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Market: Atco,NJ
Track: Atco Raceway
Event: Lucas Oil Regional
Aug. 6-8




2021 Season Schedule

Belle Rose, LA
No Problem Raceway
LODRS Regional
Feb 26 - Feb. 27
Results: WON EVENT

Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Dragway
LODRS Regional
March 5-8
Results: Runner Up

Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Dragway
March 11-14
Results: Round One

Atlanta, GA,
Atlanta Dragway
NHRA Southern Nationals
April 30 May 2
Results: Round One (Madison)

Charlotte, NC
Zmax Dragway
Fourwide Nationals
May 14-16
Results: Round Two

Houston, TX,
Houston Raceway Park
Mopar Spring Nationals
May 21-23
Results: Round One (Madison)

Reading, PA
Maple Grove Raceway
LODRS Regional
May 28-30
Results: Race postponed

Lebanon Valley, NY
Lebanon Valley Dragway
LODRS Regional
June 18-20
Results: WON EVENT!

Norwalk, OH
Summit Raceway Park
Summit Nationals
June 24-27
Results: Round One

Norwalk, OH
Summit Raceway Park
NHRA Lucas Oil Regional
July 2-3
Results: Round One

Atco, NJ
Atco Raceway
LODRS Regional
Aug 6-8

Epping, NH
New England Dragway
LODRS Regional
Aug 20-21

Brainerd, MN
Brainerd Raceway
Lucas Oil Nationals
Aug 19-22

Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway
Chevrolet NHRA US Nationals
JEGS All Stars
Sept. 1-5

Reading, PA
Maple Grove Raceway
NHRA Keystone Nationals
Sept. 10-12

Charlotte, NC
ZMax Raceway
Carolina Nationals
Sept. 17-19

Richmond, VA
Virginia Motorsports Park
LODRS Regional
October 24-26

Dallas, TX
Texas Motorplex
NHRA Dallas Nationals
October 7-10

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
NHRA Dodge Nationals
Oct. 29-31

Las Vegas, NV
The Strip at Las Vegas
LODRS Regional
November 4-7
Defending Champion

Pomona, CA
Auto Club Raceway
Auto Club Finals
Nov. 12-14

14 Nationals / 9 Regionals

LODRS (Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)




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Shields Faces Changing Conditions at Norwalk Calvacade of Stars

Norwalk, Ohio - At this past weekend's Lucas Oil regional event branded as the "Cavalcade of Stars" presented by Budweiser, Duane Shields faced a much different Norwalk track than he did at the national event the week prior. "The traction was still good but we got behind the power curve. It was cooler and it took more power last week and less power this week to get down the track" Duane said.

Duane qualified 7th with a 5.27 at 276 MPH in the final session. "It was a brutal group of cars. The team that won last week didn't even qualify this weekend so it was a difficult race to qualify at" Duane added.  

In round one, Duane faced Julie Nataas. As the lights came down on the tree, Duane lost traction and had to abort the run. Nataas, was on a clean run and took the win with a 5.28. "We made a nice run on the third qualifier. We should have left the car alone and not have changed the tune-up. We'll leave this one right where it is and move on" Duane said regrettably.

The team will now take a short summer break before returning to the track in Atco, NJ, Aug. 6-8.  Duane would like to thank Muscle Milk, NGK Spark Plugs, GRP Connecting Rods, Clean Boost, SRI, and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support of Duane Shields Racing.

Shields Exits Early in Norwak

Norwalk, Ohio -  After a win last week at Lebanon Valley in upstate New York, Duane Shields was one of the favorites to win the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. The track, Summit Motorsports Park is located less than an hour from Cleveland and is one of the nicest venues on the tour and the Summit race is one everyone wants to win. Duane qualified well with an impressive 5.27 at 280 MPH to land as the 5th seed in the strong 16 car field.

