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With the gas tax and a zillion other anti-auto type legislation I expect to see more of these new laws that will help bury stock car racing, drag racing and most of the southern sports. I don't think anyone has noticed but Obama's cabinet have no southern whites in it. We and our sports here in the south are targets.

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Important News from SEMA

    

Dear Fellow Enthusiast,



As a SEMA Member Company, we have received an Urgent Legislative Action Alert from the association. You may be interested in this legislative alert and the possible impact it will have on your hobby.



The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is a non-profit trade association composed of more than 6,800 member companies involved in all aspects of the automotive industry, from manufacturers to car clubs and race teams.



The SEMA Action Network (SAN) protects your hobby from unfair or unnecessary legislation on national and local levels. Through distribution of information and the collective voice of automotive enthusiasts and businesses, the SEMA Action Network has successfully impacted legislation concerning scrappage laws, equipment standards, registration classifications, emissions regulations, and more.



The following information is directly from SEMA. If you would like to contact the lawmaker, follow the instructions in the alert.





Thank you for your time,

Your Friends at Summit Racing Equipment



    

Oppose Federal

    

Washington lawmakers are drafting a large economic stimulus package to help create jobs and rebuild infrastructure. They want to include a nationwide scrappage program which would give U.S. tax dollars to consumers who turn-in older cars to have them crushed, as a misguided attempt to spur new car sales. The lawmakers need to scrap this idea.



The stimulus package is being drafted right now. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants to introduce the bill on January 6 and have it approved by Congress by January 20, so that President Obama can sign it into law after he is inaugurated.



Contact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi IMMEDIATELY To Oppose Cash for Clunkers!

Call: 202-225-0100

Click here to send an electronic message: http://speaker.house.gov/contact/



Talking Points

Feel free to use any of the statements below as a starting point for your message to Speaker Pelosi.



     * I am [calling/writing] to urge lawmakers not to include a “Cash for Clunkers” provision in the economic stimulus bill. Owners who turn in vehicles for crushing would receive a "minimal" payment to purchase a new car. This is a misguided attempt to spur car sales and claim that the country’s air quality or fleet fuel mileage is being improved.



     * I work for [company name] located in [city and state]. My company is part of the specialty automotive industry, an industry which enables consumers to enhance their vehicle’s appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and safety. “Cash for Clunkers” programs deny our small businesses the availability of older cars necessary to develop and market their products and services. The programs will hurt my company and our customers.



     * “Cash for Clunkers” programs threaten enthusiasts nationwide with the loss of valuable parts and parts-cars for repair, restoration, and customization projects. The programs also risk destroying classic, historic and special-interest vehicles, our American heritage.



     * Cars turned in for scrappage often barely run, or are rarely-driven second or third vehicles that have a minimal impact on overall fuel economy or emissions.



     * “Cash for Clunkers” programs will reduce the availability of affordable transportation and repair parts used by low-income drivers. It will also compete with the Salvation Army, the Purple Heart and other charities that rely on vehicle donations to raise money.



     * “Cash for Clunkers” ignores better policy options. If Congress wants to act, support for repair and upgrade is a better choice and a win-win for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and repair shops. Significant emissions and fuel economy improvements can be achieved in older vehicles through relatively simple and inexpensive means: repaired/replaced exhaust systems, tune-ups, etc.



     * We hope we can count on you to reject “Cash for Clunkers.” Thank you for your consideration on this very important matter.



If you choose to send a message to Speaker Pelosi, please send a copy of your message to SEMA also:

E-mail: briand@sema.org

Fax: 202/783-6024        

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Important News from SEMA

    

Dear Fellow Enthusiast,



As a SEMA Member Company, we have received an Urgent Legislative Action Alert from the association. You may be interested in this legislative alert and the possible impact it will have on your hobby.



The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is a non-profit trade association composed of more than 6,800 member companies involved in all aspects of the automotive industry, from manufacturers to car clubs and race teams.



The SEMA Action Network (SAN) protects your hobby from unfair or unnecessary legislation on national and local levels. Through distribution of information and the collective voice of automotive enthusiasts and businesses, the SEMA Action Network has successfully impacted legislation concerning scrappage laws, equipment standards, registration classifications, emissions regulations, and more.



