I realize the question in the subject line has probably been answered sometime on this forum, but I was unable to find it. Is there a longevity benefit to doing a purposeful initial heat cycle on the SM7.5 using the method Hoosier recommends for the R7's? Is it common for racers to do this? It seems like I always see a lot of stickered tires in front of me on the grid, so maybe not so much?
I am just getting restarted in Spec Miata after a few years away. One of the main take-aways from my previous stint with an SM is that running other people's take-offs is ultimately kind of frustrating. In 4 years, I bought exactly one set of new Hoosiers. Now that I am retired, I haven't gotten any less cheap (or faster), but I would like to spend my money more effectively/thoughtfully. As such, I would like to optimize life of the new tires I am now determined to work with ;-)
Any information would be appreciated.