Brian, relax man :)
I wasn't pointing at you or anybody. I had a good time racing once with you in Nov 2010 and know how much you love moped racing but couldn't make it last year being out of the country a lot, and I agree the budget is always a big problem.
You might have witnessed, as I have, a shift among mopeds riders in the past year. I haven't really seen fast bikes on the track or streets for a while.
People lost interest in moped performance in general in LA, you included when you told me you just wanted to build cool bikes not necessarily fast.
I'm cool with that. Nothing wrong about the new cool 45mph Tomos we're starting to see more and more on the streets .
My actions speak louder than words. I showed up at many events by myself in 2011 inviting lots of people to join me but nobody showed up. You're wrong about the classes and probably missed what was discussed on my blog and mopedarmy at the beginning of the season when we talked about building classes to let any moped rider play, OPEN (which always kill an event in the long term discouraging the slowest), 50cc varaited to level up the field for long term succes, and even STOCK Tomos possibly with performance pipe. It didn't matter! NO moped racer showed up on the track, except for Tracy once in March 2011 1st race. There were no interest for moped racing in LA last year and since the polini cup died in 2010 because the OPEN class with monster bikes, those are the facts.
I'm not talking shit, I've already played that game last year to challenge people to come race me and it didn't even work.
This time I don't care, I was just being honest and reporting the facts based on my experience so that this race organization I'm trying to support doesn't get too pumped about moped racers coming in numbers.
This coming event is an OPEN class with no rules! so if you're in town and available bring your fast polini Puch moped and come play with us, and if you can't, spread the word among your friends. That's it.