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With the burnout complete, it was just a matter of backing up in idle past the third set of cones to the front wheels, all while keeping an eye on the groove and lining yourself up correctly. From there, protocol requires you to put the car in Park and keep both hands on the steering wheel. Once you're set, wait for Hawley's signal that you're OK to move forward. He suggests rolling up to the line slowly in one smooth motion while occasionally glancing to your left to see where you are in relation to the prestage beams.