Best Track Day Tire for Gen1?

Randy Grein randygrein at
Tue Jun 17 17:36:33 PDT 2008

Jo, they don't chunk - and wear (for a modern race tire) is pretty  
good. We're a long way from the early days of supersport racing when  
'DOT Race' meant a death sentence in the rain. I've gone through  
several sets of supercorsas that were retired to the street (free to  
me tires are good!) and had zero problems - they even do OK in up to  
an inch of snow, better than the cars were. In the rain they stick  
better than the stock tires, ditto in the cold. You know what they're  
like when they get hot. (grin) I wouldn't pay $400/set for 6,000 mile  
tires, but when nobody takes them, nobody buys them (used) they're a  
better deal than anything else.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Jun 17, 2008, at 11:10 AM, Jo Rhett wrote:

> On Jun 9, 2008, at 3:40 PM, Erik Weber wrote:
>> I use the Diablo Super Corsas, and they are awesome, but they cost
>> more than $100 more per set even from a race dealer (somewhere around
>> $350), don't last as long (they are softer), won't work well if you
>> don't get them hot enough (too floppy), and *seem* to not last as  
>> long
>> if you don't use tire warmers to reduce heat cycling (I can't prove
>> that but my experience tells me it's true).
> With the price raise they are now like $400 a set, and I can  
> absolutely state that they last much longer with tire warmers.  Last  
> year I stopped using tire warmers at track days so that it was less  
> work to do, and I got only 5 days (1 race and 3 track days) out of a  
> set of tires.  I immediately went back to using warmers on the next  
> set and went back to 2-3 races and 4-5 track days per set.
> I've heard stories of people using DOT race tires on the street, and  
> I think they are insane.  I suspect I'd get 3 round trips to work  
> before the tire would chunk.
> -- 
> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA / AFM

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