I'm sure someone else has noticed this or maybe mentioned it in one of the "how do we save/promote road racing" threads. I think the reason we dont get more young up & comers moving onto the world stage is because road racing is fucking expensive. I've known this for a while, but never knew how cheap the more popular brother of road racing, motocross was.... I've spent 3 days at the local mx park, and its cost me a total of $90. thats some really cheap practice. given that the bikes are also generally cheaper, and they crash really well (as ive found out), i can see why if a child was interested in motorcycle racing a parent would look into motocross. i know unless we either switch to bikes that make less than 80hp we're not going to stop going through a set of $400 tires in a weekend, so the question is what else can be done to cheapen the sport? why is it a trackday at Jennings is $130, and I can only go out in a group for 15 minutes at a time and have to wait 30 minutes between rides when I can pay $25 and ride one of 3 tracks from 10am-5p at will for as long as my body can take it (which isnt very long)?