Antron Brown Prepares to Testify on Behalf of the RPM Act

Antron Brown and PRI President Dr. Jaime Meyer pose at PRI.
Antron Brown and PRI President Dr. Jaime Meyer.

The RPM Act has another official supporter in Antron Brown who brings his expertise to a Senate hearing on the act.

NHRA Top Fuel star Antron Brown is heading away from the track and to the Hill on September 7, 2022 to testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as it considers passing the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act.

“The RPM Act is essential to the racing community, particularly for grassroots racers who are just getting started,” said Brown. “It’s imperative that we protect the ability for young men and women to be able to compete at the track. The RPM Act will give racers the assurance they need to continue this American tradition.”

Brown’s advocacy is part of the attempt to secure access to racing at a grassroots level for potential racers entering the sport. The RPM Act claims to “enshrine in Federal law the right to modify street vehicles into dedicated race vehicles, thereby giving the racing community the certainty it needs to continue a long-standing practice without fear of EPA enforcement.” Basically, most racers aren’t coming to the sport with a fully formed, trailerable race car. They’re modding their street vehicle to perform on the track. The RPM Act is an attempt to answer the EPA’s position that this type of modification violates efforts are illegal (due to the potential environmental impact).

“Passage of the RPM Act will bring clarity to grassroots racers and businesses that manufacture, sell and distribute motorsports parts,” said Mike Spagnola, SEMA president and CEO. “We’re grateful to the elected officials who strongly support and advocate for Congress to pass the RPM Act. The industry has been in limbo and in a state of uncertainty for far too long; it’s time to pass the RPM Act!”

Brown’s testimony will highlight the benefits of the race industry to the economy and to community.

The hearing will stream live on September 7, at 10:00 am (EDT). To learn more about the RPM Act and the threat to motorsports, visit

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10 Comments on Antron Brown Prepares to Testify on Behalf of the RPM Act

  1. Very Sad when you have to enact legislation to protect your freedom from your own tyrannical government. Our government is totally out of control.

  2. I have been around the very population this articular is about, for more than 50 years. I can remember in the early years of “emission” controls,there were several documents posted in various automotive magazines. The traditional methods of modifications were performed with the typical attention to detail in tuning of the engine with the new “emission” laws in mind. At the end of their modifications, the vehicles were emission tested. The vehicles produced Less emissions after the modifications than when they came from the Manufacturer with EPA mandated, Equipment. I have may own opinion about why this was the case. but the facts remain that they were modified by actual Hobby motivated citizens in less than a test lab environment. Perhaps the current do as I say attitude often is counter productive to the cause, and is administered with half baked Data for what ever reason. I suggest the law makers involved. be educated in subjects they are making the attempt to govern .

  3. I hope they listen Anton…..all the best and thanks for helping to represent us all….sorry that the government feels the need to have to make us all go through something like this at all…

  4. Agree and kudos, but there’s no reason why all racing can’t transition to biofuels. If motorsports could brag about being carbon neutral it would do more to protect our sport than any legislation

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