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    Exclamation The EPA Wants To Ban Most Forms of Car Racing

    "The EPA was too busy to help the people of Flint, but not too busy to propose a ban on most forms of car racing as we know it. According to SEMA, the EPA has proposed a regulation to prohibit the conversion of vehicles designed for on-road use into race cars. Goodbye to Porsche’s secondary business (as in the GT-class at Daytona) and to vintage, amateur, LeMons and most racing series in this country if the EPA succeeds."
    Read more at Alex Roy's blog: http://alexroy144.com/2016/02/08/wtf...into-racecars/

    There is a petition you can sign here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...les-racecars-0


    This isn't about environmental protection (something I care about) this is about politics. This is nonsense. Of all the battles the EPA could and should pick - this is not one of them.

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    Not that I agree with it but the proposed rule doesn't prohibit the conversion of cars. It just says that one can't disable the emissions controls on vehicle. Technically, one can't do that now particularly with rally cars as they remain street licensed. The EPA currently doesn't enforce the current rules heavily.
    One still could build a track (or rally) but be forced to use a stock driveline with no modifications. Taken to the strict letter of the law, one probably couldn't even change the exhaust even behind the convertor.
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    I think most cat back exhaust systems are CARB approved and hence legal. But I'm not sure.

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    Nothing new... Already " illegal " todo half the stuff done to rally cars. Classic red meat.o
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    Article about this in the latest "Autoweek", also article about rally team of Toyota Technical Center employees.
    No one thinks to put the handbrake on when the car is on its roof.

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    EPA Drops Proposed Emissions Limits On Race Cars

    By Joyce Hanson
    Law360, New York (April 18, 2016, 6:33 PM ET) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deleted language about race car pollution from its final rule on vehicle emissions, on Friday saying after an outcry against the proposal from the racing industry and legislators that the EPA’s focus is not on motor vehicles built exclusively for racing but rather on vehicles used on public roads.

    The final greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles will not contain clarifying language regarding modification for racing purposes, and the agency supports motorsports...

    source if you want to read more: http://www.law360.com/environmental/articles/785398

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    so it still applies to rally cars either way....
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