yea? I must be stupid or something then, I bought cap tires made for a touring car, bought a bunch of them at $35 ea. I remember one order that was $750. But, I wend 2 years undefeated running a touring car against pan cars on Oval(although not on-road) and when I sold them to a guy in Tenn, he called me several times wanting more.
But I would say that for on-raod, $40 each for a tire to play in the rain is steep. Then again, if you wanted to run your car in the rain, $40 would be nothing compared to the cost of bearings, electronics and anything else you would take a chance of destroying with water. Like if the engine sucked some water into it.