Martin discusses the bipartisan bill and the industry’s ongoing congressional outreach efforts.
Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act
Check out four ways you can support SEMA’s 2017 efforts in D.C. or at home.
U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) is a native North Carolinian and the son of a lawn-care business owner, so it’s no coincidence that he is a key defender of both racing and small businesses. When you look at Rep. McHenry’s public career, it’s clear that he has been on the fast track.
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.
Here’s the situation: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently considers converting a street car or motorcycle into a race vehicle a violation of the Clean Air Act, and the sale and installation of parts used to convert a vehicle are deemed illegal as well. An amendment to the Clean Air Act, in the form of the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act now pending in Congress, would reverse that EPA position and permanently eliminate any question about the legality of racing conversions.
Get the latest video, news clips and information on the motorsports bill here.
…Without Passage of the RPM Act.
As the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act builds momentum in Washington, D.C., it’s up to the race community and industry to continue the energy and rally customers, employees, followers and friends to take action and tell Congress to save our racecars.
SEMA’s chairman urges the race industry to take action.