For anyone who hasn't seen it, Diecast 64 made an announcement on his YouTube channel that is relevant to this post. You should go over there and check that out. While you're there, take the time to thank him for all the hard work he's done and for the contribution he's made to the hobby.
Like many people here, I got into the hobby watching 3dbotmaker back in 2019 but what really kept me around was the enjoyment of building and racing diecast cars. Particularly straight track drag racing. Why? Because that's where you can test your skills of building speed against the best in the business. Many of the hosts and racers I began watching just two years ago are either not doing much racing now or not around at all anymore.
While the hobby is growing, the places to race modified cars in the drag race format are becoming fewer and fewer. It's a tremendous amount of work and very time consuming to be honest and doesn't seem nearly as popular as watching a 3dbotmaker type of race with commentary, themes and storylines. It seems this may be the trend going forward.
Don't get me wrong, there are some of us diehards still out there and thank you to those of you who support what I and other drag race hosts have done. I've not yet had a problem filling a race but you have to wonder where the current trend leaves the competitive drag racing part of the hobby going forward. I hope it bounces back someday.