A fresh set of Falken Azenis will serve as practice/lapping/rollers for storage rubber. The old set of 215's were over a decade old and were used for almost all of the development and testing of the car in 2003-2004, my driver’s school and a local “spec Miata” winter series of informal races in 2007ish. I think I got my money’s worth out of them several times over. They eventually got so hard that they never really wore any further past a certain point.
Yesterday was a double racer’s crack pipe hit with both car parts and new tires showing up at the house. For some reason, Discount Direct sent me tires from warehouses in two separate states, so the other two will show up later in the week.