Tim that was a great observation. Your right. I’ve raced the RIGP 8 times and participation from the shops has dwindled to nothing. Its not on any shops calendar anymore. Other high profile street races have come up and there are more racing options then there are racers. But your right for the most part its a do it yourself kind of event now. Most of all the shifter or TAG guys running a series are part of a large shop or team.
I was asking myself why I haven’t went the last two years. One year a job change. The next is basically having three kids under 8 makes it hard. This year I decided to do the CES full series. Other then the team participation I think the fact that the track has not changed and has gotten much rougher is a reason some don’t come.