I say more power to any indy race series that can stay afloat. The more races/venues the better, IMHO. I guess you guys HAD to do something over there, since Round and Round pulled back from western Washington, huh?
The only real drawback I see is from the race promoter's end, really. Since they don't have the power of NORBA's insurance backing, if liability issue happens, it could sink them instantly.
I'm not quite sure why so many people are down on NORBA, though. Yes it has its issues, but it is the only real viable sanctioning body. Dunno, I guess I just figure if you're going to race, NORBA licensing fees and stuff come with the territory. Maybe it's 'cause I came from a motorcycle background. Seems like every race, no matter how backwoods, in our state was AMA sanctioned - - if you wanted to race you had to have an AMA competition license, period.
I just wish that NORBA would get treated like a little less of a stepchild by USA Cycling.
(WA's dry side)