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Part 1 (of 2) of a written series in which Luke explains the core philosophies of his early super class program.
Part 2 (of 2) of a written series in which Luke explains the core philosophies of his early super class program.
What throttle stop is best for you? In this video lesson, Luke reviews the popular options with pros and cons for each.
In .90 racing, we've got a ton of potential adjustments at our disposal. There is a time and place for each of them. What should you be willing to adjust at the track? Between time trials? Between rounds? Luke weighs in with some applicable insight from experience.
In any class or category, there are a number of variables to consider when predicting your E.T. for an upcoming round. Those variables tend to be even more diverse in NHRA competition (specifically in the .90 categories). In this video lesson, Luke focuses on the role that weather conditions play in his own run prediction procedure.
In any class or category, there are a number of variables to consider when predicting your E.T. for an upcoming round. Those variables tend to be even more diverse in NHRA competition (specifically in the .90 categories). In this video lesson, Luke focuses on the role that track conditions play in his own run prediction procedure.
In any class or category, there are a number of variables to consider when predicting your E.T. for an upcoming round. Those variables tend to be even more diverse in NHRA competition (specifically in the .90 categories). In this video lesson, Luke talks about what to do when the data is contradictory.
What should you be looking for when tuning your throttle stop combination? What are the pitfalls? What are you trying to accomplish? Over a decade of experience (and 2 world championships) go into Luke's delivery on this complicated subject.
Regardless of how much success (or lack thereof) you've enjoyed in other forms of competition, national events provide a unique challenge. Luke discusses the psychology of national event competition in this video.
Video lesson on how to determine, establish, check and perfect your throttle stop ratio.
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Your first national event is an exciting experience. It can also be an overwhelming one. In this written lesson, Luke explains what to expect, and provides some tips and tricks to A.) enjoy the event and B.) put your best foot forward.
Written summary of Luke's game plan and thought process throughout a winning weekend at the 2012 NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston (Super Gas)
Luke's written account of the round that cost him a shot at the 2012 NHRA Super Comp World Championship
Luke's approach varies significantly from bracket racing to the .90 categories. In this written entry, he details how and why.
In this written training, Luke recaps one of his least impressive national event wins (which ultimately led to his first NHRA World Championship): the 2013 NHRA Summit Nationals in Norwalk.
Written lesson on core throttle stop tuning principles.
This video lesson is a deep dive into both pre-race strategy and downtrack decision making in the .90 classes.
Is it an advantage to know what your opponent is doing prior to the matchup? Spoiler alert: yes! In this video, geared toward .90 competition (but applicable to any form of racing), Luke dissects what you want to determine, what information to tune out, and how to use it to your advantage.
Luke is a longtime advocate and user of the APD Max Speed carburetor. This video lesson is not an infomercial! Rather, it's an instructional lesson on how to use, tune, and get the most out of your Max Speed carb in .90 competition.
There is so much to consider in .90 racing - so many variables - that we often don't emphasize starting line performance the way that we would in, say, bracket racing. That's a mistake. Luke explains why in this video lesson.
So you're serious about chasing a national or divisional championship? There is a bit of nuance to proper planning and scheduling within the points chase. In this lesson, Luke walks through the thought process that has led him to a pair of NHRA National Championships, 10+ top-ten finishes, and a half-dozen NHRA Division crowns.
Continuing the "Strategic Flexibility" theme in terms of pre-race gameplanning and on-track execution, Luke focuses on the nuances of "super" class racing in this video lesson.
The starting line is commonly a weak link. This video from Luke details the hurdles that most often get in our way; and how to overcome them.
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.
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).
In this .90-category specific video lesson, Luke addresses a common issue in throttle stop applications: an RPM "dip" at the beginning of the throttle stop sequence.
Your consistent bracket car is unpredictable in .90 racing. This is more common than you think. In this video, Luke dives into the small imperfections that get exaggerated in throttle stop competition.
In .90 competition specifically, there are a ton of variables to sift through in trying to perfect your combination. None is more important than the initial launch and the beginning of the throttle stop sequence. This video has application to 8.90, 9.90 and 10.90 combinations.
When competing in the .90 classes, should you adjust your "dead" stall from track to track? From run to run? Justin Lamb weighs in within this lesson.