From what I hear Sterling got the call. Good for Mike. Bad for Baker,Koury,Ilmore,Phaff,Teague,ect......... Is this good for the sport? What are they going to do after spending all that time and effort and RND?All these people sent there staff and families to the races. That will be gone.
I am not a registered racer but I am a manufacturer that has already had to deal with this type of ruling.
Cost on a multispeed is not that high and would be cheaper by now if we were allowed to race it. Developing a product is much quicker when there is a racing deadline. Cost is not why it was banned. Reliability is not why it was banned. Why was it Banned?
Competition breeds innovation and speed. If you do not allow small companies to play the game the end result is in 50 years you will still be talking about you how much it cost you to fix your pleasure boat after a weekend of boating.