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EPA Pursues New Emissions Standards to Spur Transition to EVs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new federal emissions standards intended to dramatically increase sales of electric vehicles (EVs). The sales would be achieved by reducing multi-pollutant emissions, including greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria pollutants (particulate matter (PM), ozone, nitrogen oxides (NOX) and carbon monoxide (CO) from new light-duty and medium-duty (8,501 to

PRI Joins Forces with Magic 8 Race in South Georgia

 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has signed on as title sponsor of the Magic 8 race on October 15 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Georgia, part of the four-day No Mercy 12 drag racing event produced by Duck X Productions. As presenter of the Friday evening program, PRI will be on-site to help promote

RPM Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting recently commended U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) for introducing H.R. 3281, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021 (RPM Act). The bipartisan bill includes 48 original sponsors. The RPM Act protects Americans’ right to convert street vehicles into dedicated race cars and the

The EPA and Hot Rod Culture

This is kind of a gray area for me. Obviously, being a passionate car guy who’s willing to throw turbochargers on anything and really enjoys performance, it creates this internal conflict between wanting to be somebody who participates in a greener view of the future and the well-being of my passion, career and industry. I’m

EPA Updates Vehicle & Tampering Policy

The EPA has issued an update to its Tampering Policy, which pertains to vehicle and engine tampering and aftermarket defeat devices under the Clean Air Act. The new memo replaces the prior enforcement, Memorandum 1A, which has been in place since 1974. The revision states: EPA typically does not take enforcement action for conduct that might

Diesel Engines & the EPA

Before the EPA started snooping around, there were relatively few restrictions on diesels. That’s starting to change.

EPA and the Engine Builder

The Environmental Protection Agency affects every aspect of our lives in one way or another. What we drive and how we enjoy our leisure activities are only part of its purview. The concern by many automotive industry insiders is that unchecked, unnecessary regulations will severely impact a strong economic sector.

What Goes Around Comes Around

While researching the article on the efforts the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may or may not be making to put you out of business (page 44) I took a walk down memory lane.

Sonoma Raceway President Urges Congress to Protect American Motorsports

Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager, Steve Page, recently testified before a key Congressional subcommittee, urging members to continue to allow street vehicles to be modified and converted for motorsports competition.

Regulations and Research: How PC-11 Became a CK-4/FA-4 Reality

PC-11 had its beginnings at least a decade ago due to the EPA and government regulators pushing for higher heavy-duty truck fuel economy standards. The American Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) wrote a letter to the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM) asking for their help in developing new, more fuel efficient diesel engine oils. Everyone agreed that new heavy-duty engine oil specifications would be needed to improve fuel economy significantly. Engine manufacturers, chemical companies, and oil marketers then began the process of identifying new engine and lab tests to define the performance levels needed to create these oils. Considerable R & D has occurred since that letter.

Time to Tell EPA to Back Off

When I was a kid, if I wanted to get away with something, I learned how to bend the truth and not give my parents the whole story. Or, if I DID tell them what was going on, it was in the middle of a completely different story. It didn’t work of course – my

Amendment to EPA Bill Would Deny Funding for Actions Against Modified Race Cars

U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry introduced an amendment to the fiscal 2017 spending plan for the Interior Department and U.S. EPA. The bipartisan amendment prevents funds from being made available to the EPA for the purpose of being used to enforce certain provisions of the Clean Air Act.