DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2005) — Racers Against Street Racing (RASR), a program formed two years ago by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) to combat illegal street racing, is looking for volunteers.
Noting that individuals who participate in dangerous street racing activities “put their own lives and the lives of others at risk,” Diamond Bar-based SEMA said RASR is working to develop programs to keep would-be street racers off the street and on the racetrack.
RASR's aim is to educate younger automotive enthusiasts about the dangers of illegal street racing, the trade association said, and to fight against an activity that is a major concern to the automotive aftermarket,
Last year RASR sponsors raised money to distribute to high schools across the country “MTV's Flipped: Speed Demons,” a video demonstrating how many lives can be ruined by just one person participating in illegal street racing.
SEMA said RASR also officially became a non-profit organization last year under the association's existing educational services. The anti-street-racing program is currently raising money to distribute the next installment of the MTV video.
SEMA members interested in joining the RASR committee—or making a tax-deductible donation—should contact Gregg Guenthard at [email protected]