Originally Posted by Joel Lagace
Dawn, I had asked our club years and years ago about why we did not go ROAR. The comment that was repeated to me most of the time was that ROAR does not hold "National" type races in EASTERN CANADA and that was a major reason for not making our club go that route. And also the fact that we would be sending our money out of the country for coverage we could get locally.
PS im not bashing ROAR just pointing out our situation and possibly alternate option. Im actually pro ROAR in recards to rules.
With that said here a few questions:
-IF more Canadian Clubs did go ROAR would that in away open the boarders to allow for larger ROAR events to be held in CANADA? (we do fine locally and Southern Ontario does attract some "NAME BRAND USA" talent to there big races)
-Once a club is ROAR, does every person that comes to race at that club have to be a ROAR member?
-If yes. Is there a single day coverage a person could get?
-IF no. IS the non ROAR racer at risk if he races or would he even be allowed?
Joel, funny thing about ROAR and Canada. I always hear that ROAR doesn't support racing in Canada but in all honesty, ROAR has nobody in Canada willing to represent the country or even parts of it. We broke up the Canadian territory into regions so several people could handle smaller areas and in the three years I've been on the Executive Committee, not one person has stepped forward to support ROAR racing in Canada. So, we have nobody organizing racing in Canada. Clubs are misinformed as I'm reading from your comments. Its a mess.
Sending money out of the country for coverage you could get locally.. yea, maybe... but not at the price - even with the Candian exchange rate on the dollar. ROAR's carrier is in the US - we can't change that. But, ROAR is the IFMAR sanctioning body for the US and Canada.
So, to answer your questions: yes, ROAR will support national racing in Canada if a canadian track would bid on one. Yes, ROAR will do everything possible to grow the membership in Canada if Canada had even one representative.
If a club goes ROAR, yes, each person on the track for that race day must be a ROAR member. Yes, single event passes are good .. they are $15.00 and if you get two, you just paid for a full year membership.
Again, ROAR single membership is 8 cents a day. Track membership is 8 cents a day to 18 cents a day.