i want to bump this convo back up... Jared, i hope things come together for you soon. i have passed along your request to a couple of folks that inquired about becoming team members on the facebook page.
regarding teams that have signed up - commitment is there, and entries are being held in escrow. info on that is available at the time of entry, but you can rest assured that (lessons learned) the money is safe and refundable under specific circumstances. i don't speak for the Board, which includes people who were impacted by what happened to the event years ago, but the fleet has very real advocates that are committed to protecting the newly-constituted event, its reputation, and the participants.
event planning is proceeding in earnest. i hope that the successful completion of the 2019 event has put to bed much of the understandable skepticism.