Currently looking for a good team since my team is so slow at races, only person that did something was a co-leader that was obnoxious to everyone and ended up leaving the team. I ended up being co-lead with someone else since there wasn't any other co leader. We are still stuck at 5/15 people for food collections since people are so inactive. This team has not gotten any race monsters ever since Mop and we only have 22 people in the team.
I wouldn't mind spending gems on the team race as long as other people are spending too (and not just freeloading from a few people)