To address the other thing you mentioned…. Paying money. In the end it takes money to win money. Once that is the case racers like myself lose all interest because I cannot compete at that level. This is a hobby for most, once you introduce money I am not going to deal with the a– holes that come with it. I would put money on it that there are far more of me then the a–holes. If you chase all of us away who are you going to race? Racing is a bore when just a few show up.
Yes this is a huge generalization and is more then just racing inspired. If you want money, go race in one of the regional events where $2500 in expenses, just to compete, is a drop in the bucket.