For bike prep you definitely should go to the website of the outfit you signed up with and follow their guidelines. Coolant may not be allowed. They all vary a bit.
I'm not a BT guy (although they are fine tires I just stay with what I like). Pilot Powers or similar sport oriented tires will do fine on the track. They'll have more ability than the rider until said rider becomes a track day junkie and is passing more than getting passed in the middle group.
By far the most important advice to a new track rider is: be prepared, relax and have fun, and remember your key (you'd be surprised how many forget it).
Last edited by gotfz1; 09-18-2010 at 01:38 AM.