Maybe so Andy, but due to the promoter telling the NMSC that they would only get 3 races at all meetings this year they were left with the option of restricting car numbers or running 2/3rds heats and no final. The latter wouldn't have been fair to expect people to travel for 2 races so they opted for restricted numbers and bookings offered on a rota basis if they were oversubscribed. With this in mind it was decided not to award national points on Kings Lynn meetings as it could have a negative impact on those unable to race, so all Lynn meetings just score points towards grid positions for a Kings Lynn championship. Therefore, drivers and their families are bound to prioritise other meetings that are carrying grading points.
I believe that several of those that didn't turn up cancelled during the week due to damage incurred the previous week or due to transport issues, and I am sure this would have been conveyed to the promoter.
He has a habit of playing politics as he did the same to F2 a few years ago, but to then slag off the formula over the PA when he has caused the situation is very unfair on the young drivers and the hard working committee and parents.