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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.

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									                        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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