According to SEMA, the EPA has snuck a new tidbit that would essentially make it illegal to change street cars into racecars into a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2.”
This is the part that was snuck in:
“Certified motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines and their emission control devices must remain in their certified configuration even if they are used solely for competition or if they become nonroad vehicles or engines”. 80 Fed. Reg. 40138, 40565 (July 13, 2015).“
Human Sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass Hysteria!
But really, what does the EPA really have to gain from this? How much pollution could possibly be created from a race car?
If this is true, this would be a huge problem for us car enthusiasts.
Edit: changed the head picture. I realized it looked like I was making a cheap joke about Miatas.