the sanctioning body needs to rent the track, provide safety and track workers and pay a big insurance bill. it can easily cost 25,000 for a weekend. most clubs are nonprofit, but need to cover expenses. its really not expensive-i saw someone mention a tune drag day at 20 dollars. how much track time do you get (10 runs equals about2 1/2 minutes?). at a nasa weekend you get about 3 1/2 hours on track, a private coach and about 2 hours of excellent class time. btw, instructors work for free in exchange for free track time and lunch.
he ran out of track, talent and ideas all at the same time