Road, when I would do to clean em is just dump the clutch at about 2000 just to get the tires loose and then I floor it for about 2 seconds. Basically just to get the crud off of them. I normally have time to do this 2 times because I am not doing this huge burnout in the water box like the guy beside me. You don't need to smoke the michelins, just a good cleaning. But I would think that street racing has its own rules. No super pro's going down the track before you; nobody putting down adhesive on the track etc...This is maybe why launches at 2800-3000 are causing your wheel spin. Don't sweat it, I have wheel spin on a street romp too. I have found that 1800-2200 rpms dumps are fine for the street. Even if the guy gets out before you, you can always catch em (most of the time)
Road, if there is a drag strip near your place...hit it. You will see such a difference. Get your confidence up, and throw down some 12's. My biggest worry when I went to the track the first time with the Viper was that everyone was going to expect these world record times.
Fortunately the Viper has established itself in the racing community
, and the guys know what the car will do. When I was in the high 12's the veterans from the track walked over and said "having trouble hookin' with those pilots eh"? I said "bigtime". He said "just keep practicing, that car can run the high 11's".
This sort of took the pressure off because I knew the big runners respected the car and knew it was just my inexperience, so I was able to concentrate on good shifts and 60's. Like I said, what a difference 20 or 30 runs will do for you.
Still am surprised about the Kumho's sliding like that...they are supposed to hook like hell.
Be curious to know what the other guys think.