So in an upcoming event we will be doing a green, white, checkered flag qualifying. As far as tires go Would it be better to have brand new never ran tires or scuffed maybe 3 light laps on them. Not even a hard heat cycle on them but just enough to take the shine off them. Btw we run YLC’s and qualifying tires have to be our race tires.
You have to take into consideration the engine/class and track surface. If you’re running tag or shifter and the track isn’t too smooth you should be fine with that amount of time. But if you’re running something lower horsepower like lo206 and the track is very smooth, probably not enough time to get full potential of them.
In general lo206 by lap 4 or 5 my kart is fine. Tag lap 2. That’s what I’ve found. So if you scuffed them in practice you should be fine.
I think you’re talking about Bakersfield. It’s not a very long track even though it has some winding sections. I’d scrub them a bit before qualifying. I’m still debating on going down for that race. Have to OK it with the wife.
I wouldn’t describe them as older. They would be brand new, not really even brought up temp. Just scrubbed on the last practice session to remove the shine. I might do a test this sat. Just might cost me a set of tires to find out.