only a couple of companies care about grassroots racing. You look at the web sites and see who are the ams on there teams. 99.99999999999999% dont have amatures. “look a pro is riding my bike”. back in the day just about every bmx manufacturer had a support team then you stepped up to co-factory. how ever they did it most of them had three teams. the better you did you could go up to the next level. but it all started at the local level. NOT THE PRO LEVEL!