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California Bans Race Fuel in Street Cars

Ah, the wonderful state of California. They have a bunch of overpaid idiots congregate together and try to think of every little thing to clean the air. These idiots call themselves CARB. To show how they nitpick , they wanted to ban black paint on cars because it made the air conditioner run harder to cool them. Now they want to ban race fuel use in street cars. A street car is a vehicle driven on public highways. A racing vehicle is defined as a competition vehicle not used on public highways.

Details here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/advs/advs397.pdf

Section 2261(f) specifically provides, in part, that sub-article 2 (Standards for Gasoline) and section 2253.4 (Lead/Phosphorus in Gasoline) “shall not apply to gasoline where the person selling, offering or supplying the gasoline demonstrates as an affirmative defense that the person has taken reasonably prudent precautions to assure that the gasoline is used only in racing vehicles.”

CARB considers gasoline (leaded or unleaded) used in racing vehicles for testing, practice, or actual competition for and during a sanctioned racing event to be exempt from the reformulated gasoline (RFG) specifications. Competition vehicles driven to a racing event on a public highway rather than being transported on a trailer or other carrier are not racing vehicles. Motor vehicles used for work, pleasure, or recreation, i.e. cars, trucks, 4X4’s, motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATV’s, dune buggies, sand rails, and other vehicles not strictly used for racing events, are not racing vehicles and gasoline used in these vehicles is not exempt from California RFG requirements. Therefore, it is illegal to sell, offer for sale, supply, and offer for supply non-complying racing fuel (leaded and unleaded) for motor vehicles in California except in competition racing vehicles.


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  1. February 27, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I honestly don’t know much about this, but it does sounds damn ludicrous.

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