DON’T DELAY! Please Call Your Ohio U.S. Senators Immediately to Urge Them to Cosponsor S. 2659 (The RPM Act)
Sen. Sherrod Brown: 202/224-2315
Sen. Rob Portman: 202/224-3353
Use the following points in your conversation:
- The Clean Air Act excludes racecars and parts from EPA regulation. However, the EPA is trying to get around the prohibition by asserting that street vehicles can’t be modified into race cars.
- The EPA has signaled that it will target companies that sell and install race parts. This action will adversely impact the availability of racing equipment.
- S. 2659, the “RPM Act” clarifies that the Clean Air Act permits street vehicles to be converted into dedicated racecars.
- S. 2659 will allow motorsports to continue to thrive in Ohio and around the country.
Overview: The future of racing remains at risk! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken the position that it is illegal to make emissions system modifications to motor vehicles that are converted into racecars. This includes changes to the engine, exhaust or any other part of the emission system. There is a solution and support from your U.S. Senators is critical. S. 2659, the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016” (RPM Act) makes it clear that the Clean Air Act does not ban the modification of street vehicles for use in competition.