Haha - no you'll be putting those on Ted's car! I'd like to thank Hoosier for the contingency program however.
I find it odd that we're focused on the issue of qual/race tires, as opposed to the real issue, which is that the tires aren't good past 4 or so heat cycles. Why not fix the problem instead of putting a bandage on it?
And whoever commented about 1/32 shaves, find another excuse. I personally never shaved less than 2/32, and usually went a light 3/32 so I could use those tires for practice days, AND THEY WERE STILL GOOD FOR 2 DAYS OF QUAL/RACING, PLUS practice the next race and then great for those tracks that needed tires 3 laps from cording.
The tire we have now is very expensive to run due to the limited heat cycles, and it has so much grip we are finding new ways to break/wear out parts. To top it all off, the added grip puts more emphasis on HP since it's easier for everyone to drive faster through the corners.
So what do you really want to solve?
Full disclosure: SMAC chairman, my opinions do not reflect anything to do with the SMAC unless specifically stated.
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