Posted By jlncc1702e on 10 Oct 2017 11:41 AM
As a heads up on Mid America, we have looked into it and it is under the domain of the Department of Homeland security. Homeland security would require that we send them a list of all attendees 30 days in advance of the event. Which means that we would have to close registration 30 days in advance and there would be no provision for walk-ups. Not a feasible option. The same is true for the large parking lot at Scott AFB where people tell me that we raced once upon a time.
I think Mid-America is very feasible if that's all we had to do. Solo Nationals registration essentially closes a month in advance and that's with 1300 people, using Motorsportreg just like we do. I would agree that it's not feasible for a standard local points event because it's too far of a departure from our normal routine. But a proper test n' tune, definitely. I'd pay $100 for a day on that surface, especially if it was two or three times a year.
For those of you who really want to experience driving on a great surface, do a national tour/prosolo/match tour. They are not nearly as serious business as it sounds and it's a great way to get to know some of the more hardcore competitors in the region. In a strange way, at least for me, it makes the flaws of FA and GMP more tolerable because I know I don't have to deal with them all the time. Granted this year I've taken that approach to the extreme.