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    Posted: 29 March 2016 at 5:49am

Please take a few minutes to let your local Congressman and Senators now that you would like to see them support H.R. 4715/S. 2659, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016, RPM Act, which protects our rights to convert an automobile into a racecar used exclusively at the track.

Modifying a vehicle and converting it into a racecar is an integral part of our American automotive heritage. It has brought joy and jobs to millions. In fact, NASCAR was founded in 1948 on the premise that ordinary street cars could be converted into racing machines. Today, there are a myriad of racing events all over the country, with participants that range from professionals to novices using vehicles that have been modified for racing use.

However, this time honored tradition is now under threat by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Included within an unrelated proposed regulation, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2, the EPA is proposing to outlaw the conversion of street vehicles into race-only vehicles. If the EPA gets their way this will put an end to things like the King of the Hammers, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the Baja 100, the Mint 400 and all of the other great 4WD races that we all love so much.

Under the Clean Air Act, Congress never intended for the EPA to regulate vehicles built or modified for competition use only. However, the EPA is now attempting to circumvent Congressional intent without proper statutory authority.

So, please fill out the info at the following links to let your local Congressman & Senators know that they need to support the RPM Act in order to provide certainty to the racing community and to protect the right to modify a motor vehicle for race purposes. It takes less then 5 minutes to fill out the info needed on each site.

Link - Sign Letter from SEMA Action Network

Link - Sign letter from AMA


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