If your running on motor or nitrous you want the smallest diameter tires you can get your hands on. if you are turbo-charged you want a larger diameter tire.
M&H seem to be very popular as well among drag racers. I'm about to drop the Credit Card on a set of 205/60R13(~23X8X13) Street/Strip Tires. Basically Bias Ply Slicks with two grooves cut in them and a D.O.T Marking.
I bracket race throughout the summer in the Street Class which requires a D.O.T approved tire.
Just food for thought depending on what you are planning to do.
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