Trackdays are getting more popular. From the people I talked to at the New York motorcycle show regarding doing track days, quite a few people are very interested in racing. If they do come to the track and ride with us, I am sure they will follow our steps and get into CCS racing. So there are a fresh supply of new racers.
On the other hand, a few racers I know are dropping out. Some didn't like it, some didn't want to race with the tough Expert competition. But I think for everyone that are not coming back, there are 2 more interested.
I do think the grids will be smaller this year in MA. So many traveling events, so many rounds, so bad of an economy, many people's race budget are smaller, and have to do more rounds, I think far away events are going to be not busy at all, and closer ones will be slightly smaller because people pick and choose the weekends. Or as mentioned above, go with the other Org and race 8 times and still have a chance at a regional championship.
I am committed to a whole season though, even Barber :) Even though I just moved 2 hours farther away from every track that I go to :-/ see ya at the races