In February, the Environmental Protection Agency created a firestorm with the automotive enthusiast community. A proposal — originally targeted at reducing medium and heavy-duty truck emissions — included language that would ban the conversion of street cars into track cars. As Automotive News reports, the EPA’s attempt to regulate auto racing has been halted. For many enthusiasts, modifying street cars is the only avenue into the racing scene as pre-built track cars require a large sum of money to purchase. The EPA aimed to not only ban modifications to emissions control devices, but target the companies who sold these parts designed specifically for racing. The fight back was led by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) as the news quickly made its way around the automotive racing enthusiast community.