I guess rather than talking hypotheticals about the current and future owners, that leads to the question of how to grow the class beyond the existing field? It’s an indication of a poor state of affairs when the future of the class is questioned because one owner decides to not race or sells his plane.

Throwing more money at the purse isn’t a practical solution unless there is a confirmed sponsor. Letting sport planes is dangerous because of wake turbulence so that is out too. So how do you encourage and invite more owners of heavy, prop-driven planes?