The following information is directly from SEMA. If you would like to contact the lawmaker, follow the instructions in the alert.





Thank you for your time,

Your Friends at Summit Racing Equipment



    

Oppose Federal

    

Washington lawmakers are drafting a large economic stimulus package to help create jobs and rebuild infrastructure. They want to include a nationwide scrappage program which would give U.S. tax dollars to consumers who turn-in older cars to have them crushed, as a misguided attempt to spur new car sales. The lawmakers need to scrap this idea.



The stimulus package is being drafted right now. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants to introduce the bill on January 6 and have it approved by Congress by January 20, so that President Obama can sign it into law after he is inaugurated.



Contact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi IMMEDIATELY To Oppose Cash for Clunkers!

Call: 202-225-0100

Click here to send an electronic message: http://speaker.house.gov/contact/



Talking Points

Feel free to use any of the statements below as a starting point for your message to Speaker Pelosi.



     * I am [calling/writing] to urge lawmakers not to include a “Cash for Clunkers” provision in the economic stimulus bill. Owners who turn in vehicles for crushing would receive a "minimal" payment to purchase a new car. This is a misguided attempt to spur car sales and claim that the country’s air quality or fleet fuel mileage is being improved.



     * I work for [company name] located in [city and state]. My company is part of the specialty automotive industry, an industry which enables consumers to enhance their vehicle’s appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and safety. “Cash for Clunkers” programs deny our small businesses the availability of older cars necessary to develop and market their products and services. The programs will hurt my company and our customers.



     * “Cash for Clunkers” programs threaten enthusiasts nationwide with the loss of valuable parts and parts-cars for repair, restoration, and customization projects. The programs also risk destroying classic, historic and special-interest vehicles, our American heritage.



     * Cars turned in for scrappage often barely run, or are rarely-driven second or third vehicles that have a minimal impact on overall fuel economy or emissions.



     * “Cash for Clunkers” programs will reduce the availability of affordable transportation and repair parts used by low-income drivers. It will also compete with the Salvation Army, the Purple Heart and other charities that rely on vehicle donations to raise money.



     * “Cash for Clunkers” ignores better policy options. If Congress wants to act, support for repair and upgrade is a better choice and a win-win for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and repair shops. Significant emissions and fuel economy improvements can be achieved in older vehicles through relatively simple and inexpensive means: repaired/replaced exhaust systems, tune-ups, etc.



     * We hope we can count on you to reject “Cash for Clunkers.” Thank you for your consideration on this very important matter.



If you choose to send a message to Speaker Pelosi, please send a copy of your message to SEMA also:

E-mail: briand@sema.org

Fax: 202/783-6024        

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I agree with many of these comments. The Dems and Obama are going to try and "sin tax" us any way they can get away with it. Look for the 55 MPH speed limit to come back, double and triple the fines. Look for extra taxes on racers, suppliers and the tracks themselves. Look for a gasoline tax in general to keep gasoline inflated in price. All of this is the "change" we can soon expect!
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Posted by: Rblkdobes on December 25, 2008 at 4:42pm

Concerned about whether or not racing will be viable in 2009? I heard an interesting news clip yesterday, it seems Obama has changed his plans for infrastructure overhaul for his economic stimulas package from highways and bridges to light rail and masstransit transportation systems. After his apointee on Monday stated his goal is to get Americas gas prices in line with Europes. The last I heard it is $6.00 per gallon in Europe. So that should make racing gas about $15.00 a gallon or more.

Roger Harris


Somehow we race fans will end up paying some sort of pollution tax before too long.
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Posted by: yates06 on December 26, 2008 at 12:18am
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Racing in 2009? by Rblkdobes on December 25, 2008 at 4:42pm

Yup thats the change he was talking about. A true Democrap..he wants to take the last we have in our pockets and leave the country trashed so the next president in our years won't have a prayer to get things turned around.We.ve all heard of th great depression from the histroy books and heard our grandparents talk about it looks like most of us our gonna see it first hand.

