Its extremly funny to see the crying about various prices to race or practice.
Without the tracks guys would not be shopping for the 400-500$ touring car kits, shopping around the world for the next newest item either. Without a track who the hell u gonna run it against? Oh im sure your neighbor will just roll his eyes when u have no track and your bashing down the street with your 2000$ in r/C race gear. On the street bashing because local track was 10-20$ too much for you to handle!
PS: This is generalizations, not pointing fingers at anyone. I see it here locally guys with all the latest gear complaining about location(too far) and price(too expencive)... What i find expensive is R/C gear being used a static models!!