I don't know what got me started pondering this, but I just started thinking about the issue of when to upgrade, etc. I mean, there are Cat 5's who seem to have been there forever, and I know that it's not unheard of at all for cat 4's to stay 4's despite having enough points to upgrade, or have the 25 pack finishes needed for the 4-3 upgrade.
What are everyone's thoughts on this? Should USAC take a more active role in upgrading people when they have enough races/points, or would that just take away from the fun of racing?
Personally, I feel like the highly experienced 5's, i.e. 20-plus races would be better off in the 4's, and I do feel some frustration with the odd sandbagger, but how active of a role do you think the USCF should take in this? I feel like there are pros and cons both ways.