I was a club/track director until last month. I sold my interest in the track for several reasons.
1: Personal Health Conflict, I've had cancer for two years and when I do treatments, I'm broke $$$ and tired and sometimes out of state for months. Now im having that funny feeling I need more treatments
2: I Love Racing, and managing a track took the fun out of racing since I had to focus on the running a race.
3: The racers created problems wanting: We want these race class, we want these amenities, we want this location but there were only a few committed racers to justify any changes $$$.
That being said. Running a track should be a fun and positive experience for everyone including racers. Just like any small business it requires alot of unpaid hours.
Sometimes the best approach to racing is just keep it simple and hold your own when racers begin to "want"
A few personal insights.
When racing "toys" like the RC18T or Losi Sliders I think it would be best to keep them boxstock little or no changes allowed!!!. It is amazing how expensive a cheap $179 RTR can become in a few months. By time I upgraded my RC18T to be fast for the silver can stock class I realized that I one spent $400 and secondly made the other racers want to quit becuase there were 2 or 3 racers that were very fast. I should have just applied that $400 to a competitive 1:12 pancar or 1:10 oval car and let the others have their fun just driving.
Don't get hung up on rules or multiple classes. Too many classes splits the interest in racing. Too strick of rules limits the number racers wanting to abide by those rules. It maybe better to allow some concessions to the rules, but in most cases a simple weight, motor and batter limit is enought to keep things in check. Just post "NO FUNNY BUSINESS WHEN WRENCHING ON CAR: All changes to car must be fair and continue the good sprit of racing within the class rules."
Try to keep races to three class features that range in price and speed on a race day. Oval Example: Losi Sliders(Box Stock), 4-Cell Sedan Oval, 4-Cell 13.5 Oval.
There are two type of racers: Those that want to race unconditionaly, and those that won't race unless everything is their way. Face it, If a racer wants you to change the track/classes/ or rules for them before they race, will that be they only time they play that card or will they try again later to change things? Will that racer even show after changes are made? Racers that race unconditionaly are the racers that deserve to have their input heard.
Let the racers know that PARTICEIPATION COUNTS, if a racer wants a say in how things happen, RACE.
Let the racers know that even with paying track fees, it maybe expected of them to share the load of work around the track. Things need to be cleaned, repaired, moved, shoveled, ect.
I think that about covers my personal experiences.