These issues below really make me disappointed in our sport! For the life of me I do not understand why this sport keeps shooting itself in the foot? Rules: We all know that if tomorrow they would allow 250 two strokes in the 250 pro class that would help the sport......... yet they do not! Allowing electric bikes to race right now can only help the sport! Why not do it? More stock rules would help reduce cost of the sport and slow down speeds so why not? Privateers struggle with the travel schedule where it goes to the east coast and then all the way to Washougal and back to the east coast again! These tracks should take the dates given to them! It is their biggest event of the year there is no conflicts with scheduling of the pro races at a motocross track! It seems like the schedule was put in to hurt privateers and help the big teams. Tracks: I went to a track this past weekend. They charged $20 for spectators for a practice day! $20? I explained to them that most of my friends, family, or new riders are not going to come here with these fees. They explained to me that their practice turnout last year was low so they need to make more money to cover costs. However, if your a track and turnout is low raising your fees is not going to help! Think about it! Get creative, communicate better with your customers, talk to different skill level riders and ask them why they do not ride the track more often! The time to raise your fees if when you have a good turnout rather than a declining turnout. Also over the past 8 years you watch the tracks build bigger and bigger jumps? We all know cost is a big problem with the sport but the next big problem is safety! Building bigger jumps is not going to help you get more riders in the future! I have heard so many riders say "I won't ride there because the jumps are to big" or "to many riders get hurt". I think a track can find a middle ground. Why not use jump combos that allow a slower rider to still jump and land on a downside yet at the same time the faster riders can just clear the whole section? Example: If you want to have a 125ft table top jump then why not simply put a half hump in the middle or a small step down point? Example: Instead of a 110ft triple why not make a double then a table top? The slow riders can double and the fast guys can jump the double and land over the table? Racing: 3 practice laps and then the motos are only 4 laps? We paid $20 gate fee, $40 race fee, $25 membership fee and you get a total of 11 laps over a period of 9 hrs? Tracks and promoters wonder why racing turnout is down in some areas? Folks it just seems to me that we can do more as a sport to bring the riders in and keep the riders! This is not that difficult to see when something is hurting the sport vs helping it. I want my friends to go to the track. I want to pay to support the track but pretty soon we will be seeing more riders drop out of the sport due to costs and safety. Why would you as a business want to do something to drive away more riders when you so desperately need them?