SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 23, June 9, 2016

SEMA Action Network Hits the Road, Raises Support for RPM Act

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour will attract more than 4,500 collector cars and grab the attention of more than 75,000 spectators.
   

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is hitting the road to let the motorsports community know about the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act”—the Congressional bill that clarifies that street vehicles may continue to be converted into race cars used solely on the track.

The road trip begins with the 22nd annual Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour—a seven-day, seven-city tour that runs from June 11–17 and attracts more than 4,500 collector cars and 75,000 spectators. SAN representatives will be stationed by the flamed Hot Rod bus, where they will explain why the motorsports industry is at risk, update visitors on the current status of the bill and let the community know how they can help protect the racing industry.

“There is a lot of information about the RPM Act circulating and we’re looking forward to connecting with the industry to explain what the RPM is and why it is important,” said Steve McDonald, SEMA vice president of government affairs. “The bill is critical to guaranteeing that the future of the racing industry is protected.”

The dates and stops of the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour are as follows:

June 11 – Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana
June 12 – Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas
June 13 – Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas
June 14 – Traders Village in Grand Prairie, Texas
June 15 – Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
June 16 – Kansas Pavilion in Wichita, Kansas
June 17 – Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas

Find more information about the tour. Those in attendance are invited and encouraged to stop by the SAN booth to learn more about the RPM Act.

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