Actually, the strut bars would make those potholes even more noticeable, seeing that the Unibody won't be flexing as much. That's another benifit of strut bars, they give you a better tactile sense of the road.
You may want to get some nice aftermarket struts, ones that have adjustable dampers, that way, you can make them a bit softer for daily driving, and firm them up for the track.
Also, I would reccommend sport springs rather than coilovers, since the locking colars may wiggle loose with all the bumps and such, If you do go coilovers, make sure the ride height is maxed out, and you're running matched struts, so your strut doesn't bottom out and spring a leak.
Use factory rims and tires for street, those potholes can crack rims if you're running low-profile rubber and are not careful.
I have to deal with potholes in some places too, they suck.