This is a video that should make you angry, annoyed, make your blood run cold, and get your passion up for the racing industry. The story of PFI Speed has been told but this is a video that goes into the depths of the government overreach into a company which makes dedicated race car parts for cars that see the track, not the street.
The bottom line is that WE ALL NEED TO SUPPORT THE RPM ACT because without it, the industry that we all known and love will continue to be unfairly treated, unfairly attacked, and ultimately harmed. PLEASE watch this video and understand what’s happening. This is a huge deal and the story of PFI speed is one of many that are starting to become more public.
We NEED the RPM Act and we need to support this industry. Bottom line.
Here’s the words from PRI (video below the words!) –
Recently, the EPA issued a fine against PFI Speed, a small speed shop in Colorado, for selling just 37 Hondata S300s over a two-year span. The fine was issued after company owner Brent Leivestad complied with an EPA inquiry for details about the company’s sales. Without any other contact from the EPA, Leivestad was shocked to receive a letter accusing the shop of selling illegal products. The letter included an $18,000 fine that, if not paid within 30 days, could increase to as much as $180,000. “I was dumbfounded. I couldn’t even believe it,” said Leivestad. “I am a speed shop and sell race parts—I didn’t know that was wrong. I didn’t understand the basis of the EPA’s claim, I didn’t go in front of any trial or talk to anybody from the EPA, and the threat of ‘settle and pay within 30 days or else’ felt like a real shakedown intended to deny my rights.”
Visit http://saveourracecars.com to support the RPM Act! “There are thousands of legitimate motorsports businesses that are at risk of EPA overreach,” said Dr. Jamie Meyer, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) President. “The EPA is putting these businesses—which are typically small, home grown, less sophisticated shops—in situations where they have to take on the full might of the federal government. The EPA is doing nothing to validate its enforcement efforts, and these small businesses are left with little choice but to comply.” “The RPM Act must be passed into law to provide the racing community with certainty and confidence in the face of EPA threats,” said Meyer. “Without the RPM Act, businesses will shut down and the entire motorsports community will be severely impacted. It’s time for the motorsports community to push back and protect our racing rights.” Leivestad agrees: “I’ve been doing this for 20 plus years, and it sounds like the EPA is trying to put us out of business. We need to get behind the RPM Act and get it pushed through now, more than ever.”
Additional information about the RPM Act, which was recently introduced in the House of Representatives and is expected to be introduced in the Senate soon, can be found at http://saveourracecars.com Motorsports businesses and enthusiasts are encouraged to contact their legislators and urge them to pass the RPM Act to clarify that it is legal to convert street vehicles into dedicated race cars used solely on the track. Racing businesses and enthusiasts can also join the fight to protect motorsports at www.performanceracing.com/membership. Visit http://saveourracecars.com to support the RPM Act!