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Posted by: Ken on December 26, 2008 at 12:12am
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Racing in 2009? by Rblkdobes on December 25, 2008 at 4:42pm

To overhaul and entire package like that would take at least a few months, then even longer to fully enact.

Worry about it in 2010.

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Posted by: Rblkdobes on December 25, 2008 at 4:42pm

Concerned about whether or not racing will be viable in 2009? I heard an interesting news clip yesterday, it seems Obama has changed his plans for infrastructure overhaul for his economic stimulas package from highways and bridges to light rail and masstransit transportation systems. After his apointee on Monday stated his goal is to get Americas gas prices in line with Europes. The last I heard it is $6.00 per gallon in Europe. So that should make racing gas about $15.00 a gallon or more.

Roger Harris

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I am a racer and stock car car owner. Racing is hurting now becuase of the economy. We have went through all of this before. The strong survive and I don't think Obama will ever get our crowd on his side but he ain't going to stop no racing in America I'll tell you that right now. A country boy can survive and so too a racer.

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Posted by: Bill keyes         on December 15, 2008 at 10:52am
In Reply to: Obama and local racing by FAST27 on December 15, 2008 at 5:43am
               

Obama is the worse thing to ever happen to this country. Also McCain actually won in a couple of states due to absentee votes but they were counted after the election and were'nt allowed, if it had been anyone else they would have done a complete recount and we wouldn't be on the verge of being a Country with no freedom in the future .They republicans are still fighting over his birth certificate due o the fact he wasn't even born in the U.S., the document was doctoered up, he took the American flag off the side of his jet and changed it with the time for a change symbol, he won't wear the flag pin on his suit. He also stated that he is gonna cutthe pay of ur Military. That is just not right to dothat. he is taking away from the men and women who fight so he can be where he is today. personally I think he is the anti crist!!!!!!! It doesn't mater to me if we have a woman or a black or white president, but at least let it be someone who is for America and not for there own personal agenda or against the AMERICAN FLAG!!!!!
Obama please get out of office you don't deserve to be there.        

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Posted by: RBLKDOBES         on December 15, 2008 at 10:43am
In Reply to: Obama and local racing by FAST27 on December 15, 2008 at 5:43am
               

Global warming is a shamm to tax the h&ll out of American businesses, As the Hussien Obama green smoke and mirrors team penalizes americans for using gas it will trickle down to us the local racers. Although lets not forget Algore (and Al Gore is involved in this adminsitration) wanting to end all recreational use of gas. The liberal movement clearly states thier goal is to bring America down to the level of smaller 3rd world countries, it has been said countless times by them. Heres the change   all you Obamaites voted for, so when it hits you and you start crying like all liberals do when things don't go your way, all I ahve to say to you is LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, you asked for it dummy.
Roger Harris        

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Posted by: racedaymechanic         on December 15, 2008 at 12:04am
In Reply to: Obama and local racing by Jason Beck on December 14, 2008 at 11:37pm
               

Somehow I just cant see Obama, Pelosi or Harry Reid hanging around a Short Track, I think they despise Auto racing and everything it stands for if given half the chance they would make it illegal along with gun ownership IMHO


Posted by: FAST27         on December 15, 2008 at 5:43am
In Reply to: Obama and local racing by racedaymechanic on December 15, 2008 at 12:04am
               

Global Warming? Maybe they should call it Climate change because it's been one of the coldest winters we have had in some years here. The whole month of Nov. Was below normal. One more thing, what will the Scientist and Politicians do to plug up the Volcano's that do more damage then we do? It's a cycle that GOD made and we just have to live with it. JMO

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Posted by: Jason Beck         on December 14, 2008 at 11:37pm
                Just read an AP article about how one of the first things Obama is going to try to do is tackle global warming. They had some 'scientists' on there saying basically we are at the tipping point and the world is in the balance blah blah etc...
My question, without this getting TOO political (we get it.. some of you don't like Obama...Some do) how do you think Obama's policy decisions will affect local racing. Granted, our carbon footprint is a drop in the bucket compared to the millions of cars driving around LA, but just


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