I've been hearing this consistently from the long-in-the-tooth folks at WMRC; the number of racers showing up year-over-year is going down. As someone who just got their novice race license and who wants to keep racing for the long-term I feel like I need to figure out why by asking the folks that enjoy going fast, but don't show up to race.
I've seen two seasons of race students come through (me being in one of them) but very very few of those people actually show up to race again.
What's up? Where else are you going for track days or races? Are people just not riding as much in general? Are people having a hard time justifying the costs? Can't stand the other racers? Don't feel like you're getting the support from the folks that have been doing it a while? Your friends tell you you're crazy?