SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 16, April 20, 2017

Did You Know? Passage of the RPM Act Will Protect Sales of Racing Tires, Wheels and More

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contends that it is illegal to convert a motor vehicle into a dedicated race vehicle if the emissions system is no longer in its original configuration. In addition to under-hood performance parts, sales of products such as racing tires, wheels, brakes, suspension equipment, roll cages and netting, spoilers, fuel gauges and sensors are threatened unless the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act” is enacted into law.

Why? It’s simple. Customers won’t buy and install any race parts if a car or motorcycle can’t be converted into a dedicated race vehicle. What can you do? Urge your lawmakers in Congress to support the RPM Act. It only takes a minute to support this critical legislation that protects Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars and the industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete. Thank you for doing your part to protect our motorsports tradition and the right to race. Contact your lawmakers here: www.sema.org/rpm.

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This image identifies non-emissions products associated with motor vehicles converted into racecars, such as tires, wheels and suspension equipment and emissions-related parts. Sales and installation of all these products are threatened without congressional passage of the RPM Act.
 
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