In Memory of Adam Shields

Duane would like to thank the loyal NHRA fans, racers, crew members, officials and sponsors for their continued support of the Shields family.



Events and results


Market: Atco NJ
Track: Atco Dragway
Event: NHRA Regional
Date: August 5-7





2016 Season Schedule

Pomona, CA
Auto Club Raceway
Circle K NHRA
February 11-14
Results: Semi-Finals

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Raceway
LODRS Regional
March 11-13
Results: Semi-Finals

Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Raceway
Amalie Oil Gatornationals

March 17-19
Results: Quarter-finals

Charlotte, NC
Z MAX Dragway
4 Wide Nationals

April 22-24
Results: Round One

Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Motorsports Park
LODRS Regional
April 29-May 1
Results: Won Event!

Reading, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
LODRS Regional
May 27-29
Results: Runner Up

Norwalk, OH ***
Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Racing Equip. Nationals
June 23-26
Results: Quarter Finals

Lebanon, NY
Lebanon Valley
LODRS Regional
July 1-3
Results: Runner Up

Chicago, IL
Route 66 Raceway
Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Jegs All Star Race

July 7-10
Results: Quarter-finals
Jegs All Stars: Round One

Epping, NH
New England Dragway
LODRS Regional
July 22-24
Results: First Round

Atco, NJ
Atco Dragway
LODRS Regional
August 5-7

Brainard, MN
Brainard Int’l Raceway
Lucas Oil Nationals
August 18-21

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway
Chevrolet Performance
US Nationals

August 31-Sept. 5

Charlotte, NC
ZMAX Dragway
NHRA Carolina Nationals
September 16-18

Reading, PA
Maple Grove Raceway
Keystone Nationals
Sept. 29 - October 2

Dallas, TX

Texas Motorplex
AAA Texas Fall Nationals
October 13-16

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
Toyota Nationals
October 27-Nov 30

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
LODRS Regional
November 3-6

Pomona CA

Auto Club Raceway
AAA Auto Club Finals
November 10-13

12 Nationals / 7 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)

*** Unknown at this time

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Duane Shields Experiences a Rare First Round Loss in Epping

Epping NH - Duane Shields suffered a rare first round defeat in spite of making a competitive run and leaving the line on time. Duane qualified third with a 5.34 at 275 MPH and faced Dan Page in round one. Page had qualified sixth with a 5.45 at 265 MPH.

At the hit, Page played with fire and deep staged to cut an impressive .10 light. Duane in the other lane played it safe and had a decent .068 light which in most cases is right in the ball park. However, in this particular case Page was able to step it up by nearly a tenth and when combined with the quick reaction time, Page had the right combination. Page was able to stop the PEAK A/Fuel dragster with a 5.38 at 271 MPH to Duane’s very competitive 5.34 at 274 MPH. “We went into first round confident and the car ran the ET we expected and wanted it to run. What we didn’t count on was his good reaction time and that he ran better than he had all weekend by almost a tenth. It just didn’t go our way this time, even though we made a good run” Duane said.

The PEAK team will take a couple of weeks off and will return to action in Atco, NJ on August 5-7. Duane would like to thank his sponsors PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their valued support in 2016.


PEAK Team Scores Quickest ET of the Event at the K&N Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago

Chicago, IL - The K&N Route 66 NHRA Nationals and the Jegs All Star race is a special event for Duane Shields and the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster team. Not only is the Jegs All Star event important, but the race itself is in the same market as the headquarters for Old World Industries the parent company of PEAK, so naturally Duane would have liked nothing better than to score a big win in front of his marketing partners in their home town.

Duane started the weekend off with a dinner on Thursday night with PEAK’s executive team before qualifying and racing simultaneously in the Jegs All Star race on Friday. In the first round of the Jegs All Star event, Duane faced Mia Tedesco from Pittsburg, PA. At the launch, Duane was out first by a tenth of a second over Tedesco. But Tedesco was on a great pass and scored the win with a 5.22 at 277 MPH to Duane’s valiant 5.34 at 274 MPH. “We struggled a little bit but ran okay. The car shook and Mia was on a good run. We were very disappointed we didn’t go further in the Jegs All Star race but we still had a shot at the national event competition the following day“ Duane said.

In round one of the K&N Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Duane who qualified third with the 5.34 he posted in the Jegs All Star Race faced Randy Meyer who qualified ninth. At the hit it was Duane out first with his best reaction time in recent memory. Duane cut the tree down with an 0.008 light! Meyer in the other lane trailed immediately with an 0.081 light. The PEAK machine went on to dominate the race as Duane had a perfect run as he scored a nearly unbeatable 5.20 at 276 MPH when packaged with his 0.008 reaction time. Meyer posted a 5.36 at 257 MPH in a losing effort.

Moving into the second round, Duane appeared to be the favorite after scoring low ET for the event in round one. His opponent would once again be Mia Tedesco. As the lights came down Tedesco got the starting line advantage with a 0.059 to Duane’s 0.076. Tedesco was able to extend her lead down track and took the win with a 5.27 at 276 MPH to Duane’s 5.36 at 274 MPH. “Our car fell off a little bit and she outran us. It was a tough match up. Overall, The PEAK Dragster ran good this weekend but we didn’t get the results we were looking for. We will take a week off and try to rebound at our next regional event in two weeks” Duane said.

Duane would like to thank his sponsors PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support in 2016.


Duane Shields and the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster Goes to the Final Round in Lebanon Valley

West Lebanon New York - Duane Shields in the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster made it to the final round of the NHRA Lucas Oil Regional at Lebanon Valley Dragway. Duane joined the who’s who of east coast Top Alcohol Dragster racers for one of the most competitive regional races of the season where twelve cars were trying to get into a tough eight car field. Duane qualified in the number two position with a very competitive 5.33 at 273 MPH.

In round one, Duane faced Richard St. Pierre. As the lights came down it was St. Pierre out of the gate first but his lead didn’t last as Duane out powered him and rung up the win with a stout 5.32 at 273 MPH to St. Pierre’s 5.70 at 245 MPH.

In the semifinal round, Duane took on Richard Bourke. At the hit, Bourke moved out of the box first but then abandoned the run after losing traction. In the other lane, Duane was on a flawless pass and stopped the clock with an impressive 5.34 at 268 MPH to advance to the final round where he would face Rich McPhillips who was hot off a national event win last week in Norwalk, Ohio.

As both A/Fuel Dragsters staged in the final round the cars left virtually together with McPhillips getting a very slight lead by only 2,000th of a second with a 0.082 to Duane’s ever so close 0.084. As both dragsters were traveling down track they were side by side in a race too close to call. At the finish line it was McPhillips taking the win by less than a car length. McPhillips posted a 5.37 at 271 to Duane’s close 5.44 at 270 MPH. “We believe we had an ignition problem in the finals which caused the car to slow down” Duane explained.

At the conclusion of the event, the PEAK team packed up and headed towards Chicago for the JEGS All Star race which is held in conjunction with the NHRA Route 66 Nationals this coming weekend. Duane would like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support.



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