After the club did everything humanly possible last season to increase the number of racers there was no improvement - this wasn't due to the weather or unfriendly pits. The race school and track days were very successful and subsidized the racing thanks to the efforts of many. A huge amount of work went into generating interest in the club, new business and income. You may think the club is flush with cash but a couple of poor turnouts due to bad weather could change that in a hurry. We don't have the greatest dates but similar to when the club was in it's prime at Mission. The trend is track day rider numbers increasing and racers decreasing. Cost seems to be the biggest barrier to racing which needs to be addressed somehow. There's been lots of discussion about classes and the WMRC becoming a track day club etc. but how many of you are going to come out to the track days and race every round rain or shine? We may get more racers from the race school moving forward but in the meantime I suggest you think about the club's survival if you want to race in the future. The club exec can't perform miracles, though I did see Jason Hanson in Church the other day. Our classes are currently set up for a club with 100+ racers not 30 to 40 depending on the day. I believe this needs a complete rethink to keep the racing interesting and the club viable. The following class structure is for discussion on how to deal with the low grid numbers per class, high cost of racing and generating more participation and revenue: Moto 1 (1:16+) Practice group #2 Previously - 600 Supersport/HW Twins, Formula Ultra, Open Supersport, Superbike Moto 2 (1:17-1:22) Practice group #1 Previously - Battle of the Twins MW, Formula Classic, Middleweight Superbike, MotoTT, Sportsman Moto 3 (<1:22) Practice group #1 Previously - 250 Supersport, Lightweight Supersport, Lightweight Twins Hybrid Practice group #3 General guidelines: Lap times are approximate but consistent breakouts would get riders moved up with points from previous class. Qualified riders could elect to race in a faster class. Track day format with rotating sessions - 2 practices and 3 races/class time permitting. Flat rate cost same as track days with early registration incentive. Hybrid riders pay nonmember track day rate. No gate fee for participants. Hybrid - 250cc+ fast track day riders. I expect a severe flaming from those who need corks surgically removed from their backsides!