The Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) invites aftermarket suppliers to the “Turn Down the Volume Summit #2”, scheduled for March 15 at Pole Position Raceway, Corona, Calif. The event, an attempt to understand and diminish the role of loud exhausts in loss of OHV opportunity, will feature two keynote speakers and three roundtable discussions.
Steve Whitlock, MX/SX Series Manager for the American Motorcyclist Association, plans to discuss current and future amateur and professional racing sound rule enforcement and procedures.
Ralph Gonzalez, U.S. Forest Service Fire Program Leader for the San Dimas Technology and Development Center, will discuss spark arrestor certification, a proposed sound rule for National Forests, and the possibility of the U.S. Forest Service sound certifying exhaust systems.
Roundtable topics include discussions regarding an independent sound level certification program for aftermarket manufacturers; including providing a product's proven sound levels in all promotional materials; and the voluntary phasing out of certain products.
ORBA is a trade association composed of off-road related businesses united to promote common goals that support the prosperity and growth of the off-road industry. ORBA organized the Turn Down the Volume summit series in an attempt to stem closures and restrictions on OHV riding due to sound issues.
The first "Turn Down the Volume” summit was held in December 2005.
“Turn Down the Volume Summit #2” begins 10 a.m. March 15 at Pole Position Raceway, 1594 Bentley Dr. Corona, Calif. 92879; 951/817-5032; www.racep2r.com
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