In Memory of
Adam Shields

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

 

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The PEAK Team takes a couple of weeks off after their three week southern leg of their eastern US tour. They return in two weeks at an NHRA Regional event at Maple Grove Raceway!

 

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Race Schedule and Results

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE:

Market: Reading, PA
Track: Maplegrove
Event: Lucas Oil Regional
Date:
May 25 - 27
TV: None

 

 

 

2018 Season Schedule

Pomona, CA
Auto Club Raceway
Lucas Oil Winternationals
February 8-11
Results: Round one

Belle Rose, LA
No Problem Raceway
LODRS Regional
March 2-4
Results: Runner Up

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 9-10
Results: WIN!

Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Raceway
Amalie Oil Gatornationals
March 15-18
Results: Semi-finals

Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Motorsports Park
LODRS Regional
April 20-22
Results: First alternate

Charlotte, NC
ZMax Raceway
Four Wide NHRA Nationals
April 27-29
Results: Quarter Finals

Commerce, GA
Atlanta Dragway
Atlanta NHRA Nationals
May 4-6
Results: First Round

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
LODRS Regional
May 25-27
Results:

Chicago, IL
Route 66 Raceway
Fallen Patriots NHRA
Route 66 Nationals
Jegs All Star Race
May 31-June 3
Results:

Norwalk, OH
Summit Dragway
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
June 21-24
Results:

Lebanon Valley, NY
Lebanon Valley Dragway
LODRS Regional
June 29-July 1
Results:

Atco, NJ
Atco Dragway
LODRS Regional
August 3-5
Results:

Brainerd, MN
Brainerd Int’l Raceway
Lucas Oil Nationals
August 16-19
Results:

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway
Chevrolet Performance
US Nationals
August 29-Sept. 3
Results:

Epping, NH
New England Dragway
LODRS Regional
September 7-9
Results:

Mohnton, PA
Maplegrove Raceway
Dodge NHRA Nationals
September 13-16
Results:

Charlotte, NC
ZMAX Dragway
NHRA Carolina Nationals
October 12-14
Results:

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
Toyota NHRA Nationals
Oct. 25 - Oct. 28
Results:

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
LODRS Regional
November 1-4
Results:

Pomona CA

Auto Club Raceway
AAA Auto Club Finals
November 8-11
Results:

12 Nationals / 8 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)

 

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PEAK RACE COVERAGE

Duane Shields Exits Early in Atlanta

Atlanta - Duane Shields and the PEAK Team didn’t have the outing in Atlanta they were hoping for. It turned out to be a rare, off pace weekend for the popular A/Fuel Dragster team. On Saturday, there was a tragic accident during the first round of the Top Sportsman class which understandably cast a pall over the remainder of the event.

Duane qualified tenth over all with a 5.41 at 267 MPH. In round one, Duane lost a very close race to Dan Page. Page won the round with a 5.30 at 271 MPH to Duane’s valiant 5.34 at 272 MPH. “It was a difficult weekend for us but congratulations to my PEAK teammate Jay Payne for winning in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class” Duane said.

Next, the PEAK team moves up the East Coast to Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania for an NHRA regional event, May 25-27. The PEAK team would like to give their condolences to the family of Randy Alexander who was involved in the crash on Saturday. The team would also like to thank PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.

 

Shields Rebounds at NGK Spark Plugs Four - Wide Nationals

Charlotte - Duane Shields in the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster made it to the quarterfinal round at the NHRA NGK Spark Plugs Four - Wide Nationals following a disappointing regional event last weekend in Virginia. At that event the PEAK Dragster recorded a 5.27 at 273 MPH which would normally be competitive at any event. But sadly it was not enough in Virginia to get into a tight 8 car field. Duane just missed getting in the show as the ninth qualifier and found himself as the first alternate in what is now the quickest field in Top Alcohol Dragster history.

With the sting from the Virginia race behind them, the PEAK team moved on to Charlotte and quickly turned things around by qualifying eighth with a solid 5.31 at 271 MPH. This would ensure a first round showdown with Karen Stalba. As the lights came down, Duane was long gone with an 0.096 reaction time to Stalba’s 0.155. Duane also took care of Stalba at the top end of the track by securing the victory with a 5.32 at 272 MPH to Stalba’s 5.50 at 267 MPH.

In the quarter finals, Duane would face Megan Meyer who qualified first with a 5.16. At the hit, Duane left on Meyer with an 0.047 reaction time to Meyer’s 0.077. Duane continued his lead past the 60 foot mark but by the eighth mile Meyer moved ahead and was able to keep the candles lit to the finish line. She grabbed the win with a 5.23 at 277 MPH to Duane’s 5.33 at 273 MPH. “The car shook out there which slowed us down” Duane explained.

This coming weekend the PEAK Team will compete in Atlanta for the NHRA Southern Nationals. Duane would like to thank his sponsors PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.

 

Duane Shields Reaches Semi Final Round at Gatornationals

Gainesville FL - Duane Shields, didn’t make it to the NHRA Gatornationals Winner’s Circle this time but still had a good weekend by making it to the semi-finals before getting stopped by a loss of traction. “I’m disappointed. We were on a roll and thought we were heading for another final round appearance but it didn’t work out this time” Duane said.

Duane qualified the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster in the top half of the field with a scorching 5.22 at 274 MPH. His qualifying run was good for 4th in the final run order of the Top Alcohol Dragster class.

In round one, Duane easily disposed of Robin Samsel. Duane was on his game and won the round at both ends of the track as he beat Samsel off the line with an 0.053 to his 0.084. At the finish line it was Duane taking the win with a 5.29 at 271 MPH to Samsel’s valiant 5.34 at 264 MPH.

In round two, Duane faced off with Jordan Vandergriff. At the hit, Vandergriff got the stating line advantage but didn’t have the power to over come the PEAK Dragster as Duane made up for the slight starting line deficit instantly with a potent 5.23 at 276 MPH to Vandergriff’s slower 5.37 at 273 MPH.


In the semifinals, Duane raced Josh Hart. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the close race that everyone was expecting. Hart got the starting line advantage and never looked back as he scored the victory with a 5.27 at 273 MPH. Sadly for Duane, he immediately went up in smoke at the tap of the throttle and had to reluctantly conceded the race. “The weather warmed up and the track got a little tricky and we lost traction. Some of the cars that were running hard all weekend began to smoke the tires as well” Duane said.

The PEAK team will take a brief break after three races in a row and then return to action April 20-22 when they move on to Virginia Motorsports Park for a Lucas Oil Regional event. Duane would like to thank his great sponsors: PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.

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