Originally Posted by intehnet
Why would there be water on the tyres?
Because there is always water in the burnout area, it's supposed to be there, to make for starting a quick and easy burnout.
Tell the guy not to spray water on the track, or drive around it,
No can do, you have to drive through it, and for good reason, to do a small burnout.
i had a 13 second soarer that ran slower (had less traction, lower ET, v.similar MPH) after doing small burnouts on 255 sumitumo's...
That's very rare, and doubtful.
So long as the tyre has not been just sitting in the carpark for 2 horus it should be warm enough to develop decent grip...
But that's just it, all cars do sit for a couple of hours between track arrival and there first pass, and then at least another 30-40mins between all other passes.
In any case, it will only take 10-20mins for a tyre to cool below it's operating temp.
try both, try doing a small burnout and try not doing a burnout, it may completely depend upon the compound used in the tyre
I know where my money is.