Street-Legal Racing Enthusiasts Have Just Defeated The EPA

Government

Rejoice! This is very good news.

Last month we reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wanted to add language to the Clean Air Act that would have resulted in a ban on street legal race cars. If passed, these modified cars would become illegal in the US. Enthusiasts, owners, and the Specialty Equipment Market Association raised all sorts of hell, and that hell-raising has apparently paid off. First reported by Automotive News, the EPA has now dropped that proposed language. Amateur racers across the US now sleep peacefully once again.

“The proposed language in the July 2015 proposal was never intended to represent any change in the law or in EPA’s policies or practices towards dedicated competition vehicles,” so says the EPA on its website. “Since our attempt to clarify led to confusion, EPA has decided to eliminate the proposed language from the final rule.” Hurray for lobbying! Originally, that street-legal racing car ban language was hidden in a 629-page proposal to slash carbon emissions in medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The EPA tried to, essentially, regulate auto racing. It failed. “The bums will always lose!” (The Big Lebowski can literally be quoted for any occasion).

You Might Also Like
Could A Used Audi RS Car Be The Ultimate Path To Awesomeness?
Could A Used Audi RS Car Be The Ultimate Path To Awesomeness?
10 SUVs More Powerful Than The 650-HP Lamborghini Urus
10 SUVs More Powerful Than The 650-HP Lamborghini Urus
Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

What's Hot