First my plea
Get R/C in the limelight.
TV, Video, Radio, just more exposure. RC is addicting and something they should have a gum, patch, and drug to help me beat the addiction.
If more people see the sport and inexpensive RTR kits are available on site, I think it will grow
Second is the question
What is the purpose of ROAR
Why not just make the rule book and make all tracks use the rules within as a "guideline" That is all most tracks do around here any way.
Look at all the races that grow without ROAR. ie Snowbirds, CRCRC Midwinters, and Cleveland but still use the "guidelines" of ROAR.
Have a group of officials that decide what is allowed in its prospective classes and that is it. Make ROAR a body of the people and not an organization that I must be a member of to race for a "national title". Still have nationals but they are not ROAR's. They are the industry standard and run just like my club.
This "well it is not a ROAR race just a club race so I will run my IB3800" is expensive. Not only do I need to have good batteries for the nationals but different cells just to keep up at the local track.
These are just my thoughts and opinions. We still have fun and race every week at the track so stop complaining. We don't always get what we want in a President, Pope, Wife, Kids, Job, and so on. Why should racing cars be any different.
"It is just a hobby, Have fun racin"-Bill Stevenson.