We didn't cover it until Shane was actually local and went to it. I'm sure many of you are aware of the slower market and how Touring isn't as popular as it once would. We had to cut back on some race coverage and since we cover the IIC and snowbirds (all which fall around the same time frame) we decided that we had enough carpet touring coverage in a short period.
There are way to many races, and because I'd rather give 10 pages to a race than to have little spreads of lots of races we cover you'll see a more focused race schedule from us this year.
It costs us the same to go cover a race not matter how many pages we give it, it becomes, I hate to use waste of time, but a waste of time for both parties. We have 12 issues and roughly 100 pages of editorial a month. I'd like to limit race coverage to 1 a month, but with so many classes we might have 2, sometimes we might have none depending on the time of year. But I can list like 30 races a year that are popular.
I will be announcing a new "idea" shortly, which may make local races more happy.