PM "Student Driver" for an opinion. I just saw in a search that he has the same tires on stock wheels and has already autocrossed with them.
Well that will certainly be a very challenging autox.
I haven't been to one of these yet, but it looks like there's 1-2 very bright lights over the parking lot. Here are some pictures from last year's event: http://public.fotki.com/makofoto/solo_ii/notld/