TAG and shifter counts are an interesting thing. I feel bad for not supporting the event this year but I’ve been to the Rock many times. Back in 2000-02 this was our big event of the year. Everything ramped up to the RIGP. Shifter classes where big and very much national level. Last 5-6 years its been mainly to go because it was one of the few places to run a masters shifter.
James might be onto something. Honestly there is a bit of a been there done that affect for me and I’m kind of getting done with sprinting and more moving towards roadracing where the grids are big. I think maybe some changes are in order but then is it really Rock Island? maybe not. Maybe its just a phase of Briggs and Yamaha’s again for awhile.
I can see TAG numbers going down. USPKS, WKA, SKUSA, there is a lot of competition now for TAG entries. King of the Steets stock moto at 10 entries? Thats not good at all. The midwest shifter kart scene is a bit of a head scratcher though.