SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Editor’s Note: SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting posted his reaction to the EPA withdrawing its proposal on allowing modify on-road cars into racecars. See the full response below.

SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting recently released the following reaction to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it would withdraw its proposed regulation on modified racecars:

Stow, Ohio – April 6, 2016
– The popular Extreme Country tire line from Dick Cepek has been enhanced to include two new sizes – LT255/85R16 and LT295/70R18.

Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note regarding public input on Rasor OHV area discussions. See more below.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, has announced dates, times, and locations of public meetings to allow public input in the development of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area Management Plan.

The goal of public input is to assess a variety of issues and proposed solutions. Comments and concerns regarding land use, off-highway vehicle area access, visitor services, off-highway vehicle recreational opportunities, facilities, resource values and monitoring are welcomed.

Toyo Tires recently announced that it added a new size to its Open Country R/T tires with its new 31X10.50R15LT. Toyo says the new tire will have a  C Load Range, and it is designed to fit wheels with width from 7- to 9-inches.

Toyo-Logo-2-24-11Cypress, CA– Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. today announces that it is a gold sponsor for Meals on Wheels America’s 14th Annual March for Meals – a month-long celebration of Meals on Wheels designed to rally communities nationwide around the vulnerable seniors who rely on the vital safety net to remain healthier and independent in their own homes.

“We believe Meals on Wheels provides a tremendous service to seniors in our country, and we are proud to support them in their effort to increase awareness, funding and volunteerism for their cause,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

– Against the rugged backdrop of Moab, Utah, Yokohama Tire Corporation launched the newest addition to its successful Geolandar line – the Geolandar A/T G015.  The innovative all-terrain tire is engineered for durability and vastly improves traction for SUVs and full-size pick-ups on any surface in any weather condition, including snow. The G015 meets the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s severe snow service criterion and is stamped with the mountain/snowflake symbol. It will be available for sale in North America on April 1, and we’ll have first drive impression of the new tire on soon.

For our 2015 Mid-Size Shootout, the Chevrolet Colorado walked away with the victory because it simply was the best all-around truck in the test. GM built a great new platform shared on both the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon to compete in the mid-size truck segment, and they jumped back in just before Toyota unveiled its new Tacoma in 2016. For the 2016 Mid-Size Truck Shootout, the GMC Canyon now gets an option 2.8L Duramax diesel engine.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Washington, DC – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting today praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect thousands of American racecar enthusiasts from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

“The EPA’s new interpretation of the Clean Air Act would essentially rewrite the law and 46 years of policy and practice,” said SEMA President Kersting.  “Without congressional intervention, the racing community and racing parts manufacturers would be operating outside of that new law and could be targeted for enforcement.” The language in H.R. 4715 makes clear Congress’ intent to exclude competition-only cars from the scope of the Clean Air Act, including converted street vehicles.

Rigid Industries recently announced a promotion for up to $250 rebate on the purchase of certain LED grilles. The promotion will run until April 30th, 2016, and the qualifying models are listed below.

Dick-Cepek-logo-1-26-15Stow, Ohio – Beginning yesterday March 1 through April 30, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels is offering consumers a prepaid reward cards with the purchase of new wheels or tires. Dick Cepek will offer $75 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying wheels, as well as a $100 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying tires.

“Our tires and wheels are made for the outdoor enthusiast,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Dick Cepek. “You can plan your summer road trips and off-road adventures knowing that you’re keeping hard-earned money in your pocket.”