Same Bias with the Elise and Exige. You have to understand what they are trying to do with Solo II. The kid with the Yaris wont come back next month if he gets his ass wiped. He will if he has fun, and sees his standing after PAX. Its all about membership dollars. If you have the money to play you will do track days, NASA or start club racing.
My wife and I both love Autox. I don't go there to win, I go there to hang out with other car enthusiasts. Most of the people in our region are AF, ARMY, govt. contractors or work for the Walmarts. I just happen to own 2 Loti. I have fun and rag my wife when she's not beating me.
No trophies, just bragging rights. People making 10 dollars an hour and have dreams too!