WOW! Check this out...Mammoth is refusing to put up pro purse,refusing to split entries with us(so the entire cost would be on us) and refusing to put any agreements at all on paper...so we sent a letter declining their proposal...we refuse to have our guys pay for nothing so they can laugh all the way to the bank, like they usually do. Now NORBA is flipping, even though the National Championships are their responsibility, not ours, and all these guys making way too much money want to know why we won't finance the whole thing just so 10 riders can show up(no purse=no pros) and we can take the hit for low attendance. And get this!... they're spending $10,000 to move equipment and personnel to the trials finals in their main village center for god knows what, and won't cough up $1000 per bike for the pros! Their stance is:why give the trialsers money when the xc and dh folks don't get purse and that they're actually trying to HELP US by putting us center stage. Our stance is: if you won't do anything for our riders, we won't do anything for you and we don't care about our guys being your personal dancing bears. Stay tuned...we're still playing phone-tag trying to get the purse guaranteed before we commit. NORBA has agreed that amateurs purchasing licenses would only pay $25, so at least we’ve nailed down one detail for you. For pros wanting to purchase a license, we’re still trying to get confirmation of ½ cost as well. There’s also the possibility that Mammoth will contract another promoter with the same proposal presented to us, so don’t cancel yur tickets yet.