I perfer a Bias Ply Racing tire over a Drag Radial for many reasons. 1. Bias Ply tires weighs alot less then its radial counterpart. 2. The sidewalls are wrinkle wall and easier on the driveterrain and launch better. 3. Bias Ply street slicks, or slicks are stickier.
All motor 22" slicks are a great idea. I would recommend M&H or M/T for tires. I have a set of M&H Street Slicks(Street/Strip ~23x8) and they are a great tire for an all motor car. My 13x8"/23x8" drag combo is 12.5lbs lighter then my street set-up which is already a lightweight rota slipstream set-up. A 2.3L Duratec should light those up in the burn out box no problems.
There's no embarrasement running a slick or street slick on a street car, street tires belong on the street not on the track IMO. If you want to get the most of your set-up buy a set of street slicks or slicks.
Just keep in mind Radials are heavy but you will get more mileage out of them and they don't feel like they are floating if you use them on the street.
Keep your diameter small 15" wheels tops.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2
Full Bolt-On's, SCT VCT Tuned ECU, 3500rpm Edge Racing Stall, 205/60R13 M&H D.O.T Street Slicks