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!”