PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS “Going Green”

Partnership with Global Emissions Systems will lead to a cleaner environment with emissions reduction incentives for drag race series…….
The Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series is taking positive steps in reducing smog and greenhouse gas exhaust emissions.
This initiative in “going green” is under the guidance of Global Emissions Systems, Inc. (GESi®),, a world leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of emissions control systems for fuel burning engines.
Eric Latino, President and CEO and one of the founders of GESi®, is a regular competitor in the PMRA, and is spearheading this effort with the three drag race series.
“Our goal is going fast and going green,” said Latino. “There are many ways we can follow greener practices at the race track.”
GESi® technology is effective for any type of engine whether it is spark, rotary or compression, and works with all commercial fuels including gasoline, propane, natural gas, diesel and bio-diesel. This technology can be installed at the time of manufacture or can be retrofitted to replace the stock factory muffler.
While this technology can be applied to race cars, there are many other aspects where emission reductions can be applied during a race weekend.
“We as racers have to be more considerate to the environment,” Latino noted, “such as following greener practices by returning our soiled rags or wipes and oil or any fluid containers and returning them back home or to our shops and properly recycling them. 
“The practice of throwing them in waste bins at the track where this toxic waste ends up in landfill sites eventually contaminates the water that we drink. We also need to recycle our water bottles, pop cans and other disposable containers.”
Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for the three drag race series, said the environmental commitment will become an important aspect of racing, adding he is pleased this issue is being addressed. “We are glad to be playing a role in the reduction of emissions and waste in auto racing,” said Mehlenbacher. “It is an important concern to all of us. We have to embrace and practice these new technologies for future generations. We will work with Eric and GESi® to implement these programs.” 
Global Emissions Systems will also be working with the teams of the PMRA, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the PBSS in other ways to reduce emissions.
“Another concern is the exhaust from most of the generators that we use to power up our motorhomes as well our trailers that have no exhaust treatments,” Latino continued.
“Most of the exhaust fumes pose a health risk and there are exhaust after-treatment systems that reduce the toxic and greenhouse gases by over 90 percent, technology that is available from Global Emissions Systems. 
“We look forward to working with the teams in this education, and providing these systems.
“I believe we as racers can contribute greener practices at the track. The time has come, and we as members of the PMRA, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the PBSS must be pro-active.”
For more information contact Eric Latino at or Bruce F. Mehlenbacher at
For more information contact Bruce F. Mehlenbacher at
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