Guys - I think that it would only be responsible to do any "controversial" class via pre-reg. Give a minumum entry, up front, and if you get enough then have trophies for that class. If they don't meet that in time, they can still race, but no trophies.
I think that's how Dana does it for us at Rev's big races. He asks us to have a number of pre-registrations so he can order trophies. If we don't have enough entries early, we can still race, but we won't get trophies.
It's completely fair.
It's what I proposed to ROAR earlier. Make our class pre-registration dependent. If we get, say, 15 entries then make us a national class. If we don't, then oh well, it's OUR fault. (note- 15 was just a number I picked out of my left ear. . .)
As far as Texas - it's a lot more central than FLA. I know people in FLA and might enjoy visiting it so I could see them, but most of us on the West Coast don't make enough dinero to get flights and that's a LONG way to drive. Texas is still a long way, but cheaper flights (I'm assuming. . .) and is actually a do-able drive.
Now - it might be a problem for the Northerners. TX is a long way from Minnesota. They may have chimed in and I just wasn't observant.
But, and I know that you two know this, you're not going to satisfy everyone. You're always going to have a sour apple. You're doing a great job - keep plugging on. Do what you can to make as many happy as is feasible and just let the sour apples be sour - you can't do more with them.
Keep it up guys. From what I've seen so far - you're doing well.
(note - when are you going to have some content on your site? I mean, you got it up yesterday. . .you should have a FULL site by now, right?