That raised lip does travel down the tread. You can see it on the bottom right of the last picture. The last track day I couldn't keep heat in the tires before the high side. overcast, low temps, slow pace and then rain, so I no doubt struggled with grip. I'll just leave the geometry as is for now. I still plan to work with the suspension guy at the track being it hasn't been professionally setup since installing valves and shock. I'm interested to see the difference in the SP vs. SC, from the sound if it, they are alike in tread pattern and not much else. Thanks for the input.
2004 GSXR600 (Track)
2009 Ninja 650R (Street)