Originally posted by MNbiker
Personally, I wouldn't bother getting special tires for racing, if all you plan is a limited number of events. Heck, even the stock RE-92's are excellent to learn on. Lower-grip tires tend to be easier to learn on, as they break away more gradually.
As for ripping up tires, you shouldn't have problems at shorter autocross-type events, if you do two things: 1. inflate your tires to somewhere in the mid 40's cold. 2. Get a GOOD alignment - make sure the shop gets you as much negative camber as possible in the front.
Track racing's another story - you can eat up street tires pretty fast on a track, due to heat buildup.
I think I'm beyond the beginner learning stage to the point where crummy tires would just piss me off... I've done a lot of racing on karts and a friend who was an instructor at Proformance race school will be helping me figure the car racing thing out so I think the RE92's would wear out their welcome in a hurry...
thanks for the info guys!!