Don't do a smokey burnout on street tires, its just going to make them spin easier. And make sure you drive around the water box. Get some drag radials, and they'll help a ton with the traction. Wouldn't try slicks yet, you may frag the diff and it can get a bit hairy on the big end running a bias-ply/radial tire mix on the car, will be like skating on ice. Get some good drag radials, they'll help a ton with the traction and work well on auto cars.
Also run a copper plug on the spray, don't run platinum and definitely don't run iridium - they burn hotter so detonation is a bigger problem.