A very interesting post. I like Pat w's comment best. However, sanctioning bodies have to make money to survive. But I personally believe they should be run like a not for profit corporation where the profits are reinvested into the sport for better promotions. The more you promote your sport, the more fans you attract. The more fans you attract, the more sponsors you get. The more sponsors you get, the more money you take in for promoting the sport. A very positive cycle for everyone, especially the racers.