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Learn about driving the finish line 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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  • The Finish Line (#005)

    In this lesson, 5x NHRA World Champion Justin Lamb talks about how easily we develop bad habits on the starting line (often without even realizing it); how to identify these bad habits, and utlimately how to break and overcome them.

  • 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.

  • Finish Line Technique

    Video lesson on the actual principles of finish line technique. Complete with on-track footage, illustration, and explanation from Luke)

  • Finish Line Strategy - The Driver

    Video lesson on one of the core finish line strategies: The DRIVER (complete with on-track footage, illustration, and explanation from Luke)

  • Finish Line Strategy - The Spot Dropper

    Video lesson on one of the core finish line strategies: The SPOT DROPPER (complete with on-track footage, illustration, and explanation from Luke)

  • Becoming a Monster (Part 1)

    A video follow up the "Monster" driver detailed in written trainings, this two-part series walks through the tools necessary and the advantages to truly taking your game to the next level (and becoming, in TIBR terms) a Monster!

  • Becoming a Monster (Part 2)

    A video follow up the "Monster" driver detailed in written trainings, this two-part series walks through the tools necessary and the advantages to truly taking your game to the next level (and becoming, in TIBR terms) a Monster!

  • Game Planning (1 of 3)

    The first installment of Luke's popular 3-part series detailing (and simplifying) the fine art of finish line driving.

  • Decision Making (2 of 3)

    Part 2 of Luke's popular 3 part-series on Finish Line driving. The topic: Decision Making

  • Execution (3 of 3)

    The final installment of Luke's popular 3-part series detailing (and simplifying) the fine art of finish line driving.

If you purchase the Master Course, you get lifetime access to the 10 most important tutorials about finish line driving. Sometimes, we swap out updated versions of tutorials to make sure you’ve got the newest, most up-to-date information.

Additional Related Training

  • 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

  • Giving Yourself Options (#010)

    In this written training, Luke discusses the value and necessity of incorporating downtrack options into our pre-race gameplan.

  • More Options (#011)

    A follow up to written training 10, Luke expands on the premise of giving yourself more down track options, and how to best implement them.

  • Strategies for Inconsistent Cars (#012

    So your car isn't very consistent/predictable? Obviously, we need to work on that in order to make sure you've got the best possible tool for the job. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen overnight! In the meantime, Luke focuses on the tools you can implement to have the most success when you don't necessarily trust your equipment.

  • The Dialer Revisited (#016)

    TIBR's three core finish line principles: The Dialer, The Driver, & The Spot Dropper have been discussed at length in our written and video lessons. In this written entry, Luke clarifies some common misconceptions regarding the "Dialer" strategy.

  • Racing Similar Speed Opponents (#049)

    While many racers struggle as the slower car, and some struggle as the quicker car, MANY racers have come to us saying that they make the most mistakes facing similar speed opponents. Luke tackles the subject in this written lesson.

  • The Perceived Advantage of Speed (#060)

    Racers constantly want to go faster. We justify that want by identifying it as a competitive advantage. Is it? Luke weighs in with this written lesson.

  • Introduction to the 3 Basic Finish Line Strategies

    The TIBR curriculum is largely built around 3 basic finish line strategies: The Dialer, The Driver, and the Spot Dropper. In this video, Luke introduces these 3 strategies and gives some insight to the advantages of adopting each situationally.

  • Front End Overhang

    What trips the finish line beam on your vehicle? Your opponents? These are critical bits of information, that are not always easy to determine. Justin Lamb explains in this video.

  • Lifting Early

    Struggling to accurately and consistently execute at the finish line? In this very directed lesson, Justin Lamb talks about a tool that helps him immensely: when, where, and how to "lift" when you're holding and/or realize that you're comfortably ahead.

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