The 2ct are not DOT race tires. DOT tires would be the dunlop 209, Michelin Power Ones, Michelin Power Race, or Bridgestone 003. Also remember you really should be using tire warmers with DOT race tires or you are wasting your money. I have not had a chance to try the bridgestones so I could not really say, but I have heard that they are somewhere between the dunlops and Michelins in handling. Personally I did not care for the PRs that I tried last year, it seemed like it took more effort on the turn in and transitions when compared to dunlops, but everyone is different. Also you will find the tire guys at the track will become your best friends!