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 22, June 2, 2016

SEMA Member PRO-FABrication Hosts Rep. Richard Hudson

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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SEMA member Steve Sousley, owner of PRO-FABrication, hosted RPM Act co-sponsor Rep. Richard Hudson at his Concord, North Carolina, facility.
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Rep. Hudson toured the custom auto-racing parts and racing exhaust systems business to highlight the need to protect the future of racing and thousands of motorsports businesses and jobs by passing the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act.

SEMA member Steve Sousley, owner of PRO-FABrication, hosted RPM Act co-sponsor Rep. Richard Hudson at his Concord, North Carolina, facility. Rep. Hudson toured the custom auto-racing parts and racing exhaust systems business to highlight the need to protect the future of racing and thousands of motorsports businesses and jobs by passing the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act.

“Failure by Congress to pass the RPM Act would be devastating to the motorsports industry,” said Sousley. “I want to thank Rep. Hudson for his leadership on this issue. We were thrilled to host him here at PRO-FABrication.”

The RPM Act is a Congressional bill that remains essential to the future of motorsports. Despite recently withdrawing language from a proposed regulation, the EPA continues to claim that it has the authority to regulate street cars modified exclusively for the track. If the EPA decided to enforce this authority, it would have a devastating impact on businesses that supply motorsports products, jeopardizing the jobs and communities the industry supports.

The RPM Act would give the industry certainty regarding how the Clean Air Act is applied, and its passage is the only way to confirm that modifying street vehicles into race cars used solely on the track—and the businesses that support the practice—is legal. While many lawmakers have signed up to cosponsor the RPM Act, more support is needed to move the bill forward.

Hosting events at your business, like this one, can be instrumental in influencing lawmakers to cosponsor the bill. If you’re interested in hosting a similar event, contact the SEMA Washington, D.C., office at san@sema.org. Individuals can also support the RPM Act by writing to their Congressional representatives. Complete details are also available on SEMA’s website.

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