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  • 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.

  • Strategic Adjustments fort 1/8 Mile & 1/4 Mile (#017)

    Luke approaches 1/8th mile racing and 1/4 mile competition quite a bit differently. Should you? Plenty of food for thought in this written lesson.

  • When, Where, and Why? (#018)

    In previous lessons, we've focused on the core finish line strategies of TIBR: The Driver, The Dialer, and the Spot Dropper. In this written lesson, Luke connects the dots. What strategy best fits specific situations? And why?

  • Fluid Strategic Decisions (#028)

    Written training dedicated to the importance of adjusting strategy and decision making, with specific examples designed to help you apply the best game plan to each situation.

  • Find Your Specialty

    How should you approach the next round of competition? Justin Lamb begins with a simple discussion (that requires a great deal of personal accountability): what are you good at?

  • Track Prep Analysis

    Justin Lamb on how he determines (and adjusts for) track prep each round.

  • Strategic Flexibility Part 1

    In this 2-part video series, Luke focuses on the value of pre-race gameplanning that affords some strategic flexibility (part 1), and how to execute that flexibility on the race track (part 2).

  • Strategic Flexibility Part 2

    In this 2-part video series, Luke focuses on the value of pre-race gameplanning that affords some strategic flexibility (part 1), and how to execute that flexibility on the race track (part 2).

  • 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.

  • Keep It Simple & Focus on Your Strengths

    There's are things that we are each capable of on the race track. Most likely, there are many things that we're not capable of as well. In this popular video lesson, Luke harps on the importance of focusing more on what we can do than what we can't, using specific examples.

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Additional Related Training

  • The Dialer Revisted (#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.

  • Forcing Opponents to Race You Differently (#031)

    Written lesson from Luke about forcing your opponents' hand, and how that can work to your advantage.

  • Chutes & Ladders (#034)

    There is an art to qualifying and manipulating a ladder. In this lesson, Luke applies some basic principles for a variety of typical situations.

  • Analyzing Your Opponents (#039)

    How much value comes from a working knowledge of our opponents (in some cases, A LOT)? What, specifically, do we want to know about our upcoming opponent? And how can we utilize that information to our advantage?

  • Strategize for the 99% (Not the 1%) (#041)

    As we learn the nuances of the craft of sportsman drag racing, we tend to implement complex layers of race strategy. Often, that has value. But there is a point where we can easily overcomplicate the game to our own detriment. In this written lesson, Luke explores both the benefits of tricky manipulation, and the times to reign it in and focus on what we do best.

  • Discipline & Decisiveness (#056)

    Have you ever given the finish line back by .001 to be .04 above? Taken .050 to be .002 under? This written lesson is all about developing a mindset of discipline and allowing that discipline to cultivate decisiveness on the race track.

  • Keys to My Recent Bracket Success

    Recorded following Luke's monster 2016 season (in which he dominated the DragRaceResults Bracket Series, driving his two dragsters to the championship and runner-up finish in the season long points battle alongside several of the best bracket racers in the country). In this lesson, Luke talks about a change in strategy and approach, specific to 1/8th mile bracket racing, that he feels has benefitted him immensely.

  • 2018 Review - Strategy

    Our annual year-end review turns the focus on your previous season's performance in 5 critical areas. In this lesson, we talk about accurately evaluating your performance in terms of strategy (pre-round game planning). In it, Luke walks through examples from his own racing.

  • Top End Stop (Super Class)

    Considering defying the trend by utlizing your throttle stop at the finish line for .90 racing? Luke explains the benefits and pitfalls in this video lesson.

  • Numbers Game (Super Class)

    Drag racing in general is pretty math-heavy. No class moreso than the .90 categories! Between delay, throttle stop numbers, throttle stop ratios, weather figures, and more - the "super" classes can feel like advanced calculus. In this video, Luke tries to simplify the numbers and explains how to focus on the figures that matter (and disregard the one's that don't).

  • 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.

  • When Something is Wrong, You Must Hit It

    Things don't always go to plan. In this video lesson, Justin Lamb discusses the value of compartmentalizing and focusing on what is truly in your control as a driver.

  • Learning How to Lose

    In this video lesson, Justin Lamb not only touches on the importance of dealing with a loss, but perhaps more appropriately, making sure that we learn from our performance (win or lose).

  • Disciplined Aggressivness

    Arguably the most important line to toe in sportsman racing competition is that between discipline and agressiveness. Both are necessary elements to sustained success, and the two equally important elements are often difficult to intertwine. Luke dives deep into that idea in this popular lesson.

  • PRO Day

    Many novice racers look at the last day of an event as a throw away (some do this subconsciously). Luke shines light on that in this video, and explains why top level performers often rise to the top on "day number last."

  • Value of Certainty (And How to Develop It)

    There is nothing more confidence building than certainty heading into a round. Certainty of what you need in the delay box... Certainty of your dial-in... Certainty that you can execute behind the wheel. But how do we develop certainty (particularly in uncertain times)?

  • Tracks with Quirks

    5x World Champion Justin Lamb on adjusting to new, unique race tracks quickly.

  • 2020 Review - Strategy

    Luke teaches how to look back and analyze yourself at the end of a season. In this video, we focus on your strategy.

  • Staging Games (2021)

    Hot topic: flickering the stage bulb to manipulate autostart. Here, Luke does his best to explain the perceived benefits of various methods of "gamesmanship" on the starting line, and more importantly, what we can do to combat this tactic in the opposite lane!

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