Post by ThaiGyro on Sept 13, 2021 18:44:36 GMT -5
Hey all! I just began working on an issue that affects everyone. Surely in the USA, but may be happening elsewhere.
That is, the latest attack on small businesses that supply parts or technology that supply the racing industry. There is a change in how they are "claiming" what comprises a race vehicle. New wording has it that ["vehicles, designed and built for DOT street use, cannot be modified in any way for racing purposes"].
I saw a YouTube video about a Colorado business fined $18+ thousand for selling "Hondata 3" chips for racing purposes. It may be in appeal...I hope so, but the impact globally is massive, if not stopped or compromised.
The deal for me? We build highly efficient 2 and 4 stroke engines for racing. I KNOW that most of them exceed EPA regulations, with the question being their new found application and small business attacks. Weird that the manufacturers are not being provoked. Japan, Australia, China, many European suppliers still selling, but locals slammed for their efforts. Ground up attacks???
Our own assistance is currently in dirt track...EPA E85/90 or pure methanol engines. Same with some bike efforts and even research in aero applications for unleaded avgas. My point is that these are almost all cleaner than EPA specs.
The stories are mounting on You Tube... I just joined the effort to support H.R. 3281, the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports” or “RMP” Act. I have contacted my Montana Representative...who co-sponsored the bill, so I can find a way to support this. (Matt Rosendale)
If you are so inclined, please go to the SEMA or PRI sites and take a look at the work they are doing. Join the effort, if you can.
This is just the beginning...next is beer regulation