We are just finishing our first season of racing. Lucky Dog has 5 races within 5 hours of Seattle (4 of them within 3 hours), so it's our major series, though we've tried to run both Lemons races this year, but the Lemons Gods seem to share the judges view of rotaries.
Anyway, while we've been running Dunlop Direzzas, we've heard nothing but great things about the RS-4. They're going to be a little cheaper, which is nice, and even though we've run 205/50/15's, the Hankook 195/50/15's area actually a slightly wider footprint. Go figure.
We're not the rebels that you hardcore Lemons racers are, so we don't mind the stickers and sponsors. We're just a 3 person race team, so total registration cost is only $900 ($300/driver, car included), where as Lemons is $1,380. So it's not so much a cheaper cost of tires, but that it allows the series to keep overall registration a lot lower.
Just my 2 cents. We look forward to someday running a Lemons race where we actually drive as much as wrench. Even having said that, Lemons definitely has a fun and mellow vibe that we've enjoyed. But we've also really liked Lucky Dog. Great people and organizers, rules really aren't too crazy from our standpoint. Actually, we've found Lemons is MORE restrictive in most ways.
OH, regarding the role-call at driver meetings? Yeah, sucks that some teams ruined it for everyone. But in truth, they just randomly call out two teams, and all drivers need to show they're present and accounted for. Everyone should be at the meeting, so shame on the people who got too lax about it.
Anyway, it's a well run but different type of series. Both are excellent in their own ways. Ones an orange, the other is some weird star fruit.