I won't shy away from it. After finally doing a ProSolo in Toledo, I'm hooked and ready to do more. This are all great suggestions that I'll be thinking about while getting my car ready. Even if I'm running standard setup for these.I would not shy away from national or regional competition just because your parts have been judged inferior by internet experts.
Like, none of these CAM cars are fully prepared for the class (with maybe a few exceptions), and there is a lot to be learned from attending those events and growing the driver. Autox is still very much all about the driver, and not that much about the hardware. Yes, even in CAM.