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  • Fine Tuning Our Starting Line Skills (Part 1) (#019)

    Our written guide to better reaction times for top bulb and pro tree competitors.

  • Using the Bump Down to Our Advantage (#029)

    In this day and age, just about every delay box is equipped with a "bump down" option. Should you use it? How? Luke provides insight from decades of experience (both his own, and from instructing other successful racers) in this written lesson.

  • How Tight to Set Up (#043)

    How close to a .000 reaction time can you aim for without significant risk of a red light? How far should you push? In this popular written lesson, Luke shares his tangible, data-based process for determining just how tight to set up.

  • Deciphering Reaction Time (#068)

    Knowing (within reason) your reaction time (in reference to your opponent) is incredible critical: it lays out a blueprint for how the rest of the run plays out. Luke details the necessary tools and procedures in this written lesson.

  • Struggling on the tree - is it me or the car?

    Bouncing around in RT? Could you be the weak link, or is it something mechanical/electrical? Luke explores some common possibilities in this video lesson.

  • Pre-Race Routine

    Possibly our most popular video training. From the seat of his Vega, Luke details his personal pre-race routine, demonstrates his sequence of actions, and explains his reasoning for everything that he does on the starting line.

  • The Nuts & Bolts of Improving Reaction Times

    One of our most viewed video lessons: the key elements of consistent winning reaction times!

  • Taking Advantage of Auto Start

    One of our most viewed video lessons: the key elements of consistent winning reaction times!

  • The Value of Aggression

    As racers, many of us view aggression as a bad thing. According to Luke, it's not. In fact, as he explains here, it's the most important attribute you can have as a driver.

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Practice Time

    So, you own a practice tree. And you use it. But it feels repetitive - and more like a game than an exercise... In this training, Luke walks us through exercises and techniques designed to get the most benefit from our practice time.

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

  • The Importance of Staging

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

  • Bottom Bulb 101

    Justin outlines the basics of hitting the bottom, and the four ways you can do it.

  • Tire Pressure vs Reaction Time

    Justin answers the common questions about changing the car to adjust reaction time. In this video, how to deal with tire pressure for it.

  • Breaking Bad Habits - Starting Line

    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.

  • Pre-Race Routine

    Possibly our most popular video training. From the seat of his Vega, Luke details his personal pre-race routine, demonstrates his sequence of actions, and explains his reasoning for everything that he does on the starting line.

  • The Nuts & Bolts of Improving Reaction Times

    One of our most viewed video lessons: the key elements of consistent winning reaction times!

  • When to Hit the Gas

    When racing on the bottom bulb, Justin provides his thoughts on exactly what you can do with your right foot during the entire staging and launching process (especially for guys on a two-step).

  • The Value of Aggression

    As racers, many of us view aggression as a bad thing. According to Luke, it's not. In fact, as he explains here, it's the most important attribute you can have as a driver.

  • How to Focus

    As drag racers, the constant goal is to reach an elevated state of acute, intense mental focus for a very brief period of time (once we stage), on a regular basis. In this popular video lesson, Luke share the tools that he uses to help do so.

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

Additional Related Training

  • 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.

  • Developing a Positive Routine (#003)

    All great racers have at least one important thing in common: they perform meticulously regimented pre-race routines. In this written training, Luke details not only the importance of routine, but also some tricks and hacks to make your on-track routine unflappable.

  • The Effect of Traction on Reaction Times

    How much does tire spin impact reaction time? Luke tackles that subject in this video lesson.

  • Practice Demonstration

    Luke details how he utilizes the PortaTree NexGen along w/ the Portatree Transbrake Adapter to practice inside his race car. Walk-through video includes his personal routine, tips, and tricks.

  • What I Learned (Day & Night)

    A deep dive from Luke on his own personal RT variance from day to night, and more importantly: how he was able to pinpoint it.

  • Breaking Bad Habits - Starting Line

    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.

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