having different series and promoters is notthe problem, the problem is too many dates with like class racing. if the series were built upon a stair step principle with beginner classes, sportsman classes, semi-pro and pro classes and they raced at different times, then car counts, etc...would not be the problem they are. people should be able to graduate up to a higher class as they develop skill and ability as well as the financial where with all to afford to do what they want. class 9 pays teh same entry fee as class 1 at score events, yet who is more likely to be able to afford the fee?
it was tried a few times in the past having some separation between the races. nascar has winston and busch and all the other support classes below them. they work their series so the races are on different days. it seems to work for the series and helps develop some space between the big name brands and the not so big name brands. i think that is one thing that turns some potential sponsors off to this sport. if there was a tv package, there is the possibility of "joes' garage and hubcap repair" getting just as much time on tv as taco bell or ford. the trophy trucks ran their own races for a while, but the low entry numbers made for some yawner tv when only 4 trucks were in it at the end. the huge gaps in fonoshingtimes also hurt the program because it is hard for the spectator(uneducated in the sport) to understand who won what class and why? they see a car come across the finish line and that is how they place cars. in shortcourse, nascar, dragracing, open wheel, etc...first place is usually the firts car across the finish line.
reduction of classes will help, but so will a new entry fee structure, races that cater to the spectator(and ultimately bring in more sponsor money for the racers), and some calendar control on race dates.
the grass roots are working now, with groups like pro dirt, pro 1600, protruck, etc...