I support RA but have the same concern. How this for an idea. NASA does the club/divisional type events and RA does the Pro/National events. But all withcthe same set of rules. Give that one some thought.
We have had competing sanctioning bodies in the past. We have them now. A rally is a rally is a rally. If you are doing it because it's fun, it shouldn't matter whose name is at the top, or what "class" you wind up in. If you are looking for a championship, a whole 'nuther set of considerations come into play. If you are organizing a rally, the choice of sanctioning body becomes a meshing of philosophy and support. There are issues of workers, and what they will come out for; there are myriad other issues, both large and small, which drive the decision of a committee where to place their 1000s of hours of volunteer work.
I have my personal feelings regarding this, but I support the efforts of any organization that works to continue and further our sport. I do know from up close experience that Doug Havir and the entire RA crew are dedicated, hard working folk who actually have the best interests of our sport as their driving force. I have no doubt the motivations of NASA are the same.
I agree and that's fine if they have the same set of rules. But if there's more than 1 organization, the odds are there will be differences in rules and that becomes nothing but a big pain to worry about meeting both set of rules. Even in the "CARS accepts SCCA as long as you bring along the rule book", I got bit this past year. The less number of organizations the better. Even for workers and organizers (although not as critical as for entrants).
For 2004 NASA accepted current log booked SCCA cars. It was best to have a rule book for tech in case there were qustions. I would imagine that NASA will also accpet current log booked Rally-America cars for 2005+