Some history: Short track racing at Town Run start due to Brian Bauer. He was on the Bikeline Racing team with me and he traveled to Boulder CO, where they had a big weekly short track race. He wanted to do something similar here in Indy. We thought about it for a while, looking for a location. While there were some challenges, we picked Town Run, as many mountain bikers already road there.
This was a team event. We had about 6 or 8 team members and each team member took a week to host the race.
Brian eventually moved to Colorado, and I transitioned from racing to advocacy. For a couple years I continued the short track under the HMBA flag, but eventually I became too busy to keep it going.
Here are some challenges:
1) The people who most want short track racing are those who want to race short track. But in order to host short track you have to give up racing the short track. There are a whole lot of things on HMBA's plate that would come before hosting short track. So is there a group of racers willing to give up some time riding to host the event?
2) If you want to have a short track race in the summer/fall, you really should be planning it in the winter and getting a plan in place. It is really too late now to talk about a short track race series this year. So who is willing to plan that far ahead?