I'm not sure if this helps the conversation, but in college I asked a similar question. Why slide a car in rally, when clearly there is less traction while sliding? The answer from was this: "In off-road racing, the driving slides the car because the grip is constant. Instead of worrying about which moments he is about to lose traction in an unpredictable way, he slides the car, so this friction is constant, allowing him attack the cornering and be in control the whole time" I summed that up, but you get the point.
Instead of worrying about breaking loose, which can be very hard to do on slippery surfaces, his theory was to just do the whole race at a constant kinetic friction level, and be consistent. Food for thought, not sure if that helps!