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I would run on street tires first few times running at DE events. You learn better and have more margin for error on street tires which are more forgiving than track rubber.
My opinion is track tires will mask bad habits and compensate for mistakes you make and this is prohibitive to proper learning of technique.
Street tires are more forgiving and allow you to learn to modulate slip angles and get a feel of the car at lower speeds overall which is better for your health and the car if you make a big mistake and spin.
I have a 79 930 turbo too, and have been driving DE for about 8 years or so. I still like to drive the first day of a weekend on my street tires to get the feel of the car before switching to track rubber.
Try to get a ride with your instructor in his car as can learn alot this way and learn the line of the track before making your run.
Who did the suspension mods on your car?
1979 930 Turbo....3.4L, 7.5to1 comp, SC cams, B&B intercooler, Snow Perf water/meth injection, Rarlyl8 headers, Garret GTX turbo, 36mm ported intakes, Innovate Auxbox/LM-1, custom Manually Adjustable wastegate housing (0.8-1.1bar),--running 0.7bar max
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