agreed on everything you said, especially the working first part! we almost always have a lunch break and then get 5 more runs each so either way i learn a lot from others. i prefer to work first either way. (spoiled, we get 10 runs each minimum every event except nationals and prosolo.
i am looking for a second set of wheels and tires as we speak, i don't want to go too cheap on tires since when purchased new they aren't too too much more for a decent set. i'm looking at this set up that will be 1k mounted.. it may seem like a lot but if i'm going to spend 300-400 on a used set i might as well invest that much in a new lighter wheel and tire that i actually want. (just crazy that way..)