You don't need traction bars on the front to road race.
Learn throttle control and driving techniques and you will do fine. I don't run anything on mine but stock sway bar and 300 lb springs on the front. I could probably use a set of 500's up front to eliminate nose dive. I put 260/255 to the front tires also.
2009 EMRA Time Trail Tuner Under Champion
2010 EMRA Time Trail Tuner Over Champion
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 S2 with PWSC 265 whp