Yes I cooked my right rear yellow MG as well in race #4!!! I am glad you posted this because I will contact Axcelleration Karting and see if they will credit me for a brand new tire !!!. I have been running MG yellows/whites/greens for several years in Road racing and I have never had an issue.
I did not know exactly what happend to Mike but I knew he was very fast as I was running with him. I can only think that some one hit him from behind as he tried to go inside on 11. It may have been Connor??