Bill the reason that people associate bmx with tricks is because that is what they see on tv. Instead of ranting over the things that we do here, What we really need to do is get racing on tv. Changing things at the local level will effect the rider count but will not address your question. I have a few questions.
1. Why aren’t both the NBL and ABA breaking down the doors of the Dew tour to get racing shown?
2. For that matter Why isn’t it a category at ALL of the Dew tour stops?
3. Why isn’t racing a staple at the X Games?
4. How do we get these questions answered?
5. Once answered , how do we fix it?
There are more questions but I am ignorant and probably don’t know what I am writing about