So I will add a conflicting view point here in regards to the sportsman classes in regards to utv classes (and admittingly I am a bit biased here)
SxS classes have 5 oem's represented (Yamaha, CanAm , Polaris, Arctic Cat and Honda) CanAm and Polaris have expressed interest in being cooperate sponsors, Yamaha provides 10k to the winner of the mod class and 15k to the winner of the pro stock class provided they are racing a Yamaha. So you have two multi national corporations providing the series funds to grow, build, and maintain what they have. If Ford and Chevy were to do the same - payouts, entry fees etc would all be effected in positive manners The SxS classes pump a drastic amount of money not only into the series but into the venues as well ( Crandon I teched 61 pro stock and pro mod SxS - and I still had 4 more classes to tech - the car counts are staggering in comparison to other classes)
Ford and Chevy were at Crandon , and the hopes and thoughts are they they will come on board to offer more support then that already do for the future of our sport Looking at the sportsman truck classes for example- How many trucks out there look like they survived WW3, no branding on them (for Ford, Chevy) how many of them unrecognizable for the average Joe. From Chevy and Fords standpoint - how do you pump an influx of cash into those classes when the return on investment for marketing (because lets face it as racing is used for marketing and its a business , you need to justify spending the money) when you have a sheet metal nose, no branding stickers (headlights, grill design etc) like the pro trucks use , hell even stock cars run a fiberglass nose with chevy or whatever on them. I understand its a low buck race program but becoming upset when you dont get the time you deserve - the series simply cannot afford to from a business standpoint.
The thing is - Isoc/Champ whatever you want to call them - are giving us all a place to race , but in order to do that they have to make sound financial decisions in order to not fall into the same 2 year cycle the former brands fell into. I can tell you going into 2022 Champ is going to continue to grow , continue to build and continue to be the series in the midwest with meetings that have occurred between the President, Series director , All technical directors (sportsman included) and race directors they are looking at 3-5 years in advance. Something that Al McMillin (who has seen it all in midwest short course) has said has never happened before.