Assuming that was directed at me, Tester, I have no need for a “works cited” page, because the primary claim I made–that “better tread on rear” is designed to favor understeer versus oversteer–is openly touted by the proponents of the tactic as why they do it. Understeer is self correcting; oversteer requires a modicum of skill to correct.
And again, we’ve known this for a looong time; well before the “push” was made to change the SOP. Presumably, the Powers That Be decided we were even worse at “correcting for oversteer” than they had previously assumed, and changes were in order.
The only other claim I made was that “better tires to front,” strictly interpreted, forbids rotation. This is quickly proven via logic: drive with identical tires for 10,000 miles, then rotate. At the time of rotation, however, the fronts (on an FWD) have worn more than the rears, and rotating them would put (slightly) worse tires on the rear axle. Which is forbidden, if you take the recommendation literally.
What additional citation is needed, Tester? I’m accustomed to using the AP Guide to Style as my guide for annotation…will that work? Do you need a works cited page, or is parenthetical citation sufficient?