EPA Still Fighting to Take Your Race Car, Hot Rod and Modified Classic

Jul 1, 2016

SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting underscores the ongoing threat to motorsports and asks all racing enthusiasts and business owners to call on their federal legislators to support the RPM Act. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken the position that it is illegal to make emissions system modifications to motor vehicles that are converted into race cars used exclusively at the track – a practice that, until now, was unquestioned by racing fans, industry and government regulators.

The RPM Act is a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Congress that protects the auto performance and racing community and industry from unnecessary enforcement and makes clear that it is legal to modify a street vehicle for use in competition.

How Can You Best Help?
  • Individuals: Support the RPM Act by writing your Congressional Representatives and Senators at www.sema.org/rpm. Simply enter your address and the online form will automatically identify who the reps in your district are, making it simple and easy to write your elected officials in less than a minute.
  • Businesses: Businesses may be more influential on legislators than individuals. Send your company letterhead to san@sema.org and our team will customize a letter for you to sign, or let us know if you are interested in hosting your local Congressional representative for a tour of your business. Either way, the SEMA DC team is available to make it easy for your company to take action.
  • Everyone: Help spread the word about the RPM Act by downloading the artwork available on the SEMA SAN Page here and posting it on your website and social media pages while using the hashtag #RPMAct