Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Central Florida
A good track separates cars with street tires from cars with slicks. They let the guys with street tires run, clean and dry the track and then let the guys with slicks run. I don't think anyone should have a problem with a guy with street tires having fun. They pay the same as everyone else. The problem is with the track officials being lazy.
As someone said here, I find it humorous when people lower their air pressure too much on street tires. I start at 28 lbs and then take 2 pounds out. If it doesn't hook better I go up to 30. If it does hook better at 26 I'll try 25, but I've never had better 60's with less than 25. It seems to be different depending on the surface, the prep and the temperature as to what works best.
I always do a small burnout to clean the tires. Again, anyone that has an issue with someone doing that doesn't have an issue with me, or any other driver, but instead with the track officials that aren't doing their job keeping the track clean and safe.