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Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:22 am
by Stan Weiss
CamKing wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:06 am
mk e wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:07 am
.that's for clarifying where you've decide to take the forum.
I decided to make sure Speed-Talk is the #1 Performance and Racing tech forum.
Supporting the Industry is a big part of that.
It's not political. It's business
Would not this thread then better service that purpose if it was in the General Engine Tech section? That way non members who come to read the forums will see be able to see it also.

Stan

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:25 am
by CamKing
Stan Weiss wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:22 am

Would not this thread then better service that purpose if it was in the General Engine Tech section? That way non members who come to read the forums will see be able to see it also.
Yes, I never noticed it was in the "Advanced" forum.

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:45 pm
by BradH
Done (VA)

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:44 pm
by stealth
Click link ...it sends email for you to respective politicians for your zip code...

Takes literally 30 seconds...sent mine

Step up and get involved.....seriously 30 seconds of your time

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:04 pm
by gmrocket
Stan Weiss wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:22 am
CamKing wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:06 am
mk e wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:07 am
.that's for clarifying where you've decide to take the forum.
I decided to make sure Speed-Talk is the #1 Performance and Racing tech forum.
Supporting the Industry is a big part of that.
It's not political. It's business
Would not this thread then better service that purpose if it was in the General Engine Tech section? That way non members who come to read the forums will see be able to see it also.

Stan
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Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:07 am
by midnightbluS10
I would also suggest joining the SEMA Action Network(SAN) to keep up with everything that's going on.

https://www.semasan.com/

https://www.sema.org/sema-news/2010/05/ ... on-network

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:14 am
by Belgian1979
Everywhere an attack is being undertaken on our hobbies/jobs. I wonder how far they can take it.

Hopefully this will bite them in the a$$ when everybody actually leaves their cars standing and the industry collapses altogether. :evil:

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:38 am
by 68post
Dave Koehler wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Put your 2 cents in with your reps wherever you can.

https://performanceracing.com/news/rpm- ... tter+V3N43
I sent mine off yesterday and received an email back from my senator ,(automated response). Every little bit helps !

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:20 pm
by Tom Walker
Sent mine, appreciate the link.

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:53 am
by tresi
I got an automated response in about 6 hrs and 2 days later I haven't got one from the other senator. This is about the same response it got with other issues though it was flip flopped which senator replied 1st. I'm sure the other senator will reply soon. On other issues after the auto reply I received an actual letter from senator Jerry Moran so it does help to write.

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:27 am
by Truckedup
I live in NY and got this response from Democrat Senatoe Schumer.
Thank you for contacting me to express your support for the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act. I agree that a balance must be struck between the rights of hobbyists and the need to protect the environment.



The Clean Air Act of 1970 regulates emissions of all motor vehicles through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Clean Air Act exempts vehicles built exclusively for the purpose of racing from emission efficiency requirements but that exemption does not include motor vehicles that have been adapted by owners from other purposes to a race-only vehicle. Senator Richard Burr introduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act to amend the Clean Air Act to create a new exemption for emissions regulations which would apply to vehicles modified into vehicles used solely for racing. This bill is currently being reviewed by the Environment and Public Works Committee and I will closely monitor this legislation as it makes its way through the Senate.



Again, thank you for contacting me. Please keep in touch with your thoughts and opinions.





Sincerely,



Charles E. Schumer

United States Senator

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:05 am
by Dave Koehler
Dang, they all use the same form letter. whodathunk

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:17 pm
by MadBill
Seems like the basic issue is the failure to recognise that a vehicle modified from street legal to non-street legal race car is no longer serving as a transportation device and thus is not contributing to that element of climate change. I.e., if it is replaced at all for that purpose, it is must be with an emissions-compliant vehicle. The fact that a particular race car was born from a V.I.N.-equipped doner rather than a pile of chrome moly tubing is irrelevant.

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:42 pm
by Truckedup
MadBill wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Seems like the basic issue is the failure to recognise that a vehicle modified from street legal to non-street legal race car is no longer serving as a transportation device and thus is not contributing to that element of climate change. I.e., if it is replaced at all for that purpose, it is must be with an emissions-compliant vehicle. The fact that a particular race car was born from a V.I.N.-equipped doner rather than a pile of chrome moly tubing is irrelevant.
The letter I got posted from Sen Schumer says Sen a Senator Burr is looking into the exception on this from the EPA ...You may want to take action and write to Sen Burr to see what he is doing..Talk without action goes nowhere in my opinion..

Re: Senate Bill on Racing

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:12 am
by Dave Koehler
Got to thinking. Since this President likes job creation and dislikes hobbling industry I sent a note on this to the White House.