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Learn about the basics of drag racing with these tutorials. A paper icon next to the tutorial means it’s a written tutorial. A screen icon means it’s a video and audio tutorial.

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  • Reading and Understanding the Timeslip (#004)

    In a racing world increasingly filled with data (weather stations, data recorders, weather prediction software, EFI, and more), we often overlook and take for granted the vital information we're provided with after each round of competition: the Time Slip! In this written lesson, Luke details the time slip and how to ensure that we take every piece of applicable information from it possible!

  • Basic Race Strategy - The Dialer (#006)

    Within ThisIsBracketRacing, we break down basic race strategy into three core fundamental though processes. The first of which is detailed here. We call it: The Dialer

  • Basic Race Strategy - The Driver (#007)

    Within ThisIsBracketRacing, we break down basic race strategy into three core fundamental though processes. The second of which is detailed here. We call it: The Driver

  • Basic Race Strategy - The Spot Dropper (#008)

    Within ThisIsBracketRacing, we break down basic race strategy into three core fundamental though processes. The third and final basic strategy is detailed here. We call it: The Spot Dropper

  • Becoming a "Monster" (#009)

    In this popular written lesson, we tie together the three basic strategies (the dialer, driver, and spot-dropper) and explain how the most successful competitors are adept in all three facets, and (more importantly) understand when and why to utilize each specific approach.

  • What Will You Do If...

    This is a written lesson every racer should read at least once: how should you respond when disaster strikes. Walking through these situations now (in the calm and comfort of your home) provides the time and space to think through the RIGHT decisions and how you can execute them in the heat of the moment. Most of our lessons are meant to help you turn on win lights. This one is meant to help you save your car, and perhaps even your life.

  • The Math of Bracket Racing

    Start at the beginning (this was the first TIBR lesson EVER)! Before you can develop or execute a successful gameplan, you have to understand EXACTLY what it is that you're trying to accomplish on the race track. This written lesson can provide a huge step in that direction.

  • The Importance of Staging

    Our most watched video lesson! Luke walks us through the step-by-step, hands on process of precise staging and its importance.

  • Staging Games

    Luke's take on staging games might surprise you. He's pretty blunt in this brief but impactful lesson.

  • Focus on the Task at Hand

    This lesson from Justin Lamb focuses on the importance of compartmentalizing in the race car: Single-tasking to focus on one important thing at time.

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Additional Related Training

  • The Math of Bracket Racing (#001)

    Start at the beginning (this was the first TIBR lesson EVER)! Before you can develop or execute a successful gameplan, you have to understand EXACTLY what it is that you're trying to accomplish on the race track. This written lesson can provide a huge step in that direction.

  • The Importance of Staging (#002)

    Precise, consistent staging is incredibly important, relatively simple, and all too often overlooked. Luke details the implications (and practices) in this written lesson.

  • Pre-Round Preparation

    We spend a lot of time thinking about and refining our on-track routine. In this video, Luke details the key principles of a solid pre-ROUND routine: what boxes do we need to check between seeing a win light in round 2 and strapping in for round 3?

  • ELITE Log Book Training 2019

    I walk you through how to use our 2019 log book.

  • ELITE Log Book Training 2020

    How to use the ThisIsBracketRacing ELITE log book; complete w/ examples and a walk through from Luke

  • When to Hold (& Why)

    When & why should you dial slower than you can run? The art of "holding" (aka "sandbagging") in this video lesson from Luke.

  • Preseason Warm Up

    Justin Lamb on the value of a preseason test/warm up day.

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