I believe there are racers who would like to race again (especially vintage classes) but don't because they will probably not be as fast as they used to be. Most people here will cut us grid fillers some slack as long as we are safe. There are past racers that post here but don't race. If you're my age, you are probably not going to be as fast as you once were. I have raced in WERA vintage or did track days a few times a year for three years and am now 61 years old. As long as we are safe I believe we are completely welcome. Due to multiple classes being together I may catch up with a better rider on a straight but don't pass so they don't have to deal with me two turns later. I am also careful to hold lines in traffic so if folks need to pass, I'm not an obstacle. I placed in motocross plenty of times back in the glory days. When I recently started to ride asphalt tracks it was discouraging that I was not at the front like I used to be for motocross. Another issue is I don't race often enough but I hope to fix that. I don't bring this up to whine, OK some, but I bet there are racers who don't race for the reasons I mentioned above. If our issue is we don't want to go slower than we used to, so what!! LET'S GO HAVE FUN ANYWAY!! I tell myself anyone racing a 30 plus year old bike deserves a metal anyway.