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.

 

At Press Time:
While the PEAK team lost a nail biter in round one, there is plenty of optimism going into the new season as the PEAK Dragster's
best run in Pomona was a strong 5.21!

 

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Market: Louisiana
Track: Belle Rose Raceway
Event: LODRS Regional
Date:
March 2-4
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2018 Season Schedule

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

Belle Rose, LA
Belle Rose Raceway
LODRS Regional
March 2-4
Results:

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 9-10
Results:

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

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

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

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

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

PEAK Dragster Runs Consistently Well in Pomona

When it comes to consistency which is extremely critical to be successful in NHRA drag racing, Duane Shields in the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster was on the money all weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with incredible elapsed times on every pass. Consider these numbers: on the opening pass the PEAK Dragster ran a blistering 5.24 at 274 MPH. In the second stanza, the popular Nevada standout ran a 5.21 at 274 MPH. In the final session, Duane rang up another sizzling pass as he posted his second 5.24 of the event to land third on the qualifying ladder.

In the first round, Duane took on number 14 qualifier, Garret Bateman, driving the Rick Henkelman owned A/Fuel Dragster. As the cars launched, Duane was on his game and got out of the box first with an 0.056 reaction time to Bateman’s 0.058. It was a close side by side race to the finish line with Bateman slightly ahead. At the stripe it was Bateman taking a narrow win with a 5.28 at 274 MPH to Duane’s close 5.30 at 275 MPH. “We ran well all weekend and would have likely won most of the other match ups. We didn’t change anything but I think the track was just a hair better than we thought it would be. I’m not going to dwell on it. We’ll move on from here encouraged that we have a competitive car to start the year” Duane said.

With the season opening race now in the books the PEAK Team will prepare for a series of races in the Southeast beginning in Belle Rose, Louisiana on March 2-4. Duane would like to thank his returning sponsors PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support.

 

Duane Shields Closes Out 2017 Season with Solid Performance at Auto Club Finals in Pomona


Photos by Competition Plus and Andreas Hübler

Pomona - Duane Shields driving the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster ended the season valiantly in the quarterfinal round at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. Duane lost a close race to Joey Severance despite making his quickest run of the event. Duane qualified fifth with a solid 5.26 at 275 MPH. “The car ran solid every time down the track. This was the quickest field in history and the car ran good in qualifying and then we ran a little quicker in each round of eliminations which is what you want” Duane said.

In round one, Duane took on James Stevens who qualified twelfth with a 5.31. As the light went green, Stevens got off the starting line first with an .042 reaction time to Duane’s .073. Stevens’ lead didn’t last long however as Duane was on a great pass and stopped the clock with another blistering 5.26 at 275 MPH to take win!

Advancing into the quarterfinals, Duane faced off with Joey Severance for the second weekend in a row. As the two cars staged and the lights came down Severance got off the line first with an .013 reaction time to Duane’s .058. Both cars were nearly side by side with Severance maintaining a slight lead. At the stripe it was Severance taking the win with a 5.24 at 273 MPH to Duane’s nearly identical 5.25 at 273 MPH. “It was a very close race and we ran really well but I was unable to close the gap to get the win” Duane said.

Looking towards next season, Duane is optimistic that the PEAK team will have a great year in 2018. “We finished this season strong with a very competitive car and that will move us forward going into next year. We just need a few breaks next season to go our way” he said. Duane would like to thank his team for a hard fought season and thank his sponsors PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Final Charge, Blue Def, NGK, GRP and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their continued support all season long.

 

Duane Shields Makes Elite Final Four at Las Vegas Lucas Oil Regional Event

Las Vegas - Duane Shields and the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster team turned in a solid performance at what is arguably one of the toughest fields on the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Circuit at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Duane went all the way to the final four and qualified in an 8 car field where 16 teams were fighting hard to get in. Duane made it into the elite field at the sixth position with a 5.34 at 271 MPH.

In round one, Duane raced against Bill Litton who qualified third with a 5.32. As the lights came down, Duane was on his game and left the line first by a substantial margin. This was an important factor in the race as Duane shook the tires and had to pedal to regain traction. His skills paid off as he grabbed the win with a 5.44 at 264 MPH to Litton’s 5.53 at 276 MPH.

In the semi-finals the PEAK Dragster went up against the recently crowned National Champion Joey Severance. At the hit, Severance got out first with an .028 to Duane’s .067. Severance won the race by less than 30 feet with a 5.27 at 272 MPH to Duane’s valiant 5.34 at 268 MPH. “It was a solid run for us but we came up a little short. We will go to Pomona later in the week and try to win it” Duane said after the run.

Next week, the season comes to a conclusion at Auto Club Raceway for the Auto Club NHRA Finals. 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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