Interesting replies to the question of actually racing IN AZ. Because the other promoter is, and can, apparently work with the entities. They also have bike races in Flagstaff. How about working with the various short course venues? Mexico, especially Sonora, is becoming more inhospitable with all the cartel in-fighting. Be terrible for a family to get caught up in that. Besides, having raced in RP for decades, it never changes. Sand, sand, and more sand. Oh, did I mention the sand? Pt to PT was a welcomed change from sand, for about 75 miles. Then, more sand.
Actually, Indian land is only Indian land is still Federal land and the Tribe must still follow all federal land use regulations with regards to permit events like racing. NEPA, EIRs, etc... must still be done. But, if the tribe wants a race, it is more likely then will initiate the proper steps to get there. Not so much with federal agencies that have, for the last 8 years, been staffed with folks who support not having these events and do what they can to slow down/stop the process while in the works. Plus they get help from douche bag groups like the CBD and the Sierra Club who file many law suits tying up any movement towards solution for a decade at least. But I would still like to see some races in Az. beyond what is currently being run.