HA, HA, HA! Good decision, Pat! We've only been hearing reports on the search at annual meetings for at least 5 - 7 years.
The major selling point supposedly would be avoiding LRP & NHIS's yearly rental increases - neither makes any special prices just because it is SCCA.
The committee have a good idea of the costs & work involved running a track - supposedly have some manager volunteers.
I think it even involved possibly selling stock or ownership shares.
Here's a link to the committee's last press release/update: http://www.ner.org/News/newtrack.html