I like this bit.
"According to one of the team managers, who asked to remain anonymous, AMA Pro Racing asked the teams to keep their riders from speaking out negatively about racetracks because it could hurt events and ultimately the sport."
Talk about hurting the events. How about having an uninteresting premier series by turning a blind eye to TC and then allowing it for everyone in the middle of the season. So the teams that don't have it don't have any time to get TC working for their bikes.
And as far as tracks go. It is embarrassing seeing the state of US tracks compared to European tracks. Open discourse about the condition and safety of tracks is the only way the tracks are going to get changed. Seems most of the owners of the tracks get embarrassed into doing the upgrades.
If you gotta ask you can't afford it.