PRI Continues to Advocate for Racing Legislation and Legislative Representation

PRI Race Car
Image: Courtesy of PRI

The Performance Racing Industry (PRI), always an advocate for the race and performance industry, has been actively expanding its push to support auto racing on a legislative level.

SaveOurRacecars.com , the newly redesigned website, now streamlines the process for industry professionals, enthusiasts and fans to join the fight to preserve racing by including an all-new “Vote Racing” program.  This feature highlights pro-racing candidates to help guide voters for November midterm elections. Visitors to the site also will find PRI-created template letters, phone scripts and other resources designed to streamline outreach to lawmakers.

“PRI has a long history of advocating for and protecting the racing industry, and the expansion of the Save Our Racecars campaign is our latest effort,” said PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer. “Bringing together industry, enthusiasts and fans will be critical to driving awareness and support for an American passion that is under fire. The resources and access available on SaveOurRacecars.com make it easy for anyone to get involved, show their support, and demonstrate that support at the polls.”

This push into the legislative front reflects PRI’s ownership by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, which has always acted as a lobbying effort to support the automotive aftermarket and its interests.

PRI Racecar

An ongoing part of PRIs advocacy is raising awareness and support for the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports” (RPM) Act of 2021 (H.R. 3281/S.2736), to get it enacted into law to protect the right to modify street cars, trucks and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles. Supported by both PRI and SEMA, the RPM Act aims to protect Americans’ right to convert street vehicles into dedicated race cars and the motorsports-parts industry’s ability to sell products that enable racers to compete.

According to PRI, “Retail sales of racing products make up a nearly $2 billion market annually helping drive the larger $49B high performance aftermarket industry. The RPM Act will provide the racing community with certainty and confidence in the face of an EPA interpretation of the Clean Air Act that threatens to devastate an American pastime and eliminate jobs in our communities.”

Legislative support for the RPM Act has been high, and part of the new aspect of the PRI Save Our Racecars website provides resources to register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot, and access election resources through sites such as USA.gov, in addition to tools to research legislators that share members’ passions for racing and motorsports.

And while they’re on their, visitors can become PRI members to show their support for the industry and stay up to date on critical developments.

About Andreanna Ditton 311 Articles
Andreanna Ditton is the Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief for the Internet Brands Automotive Classifieds Group, of which RacingJunk is the flagship site. She has worked in the automotive publishing industry since 2007, focusing on racing and performance issues.

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