I can give a sh it about TV as long as I can race where the rules are fair and enforced, and the competition is intense. I am not a blind follower of the APBA, I was in Orlando as a skeptic and heard what they had to say and liked it. I was all ready to jump ship and race SBI exclusively. Now I will do a little of both.
It has been my experience both in APBA Offshore, snd racing APBA inboard that their rules, regs, infrastructure, and history are head and shoulders above the rest. The weakness has been in the leadership(I have only been involved for 4 years) with offshore.
If the new regime is the real deal, the foundation for success is there.