Update on the rims today:
The long and short of it: 84*F, not a great day for good times. 12.986 @ 107.51, sixty-1.964. 107.xx traps on all 7 time slips.
Good thing: the Nittos hooked each and every time (1.9 sixties all day). They were almost saying to me, "ho hum". Even with a brake-stall, no improvement simply because I do not have enough power to propel it to more than a 1.9 (on a hot day).
Everybody at the track digged the wheels, though.
So, I'm thinking this combo will really shine when I get the gears (3.45's) and the torque converter.
But any day racing is a good day.