Turn 14 Launches Campaign in Support to Protect Our Racecars from EPA. (RESC Coalition)
TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF THE RACING ENTHUSIASTS AND SUPPLIER COALITION TO PROTECT OUR RACECARS FROM EPA OVERREACH Horsham, PA (April 26, 2022) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has launched a marketing campaign to support the Racing Enthusiasts and Supplier Coalition (RESC), of which the company’s CEO Jon Pulli is co-chair, as the coalition brings a petition against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the conversion of streetcars to dedicated racecars.
RESC’s petition against the U.S. EPA is to determine if the EPA has the authority to prohibit any individual from disabling, removing, or rendering inoperative emission controls on an EPA-certified motor vehicle that is being or has been converted to be used solely for purposes of the competition and is or will no longer be used on public roads. If granted the authority, this interpretation would render most racecars in the U.S. illegal, making criminals of the vehicle owners, shops, manufacturers, and distributors who use, install, or sell related products. The implications of the current ambiguity in the Clean Air Act is detrimental to the foundation of the aftermarket automotive industry and eliminates any prospects for amateur racers to enter motorsports affordably.
“The future of amateur racing is at risk. RESC was founded to give voice to the multitude of potentially affected participants, enthusiasts, and businesses. It’s critical that we act now to protect our sport and one of America’s oldest and greatest pastimes,” said Greg Neuwirth, co-chair of RESC.
RESC and its supporters are comprised of passionate enthusiasts, small business owners, and thousands of employees and their families that rely on automotive racing for their livelihoods. To learn more about RESC and how you can help support its efforts to protect our nation’s racecars, please visit the following GoFundMe page.
HELP PROTECT RACECARS by challenging in Federal Court the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s assertion that street vehicles cannot be converted into racecars.
Files – RESC Campaign.pdf
In 2016, the U.S. EPA changed its interpretation of the Clean Air Act to announce a new position that the conversion of street cars into racecars would be outlawed. This lawsuit is not a replacement for congressional action to protect racing; rather, it is an essential step we can take ourselves, as an industry and as racing enthusiasts, towards protecting racecars while we wait for Congress to act. This case directly challenges in Federal Court the EPA’s assertion that those who design, sell, and install parts converting street vehicles into racecars are violating the law, despite decades of hobbyist participation in this American pastime.
Without the required funding, we cannot bring this case to trial.
Petition for Review of the “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency. Click to read (9 Pages)
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