News from Summit Racing Equipment: EPA Reopens Public Comment on Proposed Race Car Rule

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Thanks to the efforts of thousands of enthusiasts who signed the SEMA-sponsored petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed rule on modifying race cars, the regulatory agency has reopened public comment on the proposal.

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Thanks to the efforts of thousands of enthusiasts who signed the SEMA-sponsored petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed rule on modifying race cars, the regulatory agency has reopened public comment on the proposal. (Source: TheShopmag.com, February 22,2016 edition).

The proposed EPA rule states it is illegal to modify a production automobile for racing if it affects the vehicle’s emissions system. That means things like engine swaps, going to a bigger cam, or even adding a set of headers could be violations of clean air regulations.

This rule not only affects enthusiasts' race cars. It also has serious implications for the performance industry that makes the parts used, the sanctioning bodies that organize competition, and the tracks where racing happens.

Racers and performance enthusiasts can continue to let the EPA know where they stand on this issue by doing two things:

  • Leave a comment on the EPA’s proposed rule at Regulations.gov
  • Sign the SEMA petition posted at http://wh.gov/ifXr1. The goal is to get one million signatures by March 10, 2016

Summit Racing supports everyone's right to race by supporting SEMA’s efforts to defeat the EPA proposal. The links below have good information on the proposal and what it really means to racing:

9 Myths and Facts About EPA’s Proposal

EPA’s Real Target: The Automotive Aftermarket

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