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

| February 26, 2016 More

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

They’re hearing us loud and clear.

Thanks to you and thousands of others 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.

In a nutshell, 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 simple set of headers could be violations of clean air regulations.

This rule not only affects our race cars. It also has very serious implications for the performance industry that makes the parts we use, the sanctioning bodies that organize competition, and the tracks we race on.

But you can exercise your right as a citizen and continue to let the EPA know where you stand by doing two simple things:

• Leave a comment expressing your opposition to the EPA’s proposed rule at Make sure to use the Commenter’s Checklist on the site—it has a lot of tips to help you write a comment that regulators will pay attention to

• if you haven’t already signed the SEMA petition, go to and add your name. The goal is to get one million signatures by March 10, 2016

Summit Racing supports the right to race by supporting SEMA’s efforts to defeat the EPA proposal. And remember, knowledge is power–the links below have good information on the proposal and what it really means to our sport:

EPA Rule Document

9 Myths and Facts About EPA’s Proposal

EPA’s Real Target: The Automotive Aftermarket

Progress Update: Opposing EPA Proposal to Prohibit Race Car Conversions

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