SEMA Launches New Website: Racers Against Street Racing

Only few are aware of the dangers of street racing, with those aggressive driving stunts that put their lives and others' at risk, so the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is making efforts to move drag racing from the streets to the racetrack.

Following a partnership with the Street Performance Council (SPC), SEMA announced the launch of a new dedicated website.

The new “Racers Against Street Racing” (RASR) website, located here, comprises a nationwide listing of sanctioned racetracks on which today's performance and speed enthusiasts can participate in automotive-related events.

“The message is clear and simple: If you want to race, go to a racetrack,”
said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO, in a release. “There are fun, legal ways for drivers to enjoy racing, and taking it to a track will ultimately save lives.”

Adopted by SEMA in 2001 to spread the message about the dangers of street racing, RASR is comprised of a coalition of auto manufacturers, aftermarket parts companies, retailers, distributors, professional drag racers, sanctioning bodies, race tracks and automotive magazines devoted to promoting legal alternatives to illegal street racing on a national level.

RASR is administered through a task force within the SPC and action is driven entirely via a team of volunteers.

Want to get involved? Start with not street racing…then tell your friends not to street race… and when challenged, take it to a sanctioned track,” RASR says. "The benefits? You live, others live, your car doesn’t get impounded, you don’t get arrested and fingerprinted and… the best of all…(A TIME SLIP DOESN’T LIE!”
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