Is tire squeal in a corner good, bad, expected, unavoidable? I never thought about it until I drove Indy oval with the USF2000 DX11. There, I found I did faster laps when I did not squeal the tires in a corner, and that got me to thinking (which is generally a frowned upon activity). It would seem that a squealing tire is one that is losing traction and grip. Most of the (well, actually, all of the time) I'm driving road tracks and I just added the oval because an oval setup was added to the USF2000. By the way, my race at Indy ended in shame. I had the pole, I was leading the race when a yellow came out iahead of me in turn 4. As I rounded turn 4, I saw debris all over the track. I hit something and went airborn. I saw only sky. When I came down I landed on the wheels and was able to limp into the pits where it took the crew about three minutes to fix the damage. By the time I got out, I was P21 (of 25), and that's where I finished the 20-minute race. I've never had debris on the track cause me such woe before.