Congressional support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act), H.R. 3281, continues to expand as racers and members of the motorsports parts industry write their members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the bill. The RPM Act now has 89 bipartisan co-sponsors, as seven members of the US House of Representatives agreed to publicly support the bill this week, including US Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Mark Green (R-TN), Mary Miller (R-IL), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Don Bacon (R-NE), Bill Huizenga (R-MI), and James Comer (R-KY).
While the House has been out of session during the last two weeks, members of Congress have been getting out in the communities they represent to meet with their constituents.
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the lead sponsor of the RPM Act, recently visited SRI Performance, which sells racing and street performance products out of its facility in Mooresville, NC. During the visit, McHenry spoke with industry members—including SRI Performance Owner Greg Fornelli, Speed Sport Owner Ralph Sheheen, and David Miller, the executive director of the North Carolina Motorsports Association (NCMA)—about the importance of passing the RPM Act.
“It was great to visit SRI Performance,” said Rep. McHenry. “SRI is a leader in providing racing parts for the motorsports industry. Racing has a long and storied history in North Carolina and is an important part of our economy. Recently, I was proud to reintroduce the RPM Act to protect grassroots motorsports and industries that support them.”
The RPM Act must be enacted into law to guarantee your right to modify street cars, trucks and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, and ensure that the industry can offer parts that enable racers to compete. It is imperative that lawmakers continue to be reminded of the importance of passing the RPM Act. Click here to see the current list of RPM Act co-sponsors, and don’t forget to send a letter to your U.S. Representative asking them to support the bill and fight for it to become law.