In round one, Duane raced James Stevens. At the light, Stevens got out of the gate first with a .061 to Duane's .096. Stevens held on for the win with a 5.29 to Duane's 5.39. "We dropped a cylinder 2.7 seconds into the run. It was also hot with high humidity which tends to slow the A/Fuel cars down but this really hasn't been a problem for us this year" Duane said.

The Muscle Milk team will stay in Norwalk for a Lucas Oil Regional event next weekend. "We are going to stay here this week and test on Thursday. A lot of the teams are staying over so it should be another great race again this coming weekend" Duane said. 

Duane would like to thank Muscle Milk, NGK Spark Plugs, GRP Connecting Rods, Clean Boost, SRI, and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support of Duane Shields Racing this season.

Duane Shields Wins Lebanon Valley

Duane Shields in the Muscle Milk A/Fuel Dragster was back in the Winners Circle following a short three week break. The team ran exceptionally well among a tight group of very competitive dragsters and qualified no. 1 with a 5.26 at 277 MPH. "Qualifying number 1 was critical because it set the pace in eliminations" Duane said.

In the first round, Duane faced Bruce Horner. At the hit, Duane was out first with a .097 to Horner's .131.  At the finish line it was the Muscle Milk car taking the win with a 5.71 at 265 MPH over Horner's 6.13 at 190 MPH. "Overnight, the conditions changed and the track got a little tricky. I had to pedal it and the car slowed down and only ran a 5.71" Duane said. 

Between rounds the Muscle Milk team had to replace the fuel tank as it had cracked due to vibration that occurred in the previous round. In the semis, Duane got a bye run to advance to the final round but lost lane choice after mustering a 5.57 at 261 MPH when he lost some cylinders shortly after the launch.

It was a close race in the finals as Duane took on Rich Mcphillips Jr. in their signature green dragster.  At the hit, Duane was out of the gate first with a .081 to Mcphillips' .109. Duane's better reaction time would be the deciding factor as Mcphillips had the quicker run with a 5.32 at 269 MPH to Duane's slightly slower 5.34 at 274 MPH. "Rich was running consistently well all weekend so we were very happy to have been able to grab the win light. I'm very proud of my team" Duane said after the holeshot win.

Next, the team travels to Norwalk, Ohio for the Summit Equipment NHRA Nationals this coming weekend. But before leaving Upstate New York Duane had some glowing things to say about Lebanon Valley Dragway. "This is one of the oldest tracks in the country and the terrain up here is beautiful. We always love racing here and the people are very nice".

Duane and his team would like to thank Muscle Milk, NGK Spark Plugs, GRP Connecting Rods, Clean Boost, SRI, and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support of Duane Shields Racing this season.


Payne Continues to Impress in Houston at Springnationals

Houston - Madison Payne showed a lot of promise in her second start at the 34th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil. The Texas event was plagued by bad weather all weekend which allowed for only one qualifying round before eliminations. Madison made the best of it by qualifying sixth with a fine 5.25 at 260 MPH on an early shut off run. 

In round one, Madison raced Robin Samsel. As the cars left the line it was Madison out first with a .128 to Samsel's .132 light. It was a close race all the way to the finish line but it was Samsel who grabbed the stripe first to take the win. Samsel scored a 5.28 at 275 MPH to Mardison's close 5.32 at 279 MPH.

Car owner and primary driver Duane Shields was happy with the effort but hoped for a first time round win for Madison. "The car ran great out of the box in qualifying, but because of the weather we were reduced to just one run which didn't give Madison much seat time. And, just like in Atlanta there was a delay right before we ran and that didn't help us either. I'm looking forward to giving Madison more opportunities as we move forward" Duane said.

The team now moves on to Maplegrove Raceway, May 28-30th in Reading, PA  for a Lucas Oil Regional event where Duane will be back behind the wheel. Duane and Madison would like to thank Muscle Milk, NGK Spark Plugs, GRP Connecting Rods and Brad Anderson Enterprises for their support of Duane Shields Racing this season.


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