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To get you started, we have prepared 10 tips you can use when contacting your representatives: * Develop and maintain relationships with your legislators and their staff. * Educate legislators about our hobby and our issues. * Maintain a positive attitude. * Stay informed. * Get involved in the community. * Build relationships with the local media. * Invite officials to participate in your events. * Build an automotive coalition. * Spread the word. * Register to vote.
2009 NHRA Special Series SEMA Update NORTHEAST DIVISION NORTHEAST NATIONAL OPEN SERIES presented by Sony/PCRichard.com Atco Raceway, Atco, N.J. Napierville Dragway, Napierville, Que. Numidia Dragway, Numidia, Pa. April 3-5 June 27-28 July 25-26 Keep your foot on the gas Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa. Oct. 22-25 FOXWOODS TOP SPORTSMAN/TOP DRAGSTER SERIES Atco Raceway, Atco, N.J. Virginia Motorsports Park, Richmond, Va. April 3-5 May 2-3 W ith most legislatures in recess, now is the time to voice your opinion. “We the people of the United States” is what makes right now the perfect time to get involved and build relationships with your Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa. May 22-24 Lebanon Valley Dragway, West Lebanon, N.Y. July 3-5 are not just words from the first line of legislators, so hit the gas and keep your Numidia Dragway, Numidia, Pa. July 25-26 an old document. We are the people who foot down. Atco Raceway, Atco, N.J. Oct. 2-4 Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa. Oct. 22-25 love muscle cars, hot rods, street rods, The hobby’s greatest legislative SOUTHEAST DIVISION tuners, replicas, off-road trucks, and accomplishments have come about when TOP SPORTSMAN/TOP DRAGSTER SERIES many other varieties of automotive individual enthusiasts and car clubs Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, Fla. Feb. 13-15 Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. Feb. 20-22 pursuits that are as diverse as the participate in the process and make their Orlando Speed World Dragway, Orlando, Fla. March 6-8 country in which we live. We are also the opinions known to their legislators. You South Georgia Motorsports Park, Cecil, Ga. April 3-5 Atlanta Dragway, Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 11-13 people who must work to protect our have the power to positively affect the Silver Dollar Raceway, Reynolds, Ga. Oct. 16-18 automotive passions from unnecessary, outcome of legislation to be beneficial to NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION NHRA SPRING SPORTSMAN CHALLENGE XVII unfair, or poorly written laws and the hobby. To get you started, we have Gateway Int’l Raceway, Madison, Ill. April 4-5 regulations. Fortunately, we the people prepared 10 tips you can use when NHRA SportsNATIONAL OPEN live in a country where we can still make contacting your representatives: Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Ky. May 23-24 NHRA DOORSLAMMER NATIONAL OPEN a difference in how we are governed. Ohio Valley Raceway, Louisville, Ky. Oct. 3-4 By speaking out on issues that • Develop and maintain relationships NHRA FALL CLASSIC NATIONAL OPEN concern the automotive hobby, contacting with your legislators and their staff. O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 9-11 NHRA DART TOP SPORTSMAN/SPITZER RACE CARS TOP DRAGSTER SERIES our representatives, and working • Educate legislators about our hobby O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind. April 24-26 constructively with government officials, and our issues. Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio May 15-17 we have the power to protect our passion • Maintain a positive attitude. Route 66 Raceway, Chicago, Ill. June 12-14 Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Stanton, Mich. July 11-12 and keep it safe for future generations of • Stay informed. National Trail Raceway, Columbus, Ohio July 24-26 auto hobbyists and enthusiasts. With • Get involved in the community. Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Ky. Aug. 28-30 National Trail Raceway, Columbus, Ohio Sept. 25-27 most legislatures out of session, • Build relationships with the local Ohio Valley Raceway, Louisville, Ky. (Top Sportsman only) Oct. 3-4 representatives are in their home media. NHRA JEGS SUPER QUICK SERIES Gateway Int’l Raceway, Madison, Ill. April 4-5 districts and typically have more time to • Invite officials to participate in your Midstate Dragway, Havana, Ill. May 9 meet casually with their constituents. events. Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Ky. May 23-24 Windy Hollow Dragway, Owensboro, Ky. May 30 This is also the time of year when they • Build an automotive coalition. Muncie Dragway, Albany, Ind. June 27 are planning for the next legislative • Spread the word. Kil-Kare Dragway, Xenia, Ohio July 18 Bunker Hill Dragstrip, Bunker Hill, Ind. Aug. 1 session and deciding which bills to • Register to vote. Chandler Motorsports Park, Chandler, Ind. Aug. 15 introduce. Contacting them now can have Pacemakers Dragway Park, Mount Vernon, Ohio Sept. 12 O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 10-11 a tremendous impact by raising their For more information and for other SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION awareness of issues that could impact resources, visit the SEMA Action NHRA REHER-MORRISON TOP SPORTSMAN/TCI-COMP CAMS TOP DRAGSTER SERIES our hobby during the next session. That Network Web site, www.semasan.com. No Problem Raceway Park, Belle Rose, La. March 20-22 Texas Motorplex, Dallas, Texas April 3-5 Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, Tenn. Houston Raceway Park, Houston, Texas Edinburg Int’l Raceway, E
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