I used a set of 265/35-18 Federal 595 RS-Rs ($138ea) on some 18x10.5 wheels last year for points events at my little local club for my '93 RX-7 with exhaust and coilovers in ASP.
Street tire award every event and top 5 in pax as well as overall points.
They worked well in our North CA cool climate.
They aren't very refined tires. They all separate the splice a bit in the tread cap, but keep working. They are loud, hydroplane in standing water, will take a bunch of weight to balance and never stop stinking.
I thought their sidewall was great with razor sharp turn in response in the fitment I had. Better than the 265 Hankook Ventus TD Z221 I switched to this year; though you can't compare the grip at all.